Our Team


Gretha Bester

Gretha’s experience in textile design and development contributes to her firm understanding of design. She has worked as a teacher thus making her an integral part of our skills development projects. She loves all things beautiful and wants to instil that beauty wherever she goes.

San-marie Vogel

Living Light! Passionate about people and progress! San-Marie’s career, which started in advertising and PR, includes highlights in retail marketing, property marketing and eventing. She managed her own agency for 12 years and recently expanded her skills to marketing in the agricultural field. Changing lives for the better is what makes her heart beat.


Phumla Ivy Ngqwata

“It makes me happy when I work with my hands – it is my life! Udumo’s project taught me skills that I did not have before. I would like to continue using my skills where they are needed. My wildest dream is to have my own company one day with different types of skills-development and projects.”

Noluvo Myram Tinzi

“It was a wonderful new journey and project to be a part of. I would want to run my own project and employ people to help me. I dream of having my own home where I can stay with my family.”

Lisiwe Tinzi

“I enjoy working with my hands because it makes me feel good and it is my passion, I learned new skills and I gained experience. My wildest dream is to have my own company one day with different types of skills development projects and to still have a family.”

Bukeka Yvonne Mlahlwa

“It meant a lot to me because it gave the black people in my community a better life. It enabled me to earn and income and provide for myself.
My wildest dream is to be able to start and run my own project like this one. I would like to still earn more experience and learn to make even more difficult and challenging items.”

Westcliff School of Skills

The learners of Westcliff School of Skills are also involved in a technical capacity with wire work and soldering.

The Whole Team

Vine Accessories started working with Udumo at the end of 2015 in a small capacity. It was such a successful venture, that Udumo decided to collaborate with Vine Accessories on a much larger scale for the 2016 project.
Our goals for this project are to empower the ladies to obtain an income by teaching them certain skills to create unique, handmade, recycled products.

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