KYB Kago Ya Bana - Let's make ECD happen



See the KYB ECD ecosystem solution

KYB builds partnerships between provincial government, municipality, communities and other social partners to increase ECD service delivery through an effective and integrated local system of child care and support. We also influence policy and programmatic interventions aimed at improving ECD provisioning and child outcomes on a sustainable basis.



KYB Head
Nobayeni has held senior Change Leadership and Facilitation roles throughout her impressive career in public private partnerships. At KYB she is dedicated to systems change and innovation in scaling ECD by enabling municipal compliance, registration to funding and scaling delivery platforms in partnership with municipalities, provinces and other social partners. Nobayeni has more than a decade’s experience in the non-profit and philanthropy sector, plus has served in the public service in various positions: as National Director for Nutrition at the DoH; Chief Director for Social Cluster in the Presidency; Health Attaché for SA’s Permanent Mission to UN in Geneva, USA and Canada; and COO at the DoH for over 18 years.


Project Lead
Naomi is an experienced Programme Manager with profound experience in the ECD sector. She leads the implementation and roll-out of KYB ECD programmes in Sedibeng District Municipality and City of Johannesburg as a SmartStart Franchisor. Her skills in business processes, government engagement, requirements analysis and leadership made her a crucial part of the change management team that piloted the ECD Hub and Spoke model to increase access to ECD services for children from low income communities, and scaling the Non-centre based ECD model. She holds a B.Bus Admin focused on Financial and Business Management, and has over 14 years experience as a Business Banker.


Ntjantja Ned

Ntjantja Ned is the CEO of responsible for the ECD portfolio within the Hollard Foundation Trust and has been committed to enabling public private partnerhsips to deliver early childhood development delivery and system change. Prior to this, has worked as a Development Consultant focusing on women and children in local government, served as a Director at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, as well as Head of the Social Policy Unit at UNICEF: DDG Social Development National Department and Head of Department: Social Welfare in the Free State province.

Tandi Nzimande

Tandi has extensive executive experience, previous CFO of WDB, Senior Associate at Deutsche Bank as well as owned and managed her own business. Her directorships include FirstRand Limited, Maemo Motors and Masana Petroleum Solutions where she also chairs the audit and risk committee. Tandi completed her BCom degree at the University of Cape Town, and received her B.Compt from UNISA whilst doing her articles at KPMG, where she qualified as a chartered accountant on completion of her articles.

Nicola Galombik

Nicola is Executive Director at Yellowwoods Holdings and Chief Executive for Yellowwoods Inclusive Growth Catalyst. In the latter role, she leads public, private and social innovations and incubates social enterprises to drive large scale positive change. Prior to her work at Yellowwoods, she established and was Managing Director of Converse, a management consulting business focused on large-scale organisational change and leadership consulting.

Hollard Trust

KYB is a Hollard Trust Foundation programme

KYB Let's make ECD happen

For more information, contact Nobayeni Dladla
or call 011.351.1551