About Us

Diski Nine9 Africa is a registered non-profit company based in Soweto, South Africa (Reg no: 2015/447508/08). Diski Nine9 was formed in 2015 and our objective is to use sport, notably soccer and netball as a tool to educate and empower young Africans. “Diski” is a slang term used in South Africa to describe the biggest and most loved sport around the world – Soccer. “Nine9” is a slang term meaning Authentic or Real.

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision is to identify and nurture the next generation of responsible, healthy, and empowered citizens who will contribute positively to building their communities. Our Mission is to use sports as a tool to engage, educate and empower children, youths, and their communities toward the development of a brighter future.

1

Quality Education

Diski Nine9 has over the years provided numerous training and academic assistance to the youth and adults within our programs. The aim is to increase the number of relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.
2

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Diski Nine9 prides itself in promoting development-oriented programs that upskill its members and support decent job creation and entrepreneurship in an effort to contribute toward economic growth and reduce the number of youth unemployment in South Africa.
3

Good Health

The health and well-being of our participants are of high importance, and as such, Diski Nine9 hosts different sports-related events to keep the youth and their caregivers away from adverse behavior and advocate for healthy lifestyles.
4

Gender Inequality

Diski Nine9 is in a course to fight the spread of all forms of violence against women and children through our Gender-Based Violence awareness programs.

Our Board

Raymond Ledwaba
Raymond Ledwaba (CA) SA 
Chief Executive Officer

Raymond is a Chartered Accountant by profession and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Phehello Monamodi
Phehello Monamodi 
Chief Operations Officer

Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer at Diski Nine9. An experienced coach boasting over 20 years of coaching various soccer teams in the township and suburbs. Phehello holds a Sports administration certificate, SAFA B Licence and KNVB coaching certificate. He also holds the highly esteemed Ambassadors in sports certificates.

Vuyisa Sobayeni
Vuyisa Sobayeni 
Independent Non- Executive Board Member
Linda Motea (CA)
Linda Motea (CA)
Independent Non – Executive Board Member
Madoda Pitse
Madoda Pitse 
Independent Non – Executive Board Member
Valencia Kgongoana
Lazola Dabula 
Independent Non – Executive Board Member

Lazola Dabula is passionate about education and community development and she is currently involved in various community upliftment programs including gender equality initiatives. She is a driven, hardworking, and passionate individual, a mentor, and a person who is always willing to lend a hand and always eager for a challenge and new experiences.

Robin Bleekers
Robin Bleekers 
Independent Non – Executive Board Member

Robin is the Head at Letsema Foundation and manages a portfolio of SMEs and NGOs that are being incubated and supported. He holds a BA, in Psychology and Law and a Masters in Psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a 2020/21 MBA Candidate with the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Musa Matwalana
Musa Matwalana
Soccer League Project Manager

Musa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Cti Education Group) and he has previously employed at Woolworths as a Department Coordinator. Musa has been been involved in football since 2009 started as a football coach and football administrator. At Diski Nine9, he is a Project Manager for Soccer

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Mmusa Tsuebeane
Project Manager
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Sonto Mashaba
Netball Chairperson
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David Rantho
Project Manager & Photographer

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