The gallant dragnet fishers in Fish Hoek – saving swimmers from shark attacks many times
The gallant dragnet fishers in Fish Hoek – saving swimmers from shark attacks many times


Kabul to Cape Town


This is a very exciting new project, which focuses on academic advancement for Afghan Women. As a South African member of the Independent Afghan Women Association – IAWA e.V. I facilitate this initiative; with growing support from friends locally and globally. Check it out here: iawa-online.org

Below are shown images from the project launch celebration with friends and supporters of the Kabul to Cape Town IAWA initiative in Cape Town


Kabul to Cape Town Project

Laila Noor, Co-founder and Chairwoman of Independent Afghan Women Association – IAWA e.V., Professor Pumla Gobodo – Madikizela, Siddique Noor, Transformation Consultant Afghanistan

Kabul to Cape Town Project

Professor Evance Kalula, Professor of Law and Director International Academic Program Office – IAPO – UCT with Mathokoza Nhlapo, Sithabe African Crafts

Kabul to Cape Town Project

School Opening August 15

Kabul to Cape Town Project

Professor Thandabantu Nhlapo, Deputy Vice Chancellor UCT Emeritus, Laila Noor, chairwoman IAWA e.V.

Kabul to Cape Town Project

Provisional tent-schools for children in Afghanistan

Kabul to Cape Town Project

Young Afghan women students

Kabul to Cape Town Project

Associate Professor Elelwani Ramugondo, Occupational Medicine, UCT and Frank Kronenberg, Occupational Therapy Specialist and global lecturer and PhD candidate, UCT

Entrepreneurship Development


For many years, since 2002 I was involved with management of NALA – Partners for Entrepreneurship to support potential and existing South African women entrepreneurs with business planning and start - up.

This is a very exciting new project, which focuses on academic advancement for Afghan Women. As a South African member of the Independent Afghan Women Association – IAWA e.V. I facilitate this initiative; with growing support from friends locally and globally. Check it out here: iawa-online.org

Below are shown images from the project launch celebration with friends and supporters of the Kabul to Cape Town IAWA initiative in Cape Town

Visit Nala Partners for more on Elke's past work.

Entrepreneurship Development

Julia Willand, Sisters of Africa

Entrepreneurship Development

Hazel Jacobs, NALA founding member and trustee

Entrepreneurship Development

Mathokoza Nhlapo

Empowerment through Education


Projects include youth group mentoring; workshops on diversity team building; supporting young women to reach graduate university degrees. Interns, volunteers and work-study participants and donors kept us going.


Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education

Empowerment through Education