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CMT Board

CMT’s Board of Directors is comprised of respected, seasoned advisers with a wealth of experience. They represent key areas of expertise such as health, finance and media production.

CMT is governed by its Board of Directors comprising of:


Funeka Bango

Dr Funeka Bango is a medical doctor with extensive experience in primary health care.  She was the Managing Director of Aid for AIDS, a managed care HIV programme.  Dr Bango is passionate about equity in access to healthcare with a particular focus on infectious diseases.  In 2012, she was recognized as one of the top 200 young South Africans for her contribution towards the fight against HIV. Dr Bango is currently working towards a PhD in Health economics.


Lucilla Blankenberg

Lucilla is the Co-Director of Community Media Trust.  She joined the organisation in 2001 as a transcriber and worked her way to her current role.  She is the series director of CMT’s flagship television series, Siyayinqoba and produces and directs most of CMT’s media, including two drama series for SABC1.  She has worked as an editor and producer on several documentaries and directed her own films such as A Country For My Daughter.  Her films have been screened on the SABC, BBC and at numerous festivals in South Africa and internationally.




Deena Bosch

Deena has been appointed Project Manager at Black Sash in August 2014 and has previously worked as a senior staff member at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).  Deena has also served as a Director of Ditikeni Investment Company Limited since February 2013.  She is representing the firm on the Board of HWB Communications and serves as a Member of the Board of Social Change Assistance.





Allen Carelse

Allen is a Chartered Accountant (SA) who has 18 years’ experience in a broad range of finance functions.  He has held senior financial roles at multi-national giants Philip Morris International and SAB Miller.  He is also a passionate entrepreneur and is involved in a number of business ventures including being a partner in an accounting practice offering outsourced accounting services to businesses of all sizes as well as non-profit organisations.



Dikeledi Mosime

Dikeledi is an experienced businesswoman and entrepreneur who runs her own company.  She has a degree in Economics and Political Science, and a MBA.  Dikeledi is passionate about inspirational leadership and teaching self-development.  She is the founder of Green Coaching Networks, a not-for-profit organization focusing on coaching and teaching life skills to graduates who are new to the corporate world.  She sees this as the opportunity to reinvest in society.




Nisha Naidoo

Nisha has more than 20 years’ experience in the local and international film and television industries.  Nisha has a MBA Degree from Manchester Business School in the UK, with a specialisation in the Business of Entertainment from the School of Cinematic Arts and Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, where she studied film financing, distribution, marketing, new technologies and agenting with Hollywood studio and industry professionals. She also has a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Video Production from York University in Toronto, Canada.


Anine Pheiffer

Anine is a Chartered Accountant and has 10 years of Petroleum industry experience. Although her core technical competence is focused on Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Taxation and Auditing/Compliance, she has worked across various departments throughout the fuels value chain and now holds the position of General Manager Sales and Marketing Support at Chevron South Africa.


CMT is managed by its two Co-Directors – Lucilla Blankenberg and Debbie Van Zyl.

Lucilla BlankenbergLucilla Blankenberg: Lucilla received her BA in Communications in 1999 from UNISA and has been working at CMT since 2001. She was appointed Director in 2012. She is the director of the award-winning A Country for My Daughter and has developed and worked on multiple health educational media campaigns about HIV and AIDS, TB, gender based violence, NCD, MMC, breastfeeding and teenage pregnancy. She is the Co-Director of Amaza, a drama series aired on SABC 1 in 2014 and of JAB, a drama series filmed in 2015.

Debbie van Zyl: Debbie holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science. She joined CMT in 2008, contributing her epidemiological and public health skills to the media and campaigns developed and implemented by Community Media Trust. Debbie heads up CMT’s Outreach programmes and was appointed Co-Director of CMT in 2014.

Lucilla and Debbie are supported by:

  • Jane Dearman: Finance Manager
  • Carmelita Petersen: Human Resources Manager
  • Jonathan Cockburn: Outreach Programmes Manager
  • Linelle Smith: Media Programmes Manager
  • Laddie Bosch:  Post Production Manager
  • Shelley Scheepers:  Compliance Manager
  • Mercy Mupayayenda:  Prevention Manager
  • Deliwe Mankgane: M & E Manager
  • Lerato Maloka: KwaZulu-Natal Regional Coordinator
  • Thabisile Dlamini:  Gauteng Regional Coordinator
  • Zanenkosi Mpofu:  Eastern Cape Coordinator
  • Nandipha Mehlomakulu:  Ethekwini Coordinator
  • Emma Chikovore:  Migrant Girls Coordinator Ethekwini
  • Melissa Phera:  Campaign Manager
  • Richard Martincich:  IT System Administrator


Please download and complete this fillable PDF form when applying for all vacancies at Community Media Trust.








Office Administrator – PMB – (R9,180p/m)


Community Media Trust (CMT) is a South African NGO focusing on communication in the fields of basic human rights. CMT aims to empower individuals and communities, encouraging them to take part in managing and improving their own lives, promoting healthy and health-seeking behaviour and basic human rights. It does this through media and outreach programmes that provide scientific information in a format that is easy to understand.

Please visit our website to find out more about CMT –

CMT wishes to appoint a suitably qualified/experienced and committed individual with initiative and strong administrative skills to provide support as the Office Administrator in our Pietermaritzburg office.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing administrative support in a variety of ways to assist the teams in the field;
  • Collating all office requests for activity costs;
  • Reconciliation of all expenditure;
  • Daily collating, capturing and emailing the Office Movements of all employees based at PMB office;
  • Filing of all office documentation as required;
  • Purchasing goods for office – refreshments etc.;
  • Maintaining the storeroom and ensuring it is kept in an orderly manner at all times;
  • Other administrative duties that may be required from time to time.

To apply (via email sent to only):

  1. Click on where you need to fill in the CMT Employment Application Form completely, accurately and legibly;
  2. A motivational 1 page cover letter.
  3. Your current updated CV

Email all three above documents to: using the reference PMBOA_042018 in the subject line.

DO NOT send through an application without using the correct reference number and attaching all the requested documentation as your application will not be considered.

Applicants who have not been contacted by the 30th April 2018 may assume that they have not been successful in their application. Shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a competency-based assessment and credit/ITC checks.

CMT reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.

Closing date: 30 April 2018


  • Valid drivers’ licence an advantage
  • Interest in HIV/AIDS and training


  • Three years of proven administration experience in the same/similar position
  • Proven experience in reconciliation of expenditure
  • Good communication and strong organisational/logistical skills
  • Initiative and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proven IT skills, and knowledge of the relevant computer packages (MS Office/Skype)

Personal skills/attributes

  • Punctuality, discretion, tact and diplomacy (essential to maintain complete confidentiality of information)
  • Strong team player with exceptional people skills, broad-minded and able to manage a varied and multicultural environment
  • Structured and time line driven
  • Good people skills.
  • Good contactable references
  • Efficient and highly organised, eager to learn
  • Honest and reliable

Province: Kwazulu-Natal
City: Pietermaritzburg
Type: Permanent
Job level: Junior
Benefits: Discovery Group Life Cover

Carmelita Petersen
Community Media Trust

Youth Ambassadors, Khayelitsha, Cape Town


Community Media Trust (CMT), a national NGO that focuses on empowering individuals and communities to take part in managing and improving their health through media and outreach programmes, wishes to appoint 18 committed, enthusiastic and socially-minded Youth Ambassadors who would be based in Khayelitsha.

For more about Community Media Trust, refer to

As a Youth Ambassador you will be expected to, first and fore mostly, be a representative for and role model to other youth in your immediate community.  You will be expected to network with potential community support and partner organisations locally to plan and execute mobilisation activities, such as youth open days and events that will inform and educate the youth in Khayelitsha about health services related to HIV & TB prevention and Sexual Reproductive Health.


The Youth Ambassadors will be expected to participate in task-sharing activities, working closely with our Community Mobilisers and Health Educators.  You will receive training on HIV and in the basics of using social media and will be the projects “eyes and ears” on the ground.  The Youth Ambassadors will report jointly to CMT’s Project Coordinator and the overall Project Manager.  This post requires 18 flexible weekly hours that might require the availability to work some weekends to fulfil the project goals.


Responsibilities may include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Running 2 youth groups per week, carrying out youth-related activities and including HIV messaging
  • Planning and execution of mobilisation activities in conjunction with our team of Health Educators and Mobilisers
  • Attend and assist with the planning and hosting of community-based awareness events, like school open days and other special events
  • Network with other youth orientated stakeholders and support partner organisations in the area
  • Keep up to date with health information, with a specific focus on Sexual Reproductive Health and TB
  • Gathering of relevant material (information and images) for posting on social media



  • Monthly stipend of R1,750.00
  • Airtime/data provided for project purposes


TO APPLY please use the reference “YA-CPT04/2018” in the subject line of your emailed application to OR deliver your application to the TBHIV Care office in Khayelitsha for the attention of Mr T Mabhiya no later than the 30 April 2018.


Please attach the following:

  1. The completed CMT Employment Application Form found at
  2. 1(one) page motivational cover letter
  3. Your full CV


Shortlisted candidates must be prepared to undergo competency testing and Credit/ITC checks.

It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by CMT.

Closing date:  30 April 2018

Due to the high volume of applications received on a daily basis, please note that correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not received a response by 17 May 2018.

CMT reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.



  • 18 hours per week (flexible)
  • Must have Matric, and be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • Must have own Smartphone
  • Must reside in Khayelitsha (Wards 91, 92 & 93)
  • Ability to organise events and activations
  • Valid South African identity document
  • Be fluent in isiXhosa and English



  • Punctuality
  • Strong team player with exceptional people skills, broad-minded and able to manage a varied environment
  • Be responsible, with sober habits and a good role model to other youth



  • HIV and AIDS knowledge
  • Sexual Reproductive Health knowledge
  • TB knowledge


Province:                    Western Cape
Job policy:                  Employment Equity position
City:                             Cape Town
Job level:                    Junior
Benefits:                     Life cover

Community Media Trust
021 788 9163