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Executive Committee of UAZA

elected August 2021

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Olesya Loubser

President

believes in uniting Ukrainians and sharing our beautiful Ukrainian culture with others, as well as building new bridges. She has degrees in languages and law, obtained in Ukraine. Olesya has business experience in Ukraine, as well as in South Africa. She has resided in South Africa since 2002.

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Svitlana Sheremet

Vice-President of cultural projects

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Zoia Dei

Vice-president of educational and humanitarian projects

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Ganna Ovrakhova

Treasurer

Ukrainian girl with volunteering experience as an educator at ECD in South Africa and a self-driven person with «I can do it» attitude!
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Yuliia Spanenberg

Secretary

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Kateryna Aloshyna

Representative in Gauteng

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Tatiana Hurn

Identity Design

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Marina Theron

Project manager

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Vita Valkina

Representative in KZN

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Daria Clayton

Representative in Eastern Cape

HONORARY PRESIDENT

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Dzvinka Kachur

is passionate about promoting Ukrainian culture, uniting Ukrainians, and building strong, resilient communities. She comes from a family of activists and grew up being part of the Independence movement in Ukraine. She holds MSc Degrees from the University of Oxford and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She has resided in South Africa since 2011 and works in social development supporting NPO sector in South Africa to do monitoring and evaluation better.

SUB-COMMITTEES

Ukrainian School, Language and Education Projects

​The committee is overseeing Ukrainian School and works toward promoting Ukrainian language and specifically Ukrainian language classes in South Africa. Supports educational exchanges between Ukraine and South Africa, promotes opportunities for education in Ukraine.

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Svitlana Sheremet & Zoia Dei

Chair

Ukrainian culture projects, Ukrainian Days in SA

​The committee plans and promotes Ukrainian culture events, supports Ukrainian and South African cultural cooperation, visits of artists from Ukraine to South Africa and vice versa. It is also oversees the Ukrainian Days in South Africa event.

Antonina Darienko & Alex Kibalenko

Chair

Organization Development

​The committee focuses on reaching Ukrainians in South Africa and promoting UAZA to them. It is also aims to support development of UAZA presence in all provinces of South Africa. The committee collects and disseminates information about different professions that Ukrainians are involved in South Africa.  It is also collecting information about legal and socio-economic matters to support Ukrainians living in South Africa in their everyday life.

Inna Panchuk

Chair

Ukraine-South Africa Economic Cooperation

​The committee focuses on promotion of economic cooperation and trade between Ukraine and South Africa. It promotes awareness of economy of Ukraine and potential of economic cooperation. The committee also supports promoting UAZA members’ enterprises in South Africa and abroad.

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Olesya Matviyas

Chair

Information

​The committee promotes information about Ukraine among South Africans via cooperation with media and other information dissemination platforms. The committee also prepares and promotes information about UAZA, its activities and objectives and prepares marketing materials about the organisation.

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Suzi Davey

Chair

Humanitarian Projects

​The committee is working on identifying and supporting charity projects in Ukraine and South Africa. It is organizes charity events to support vulnerable groups in Ukraine.

​At least one member of Executive Committee needs to be part of subcommittee (p. 7.4.15 of the Constitution).

Executive team