The Team

Helping to bring it all together
  • Directors

Gaster Sharpley

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Gaster Sharpley was born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa and began school in Qumbu. During high school in Wentworth, Durban, Gaster served as an activist on various student organisations during the 1980s. He ran a number of small businesses before becoming a ward councillor and executive chairperson on Mthatha City Council from 1995-2000. He was also the Municipal Manager of Buffalo City Municipality and has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare and has several developmental qualifications. He is currently the Head of Department of Human Settlements of the Eastern Cape.


Lelanie Sharpley

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Lelanie Laurie Sharpley was born in Kokstad, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Lelanie is a founding member and director of the Peggy Nesta Foundation. A Designer by profession, Lelanie is the sole owner and runs Laurie Shaw, A company that has three business components including Hard Hat Trucking. Lelanie is married to Gaster Sharpley and has two sons, Johnathan, Garth and two grandkids, Jazmine and Noah. She is hands on in the operations of the foundation and particularly passionate about the programmes.

  • Management

Lievershia Rorich

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Born in Mthatha, Lievershia Rorich is a founding member and the general manager of the Peggy Nesta Foundation as well as a wife and mother of four. “Being part of this organisation whose sole purpose is to serve and be a blessing to the less fortunate in our community. I have had the honour of seeing smiles, tears and sheer joy on the faces of the people we deal with. Smiles for a plate of food, joy for knowing that a child can be educated through our programme and tears when a disabled person and their family are so grateful for the wheelchair they receive ( this is what makes it worthwhile). Children, aged and disabled are very close to not only my heart but I would think the PNF team as a whole and our volunteers.

  • Marketing

Tamlyn van Heerden

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Born in East London, Eastern Cape, Tamlyn van Heerden completed her schooling career at Hudson Park. Tamlyn is the Marketing and Communications officer of the Peggy Nesta Foundation. Her parents, Garth and Valda,both teachers were actively involved in the community and this is where her interest for community work stemmed . Tamlyn is a full time volunteer for the foundation. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Management Science degree at IMM Graduate School of Marketing. The programmes at the Peggy Nesta Foundation and development of the community is something very close to her heart.