BRC, the institution

BRC’s legal persona

In October 1998, BRC was regis­tered as a Section 21 (not-for-profit) Company. Its registration number is 98 20094 / 08. BRC operates in terms of its registered Memorandum and Articles of Asso­ciation. As a Section 21 Company the organisation is governed by our membership and board of directors.

BRC’s Membership and Board of Directors

BRC members are drawn from:  Œ stake-holder groupings (eg provincial and local government office-bearers and officials, ex-BRC staff and Board members);  client communities, Ž funders and Ž current members of staff.  There are currently approximately 60 members of BRC.  The Board of Directors is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.

BRC’s Board, which is elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting, currently comprises the following:


Mr Sikelela Bavuma

  • Non-executive Member of BRC’s Board.
  • Local government councillor


Mr Mhleli Hejane

  • Non-executive Member of BRC’s Board
  • Local government councillor


Mr Phumeza Grootboom

  • Executive Member of BRC’s Board
  • BRC Managing Director


Ms Gail Kirchmann

  • Executive Member of BRC’s Board
  • Information Manager, BRC


Mr Bonani Loliwe

  • Executive Member of BRC’s Board
  • BRC Programme Officer


Prof Monty Roodt

  • Chairperson of BRC’s Board.
  • Professor of Sociology, Rhodes University


Ms Sibongile Tabata

  • Non-executive Member of BRC’s Board
  • CEO, Indibano to Harvest


Ms Andisa Zinja

  • Treasurer of BRC’s Board
  • Financial Manager, ECSECC


Internal management

Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the organisation is devolved to the Managing Director, who is mandated to sign contracts on behalf of the Board.  The Managing Director consults with the Management Committee (which comprises the Deputy Director and the managers of the Programmes Dept and the Admin and Finance Dept).  The Management Committee meets monthly.