The Senate of ActionSA, our highest decision-making body, reflects the rich diversity of South Africa, and includes individuals with a wide range of skills and expertise from both political and non-political backgrounds.

Herman Mashaba


  • Former Mayor of Joburg
  • Founder of Black Like Me
  • Former Chairman, Institute of Directors – Southern Africa
  • Former Chairman, Free Market Foundation
  • Entrepreneur

Michael Beaumont

National Chairperson

  • Former Chief of Staff – City of Joburg
  • Ran 4 General Election Campaigns in KZN & GP
  • BA (Hons) Politics, PDBA Wits Business School

André Coetzee

Chief Strategist

  • Former Director: Policy & Planning – City of Joburg
  • Former Lecturer in Political Science – Stellenbosch University
  • BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE), Masters in International Studies

John Moodey

Gauteng Chairperson

  • Former DA Gauteng Provincial Leader
  • Former Leader of Opposition in GP Provincial Legislature
  • Former Trade Unionist

Dr Makhosi Khoza

KZN Chairperson

  • Former ANC MP who opposed Pres Jacob Zuma
  • Author of UZALO, textbook to teach maths for isiZulu learners.
  • PHD in Administration, Masters in Social Science and Finance

Vytjie Mentor

Western Cape Chairperson

  • Former ANC MP, 1st to blow whistle on State Capture
  • Former Parliamentary Portfolio Committee Chair: Public Enterprises
  • Education Higher Diploma, Honours in Management

Suren Panday


  • Chartered Accountant, MA in Science in Business Strategy
  • Thesis on Small Business Failure
  • Business Owner
  • Philanthropist

Funzi Ngobeni

Director of Operations

  • Former MMC of Finance – City of Joburg
  • Currently studying a Masters in Public Management

Luyanda Mfeka

Director of Communications

  • Former Director: Communications – City of Joburg
  • BSocSc, LLB, Masters in Global Communication & Development

Lerato M-Ngobeni

National Spokesperson

  • Project Management Specialist
  • BA (Hons) Political Science & Govt

Abel Tau

Gauteng Campaigns Manager

  • Master Artisan
  • Former MMC of utility services in the city of Tshwane
  • Former regional chairperson of the DA

Adv. Gill Benson


  • Former Acting Judge
  • Specialist Commercial Litigator

Angela Sobey


  • Diploma in Translation from University of the Free Sate
  • Certified Management Consultant
  • Certified Master Coach

David Tembe


  • Former JMPD Chief of Police
  • Former Chief RTMC

Thabo Malosi

Youth Senator

  • World Youth Forum Member
  • Tshwane University of Technology ISRC Member
  • Founder of Thiba Tlala Student Project NPO
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