Core Team

Dr John Ashmore

Founder and CEO


John has a PhD in Public Health (UCT) and 20 publications. He was a senior manager for Doctors Without Borders and consulted to WHO. He excels in activism, senior management, research and economics.

Ryan Fortune

Head Communication Officer


Ryan has a wealth of senior experience in journalism and PR, including for Doctors Without Borders and UCT. He is an environmental activist and runs his own consulting business and NGO.

Hombakazi Mercy Nqandeka

Head Writer & Content Manager


Hombakazi is an entrepreneur, published Xhosa author with two titles to her name, has a Master's degree in Agriculture from France, and works for an International NGO in Transkei.


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