Our Team

Meet the Riversands I-Hub Management Team

Our Team

Meet the Riversands I-Hub Management Team

Riversands I-Hub is led by a team of dynamic, committed professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience.

Riversands I-Hub is led by a team of dynamic, committed professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience.

A focus on leadership

Tafadzwa Madavo (CEO)

Tafadzwa Madavo has been the CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub since February 2020. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Madavo was the Chief Operating Officer at Riversands Incubation Hub since May 2017. He previously held the positions of Head of SME Development and SME Development Manager at the Hub. Before joining the organisation in January 2016, he was an entrepreneur in the agricultural sector and held several small business and community development roles. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Community Resource Management and a Masters in Strategic Management. Tafadzwa is currently completing an MBA from the University of Bradford.

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Mzingaye Kahla (Head: SME Development)

Mzingaye Kahla is an enterprise and supplier development specialist with extensive skills in enterprise development, management consulting, project management and business coaching. His career includes experience as a financial advisor, an analyst and a stint spent at an industrial design consultancy working with listed firms to develop and commercialise new products. He has held previous positions in SME development and incubation management. He holds a Business Management Degree from the University of Pretoria.

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Sibu Mbatha (Head: Shared Services)

Sibu Mbatha started as Senior Administrator at Riversands Incubation Hub in 2016 and was promoted to Administration Manager in 2018. In her current role, she is responsible for all the Hub’s shared resources, data management, and the smooth and efficient processing of all Hub related administration. Her previous work experience includes several years in banking, insurance and call centre management. She completed the ABSA Management Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and holds a Diploma in Call Centre Operations Management. She is passionate about community and SME Development and is involved in gardening and sewing programmes in Diepsloot in her free time.

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Juliet Mattheus (Head: Ecosystem)

Juliet Price is a highly motivated professional with a passion for learning and development and meaningful community initiatives. She joined Riversands in 2018 and she has been instrumental in developing Growth & Learning. Previous work experience includes working for international humanitarian and conservation organisations. Her non-profit work has guided her to be agile, resourceful and comfortable working across varied business functions. She has over 10 years of leadership experience. She has a BCom Degree in Management, with recent certifications in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainable development.

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Mahomed Bashir (Head: Finance & Facilities )

Mahomed Bashir has been the Head of Finance and Facilities since the founding of Riversands Incubation Hub. He is responsible for the financial management of the organisation and the upkeep of infrastructure of the 40 000m2 campus. He holds a BCompt Accounting Degree with over 25 years’ experience in finance and accounting. His specific industry experience includes banking, private healthcare, manufacturing, construction and retail.

Tafadzwa Madavo (CEO)

Tafadzwa Madavo has been the CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub since February 2020. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Madavo was the Chief Operating Officer at Riversands Incubation Hub since May 2017. He previously held the positions of Head of SME Development and SME Development Manager at the Hub. Before joining the organisation in January 2016, he was an entrepreneur in the agricultural sector and held several small business and community development roles. He holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Community Resource Management and a Masters in Strategic Management. Tafadzwa is currently completing an MBA from the University of Bradford.

Mzingaye Kahla (Head: SME Development)

Mzingaye Kahla is an enterprise and supplier development specialist with extensive skills in enterprise development, management consulting, project management and business coaching. His career includes experience as a financial advisor, an analyst and a stint spent at an industrial design consultancy working with listed firms to develop and commercialise new products. He has held previous positions in SME development and incubation management. He holds a Business Management Degree from the University of Pretoria.

Sibu Mbatha (Head: Shared Services)

Sibu Mbatha started as Senior Administrator at Riversands Incubation Hub in 2016 and was promoted to Administration Manager in 2018. In her current role, she is responsible for all the Hub’s shared resources, data management, and the smooth and efficient processing of all Hub related administration. Her previous work experience includes several years in banking, insurance and call centre management. She completed the ABSA Management Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science and holds a Diploma in Call Centre Operations Management. She is passionate about community and SME Development and is involved in gardening and sewing programmes in Diepsloot in her free time.

Juliet Mattheus (Head: Ecosystem)

Juliet Price is a highly motivated professional with a passion for learning and development and meaningful community initiatives. She joined Riversands in 2018 and she has been instrumental in developing Growth & Learning. Previous work experience includes working for international humanitarian and conservation organisations. Her non-profit work has guided her to be agile, resourceful and comfortable working across varied business functions. She has over 10 years of leadership experience. She has a BCom Degree in Management, with recent certifications in project management, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainable development.

Mahomed Bashir (Head: Finance & Facilities)

Mahomed Bashir has been the Head of Finance and Facilities since the founding of Riversands Incubation Hub. He is responsible for the financial management of the organisation and the upkeep of infrastructure of the 40 000m2 campus. He holds a BCompt Accounting Degree with over 25 years’ experience in finance and accounting. His specific industry experience includes banking, private healthcare, manufacturing, construction and retail.