Bulungula College Board


Lindiwe Tukane– Chair 

Lindiwe is a teacher by profession and taught in a Secondary School for 10 years. She then moved into the Corporate Social Investment space for 15 years, facilitating funding for work done to improve of Maths, Science and Technology in school and development of ECD Centres and training of ECD teachers.

She has also worked in the development and enhancement of Education in schools in the Motheo District in Free State and the Eastern Cape.

She is currently managing Bulungula Incubator Education Programme, where she ensures that quality ECD from birth to 6 years is rendered. Lindiwe has a Masters in Psychology of Education and a Masters in Development Studies.


Vuyolwethu Jaxa– Secretary 

Vuyolwethu is currently serving as the currently serving as Deputy Senior Traditional Leader at Jalamba Traditional Council. She previously served as District Secretary of Imbumba Yamakhosikazi Akomkhulu (IYA), with the goal of reviving the grassroots level of the Elliotdale District, and as Secretary General (2007-2013) and Provincial Secretary General (2013 – 2015). She is also a board member of Snako Community Development – an NPO in Elliotdale which focuses on Career Development Programmes for Elliotdale High Schools. Vuyolwethu has also held various senior business positions and runs her own sourcing and distributing company based in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. She is a member of our local community.

Vuyolwethu holds the following qualifications: National Diploma Public Management & Administration – Eastern Cape Technikon, B-Tech Degree Business Administration – Cape Technikon, Management Development Programme – University of Stellenbosch Business School.


Lindile Mthiyo– Treasurer

Lindile was born and raised in Nqileni Village which is one of the four villages that the Bulungula Incubator works with.  He is an active and passionate community member committed to seeing the development of his area.

He is currently the General Manager of the 100% community owned Bulungula Lodge and is also working with the Bulungula Incubator on the expansion of its iiTablet Tshomiz programme.

Lindile was the first person in his village to go backpacking and has traveled through Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.

Tess Peacock– Advisory Member

Tess is the Director of the Equality Collective, an activist and community-centered law project based in the Xhora Mouth Administrative Area in the Eastern Cape.

Tess has a B.Soc.Sci in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, as well as an LLB from UCT and an LLM from Harvard University. She completed her articles at Webber Wentzel attorneys before moving to the Legal Resources Centre for human rights experience. She also spent a year clerking at the Constitutional Court after being appointed by Justice Skweyiya.

Tess has experience working in the education and early childhood development sectors at the grassroots, grant-making and policy levels (having worked at the Bulungula Incubator, for Tshikululu Social Investments and as a consultant for Ilifa Labantwana and the Nelson Mandela Foundation).

She serves as the Treasurer of Equal Education and is a 2019/20 Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity and a Salzberg Global Fellow.

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