Board Members

Board Members

Ann Pretorious

Alongside her husband Peter Pretorius, Ann co-founded Jesus Alive Ministries in 1983. After more than three decades of tent, open-air and now rural gospel outreaches, more than 12 million people have registered the decision to receive Jesus.

In 1984, after witnessing thousands of Mozambicans, mostly infants and young children, dying from starvation, they founded JAM International.

Affectionately known by many as “Mama JAM”, due to her passion for the people of Africa, Ann is a highly motivated, compassionate and emotional woman, passionate for the cause.

Amongst other gifting’s, Ann has great talents in administration and marketing, and her dedicated contributions in these areas have brought JAM to where it is today – serving more than 1.2 billion meals to its beneficiaries over more than three decades.

Angie is the COO of Joint Aid Management International and also sits on the Boards of JAM SA and JAM Water. In her role as COO, Angie is responsible for all of JAM’s Operational functions, including HR, Finance and Programmes, not only at HQ but within the Regional Offices as well.

She has over twenty-five years of experience in developing financial, administrative and human resource systems, government and community relations in Africa, including International non-profit interests. She has over the years created and managed financial and Operations divisions responsible for the Financial/Operational oversight of all privately and donor funded international programmes.

Prior to joining JAM in December 2006, Angie worked for World Vision International in various countries and positions. One of the positions she held was that of Regional Finance and Administrative Manager of C-SAFE (Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency), which was a multi-country, multi-NGO initiative with a budget of $500 million dollars responding to the food security emergency in Southern Africa.

Basetsana Kumalo

Basetsana Kumalo has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of South Africa. majored in Politics and Communications. Currently studying towards her Honours Degree in International Relations

A Diploma in Executive Education on Global Leadership from Harvard University
She participated in the “Leadership and Decision Making in the 21st Century program at Yale University
A Diploma in Marketing from Damelin.

A Director of Uzalile Investments: a woman-owned and listed coal mining company. A Director at Travel with Flair: a Travel Management Company. She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at Tawana Resources, a diamond mining company.

She is the Executive Chairperson of Tswelopele Productions, a television production company, which produces Top Billing, Pasella, amongst other television shows. A co-founder of Connect TV, which produces 10 television shows for Multichoice/Mnet/Mzansi Magic. She is the Chairperson of PHAB Property Holdings,
Basetsana sits on various Boards, namely:

  • The Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development: Director
  • Unipalm Holdings: Director.
  • Recently appointed as a Board Member of JAM.

Basetsana is the former President of the Business Women’s Association of South Africa.
She is the Spokesperson for Pampers UNICEF Tetanus campaign. Brand Ambassador for numerous South African Corporates and blue chip companies.
Listed as one of the Top Personal Brands, Sunday Times Top Brands Survey (2008). In 2011 she was honoured as a Young Global Leader: World Economic Forum, an accolade that is bestowed upon you by Her Majesty, Queen Rania of Jordan. A Philanthropist, together with her husband they have established the Romeo and Basetsana Kumalo Family Foundation, which focuses on the development of child headed household, and children who have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Paul Appalsamy has extensive project management and logistic skills having undertaken these roles on various projects, which have been of significant value to the entities he worked for. Under his leadership the upgrade of the Ellis Park Stadium in preparation for the Fifa World Cup 2010 took place and he played a key coordinating role in the Inner City Precinct Development.

The 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup, the site location for Invictus, the British Irish Lions Tour, the Fifa World Cup 2010, the 2011 Currie Cup Final, and several other international and local events were successfully delivered within the Ellis Park World of Sport venues during his tenure.

His key attribute lies in his people skills and the strong endearment he creates in a team driven environment. He has the ability to lead, coordinate and manage multi-stakeholder expectations within multi-sector environments for key outcomes and expectations.

Paul has a diverse, multi-sectoral work background with extensive engagement experience at various organisational levels and within simple and complex stakeholder environments.