Ayanda Siboto

Cape Town

Ayanda is an entrepreneur and PR-expert, and is in charge of all things training and innovation at YFU South Africa. She went on exchange to Germany and recently did a 1-year internship with YFU Austria.



Siyabonga Ndlozi

Cape Town

Siya is a medical student at Stellenbosch University and went on exchange to Germany. He has been an active volunteer since his return and is now in charge of the orientation seminars for both our inbound and outbound students.


Barbara Venter


Barbara has degree in Vocal Art, is a member of the Pretoria Bach Choir and is currently working at a creche. She is an older sister for 6 exchange students and her wedding with fellow volunteer Phillip was attended by YFU guests from all over South Africa and as far abroad as Finland, Argentina, Germany and Austria.


Busiseka Mngoma


Busi is a quality and risk specialist and lives in Centurion. She went on exchange to Germany in 1997 and now wants to continue the “YFU legacy” by sharing her experiences with students and help them make the best out of their stay in South Africa.


Lerato Maahlo


Lerato is a high school learner from Polokwane. She went on exchange to Mexico in 2013 and her family hosted an exchange student from France in 2014. She became a volunteer because she loves to travel and meet new people while learning new languages.


Magda Buitendach


Magda is an admin officer at Nissan and lives in Pretoria. She is a YFU board member and her and her husband Thys have hosted six exchange students from all over the world. Magda became a YFU volunteer because her family had a wonderful experience with their first exchange student and wanted to help others to do the same.




Gcobani Mapungu

Cape Town




Limpho Mokhonoana


Limpho lives in Bloemfontein where she studies at CUT. She went on exchange to the Netherlands in 2008 and decided to become a YFU volunteer because she wanted to learn and experience new things, give back and help other exchange students make their stay in South Africa as fun and as informative as possible.



Christie Lawson


Christie is a student and lives in Parkhurst, Johannesburg. She went on exchange to Sweden in 2012 and one of her biggest goals is to travel the world.


Lebogang Madhlopo


Lebogang is a university student, originally from Polokwane, who went on exchange to Germany in 2013. She became a YFU volunteer beause she loves meeting new people , making long lasting friendships and learning more about different cultures.



Qondisa Mapungu

Cape Town




Vincent Mohibidu


Vince is a law student at the University of the Free State and he went on exchange to Germany in 2008. Being a YFU volunteer is his way of giving back and to give other students what YFU gave him during his exchange year.




Simone Joubert


Simone is a university student from Randburg, Gauteng. She went on exchange to Hungary in 2012. She loves outdoor activities and punk music and became a volunteer to help other students have an unforgettable exchange experience too.


aboutmePhillip Venter
Phillip has a A++ and N+ computer degree and is currently working at BPL as an admin officer for Nissan. He is married to fellow YFU volunteer Barbara and lives with her in Pretoria. He has never been abroad but would love to visit all the YFU family members overseas.