SACAP Foundation Executive Director
Kentse Radebe is the Executive Director of the SACAP Foundation and a member of the Steering Committee. She is a Sociologist with a background in Organisational Psychology and is a Tekano Health Equity Atlantic Fellow, a Fulbright Scholar and an Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Fellow. Kentse primarily focusses on conceptualising and managing programmes and initiatives that focus on reducing the current mental health treatment gap in South Africa and creating awareness about the mental health care in South Africa. Radebe manages the programmes and initiatives that fall under the SACAP Foundation.
Kaplan Kushlik Educational Trust Representative
Romi Kaplan specialises in psychosocial wellbeing and is a member of the Steering Committee. She holds an MSt in Forced Migration from Oxford University and trained in mental health trauma at Tel Aviv University and at Global Mental Health at Harvard University. Kaplan currently gives workshops on Self Care and Vicarious Trauma for NGO workers and acts as a lay counsellor. In addition to her volunteer counselling work at the Counselling Hub in Woodstock, she is also a board member of the South African Jewish Museum, the Mensch Social Change Network and the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Cape Town where she initiated the Jewish Digital Archive Project.
Counselling Hub Co-ordinator
Shifra Jacobson is a popular adult educator, trainer, lecturer and facilitator. She has over 35 years’ experience, working with diverse communities in Southern Africa, other parts of the continent, the United Kingdom, Israel and Germany. Jacobson holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Women and Gender Studies, an Advanced Diploma in Adult Education and a Diploma in Movement Therapy in Special Education. Jacobson has devoted her working life to the pursuit of social equality and civic responsibility. She has brought her experience in this area to developing concepts and practices of transformation and social change, to organisations such as RAPCAN, Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Holocaust Centre and the Department of Social and Health Development.