The Board

The Hout Bay Partnership is registered as a Non Profit Company in terms of the Companies Act. It is governed by an independent board of directors. Western Cape government and the City of Cape Town both nominate a person to serve on the board of directors. 

Other board members are elected through a public nomination process. The board is not a representative board and does not represent specific organisational, business or government interests. The board is structured to be reflective of the diversity within Hout Bay, and to reflect the views and perspectives of communities, business and government.


Sanele Gaqa chairman of the Board of Directors of Hout Bay Partnership. He studied at Rhodes and earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences and went onto start an Honours Degree at Wits before he as head hunted by British American Tobacco. He has also completed Management Development course at Henley Business School as well as an Executive Leadership Course at Cambridge in the UK. Sanele is currently employed in a special service delivery unit in the office of the Premier of the Western Cape. Previously he was head of portfolio in his capacity as the Alcohol Policy Manager at the South African Breweries. His time in this highly regulated environment, and close engagement with regulators, civil society and NGO’s with a real interest in the reduction of alcohol abuse has helped him acquire the necessary tactical skills required to grow a brand amidst challenging policies. As a resident of Hout Bay Sanele is looking forward to supporting the Hout Bay Partnership to deliver on its vision for our community

Neeran Naidoo is a British Council Chevening scholar with a Masters degree in Communications from the University of Leicester, UK. He has experience working in the public, NGO and private sectors. He spent 8 years at Woolworths as group corporate communications manager protecting the reputation of one of South Africa’s celebrated retail brand. More recently, Neeran was Director of Communications at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Neeran cut his teeth in media at South newspaper, a campaigning anti-apartheid publication in the turbulent 1980s. He also worked in Parliament in the Speakers office, Dr Frene Ginwala when Mandela was President. Neeran is currently CEO of Hewers, the only dedicated crisis communication, issues management and reputation measurement consultancy in South Africa. Neeran also serves on the Board of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation.



Moky Makura joined the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the Deputy Director for communications Africa in January 2015. In this regional role which is based in South Africa, she is responsible for building and managing the foundation’s reputation on the continent. Before joining the foundation, Moky worked in communications for the Tony Elumelu foundation in Nigeria. Prior to that she was a well-known TV Presenter, producer, publisher, author and actress

Rolfe Eberhard has 25 years of experience assisting government, public and development agencies in water and electricity policy, institutional reform, regulation, strategy, and financial and economic analysis. Rolfe’s work contributes to better contexts for sound public management. He has convened leadership programs for metropolitan mayors and city managers in South Africa and the CEOs of water utilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rolfe has degrees in economics (PhD), engineering and philosophy. He was a senior partner and finance director in a public management consulting firm and now works independently. His clients include governments, regulatory agencies and associations, water utilities and development agencies. He has experience in eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa including extensive experience in the policy and institutional development process in South Africa from 1994 onwards.

Zola Mcaciso is an Attorney by profession, currently specialising in Labour Law. He works for Cliff Dekker Hofmeyr, one of the top 5 Commercial Law firms in the country. He Graduated with an LLB degree from the University of the Western Cape where he was awarded with the Deans’ Merit List awards for academic excellence in all his 4 years at UWC. He is currently in his final year of his Masters Degree at the University of Cape Town on a part time basis.

As a university Student, Zola graduated in 7thplace from his class and was the recipient of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellowship. He was also selected as one of 15 university student leaders in the Western Cape to participate in SAWIP (South Africa Washington International Program), a 6 months leadership and development program where 6 weeks is spend in the US. In his  final year at UWC, Zola was named the Abe Bailey Travel bursary Scholar for the year 2014,  where he got an opportunity to visit the UK, including Cambridge University, Oxford University and the university of Edinburgh in Scotland. He was also awarded the UWC Golden Key Chapter Award for all round academic Excellence and Leadership.

Roberto Quintas is nominated to the board by the City of Cape Town. Cllr Rob Quintas is a resident of Ward 74 (Hout Bay and Llandudno) and has been an active member of the community for several years. He is the elected local government public representative and the Ward Councillor for Ward 74 and is the official representative of the Democratic Alliance in Hout Bay & Llandudno. Rob was educated at the Durban High School, studied ND Advertising Management through the Institute of Marketing Management and then attained a post-graduate degree in Integrated Marketing Communication (with specialization in Brand management) from the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. He has since then attained qualifications in press release and copywriting. His background has traditionally been in advertising, brand management and public relations. In addition to serving as the Ward Councillor for Hout Bay, he currently sits on the board of the Hout Bay Partnership, the Hout Bay Museum and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. His portfolio within the City of Cape Town is Safety and Social Services and he takes an active role in the Environmental and Primary Health Sub-portfolio.