Staff

Dr. Nina Voges

National Director

Nina, who lives and works in Cape Town, has been YFU South Africa’s national director since 2008. She holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Johannesburg as well as a number of other degrees. Before she joined YFU she worked in the fields of international relations, strategy and education.

 

Rynette Scholtz

Regional Director

Rynette became involved with YFU when her son went on exchange in 2000. She  became an active volunteer in 2003, a board member in 2006 and has been the regional director for Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, North West, the Free State and KwaZulu Natal since 2007. She has since been a host mother to a countless number of exchange students and interns and has a heart as big as a taxi – there is always room for one more.

 

Babs Visser

Babs Visser

Administrative Assistant

Babs is the heart, soul and brain of the YFU head office in Cape Town. She has been working for YFU for 17 years and knows our organization inside out. Before joining us she worked, among others, for a financial institution, the Department of Education, a Bank and an insurance company.

 

Lena Gronbach

Administrative Assistant

Lena, who joined the GP regional office in 2015, is German by origin but South African by heart. She went on exchange to Chile in 2006/07, then joined YFU Germany as a volunteer and came to South Africa as a YFU marketing intern in 2011. She has a BA in International Business, a BHons in Development Studies and is currently doing her MA in Development Studies and Economics.