Our Core Team

Noah Maltz, Director

Leads strategy, overall business development and key stakeholders relationships.
Extensive global experience as management consultant, McKinsey & Company | MBA from Columbia University, New York.

Gil Lang, Business Development

Drives creative and development process, from idea generation through to brandable, fundable and sustainable proofs of concept.
Global experience developing content for social change | BA in Political Science from Hobart and William Smith, New York.

Alex Jongens, Project Manager

Manages a range of project involvement including domestic violence and placemaking.
Background in design process and systems thinking | MA in Landscape Architecture, UCT.

Dalli Weyers, Project Manager

Manages the Nyanga Yethu program, as well as the Lab’s broader involvement in that area.
Grassroots experience working with civil society movements focused on social justice | MA in Politics, Rhodes University.

Helene Underhay, Project Manager

Coordinates the GIVA development and activation together with Community Chest counterparts.
Global experience in brand and project management | B.Comm in Marketing, Logistics and Financial Accounting, Stellenbosch University.

Douglas Scott, Knowledge Manager

Coordinates and leads knowledge gathering and dissemination into the Lab, and in projects driving field data on safety and security.
Global experience in sustainability research and social innovation | Masters in Public Administration, Tsinghua University, Beijing.

Nathanial Roloff, Gangs Expert

Informs, advises and guides Lab engagements in the realm of gang-related interventions and contexts.
International gang intervention and youth development specialist| Masters in Conflict Resolution, Georgetown University.

Earl Abrahams, Activation Coordinator

Responsible for on-the-ground activities in the Nyanga Yethu program.
Experienced in youth and community development, focusing on conflict resolution, peer mediation and programme development | Studied Community Development at Cornerstone Institute.