Our Team

Sarah RuleSarah Rule (Managing Director)
Sarah is a qualified speech therapist and audiologist, and also has a doctorate in education. She has been involved in CBR training for many years.  She is currently a member of the Intersectoral Committee on Equal Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.

Bongiwe ZumaBongiwe Zuma (Advocacy Officer)
Bongi is a trained Community Rehabilitation Facilitator who is disabled herself. She is also a parent of a child with a disability. She has set up and worked in a number of CBR projects throughout KwaZulu Natal. Bongi is currently involved in running workshops on disability for traditional leaders.  She is alsoinvolved in supporting groups of parents of children with disabilities.

Sarah RobertsSarah Roberts (CBR Trainer)
Sarah is a qualified occupational Therapist and has been working in the rehabilitation and disability field. She recently completed a Masters degree in hand therapy. Sarah co-ordinates our youth empowerment project.

Nokulunga RadebeNokulunga Radebe (Assistant advocacy officer)
Lungi is a trained Community Rehabilitation Facilitator who has worked for CREATE in different capacities over the years. She is an experienced community worker and she also has experience in working with non-government organisations to assist them to become disability inclusive.



Nompilo Mtungwa DlaminiNompilo Mtungwa Dlamini (Assistant CBR Trainer)

Nompilo is a person with a disability who has experience of working with youth with disabilities.  She currently works with savings groups comprised of people with disabilities.  She also works with Sarah Roberts in the youth empowerment project.

Hlengiwe Mpila (Admin Officer)Hlengiwe Mpila

Hlengiwe joined CREATE in July 2012. She has a number of years of administrative experience and she is currently studying towards National Diploma in Office Management and Technology in DUT Pietermaritzburg Campus.


Mr Thulasizwe Zungu (Driver)

Board members

Bawinile Mdunyelwa: Disability technical advisor – Disabled
Barbara Watt: Coordinator: Disability Connexion – Disabled
Mthinteni Nzuza: Human resources manager – Disabled
Emmanuel Ngubane: Admin assistant – Disabled
John Robinson: Photojournalist –
Mgcineni Lembethe: Occupational therapy technician – Non-disabled