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Meet The Team


Charmaine Soobramoney



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Charmaine Soobramoney aka The Wealth Coach and Miss Love and Light is a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner with a legal and finance background. With over two decades of leadership experience, she currently serves organisations either in a non-executive director capacity or as a business coach. She also serves communities and individuals. Her primary mission is to help people tap into their potential so everyone generates an income and no one goes hungry. For most of her life, she has been on a mission to mobilise positive change. She is the founder of the "I Am the Change and Free" movement.

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Melissa Dolphin-Rowland aka The Wellness and Wellbeing Guru and Resident DJ (now based in the UK) is an accredited Family and Divorce Mediator with the South African Association of Mediators (SAAM). She sits on the executive committee for SAAM. She is also a chartered graduate member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and holds an Honours degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters at the University of Exeter in the UK as a Clinical Associate Psychologist.




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Kubeshni is a Knowledge, Learning and Leadership consultant and a Coach. She is the Chairperson of Gender
Links; an NGO promoting gender equality and justice across fifteen countries and has run the management
consulting company - Black Earth Consulting PTY for 15 years.
Kubeshni is a media professional by training with over twenty five years of production experience. Her passion
for documentary started at Atelier Varan in Paris France, in the school of Cinema Verite. She has a Masters
Degree in Media Studies from the University of Natal, a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Drama and Film at the
University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Natal. She is an
alumnus of the International Gestalt Organisational Leadership and Development Programme, a certified
Coach and a member of the International Association of Facilitators.



Nerisha Naidoo

Board Member

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Advocate Nerisha Naidoo. Nerisha Naidoo is a practising advocate with the Rivonia Group of Advocates. During her almost 19-year tenure at the National Prosecuting Authority, Nerisha directed investigations into and prosecuted cases relating to serious and violent crimes. She also served on several transformation and disciplinary committees and also served as a chairperson of the Public Servants Association. Nerisha was also a practising attorney prior to her employment at the NPA.
She is a qualified life coach and family law mediator, and a writer and motivational speaker who has a deep passion for fighting issues relating to GBV. Her prosecution of sexual offences cases, her dealing with serial offenders and her knowledge of the legal system, in particular, the Criminal Justice System make her involvement in EOHO invaluable.


Ed Dudley

Advisory Board Member

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ED Dudley is a Collaborative Connector, Servant of People, Community Builder, Relationship Architect, and Destiny Helper. He is a Senior Consultant / Investment Advisor Representative with SEM Wealth Management. In this role, he helps families and business owners make wise decisions about their money so they can live life on their terms.

With over 20 years of financial services experience, he has worked for some of the largest financial services companies in the country in various positions such as Regional Vice President for Evergreen Investments and Senior Vice President for both Wells Fargo Advisors and FSC Securities. 

ED also founded We Are Connect-ED, a multi-state organization that exists to help people connect with each other in authentic ways for the sake of building community and advancing social good. Additionally, he co-founded Shining Light In Darkness, a non-profit that exists to fight the underserved victims of sexual assault and domestic violence through support, advocacy & education. He is the Interim Board Chair for United Against Slavery, an empirical research organization that identifies and documents unresolved challenges impacting anti-trafficking stakeholders here in the United States and around the globe. And finally, he’s the board Vice Present of SwingPals, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children with less resources facing social and economic adversity live happy and healthy lives.


Samm Marshall

Advisory Board Member

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Samm Marshall, advisory board member. Samm started his career at E-TV as a television presenter of Heita, Let’s fix it, E-shibobo and then went on to host the breakfast show for nearly 5 years called Morning Edition. He worked as a radio presenter, newsreader and content producer where he learned most of his trade secrets. Samm has graced the airwaves of Good Hope FM at the SABC’s Western Cape Branch (sports presenter and Dj), Channel Africa Radio (sports anchor and bulletin writer), Jacaranda FM (Dj), Fine Music Radio 101.3(Dj and producer), 567MW Cape Talk (intern journalist), SAfm (Newsreader and bulletin writer) and 2000fm Drive-time newsreader and bulletin writer.


Samm has worked at SABC News International (International news channel) on The Weekender, host on the channel’s biggest weekend breakfast show.He was also the sports presenter and content producer for ‘The weekend sports report’. He is a former host of Morning Live. Samm has also been the Master of Ceremonies for a host of events e.g. EE Employment Awards, ABSA, Merseta World Skills program and competition, Old Mutual Employment Awards, Twinsavers new business unit launch and a host of others. He is also the Managing Director of a news agency and online radio station.


Advocate Dirontsho Mohale

Advisory Board Member

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Advocate Dirontsho Mohale holds an LLB, postgraduate diplomas in Compliance Management and Senior
Management Development Programme.

She is an Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, a member of the Compliance
Institute of Southern Africa {designated CPrac (SA)} and an approved FSCA FAIS Compliance Officer.
She is also a board member of the Compliance Institute Southern Africa and chairs the Social, Ethics,
Remuneration and Nominations Committee.
Inspired by the freedom fighters, locally and internationally, she became an advocate because she
wanted to speak for the voiceless. She remains passionate about all sorts of injustices and violation
of basic human rights.
Reality, lack of opportunities, desperate for personal independence led her to corporate
environment. Dirontsho has worked in senior management positions within the financial services
sector, locally and internationally, and has 18 years’ experience as a compliance officer as well as
working in risk, governance and legal. She has occupied leading roles in some of South Africa’s major
banks and leading insurance companies. Her most recent roles include Senior Compliance Manager
for Data Privacy and Corporate Governance at Discovery Group and Executive: POPIA at the
Information Regulator SA. She is now a data privacy lead at Standard Bank.
Dirontsho loves laughing, enjoys singing and dancing even though she believes she can't do either.
“Lighting another’s candle does not dim your own shine, but rather makes the room much brighter!”


William Gumede

Advisory Board Member

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Prof William Gumede advisory board member. William is Associate Professor, School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

He is on the Advisory Board of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin; and on the Advisory Board of the Global Reporting Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; and a Judge for the TRACE Prize for Investigative Reporting.

He is the Founder of Democracy Works Foundation.

He was Convener of the course on public finance and economics for Members of Parliament (MPs) of all political parties in South Africa. He taught the program for Members of Parliament of the British Commonwealth on how to conduct themselves ethically as MPs, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

Previously he was Program Director, Africa Asia Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was Course-Leader, School of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest.

He was Senior Associate Member & Oppenheimer Fellow, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University; Senior Research Fellow & Graduate Student Mentor, London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE); Course-Leader, New School University, New York; Press Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge University, and Visiting Fellow, Duke University. 

He was former Member of the Editorial Panel, PostGlobal, Washington Post Newspaper & Newsweek, Washington DC; he did the Letter from Africa Radio Column for the BBC World Service, London; and was former Deputy Editor of the Sowetan newspaper, Johannesburg.

He has won a number of South African and international awards for activism, journalism and writing, including the South African Courageous Journalism Award (1995), the British Diageo Award for Excellence in Reporting on Africa for work on Nigeria (2005), and was awarded a Special Commendation by UNESCO (2006).  

He is the author of a couple of number 1 bestsellers. His children’s book, A Kite’s Flight won the 2014 United States Children’s Writers’ and Illustrators’ Crystal Kite Award. ( He was invited by UNICEF, to pen a short story, “what I want for every child”, at the organisation’s 70th Anniversary.

His most recent book is South Africa in BRICS (Tafelberg) (

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