Governance

The James 1:27 Trust is registered as a Trust in terms of the Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988. The Trust is a registered Public Benefit and Not for Profit Organisation working in the children at risk sector.

Our Values

Christ-Centred
We have faith that God is at work in us and in the world, transforming, redeeming and reconciling all things in love.
Relational
We strive for a just society which values and respects everyone’s contribution to our common humanity.
Creativity
Our creativity brings innovation to our work, enables us to see the world in new ways, and finds expression in our enjoyment of what we do.
Integrity
Integrity is the foundation on which we build. We choose to be authentic, consistent and trustworthy in all our dealings.
Commitment
We have a responsibility to create the world we want to live in, regardless of the difficulties and sacrifice involved.
Care
We believe that no one should be left behind, and strive for the fulfilment of everyone’s individual potential.

Trustees

Robert Botha - Founder

Robert Botha founded the James 1:27 Trust in October 2004. He has been a career diplomat with 18 years' experience in international relations. Robert has served as a diplomat to Mauritius and France, and has worked in both bilateral and multilateral relations. He has served as a diplomatic trainer at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation’s Diplomatic Academy. Robert’s undergraduate studies include a B.Comm at Rhodes University and a Master of Arts in the subject Social Behaviour Studies in HIV and AIDS at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He has completed courses in Conflict Resolution with the Centre for Conflict Resolution and an Advanced Training Programme in Multilateral Negotiations and Conference Diplomacy with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Robert has completed various professional courses through the Gordon Institute for Business Studies (GIBS), including a Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Programme. Robert is committed to social justice through the development of an integrated approach to promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and enterprise development.

Tracy Bolton - Chairperson

Tracy Bolton has been active in the IT Industry for the last 20 years in a variety of roles covering sales, marketing and business development across all 54 countries in Africa. She has worked at 2 of the largest OEM vendors, starting with Microsoft and she is currently with SAP. Together with an extended team, Tracy works with the partner eco system and customers to transform their business to run simply and enjoy a more profitable bottom line on a daily basis. Tracy is passionate about making a difference in this world by helping the vulnerable and the environment.

Neil Goosen - Treasurer, Vice Chairperson

Neil Goosen matriculated at Pretoria Boys High School. After completing his articles at Deloitte and studies through UNISA he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Neil consults to numerous entities and will be using this experience and the experience gained as the CFO of Iliad Africa Limited to provide sound financial reporting and financial controls as the treasurer and as a trustee to the James 127 Trust.

Jan Radley

Jan Radley graduated from High School in Pretoria. He completed a BBA in Economics and Business Management at UNISA, after which he obtained a BTh (Hons) in Theological Ethics at the same university. He has served as a pastor since 2003, both in Pretoria and in the rural Eastern Cape. He had observer status on the James1:27 Board of Trustees from 2004 to 2006. He became a full board member in 2015 after his return from the Eastern Cape, where he was also actively involved in NPOs, including an orphanage.

Dr. Enid Bunki Pitsoane

Dr Enid Bunki Pitsoane started her schooling in a rural area around Warmbaths where she matriculated at Sekitla High School. She obtained her BA degree in Psychology at North West University, B.Ed Honours at Potchefstroom University, Endorsement Honours in Guidance and Counselling at Unisa, Masters in Guidance and Counselling at Unisa, and Doctorate in Psychology of Education Unisa. She worked as a teacher in different schools from 1997 till 2003 and has been working in her private practice as a psychologist from 2005 to date. She works as a student counsellor at Unisa, where she also supervises masters students. She won a Unisa Women of the Year award in 2015 in the category of Community Engagement. Her passion lies in working with disadvantaged communities, which led her to found a Community Engagement project in Bapsfontein near Daveyton.
Support the Development of the Trust

The James 1:27 Trust partners with organisations who care for children, giving them access to a model for delivering care, a data management system that supports care, and a social market for fundraising and sponsor relationship management. Your sponsorship helps us build our systems to serve them better.