Silindile Shezi has immense passion for social and rural development, with a particular interest in systems and policies aimed at enhancing the general welfare of poor communities. He holds a Master's degree in Commerce specialising in International Economics and Managerial Finance.
Silindile previously worked as a Senior Agricultural Economist for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, where he was responsible for market research on value-adding in new agricultural industries, and for evaluating the effect of international, national and provincial marketing trends and policies in agriculture. He has also worked as an academic and lecturer in Economics, Managerial Economics and Marketing Finance.
At CEGAA, Silindile’s current focus is on capacity-building and HIV/AIDS expenditure tracking surveillance, which is a critical activity aimed at enabling South Africa to monitor spending according to its National Strategic Plan for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB (NSP). He co-ordinates our expanded district-level BMET project, providing technical assistance to the TAC BMET teams in Khayelitsha (Western Cape), Mopani (Limpopo), Gert Sibande (Mpumalanga), and Ekurhuleni (Gauteng).
He also assists in other CEGAA projects, such as resource tracking (the National AIDS Spending Assessments), and costing (of Provincial Strategic Plans for HIV and AIDS, STIs and TB).
Joshua Mushagalusa Karume
Joshua Mushagalusa Karume is bright, hardworking and professional with excellent research potential. He actively contributes to the research projects with proven ability to methodically and accurately input, manage and manipulate large volumes of data.
Joshua holds a Master of Commerce Degree in Peace Studies from UKZN, Post Grad Diploma in Public Health (UWC) and Post Grad Diploma in Health Economics (UCT).
Having effective organisational, leadership and communication skills, he has co-ordinated the National Aids Spending Assessment (NASA) in four African countries between 2010 and 2018. He currently works on the FIN-CAP project, providing technical support and capacity building to HIV/AIDS and TB financial and programme managers in the Provincial Departments of Health and the Provincial Councils on AIDS (PCAs). The foci includes costing and budgeting, expenditure management and provision of on-going technical support for business planning and the implementation of the PSPs..