Who we are

Mastoera Sadan

Programme Manager


Mastoera Sadan is the Programme Manager of the PSPPD Phase II and also manages the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). Ms Sadan successfully managed the PSPPD Phase I, which ran from 2007-2012, prior to which she was a senior policy analyst in the social sector in the Policy Coordination and Advisory Services (PCAS) in the Presidency. She has worked in the public sector for 13 years, including at research NGO Idasa, and holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics. She was also a visiting scholar at Oxford University in 2002/03 and is currently a PhD candidate at Rhodes University. She has a particular interest in state forms and social policy and poverty and inequality, and her thesis examines the trajectory of poverty policies and programmes in South Africa in the post-apartheid period.

Zsa Zsa Milongo

Finance and Procurement Manager


Zsa Zsa Milongo has been the Finance and Procurement Manager of the PSPPD since 2008. She has extensive experience in donor financial management and research finance and has worked at the University of Cape Town as a research finance manager, as well as at Woolworths in management accounting and at Nedbank in business banking.

Veronica Mathebula

Research Manager


Veronica Mathebula is the PSPPD's Research Manager. She holds a BA (Hon) Social Work from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Masters in Development Studies from the University of Wales, and a Further Diploma in Community Leadership from Rhema Training Centre. She has extensive experience as a research and M&E specialist and development practitioner which she gathered through her own consulting firm, Kotulo Research, and her work as Research Manager at the Umsobomvu Youth Fund (now NYDA).

Liziwe Ngcuka

Programme Administrator


Liziwe Ngcuka is the Programme Administrator of the PSPPD Phase II, a role she has filled since Phase I of the programme. She has extensive experience in administration and has also worked for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, the National Department of Public Works, and the University of Cape Town.