The African Legend Team
Delphin Maloba Akabange
Founding Chairman & Head of Educational Programme
Delphin received his Bachelor’s degree in Retail Business Management from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He also holds a certificate in mentoring and facilitating community development from Stellenbosch University. In 2002, he represented the organisation at the African Union Summit as an International Coordinator for the Forum for African Renaissance (FOPAR, NGO) in Durban.
It was in 2008 that Delphin decided to offer extra classes to grade 12 learners at Vista High School. The experience was a humbling one and African Legend’s greatest milestone. Delphin stood apart, embarking on a journey to many schools where he witnessed learners’ lack of access to adequate educational Delphin was startled by the numbers that make up the high fail rate and dropout rate, the low literacy and numeracy levels, and the high unemployment rate of youth in South Africa.
In 2005, Delphin received the IFA award for job creation and poverty alleviation in South Africa. Before founding African Legend, he volunteered at Shade (NGO) as a researcher and strategic small business development program planner. In his role, he helped to grow the programme into five Southern African countries.
At African Legend, Delphin has numerous responsibilities but is most passionately involved in the development and management of our educational programmes.
Vice Chairman & Head of Fundraising and Marketing
In efforts to make a substantial change, Katja Steenkamp, a highly skilled marketing and research professional, joined in 2009 to help transform Delphin’s dream into a far-reaching organisation called African Legend.
Katja holds a Diploma in Property Management and a BA (Honours) in Media Management. She attended a Masters course in Media studies at the University of Cape Town and conducted research in the field of mobile media and political communication for two years. Over the last few years she gained extensive research and marketing experience in small independent and global marketing research agencies. In addition, she has been providing pro bono consulting services for over five years to the non-profit sector and volunteered as an English teacher in the Congolese community in Cape Town for several years.
At African Legend she is the driver behind Marketing and Fundraising initiatives and ensures the smooth running of the organisation behind the scenes. She is extremely passionate about the development and positive impact of African Legend and hopes to help many less fortunate children to find a better future.
Paul Ilunga Yav
Director & Maths, Physics Teacher
Paul joined African Legend in 2011 as a Maths and Physics teachers and has been an invaluable mentor for African Legend’s learners.
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and currently is attending a course on Barriers to Learning at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
Brilliant joined African Legend as an English teacher in the beginning of 2013. The students love him for his creative, sensitive and caring way as a teacher.
He received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Anthropology and is an internationally-certified peer educator with a completed PEPLA USA.
His vision is to make Africa a better place to stay, using socio-economic growth as the departure point. With that goal in mind, he is tirelessly working with the diverse societies within the African context in order to understand and interrogate the developmental concerns of the communities and continent at large. Besides his volunteer position at African Legend, he is employed at Africa Unite as a Human Rights Facilitator.
Teacher in Accounting, Physics, Maths
Ngoyi joined us in 2013 as a Maths and Physics Teacher and has been an invaluable addition to our programmes. Her love for mathematics shines through in every single class she is giving. Her compassion and patients make her most popular among our learners. She does not shy away to go the extra mile for those very diligent learners and offers personal lessons in her apartment before exam time.
She is currently holding Bsc degree in Geology from the University of the Western Cape.
Keith van der Linde
Facebook Account Management
Keith is a writer and content developer based in Cape Town. Since completing his MA in youth media, he has gained invaluable experience working for a multimedia aimed at high-impact, African entrepreneurs, as well as a multinational migration and financial services company. Keith has assisted African Legend in the management and strategy of their social networks and online content since 2011, passionately believing that brand awareness is integral to the growth of the organisation.
Twitter Account Management
Following her addiction to social media, Sumayya, a proud mom of two wonderful daughters, is running the twitter account for African Legend, and ensures that our tweeting communities receive updates that reflect the organisation’s on-going projects.
She is a qualified photographer and filmmaker, and is passionate about all things digital.
PR, Marketing and Copy Writing
Malene has drawn much of her experience from the financial industry. She joined the development sector in 2012, as her passion lies in serving individuals from previously disadvantaged communities. She is an avid writer at African Legend and seeks to grow the organisation’s presence through concentrated marketing and fundraising efforts.
Sibusiso joined African Legend as a bookkeeper in September 2013.
He completed his Bachelor's degree in Management Accounting at UNISA and is now furthering his management accounting studies with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He has more than 5 years experience in client services and has been working as a free-lancing bookkeeper on part-time basis.
I always aim to be professional and I'm passionate about business management. My vision for African Legend is to see it impacting more lives out there and grow beyond the borders of imagination.
African Legend is also assisted by the following volunteers: Michael Smith, Lungile Koti, Nadine Schlebusch, Marieke du Plessis, Alois Mushambi and Martin Walter.