Hello UMnyama


Umnyama – meaning “rainbow” in isiXhosa – is a non-profit organisation based in the Western Cape, South Africa. Our core objective is to promote and raise awareness of (human) rights among vulnerable communities and organisations that work with these communities. We have been operational since 1999 and are registered with the Department of Social Development (012-593 NPO).


Umnyama Team

The Umnyama team is multi-cultural, multi-linguistic and multi-skilled. Advocate Wilfred Moses relies on a sound legal background, a long track record in conducting workshops, and a lighthearted, uplifting personality to make our workshops interesting and accessible to all Afrikaans and English speakers. Nomzamo Julayi makes sure that Xhosa-speaking communities get equal access to everything we do, and can fall back onto the expertise she has gained from auditing a great number of senior clubs all over the province. Ilse Seynhaeve, Master in Laws and certified mediator and arbitrator, manages the logistics, finances and administration of Umnyama with impeccable precision and reliability, while Jeroen Seynhaeve, with an education in law, design and philosophy, is our communication expert – responsible for textual, visual and digital communication.



Umnyama Management

Umnyama is managed by (Chairperson) Wilfred Moses, (Treasurer) Mina Swarts, (Coordinator) Ilse De Vlieger-Seynhaeve and members Sylvia Mahlekwa, Minnie Petersen, Jeroen Seynhaeve and Barry Phillips