Our Team.

Meet Our Leadership

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Maison Maphosa

Founder/Executive Director

Maison Pieterson is a renowned debate coach, the founder of the Royalty Pact Debate Academy, and the head coach and director of the National Team. Maison’s passion for debate and desire to develop young minds led him to establish the Royalty Pact Debate Academy, where he has trained numerous students who have gone on to achieve great success in the field of debate. Maison’s coaching skills are unparalleled, and his dedication to the National Team has seen them achieve numerous victories on the world stage. In fact, Maison coached the team that made history in Africa by winning 5 major tournaments around the world in the same year. His leadership and expertise have earned him the respect and admiration of the debate community, and his students have gone on to achieve great success in their personal and professional lives. Currently a resident in Australia, Maison remains committed to his passion for coaching and interacting with his debate students in Zimbabwe. He believes in the power of debate to transform lives and shape the future, and he is dedicated to providing his students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in any arena. With Maison as their coach, students at the Royalty Pact Debate Academy can be assured of receiving the very best in debate training, mentorship, and support.

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Thembani Khumalo

Chief Executive Officer

Thembani Khumalo is a passionate advocate for debate education and a highly respected figure in the debate community. As the CEO of the Royalty Pact Debating Academy, Thembani has dedicated his career to training and mentoring young people to become confident, articulate, and effective debaters.

Thembani’s long-standing commitment to debate education has earned him a reputation as one of the most engaging and effective coaches in the field. He has a unique ability to connect with his students and inspire them to achieve their full potential, both in and out of the debating arena.

In addition to his role as CEO, Thembani is also a senior coach of the National Team, where he has played an instrumental role in helping the team achieve numerous victories on the world stage. His expertise and coaching skills have been invaluable to the success of the team, and his dedication to his students is unwavering.

Thembani is known for his approachable and supportive coaching style, and he is always ready to offer guidance and assistance whenever it is needed. His commitment to his students goes beyond the debating arena and extends to their personal and professional lives. Through his coaching, Thembani has helped countless students develop the skills, confidence, and resilience they need to succeed in any field.

Overall, Thembani Khumalo is a true champion of debate education and a role model for aspiring debaters everywhere. His dedication, passion, and expertise have made him a valuable asset to the Royalty Pact Debating Academy and the National Team, and his impact on the debate community will be felt for years to come.

Mary Anne Nazome
Chief Administration Officer

Mary Anne Nazome is the Chief Administration Officer of the Royalty Pact Debating Academy, responsible for managing administrative tasks and ensuring effective communication between staff, students, and parents. With her attention to detail and organizational skills, she ensures that the academy runs smoothly and efficiently.

Methembe Mthimkhulu
Chief Operations Officer

Methembe Mthimkhulu is the Chief Operations Officer of the Royalty Pact Debating Academy, responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the academy. With his expertise in management and operations, he ensures that the academy runs smoothly and efficiently, allowing students to focus on their debating skills and personal growth.

Providence Nhongo
Head of Projects

Providence Nhongo, as the Head of Projects of the Royalty Pact Debating Academy, oversees the planning, execution, and monitoring of all projects within the academy. With her leadership skills and expertise in project management, she ensures that projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet the academy’s objectives.

Menzimuhle Ncube
Head of Debate

Menzimuhle Ncube is responsible for overseeing all aspects of debating at the Royalty Pact Debating Academy. With his expertise in debate, he ensures that the academy’s debating program is effective, engaging, and helps students develop critical thinking and communication skills

Nkosilathi Nkala
Public Relations Officer

As the Public Relations Officer at the Royalty Pact Debating Academy, Nkosilathi Nkala is responsible for managing the academy’s public image and building relationships with stakeholders. He uses his skills in communication and marketing to promote the academy’s programs and events to the wider community.

Zukisani Nameka
Assistant Coach

As an Assistant Coach at the Royalty Pact Debating Academy, Zukisani Nameka provides guidance and support to debaters, helping them to develop their critical thinking and public speaking skills. With his expertise in debate strategy and analysis, Zukisani plays an integral role in preparing debaters for competitions and tournaments.