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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:

Lucilla BlankenbergLucilla Blankenberg: Lucilla is the Executive Director of Community Media Trust and has served on the board since 2012. She is responsible for good governance, strategic planning, fundraising, day to day management and building of partnerships. With media production as her field of expertise, Lucilla is the director and producer of most of the media created and produced at CMT.

Deena BoschDeena Bosch: Deena was appointed Project Manager at Black Sash in August 2014. Previously she 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 on the Board of HWB Communications and serves as a Member of the Board of Social Change Assistance.

David CoetzeeDavid Coetzee: David is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Family Medicine of University of Cape Town and is a Senior Specialist on Health Impact Assessment at the Health Department of the Government of the Western Cape. He is an affiliate member of the Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cape Town.

Nombulelo Madala-WitbooiNombulelo Madala-Witbooi: Nombulelo is a medical doctor and HIV Clinician.  She is presently a registrar in Psychiatry training to become a Psychiatrist.  She is based at the East London Mental Health Unit of Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape.

Lihle MtamboLihle Mntambo (neé Dlamini): Lihle (CHAIR) lives openly with HIV and holds PLHIV and women issues very close to her heart. She joined TAC as a volunteer in 2002 and went through the ranks to become the Deputy General Secretary in 2010. In 2013 Lihle joined the AIDS Foundation of SA where she works as the Programme Coordinator. Lihle has a Diploma in Travel and Tourism and a Certificate in Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines (UKZN). 2015 saw her starting part time studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College to obtain her LLB.

Nisha NaidooNisha Naidoo: Nisha has more than 20 years’ experience in the local and international film and television industries. She 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 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 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.

Jill PointerJill Pointer: Jill is an accounting and taxation specialist and a financial management consultant to NGOs and community organisations. Jill is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administra­tors. She has carried out audits and provides accounting, financial management and taxation services and support.


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 ZylDebbie 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
  • Jann Acutt: Media Programmes Manager
  • Laddie Bosch:  Post Production Manager
  • Lerato Maloka: KwaZulu-Natal Coordinator
  • Thabisile Dlamini: EThekwini District Coordinator
  • Zanenkosi Mpofu: East London / Eastern Cape Coordinator


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









Prevention Manager                                                                                             CMT Logo1

Community Media Trust (CMT), a national NGO that focuses on empowering individuals and communities to take part in managing and improving their health, is seeking a Prevention Manager who is a high achiever with a strong work ethic. This position will be based in Durban/Pietermaritzburg or Pretoria.


The Prevention Manager will take full accountability for ensuring compliance with legal and donor requirements across the Priority Population Prevention Programmes implemented by CMT in in KZN and Gauteng.


Please visit our website to find out more about CMT –
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  1. Project management of day-to-day activities required support programme implementation in 2 provinces.
  1. Line management of district Co-coordinators to ensure implementation of project activities and quality thereof, including travel to 5 project offices.
  1. Financial management, including:
  • Oversight of project expenditure, with support from the Finance Department.
  1. Human Resource management, including:
  • Managing all HR issues that arise within the project, including staff discipline with support from the HR Department
  • Recruitment of project staff, with support from the HR department;
  1. Programmatic management, including:
  • Donor liaison
  • Narrative and M&E reporting
  • Oversight of project M&E
  • Quality Assurance of Priority Population Prevention Activities
  1. Ongoing fundraising and seeking out new funding opportunities to ensure sustainability of project, including budget development and proposal writing


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Masters in Public Health or associated degree.
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in project management and managing donor agreements
  • Demonstrated experience in formulating & implementing policies & procedures.
  • Knowledge of non- & for-profit organizational regulatory requirements, policies & procedures.
  • Previous management of PEPFAR grants
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong management skills and experience
  • Logical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent computer competency

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Ability to work unattended and under pressure
  • Teamwork
  • Accuracy – attention to detail
  • Honest and reliable

Duration: Permanent


Salary:  R480,000 to R600,000 per annum based on qualifications and experience.


To apply:


Please use the reference “PPMAN2017in the subject line of your emailed application to and also attach the following:

  1. The completed CMT Employment Application Form found at (which lists 3 most recent work references with landline contact numbers and email addresses)
  2. 1(one) page covering letter,
  3. Your full CV
  4. A copy of your highest qualification.


Only online applications with the completed Employment Application Form and using the reference PPMAN2017 in the subject line of the email will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates must be prepared to undergo competency testing and Credit/ITC checks.

Closing date: Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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 Friday 31 March 2017.

CMT reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.
Preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity plan and targets of Community Media Trust.

Province: Kwazulu-Natal                                  Education level: Bachelor’s degree               Job level: Senior

City: Durban/Pietermaritzburg /Pretoria         Travel requirement: Yes
Benefits: Discovery Life cover                         Type: Permanent



Driver – Durban


Community Media Trust (CMT), a national HIV/AIDS Media and Outreach NGO, wishes to appoint a suitably experienced individual to serve as driver for a fixed period of 6 months (1 April to  30 September) in Durban. Applicants must reside in Durban. Applicants must have unendorsed valid SA Code 8 or 10 driver’s license with a PDP.

For more about Community Media Trust, refer to

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Careful and cautious driving of vehicles
  • Abiding by the rules of road and being responsible for any traffic fines incurred
  • Inspecting cars for defects and safe operating conditions before, during and after trips and submitting written reports on the condition of the vehicle(s) each month
  • Reporting any problems with vehicle(s) and ensuring it is repaired
  • Completing and maintaining an accurate vehicle log book
  • Management of petrol card and vehicle keys
  • Ensuring vehicle is well maintained, is kept clean and receives regular services
  • Ensuring car is safely parked at office premises overnight and is locked and alarmed
  • Passenger transporter – driving Durban field staff for work related meetings/events
  • Running errands for work related needs
  • Providing support for team overall
  • To complete ad hoc duties as requested from time to time by your supervisor

To apply – interested persons must complete the Employment Application Form found at
The following must also be attached to the email:

  • A brief copy of your CV containing a list of three recent references with email addresses and landline contact numbers (please do not include certificates)
  • A motivational letter.

Please use the reference DRIVERDRN032017 in the subject line of the email to Carmelita at the recruitment email listed below no later than the 30 March 2017.
Only online applications 
using the reference DRIVERDRN032017 in the subject line of the email to recruitment will be accepted.

Candidates who have not been contacted by the end of 15 April 2017 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.

Preference will be given to suitably qualified applicants who are members of the designated groups in line with the Employment Equity plan and targets of Community Media Trust.

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

Closing date: 30 March 2017



  • Unendorsed valid SA Code 8 or 10 drivers licence with a PDP
  • Minimum three years’ driving experience
  • Punctuality
  • Fully functioning mobile phone
  • Good Vehicle maintenance experience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills in English
  • Ability to work in MS Excel to manage Petty Cash Issued
  • Knowledge of Durban and surrounds


Personal Skills/Attributes

  • Enjoy travelling as part of the norm
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Can do attitude


Province: Kwazulu-Natal
Education level: Matric
City: Durban
Type: Contract Six months
Job level: Junior
Benefits: Discovery Life cover

Carmelita Petersen
Community Media Trust