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Our Staff

The people who make Save the Children South Africa what it is.

Our staff are fundamental to realising the vision of our founder, Eglantyne Jebb, that humanity gives children “the best it has to give”. 

We pride ourselves on being a valuesdriven organisation: we test our strategic decisions against our values – including their potential to deliver real change for children. This guides all our staff in how they carry out their work.

Globally, Save the Children’s workforce is made up of around 24,000 staff working in more than 120 countries, of which just over 16,000 are employed by Save the Children International (SCI), with around 8,000 staff employed by the 29 members of Save the Children. In South Africa, we have a staff complement across five locations in South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Polokwane, KwaZulu-Natal and QwaQwa.

We aimed to improve our impact and so directed more human resources to our specific thematic areas. As always, we worked towards achieving a balanced workforce in terms of race and gender and believe we will meet our longtern human resources objectives. As we approach our centenary year in 2019, our ambitions to deliver change for children are higher than ever.

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Meet Gugu Xaba, the CEO of Save the Children South Africa

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