Based in the city of Durban and the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra is a Not-For-Profit Company and Public Benefit Organisation, widely regarded as one of Africa’s premier orchestras. Consisting of full-time professional musicians who come from more than 12 countries, the Orchestra has, over the past 4 decades, earned a reputation for excellence and innovation amongst South African orchestras. A strong vision of high artistic values combined with a comprehensive education and community upliftment programme positions the KZN Philharmonic as one of the leading arts organisations in the country. The Orchestra is funded by multiple levels of government and also receives support from the private sector, foundations, and individual donors.
The Board & management
The Orchestra’s board is led by Mr Saki Macozoma and is comprised of experienced and highly regarded business and community leaders, with a diverse range of skills, which are brought to the fore with integrity and world-class insight.
As pictured above, Front: Ms Nandi Mandela, Mr Saki Macozoma (Chairman), Dr Devi Rajab
Back: Mr Malcolm Segal, Ms Kirsten Sayers, Judge President Vuka Tshabalala, Mr JB Magwaza, Nonkululeko Nyembezi, Mr Bongani Tembe (CE & AD), Mr John Barton, Mr Sipho Nkosi. Insert: Dr Dirk Pretorius
The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic board is led by business luminary, Mr Saki Macozoma; one of South Africa’s most prominent leaders in civil society.
The KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic is managed by Bongani Tembe; a Juilliard School graduate, who joined the Orchestra in 1994 at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy.
Marketing & Sales Manager: Reena Makan
Office Manager & Executive Assistant: Hlengiwe Buthelezi
Artistic Administrator & Librarian: Sizekile Shuba
Accountant: Hayley Munro