Meet our JHB South Regional Mentor:
Meet our MENtors team:
Reanne van der Merwe
Gavin Meyers - Regional Character & MENtor
Grew up in Heidelberg, Gauteng. Matriculated from Sedaven High School in 1987, started my working life in the retail industry and eventually entered the financial arena where I progressed from administrative work to Procedures and Policies, Training and System development and support.
From a young age I always knew that I would serve God and eventually left the secular world and was ordained as a Pastor. My greatest desire is to see the next generation go beyond where we are today and feel that it is of vital importance for us to make sure that their starting point is at a higher level that will enabling them to surpass us and excel early on in their lives.
It is through working with organisation like The Character Company that we will see a change in our country through the lives of honest, humble and amazing men.
Kabelo Malotle - MENtor
I was born and raised in the township called Katlehong in the east of Johannesburg and I am currently staying at home with my mother and nephew. I currently work as a call centre agent and I'm very passionate about helping others to the best of my ability.
I love listening to music especially house music, playing soccer, logo design and going to gym to train. I aspire to make a difference in my township even the world and wish to inspire others to do the same.
Craig Morris - MENtor
I was born and raised in Johannesburg by my mum until the age of six and then placed in St Georges home for boys. I have many found memories of growing up at St Georges and I recall all the Mentors who had been that father, brother and friend who made a positive impact in my life.
I am passionate about Jesus, family and friends and I enjoy serving the community. I recently joined the Character Company and believe in the Character Company’s Goals - that a positive long-term relationship model is what is required to make a positive impact within our communities and country.
I am committed to serve by Mentoring boys in becoming a positive influence in their communities and within society at large.
Prominent Ncube - MENtor
My name is Prominent Mininimuzi (Heir), the name I was given by my late grandfather, Ncube. I believe that our names define who we are, and they are the most valuable asset we have as human beings. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe half of my childhood and immigrated to South Africa after my mother died in 2005. I finished my matric in 2012 and 2014 I started my teaching career while I was finishing my BA degree in Psychology. I taught for 5 years and I am passionate about the right raring of children; I believe that kids should grow up in a household that has a father and mother as they play a major role directly and indirectly.
As MENtor I want to be able to give my boys the guidance that was bestowed to me by adopted father, MENtor and best friend. God is my fixed point and I get my values from his Word (Jesus). I am devoted Christian and I am not religious as being a Christian for me is a life style.
Sean Krige - MENtor
Sean loves jelly, kids and dogs (in no particular order). His battleground is discipleship, entrepreneurship, social justice and education. He has started, run, stopped, and closed businesses, and been a mentor to many others who have done the same. He has made some bad mistakes in all areas of life, but found the grace to overcome, and tries to help others do the same. Sean remains a strategist and visionary at heart, but is sure to add 3 ingredients to every 'recipe' he's a part of - that of faith, hope and love.
In his capacity as TCC mentor, he can think of no greater joy or privilege, than being a mentor and father figure to those who don't have.
Reanne van der Merwe - MENtor
I am Reanne van der Merwe (Uncle Reanne), a Chartered Accounted that is nearing the half century milestone! I have been in finance all my life, specifically in property. I am currently the CFO for a property development company in the Johannesburg CBD, where we are looking to uplift and empower the community and country as a whole.
I am married to the lovely Sonja for more than 2 years. Although Sonja has 2 wonderful kids, I do not have children of my own. But I have so much to offer. Thus, I became a MENtor. The boys of this country need guidance, positive role models and love.
Born and bred in Pretoria. I have been in Johannesburg for more than 10 years, and this is now home! Although Sonja would love to move to Durban…….
The Character Company is a wonderful organisation, and I am very proud to be part of them.
Markus Fourie - MENtor
Completed his schooling in 2001 and got his first job straight out of school as a canvasser for sales house now known as EDCON. He also worked as a call centre agent for a number of blue chips companies, the municipality, property and a political organisation of which he was fortunate to have become a research officer within the organisation. Over the years he has been a very active community leader, project administrator and manager for numerous organisations.
He possess quite a number of skills within trades such as administration, carpentry, PC repairs, occupational health and safety, construction and the multimedia industries.He has served as a child safety ambassador under institutions like the department of social development and FIFA. His love for children has always been the driving force in his life and as a proud father of two kids and a husband.He can assure that every child will not only get a mentor that's on point with the program but one whose aim is always 200% and his willing to settle for 100%.
Marcus is a God fearing Christian and full serving member of the Anglican church in which he is also one of the congregants who is always willing to avail his time and be of service. He does believe in the verse that says "we should seek the kingdom of God first and all else shall be added unto us", just as HE has done by blessing us with a program so great that it even makes him as stronger as a FATHER.
Myen Govender - MENtor
My name is Myen Govender, I grew up in Durban and currently reside in Gauteng. I am currently employed by a global steel manufacturer where I specialise in maintenance and reliability. My interests are business and outdoor activities. I enjoy hiking, camping and fishing.
I am extremely passionate about South Africa. I have been tremendously blessed by God throughout my life and believe that it is my responsibility to be a blessing to those around me. I heard about The Character Company at church in 2019 and felt that this is something that I wanted to be involved with. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a MENtor and pray that I will be able to make a lasting positive impact my boys.
Thami Nthute - MENtor
My name is Thami Nthute, I was born and raised in Soweto. I work for the Character Company as an admin Intern and I love to cook therefore I do the catering for TCC's camps and events. I am very passionate in helping others and I am very energetic, dynamic and a caring individual.
I finished my high school in 2011 and proceeded to a computer school where I became a facilitator. I facilitated basic and advanced computing for 3 years. I mostly worked with kids that’s where my love for kids developed. I like playing soccer but of all the things I love doing , cooking is my favorite.
Kingsley Tloubatla- MENtor
Kingsley has worked most of his life in the Marketing Industry he possess quite a number of skills in the fields of Sales and Marketing, Information Technology and the Entertainment Industry, he has worked as Technical Support Consultant for the City of Johannesburg and also for a Pharmaceutical company. He then spent most of his work life as a Sales Rep and brand ambassador for Mobicel SA and Samsung but however, he is currently freelancing.
He was born and raised in the South of Johannesburg in Soweto. He is part of a family of five siblings, being the only son to his parents. Having an absent father was tough growing up, having to discover everything by himself, his identity and becoming a good man. He is a God fearing Christian and believes that having an intimate and consistent relationship with God should be a lifestyle for everyone.