Gender DynamiX is excited to announce the appointment of Sibusiso Kheswa as the new Executive Director. Sibusiso has been working for Gender DynamiX for the past two years as the Advocacy Coordinator. Sibusiso’s vision for the future of the organization is built from his in-depth knowledge of Gender DynamiX past and present. Part of the interview process involved a power point presentation to the GDX team on a visualised future for GDX. S’bu’s presentation focused on developing new social justice partnerships and working to strengthen connections within the community with the goal of making transgender, transsexual and gender nonconforming realities a part of the greater conversation about human rights. His dedication to and history with Gender DynamiX, along with his vision for the future, made him the ideal candidate with which to transition into this new period of leadership.
Speaking on Sibusiso’s appointment, Interview Committee member Joshua Sehoole said, “Firstly we wish to take this opportunity to thank Liesl for her invaluable contribution to the establishment of Gender DynamiX as a globally significant organisation for trans* people in Africa. The level she was able to bring the organisation to is testament to her strong leadership and dedication. We’d also like to congratulate Sibusiso on his new appointment. As a person who was already an integral part of the GDX family, we know that S’bu shares the same commitment to the organisation, the same passion, and we’re confident in his ability to not only maintain our momentum, but to take GDX to new heights. There’s a new energy in the air, a new vibe; we’re all looking forward to the future.”
The leadership change will include a two month hand-over process as current Executive Director Liesl Theron prepares for her departure. Be on the lookout for new announcements and updates in this exciting time of transition for Gender DynamiX.
We hope to see you at any and all Gender DynamiX events and as always, appreciate your support as we move forward into a bright future.