Our team

Deon Snyders

Executive Director

Deon started at Outward bound as an instructor in the early 2000’s. Exploring and adventuring in the Outdoors is his second nature. Outward Bound has taken him on adventures all over South Africa and he has also travelled to various other OB schools across the globe.

He is currently the Executive Director for Outward Bound South Africa. He has practical experience in all operational aspects of an Outward Bound school. He is highly qualified in health and safety and has achieved all relevant competencies. He effectively manages all operations, training and staff at Outward Bound South Africa.

Obtained all basic level of competencies to be an Outward bound instructor; Qualified Train the trainer first aid responder; Ex International programme reviewer; Completed a Coach sailing course; Member of the National Sea Rescue Institute; Completed a course in handling Dangerous Snakes; Qualified Level 3 Adventure Recreation Association instructor; Qualified Level 4 rock climbing and Abseiling train the trainer. Certified in Hilti chemical bolt placing.

Belinda Rumbelow

Clients Manager

Belinda comes from a hospitality background with over 13years of client services and management experience. She joined Outward Bound South Africa in 2022.

Belinda is currently the clients and services manager for Outward Bound South Africa and she is bringing all her acquired skills from managing resorts to assist with our cause.

She is passionate about making a difference, whether it is something small to make life easier for the people around her or something bigger like creating the environment where people can undergo transformational personal change and become better versions of themselves.

Dalit Shekel

Fundraising and Partnerships

Dalit is a brand strategist that has chosen to use her powers for good. After spending more than a decade working for corporate, she now only serves brands that have a meaningful impact on the world.

She has lived and worked in South Africa and abroad, working for multi billion rand companies and operating in various industries such as pharmaceuticals, advertising, social enterprises and NGO’s.

Dalit’s academic qualifications include both an honours in Strategic Brand Management a degree in Psychology.

Her passion is building brands ‘for good’, transforming big ideas into reality and uses creativity to make the work a better place.
She began her journey as fundraising and partnerships for Outward Bound South Africa in 2021 and is honoured to be part of the organisation, impacting our youth through experiential learning interventions.

Nthabiseng Mohapi

Programmes Manager

Nthabiseng Mohapi is the Programme Manager at Outward Bound South Africa (OBSA). She started as a participant in 1997 and then began working for OBSA in 2000.

Over the last 20years Nthabiseng has gained experience working as and instructor and course coordinator. This skill set and knowledge helps her creates tailor made programmes that suit our clients and their desired outcomes. She also ensures that the instructors and their groups are well managed during the courses. Nthabiseng's bubbly personality makes her very memorable and she is well loved by our regular clients.

She fell in love with the outdoors from her first experience as a participant. She has a passion for teaching and she loves working with groups and meeting new people, but above all else, seeing the impact OB has on individuals.

Nicolette Solomons

Catering Manager

Nicky has been with OBSA since 2004 and she is like the mother of our team. She makes sure that everyone has something to eat while they are on course and her friendly personality makes you feel like you are home.

As the Catering Manager she plans out all the meals and rations and ensures that there is enough for everyone to eat while they are out on a journey course and when then come back to home base they can expect a warm home cooked meal made with love.

Sicelo Manxola

Chief instructor

Sicelo has been part of the OBSA team since November 2018.

He is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys nature and learning new skills. He believes that OBSA tests his own coping skills and teaches him to understand himself and others.

Musa Ginyizembe

Chief Instructor

Musa has been part of the OBSA family since 2011 and it was not long after that when he was selected to go and work as an instructor for Outward Bound Hong Kong for 4 years.

This extensive experience makes Musa a highly qualified Chief instructor with knowledge of our international safety standards and procedures. He also takes the lead in ensuring that all safety checks on our equipment is conducted on a monthly basis.

Zanele Dlamini

Chief Instructor

Zanele (Zanza) has been working at Outward Bound from 2010.

In 2008 she joined a course as a participant in Harrismith and she was inspired by the course and the instructors which made her want to become and Outward Bound Instructor.

Zanele is currently a Chief instructor and she also assist with logistical planning of our courses.

Archie Moikangwa

Chief Instructor

Archie joined the Outward Bound South Africa family in the year 2000. He completed his 2 year training programme and became an instructor. His qualifications as an instructor gave him the opportunity to instruct at Outward Bound New Zealand.

He believes that working with the youth is his passion and calling.

Billa Legae

Senior instructor

Billa is one of our more junior instructors although he has completed his 2 year instructor course as well as additional training to become a senior instructor.

He is living out his dream of working in the outdoors and he has a passion for working with kids.

Billa is always seen dancing or singing making him one of the favorites amongst the participants. He enjoys making children happy while teaching them valuable outdoor skills.