Founding Board

Passionate. Driven. Intentional.

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Naledi Masilo

Founding-Director

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Naledi founded The Dreaming Girls Foundation as a passion project she states she has been working towards her whole life. She is most passionate about music, women and development and strives to guide the foundation in amalgamating those elements. Ater completing her Bsocsci in Sociology and International Relations at the University of Cape Town in 2017, Naledi set to pursue her dream of becoming a socially conscious artist. She is now pursuing her studies in Jazz Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, USA.

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Thandeka Dladla

Board Member

Thandeka Dladla is a versatile vocalist who is equally at home in both the jazz and Afro-soul spheres, she has recently completed her BMus Jazz Vocal degree at the South African College of Music, UCT under the tutelage of Nomfundo Xaluva. Her other professors and mentors include Amanda Tiffin and Mandisi Dyantyis. While completing her studies she gained practical learning experience in the business aspect of music from working with some of the best in their field of music management namely Nikki Froneman from Arte Viva Management and Gavin Minter at Real Wired Music. She still continues to gain knowledge and expertise in this field while continuing with her music career.

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Babalwa Mentjies

Board Member

Babalwa Mentjies is an accomplished Jazz Singer, Currently residing in Khayelitsha Cape Town. She is a polished songwriter and a great vocalist/entertainer, a University of Kwazulu Natal school of Music graduate, and also holds PG Dip in Marketing Management. She is currently a Music Educator/ Project Administrator at IMAD Institute for Music and Indigenous Arts Development, Khayelitsha

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Nontsikelelo Rajuili

Board Member

Sstd, BA (Unitra) M Ed Psych. B Ed Psych. (RAU) Certificate in Child Law (UP) Doctoral Candidate University of Johannesburg

Nontsikelelo is a registered Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of SA. She is presently studying towards her Doctoral Degree from the University of Johannesburg South Africa.
Nontsikelelo is consulting for different organisation and schools. Her passion is on Women, Children and Youth Advocacy work.

 

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