Meet Our Founders

Dr Dumani and Nothemba Kula

The Founders of Kingdom Development Initiative (KDI) are passionate advocates for collaboration and partnership within the Body of Christ. They have over 15 years’ experience of leadership in ministry and have occupied various leadership positions both is South Africa and internationally. Professionally, Dr. Dumani Kula is a qualified medical doctor with an MBA from the University of London and currently serves as Deputy CEO of the Clinix Health Group. Dr. Kula previously served as a senior executive at Discovery Health in Sandton, Johannesburg. Dr. Kula is an author, a sought after motivational speaker, a social entrepreneur and a passionate advocate for leadership development. Mrs. Nothemba Kula holds a Master’s degree in public health from the University of London’s School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and specialized in health services management. Mrs. Kula is currently an independent public health consultant who has provided consulting services for regional and international development agencies such as the SADC secretariat as well the World Bank and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Mrs Kula is a motivational speaker and mentor and speaks passionately on prayer, relationships and women empowerment. Dr. and Mrs Kula have been married for over 13 years and have 2 children and live in Johannesburg.

Our Advisory Board

Mrs Mpho Sono is an Entrepreneur and successful business woman with a Certificate in Business Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor’s degree in environmental health amongst her many qualifications. In 2001, she founded TmT cleaning; a 100% black female owned and managed business with a keen interest in the strong development and growth for women. Within her illustrious business career, Mrs Sono has gained extensive experience in new business development, financial management as well as business contract and relationship management. Mpho is a former SABC 3 television anchor and worked for a number of production houses including E-tv, Mnet and Mnet Africa contributing to the on air content. She is also a mentor and a motivational speaker.

Dr. Thuthula Balfour is a qualified medical doctor and public health medicine specialist with an MBA. She has a wealth of management and strategic leadership experience that spans 20 years across the public and private sectors. Dr Balfour currently serves on the board of the South African Business Coalition on Health and Aids (SABCOHA) and is the Head of the Health Department at the South African Chamber of Mines.

Mr. Martin Kuscus was the first MEC of Finance in the North West Province in 1994 and later served as CEO of the South African Bureau of Standards till 2009. He is currently chairperson of two major funds, he is a non – executive director of Netcare and occupies a number of directorships in some leading institutions in South Africa. A gifted communicator with a good sense of humor, Martin speaks locally and abroad in both Christian and secular environments. As a qualified life coach, he also enjoys investing in aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds.  Martin’s mission is to be a thought leader, developing Christian leaders in the market place for Kingdom impact.

Dr Victor Ramathesele is a qualified medical doctor and sports medicine specialist who served as the Chief Medical Officer for the highly successful 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is also Chairman of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) and also serves as a special advisor to the South African Department of Health on matters related to the Stop TB Partnership, A Bill Gates Foundation programme. He has held several executive positions in the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors and currently serves as the Executive Chairperson of Powerdigm Investments and Advisory Services, and Sobantu Health Solutions. In partnership with Izwi Multimedia he conceptualizes, produces and hosts Bonitas House call, a national television health talk-show that has been on air for 10 years.