Provincial Coordinators


Peo Mokoto previously obtained certificates in Labour and Public Relations and is currently studying towards a Law degree. She has extensive experience in the labour relations field and has been the deputy Chairperson of her local community radio station. Peo represented the disability sector at the World Conference Against Racism, in Drafting of Standards of Care for the Aged with disabilities, and at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. She is also one of the three

Disability Sector Representatives at the SANAC Civil Society Forum.


Dan Happy Kekane is a person with paraplegia who matriculated in Soweto in 1995. He is the founder of Xothaka Business Enterprises, an affiliate of BARA-CITY TAXI OWNERS ASSOCIATION, the Provincial Chairperson of Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) and General Manager of the Self Help Association of Paraplegics.


Mandla Mncedisi Nkota became an amputee following a car accident in 2000. The accident led to the amputation of his left leg below the knee. He holds a Public Management Diploma and has vast experience in project management, events management, advocacy and HIV/AIDS. He is a previous employee of Disabled People South Africa (DPSA).


Sherwin Gerwell sustained paraplegia after suffering a T12 spinal cord injury in an assault in 2008. Following his injury, he became extensively involved in Peer Support which inevitably led him to become a Peer Educator, Trainer and Disability Activist. Through his work, he teaches and shares life experiences that make a significant difference among other people with disabilities.


Susanna Botha is a person living with Osteo-Arthritis since 2007 using the assistance of crutches. She is an accredited Facilitator, Assessor, and Moderator – facilitating Substance Abuse and Addiction and Positive Parenting courses, HIV/AIDS prevention, and peer support. She is the founder and CEO of Real Life Commit, an organization for persons living with disabilities as well as a member of Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) Western Cape and a Facilitator for ARRC since 2018. 


Oupa Lazarus Zitha is a Nkomazi municipality resident and a former Nkomazi municipality chairperson. He currently serves as chairperson at the Ehlanzeni Disability Forum/District, is the deputy chairperson for Human Rights and Development of Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) provincial as well as is the general secretary for persons with disability in Sports in Mpumalanga. Oupa also is a Facilitator for ARRC. 


Paseka Ntabeni sustained a C5-C6 spinal cord injury after he was accidentally shot on 13 February 2000. After being discharged from the hospital, Paseka went on to join Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) as a PEC member as well as a member of the Provincial Development Team (PDT). In 2008 he established as Project Manager a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO), Siyaphumelela Support Group, which rendered a comprehensive home-based care, HIV, Tuberculosis and wellness programme. In the same year and as Chairperson, Paseka also established the Free State Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Forum NPO aimed to ensure people with disabilities economic participation during and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In addition, he has registered his own company, is an active member of the provincial monitoring and evaluation task team, provincial sector leader for CSF/PCA, member of the EXCO coordinating committee and recent provincial facilitator for ARRC. 

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