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Minnie Hildebrand

Minnie Hildebrand works as an independent consultant from her offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has focused the past two decades of her life on water and sanitation issues, with specific attention to financial options for rural water and sanitation provision (including innovative savings schemes for poor, rural families), integrated schools water and sanitation program, service provision to urban slum households through the application of innovative solutions, and exploring the inclusion of the private sector in water and sanitation provision (PPP).

Minnie has worked in most areas of the water and sanitation sectors, including three years as a member of the executive committee of a national South African water utility, as the SA coordinator of the WASH campaign for the Water and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) during the Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development and five years as water and sanitation policy analysis for an international NGO.

She has published widely, commercially and commissioned, on water and sanitation issues as well as macro economic issues in southern Africa. Her one book was short-listed for the Alan Paton Prize for non fiction. She is regularly asked to present papers at international conferences and symposia.

Minnie holds a post graduate degree from the University of South Africa in Development Administration and Foreign Aid and her dissertation was entitled "A Post-Apartheid Economic System".

Minnie is a Founding Member of the Foundation and works as Director for Africa as a volunteer on a part-time basis from offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Minnie is an Executive Director and Trustee for both the USA and SA Registered charities.


Johan Kriek

Johan is a member of an elite group of tennis professionals who have multiple Grand Slam singles titles, inter alia the two-time winner of the Australian Open. Together with his doubles partner Kevin Curren, he has won Wimbledon's Gentlemen's Doubles Competition four times.

Johan was ranked as high as seventh in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and was in the Top 10 in the 1980s. He has wins over many top players - Connors, Borg, Vilas, Noah, Agassi, Chang, Stan Smith, Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Pat Cash, Mats Wilander, Stefan Edberg and others.

Johan was born in South Africa. When he was 17 he moved to Austria for more training and joined the worldwide professional tennis tour in 1978.

Johan founded Sports Masters International Inc. a Naples-based sports-oriented corporate entertainment and event marketing company. Johan is the Sports Ambassador for WCI Communities Inc, one of Florida's largest community developers.

Johan is a Founding Member of the Foundation and works as its International Director on a volunteer and part-time basis from his offices in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Johan is an Executive Director for both the USA and SA Registered charities.