Our Team

David Loebenstein

David is the founder and owner of Promo Connection; a company that specialises in the global supply of branded merchandise. He has 20 years of experience in the marketing sector with a focus on providing a tailor-made and cutting edge offering to his clients. His diverse portfolio of companies also includes Promo World; a boutique BBE venture that majors in merchandise supply. Brand Hailer is his latest offering with a focus on Innovative Technology.

He has varied experience in education both as a teacher at The Grove Primary and as a School Governing Body Chair at Kirstenhof Primary. It is this love of education that led to the founding of FLOW (Faith. Love. Opportunity. Wisdom.) This is an extension of David’s passion for education as the purpose of FLOW is to develop and support ECD Centres in under-resourced communities.

Sunbeam ECDC in Westlake is a culmination of David’s drive, tenacity and philanthropic use of his corporate networks to realise the vision of providing quality education in disadvantaged communities.

David has a Higher Diploma in Education and a Marketing and Sales Diploma

Jane Eleanor Worthington-fitnum

After graduating from Rhodes with a B Journ degree, Jane joined the SA Navy. She left with the rank of Lieutenant to take up a position in public relations, working for Owen Wiggens Trust and subsequently for Old Mutual.

After several years of consulting while raising her three sons, Jane joined HWB Communications, where she became acquainted with the NGO sector. She was Ops Manager at New World Foundation in Lavender Hill for five years, and spent five years with Philani Maternal, Child, Health and Nutrition Project based in Khayelitsha as the Educare Coordinator.

Here she saw first-hand the importance of early childhood development and teachers on the future prosperity of the whole community.

Martin Joseph Commerford

I am an architect and have previously worked for commercial and retail clients.

I have a long-standing interest in working across different design fields and learn from working in collaboration with other designers.

I now practice independently, focusing on residential architecture, and investigating compact economical housing built using environmentally conscious alternative technology.

Creativity, design and collaboration are tools which I believe can be used to unlock many of the challenges which face our country.

I believe that, as members of the Flow Foundation together with the Westlake community, we can pool our various skills and contribute towards the critical provision of ECD facilities.

Magdel Hougaard

Magdel is a Professional Accountant who has fulfilled various accounting roles since 2000 in various industries in SA and abroad.

She obtained her BCom degree through UNISA and rounded off her qualification and experience by writing the accreditation exam through the South African Institute for Professional Accountants in 2014.

Magdel then started an accounting and tax firm, MHAS in 2014, as she became aware of the need for SME’s (Small to mediums sized enterprises) to receive affordable quality advice.

Magdel grew up at Pollsmoor prison as the child of a warden and lived in the vicinity her whole life. She currently resides in Kirstenhof and together with her husband and kids are very involved in the Kirstenhof community. Upon dealing with the Flow Foundation as an accountant she was reminded of the needs of the community on her doorstep, in particular the children and their early childhood development needs, something that is very close to her heart.

At this point it was only natural that she joined the team in a consulting capacity.

Busi Maho

Busi works for UCT as a Training & Testing Manager for the WCED Systemic Project. She has worked for the DG Murray Trust, in which she acted as an Education consultant on the Collaboration Schools project, and the Day Zero Risk Assessment, in which she served as the Project Coordinator. She has 25 years of experience in the Education sector, both in the state as a teacher and in the private sector as a consultant on a wide range of education projects.

She is an SGB Strategist with the Bertha Centre’s Schools Inclusive Governance Network (SIGN) to support the development of democratic, accountable and inclusive school governance and leadership. Mrs. Maho also served on the SGB of The Grove Primary School for 10 years, 3 of which as the SGB Chair from 2015-2018 and presently she is the SGB Chair at Claremont High School.

She has also co-authored three educational publications, the Platinum Series: English Home Language Gr 5; the Platinum Series: English Home Language Gr6; as well as the Smart Kids: Grade 4 Study Skills textbooks.