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Mampe Ntsedi

19 September 1967 - 30 October 2020

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Mampe Maleshwane Patricia Ntsedi is the 1st daughter of the late David and Mmaletebele Ntsedi, she was a creative artist, a Field worker at the Market Theatre Laboratory, Social and children’s rights activist with a passion and love for the youth and women development in South Africa.
Over the years, her love and commitment for the protection of children was further cemented and witnessed by many around the country in her position as the Programme Manager for Child Safety Protection at the Nelson Mandela Children’s fund.

She is survived by her Mother, Son, Siblings, Cousins, Nephews and Nieces

Robala ka kgotso Mofokeng, Motho oa Morafefoa phole, oa mantoana finyela


Anna Difo

My beloved sister Mampe , New Jerusalem Children’s Home will dearly missed you. May your selfless service and your unconditional love for children and youth, open the doors of heaven for you. May your soul rest in peace,

November 4, 2020

Mother of all, we pray to you for mampe Ntsedi and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Patricia Lerato Tsebe

November 5, 2020
Tshimangadzo Joyce Xakaza

I am saddened to learn of Mampe death. She will always invite me to Nelson Mandela Childrens fund to speak on issues challenging the children. The partnership we shared with the Fund and NPA -Thuthuzela Care Center’s was through her engagement and her initiative. She loved children and she played that role very well. To her child and family, I am sorry for your loss, we are going to miss her too. I hope you feel surrounded by much love, my condolences.

November 5, 2020
Adern Nkandela

Sincere and heart felt condolences. Our partnership as workmates at the Fund and all collaborations build bonds beyond imagination. We extended compassion for children and indeed other communities living at the margins of society to many places within and outside South Africa. It was shocking to learning of this sad news. MHSRIP

November 5, 2020
Moledi Thosago

Kalana e wele

Of all the life lessons you’ve passed down on me, learning to live knowing that you are no more was not one of them. It is also for those lessons that today I know that there is healing in accepting what God had in store. Thank you for the contributions you’ve made in building the man I’ve become today. Most importantly, thank you for the selfless love you’ve shared.

Robala ka kgotso Ausi Mampe

November 5, 2020
Konehali Gugushe

I had known Mampe for a short time after I joined NMCF in 2020, but even in that short period, it was very apparent how passionate she was about the development of young people, how dedicated she was to the work of NMCF, and how instrumental she had been in the development of some of the programmes that we have.

Sending my deepest condolences to Mampe’s family, this is a loss that we share deeply with them. I wish them strength during this difficult time and may God’s love and comfort be with them at all times. May Mampe’s soul rest in eternal peace.

November 5, 2020
Lebo and That’s Mooki

Robala ka kgotse mme. It was an honour to know and learn from you.
From the Twins as you used to call us.

November 5, 2020
Dr Malineo Matsela

My sister Mampe
Assignments that we had planned together , I shall carry forward in your beautiful memory.

November 12, 2020

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Memorial service

Date: Wednesday, 11 November
Place: Nelson Mandela Children's Fund Offices, 21 Eastwold Way &, Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, 2196
Time: 15h00 to 17h00
RSVP: communications@nmcf.co.za


Funeral details:

Date: Thursday, 5 November 2020

Place:  St Francis Catholic Church, 43 Cavendish Road, Yeoville, Johannesburg.

Click here for directions

Time: 09h00 – 10h00

Tribute to Mampe Maleshwane Patricia Ntsedi

MC: Sello Motloung

Hymn (Song)

Opening Prayer: Church Rep?

Mandela Children Fund Rep (Colleague): Tshidi Kwela

Song (Hymn)

Group Project Representative from Youth/kids: Musa

Ntsedi Family Representative: Letebele Ntsedi (brother)

Friends Representative: Motlalepula Makhate?

Reading of condolences Messages: Siblings, Nieces and Nephews

Hymn (Song)

Message from Son Thato Ntsedi read by Thebane

Obituary read by Kholiwe

Hymn (Song)

Church Service (Father)

Psalms 62:1 “My soul finds rest in the God alone, may salvation come from him.”

Psalms 147:3” He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs to Ntsedi family, Friends and Colleagues

"I have known Mampe Ntsedi for a number of years in different engagements with the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. a straight talker but full of love for improving the quality of lives of all vulnerable groups in the society, Mampe had a passion for the work she was appointed to do at the NMCF and has had a warm heart to accommodate all of us as implementing partners and she offered technical support when it comes to making us understand the importance of reporting and accounting for funds received for a particular Project. She would always encourage us as the Civil Society Organizations to document our work so that when we submit a report, people could see the beautiful work we are doing as partners, I remember when she took over on the SeViSSA programme, she made lot of efforts for us to better understand the programme and as a result of her intervention most of us, in fact let me say as KHULA we appreciated her involvement as it opened our minds and we understood the Project. She would talk in a very professional manner even if we have something that we did not understand but Ms. Ntsedi would NEVER shout at us but would rather sit down and explain what is it that we supposed to do, along with her colleagues (Shadi; Eunice; Bontle; Charity; Vincent; Phumla and former colleagues Vuyani & Victor) she invested lot of knowledge and wisdom in us as this Organisation. it is not easy to accept her departure but we are trying to understand that she is no more: PHILIPPIANS 1 VERSE 21: FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS GAIN Rest in Peace Mampe, you will always be remembered by all of us in this office: "


"I will always remember Mampe as she was a part of some of the fondest and dearest memories I have, especially in the early days of the Children’s Fund when our Founder, Mr Nelson Mandela was still integrally involved with raising funds for the Fund. Mampe, a colleague from the United Kingdom – Kathi Scott, and I, joined then CEO of the Fund, Bongi Mkhabela, and travelled to Barcelona Spain where we accompanied Mr Mandela at a fundraising event hosted by Naomi Campbell and Bono. I recall us working tirelessly to the extent we forgot to eat, and when we eventually got back to the hotel, Kathi, Mampe and I ordered room service – pancakes at 2am in the morning! Or when the late Achmat Dangor, then CEO of the Fund, walked into the office smiling from ear to ear having just come from a film shoot being produced by legendary film producer, Spike Lee on the work of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund; Achmat relayed the events of the day and how Mampe singlehandedly took control of Spike’s film shoot and very quicky and efficiently managed to get hundreds of children to toe the line for an aerial shot! Mampe was passionate about her work and a genuine community leader interested in children and young people and their wellbeing. She made donor visits easy and a pleasure because she was so engrossed in the programme she managed and strongly believed in the difference the Fund is making. I will always remember her as someone with strong conviction and principles. Her name and memory will live on in the phenomenal work she has accomplished and the many young people whose lives she has changed for the better. RIP Mampe, you will never be forgotten. Maeline"

Maeline Engelbrecht

They say that words can't wipe away your tears, but I hope all of Mampe's family, friends, loved ones and NMCF family are surrounded by strength, love, courage and peace at this time. I cry because I will miss her, but I also smile because to live in hearts left behind is not to die. It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. I was blessed to work with Mampe for many years. We travelled in two continents, and laughed and cried together many times. My best memory was in Barcelona, Spain. I remember how in awe I was of Mampe on that trip. I saw her self-navigate a different city, language and challenges to help young people - effortlessly. Her determination, common sense and dedication towards others shone through. She always made the hard times look really easy. There have been days when I battled inside, but a simple "hey Katz!" and hug from Mampe turned a bad day into a good day. She has served so well and so many, and I hope the Ntsedi family feel and hold on to that massive amount of love people have for her. Sometimes you never know the true value of a moment until it's become a memory.... I'm blessed and grateful to God I had time with her, a kiss and big hug in March before I left South Africa to come home to the UK. We left the building and smiled at each other. She had the best smile. My heart is with you all xxx

Kathi Scott

Nxese mama, nxese mdeni. Siphelelwe. Please know that her life stretched beyond Lesotho. She touched people in her special way and will be greatly missed.

Bongi Mkhabela

Rest peacefully dear Mampe! Your pain and suffering has ended. You are in the arms of Our Lord

Pat van der Merwe

Your teachings will never die Mummy

Nqobile Mahlangu

This is a loss to her family, her son Thato, her mother, the child & youth sector and NMCF. My 19 years of being with Mampe as gave me an opportunity to know, understand and relate to her as a mother, a peer and ntanga. She was a scholar in both politics and social issues. Her deep understanding of child and youth policies, her way of analysing social issues is one things that I will always respect her for. Tsamaya hantle Mampe, your ran your race, it was an honour to know you.

Shadi Nyokong

"On behalf of KRCC team in KZN that has worked with Mampe , we know how proud you were of her. Her passing must be really hard on the family as it is to us the partner organisation. As His book says from Psalm34:18 , The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit"". We say the same to the Ntsedis. He is not far from you. Molimo a be le lona ka ho sa feleng. Mxolisi Nyuswa"

Mxolisi Nyuswa

"Dearest Mampe, words fail to express the pain we,the ones ,who love you, experience, through your departure Home.. You have been an exceptional warrior for Social Change. Your endless passion for children and youth ventures remain in our hearts..you have expanded our repertoire,facilitated deep processes,which allowed us to become....to embrace and to change! For all of these and so much more,we are forever grateful that you were granted unto us... ACT Youth Ventures salute you ChangeMaker! #Hamba Kahle Sister! #DifferentUnits1ACTcrew!"

William Solomon

"Thank you for your guidance and love... you became a mother to me and gave yourself to me selflessly, I’m saddened by your passing but I know you’re resting now. You’re forever in our hearts. I love you mom "

Blessing Thenjekwayo

Condolences to the Ntsedi family for the lost of your loved one. Mampe has run her race and finished strongly by the grace of the Lord to be with the Lord. She shall be remembered by the great value, impact and positive influence she has made in many people's lives. May her soul rest in peace.

Sydney Hadebe

"I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Mampe's passing. Mampe made a significant contribution to the work of the Children's Fund. Her work in using Sport to change children's lives, the SEVISSA programme, the annual Youth Parliament, as well her other work in the Leadership and Child Safety sectors stands as a remarkable legacy. She will be sorely missed. May Her Dear Soul Rest In Peace. My deepest sympathy to all at the Children's Fund and to Mampe's family. Sincerely Barbara Nell

Barbara Nell

I pray that God will comfort you himself, watch and guide over you like you’ve never experienced. My deepest condolences.

Carol Motang

I express my sincerest sympathy to Ntsedi family. Your loss saddens us and others . We pray for strength for family.

Calvin Ramanyimi

My heartfelt condolences go out to the Ntsedi family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly strong and straight person she was . May her soul rest in peace!

Bathabile Kholiswa Ramokadi

I will remember your passion for life, your energy for the work of the Fund but most importantly your love for children and young people. I cannot begin to imagine working without you it almost seems impossible. Thank you always pushing me to see things differently and to demand the best out of me even when I could not see it within myself, you always saw it. Thank you for everything, you will always remain the voice in my head and heart that discipline with love. Thank you.

Bontle Lekgoathi

"Lefu o letsoho O re hlasetse re sa lebella, Wa fihla ha rona wa re tella, ba re fella. Re a lla hoba mpa ya hao ha e tlale, Ha o kgotsofale, ha o kgathale. E mong wa rona o se a re siile, Modimo o ne o re adimile, Kajeno o re amohile. Maobane re ne re tshehisana, Kajeno re a tshidisana. Bohloko ke bo tebileng, Ena ha se nako ya ho kgopisana, Ke ya ho tshwarisana, re be marematlou. Banabeso behang dipelo sekotlong, Phelo ba motho ke kabelwamanong. Ha bo tshwane le ba ditshwantshong, Ntho enngwe le enngwe ena le nako ya yona. Weso o re siile ka potlako, re sa lebella. Lefu o re qhekanyeditse ke o bolelle! Tsoho la hao le re makaditse. Tlohella hore kgorohela ntle le qenehelo. Hobane ho thata ho amohela ruri! Tsenene ya hao yona e bohloko, E siya dipelo tsa rona dile bohloko, Lefu o letsoho o sa bonahale. Modimo ke yena ya hlodileng tsohle, Ke Yena ya tla re phumola meokgo. "

Thabiso Tsietsi Lakajoe

"Oh my goodness, these are devastating news indeed! On behalf of all at ADAPT, I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to the Ntsedi family, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, friends and colleagues for their loss. To Mampe, thank you my dearest sister for your love, passion and support for Organizations working with Children. You believed in us and always encouraged us to do our best. The lessons you taught, will never be forgotten or erased but will be kept alive. May your soul rest in power my beautiful soul sister. I will always love you. Miss you already. Re tla ho hopola ha le hlaba le ha le dikela! May your soul rest in peace through the mercy of God. Amen and Amen!"

Irene Khumalo

Mme’Mampe was a lady of distinction. A woman of brilliant ideas and visible calibre. She believed in me and we connected through a common vision for the future of our developing country. Her passion for equality and children was clear. May her soul rest in power . Until we meet again 🕯✨.

Azola Ndongeni

Mampe was such a ball of energy in the office when we were in the same space. Ever critical in her thinking and execution of duty. I know we haven't been in touch over the years, but in our episodic Whatsapp messaging, always promising to visit. Mampe, you will dwell in my heart, tsamaea hantle ausi. Lots of love always.

Ally Cassiem

We have lost a heroin in the field of fighting for the women and children's rights. She thought us a lot in terms of leadership. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Lilly Ruth Magodi

"Ous Mampe No words can take away the pain of losing a colleague, a mother, to all the children under child safety and protection. . You were a beacon of hope to protecting Children's s rights, activist to children safety and a quantum of love to all the children that you have trained in all the projects you were engaged. You have left a baton for us remaining to soldier on protecting children ' rights. Deepest condolences. A dedicated worker who always put the children first... so committed to the child safety program... May your soul rest in eternal peace. To you family ...I pray that God will give them comfort, watch and guide over them during this difficult period.My deepest condolences Monene"

Monene Mogashoa

Mampe on Friday 30 October 2020.God call you to come to him and you took his hand and went to Him.You was a mother figure a teacher to us Mampe we all going to miss you .Goedgedacht knew if you want something you want it perfect and for me i will also remember that smile of you.It is hard to believe that you voice will never be heard again.the best practice model is such great to read.Mampe my tears are running just to think how your family will miss you and the people you worked with.

Anna Nobangela

Mampe was such a warm knowledgeable colleague and friend over the years I worked for NMCF UK. I valued her knowledge professionalism and humanity in supporting our work developing fundraising applications. I know she will be missed on so many levels. It was a privilege to have known her. I send condolences to her family friends and colleagues at this very sad time.

Rachael Ward

"It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Mampe Ntsedi. On behalf of FASfacts’ Board of Directors, staff and beneficiaries, we send our deepest condolences to the Ntsedi family and Mampe’s colleagues at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund during this difficult time. FASfacts mourns with you and celebrates the extraordinary life of this remarkable woman who devoted much of her time to the safety and protection of children. We were fortunate enough to work closely with Mampe on a number of occasions over the past few years and we can testify that her leadership and work had a profound impact on our organisation as a whole. Her untimely death has left a gaping hole among the ranks of women leaders, but she leaves behind a solid foundation for others to build upon. We, like so many others, will miss her more than it is possible to describe, and our thoughts and prayers are with her. May she rest in peace. Yours faithfully Francois Grobbelaar CEO & Founder on behalf of FASfacts’ Board of Directors, staff and beneficiaries "

Keith Gordon

"My dearest friend, comrade and sister we have come a long way from our youthful innocence we stuck to our resolve to transforming lives of our people. Albeit, the journey outstretched our resolve we have done our bit. In-fact you Mokhotsi, outstretched the journey itself with such bravery and gusto always making a bigger plan for tomorrow. I shall always cherish our Sundays visit and park walks with the kids and the heated debates that would always end up with brief silences in between. The food celebrations for all the landmarks in our lives, are just phenomenal memories now, this week I am only cooking our shared recipes...pity I cant bake your signature dikuku with condense milk-tea. Now I know why you always said food is a sacred gift and a celebration for life. Over the years our friendship circle has gone from small to big and small again because of you my friend. You hated pity and the more your health deteriorated, only the strong and brave were allowed only the brave around you. You stood so firm and held on to life with amazing positivity doing so much for the underdogs in our society. Thank you so much my friend. You gave yourself 100% to the work at hand, your activism was amazing, to you there was never Mampe the professional but always Mampe the activist and that is the spirit I want to remember you by. I am not sorry for the many silly fights we had over the years, they made our bond and personalities even stronger, I'm only sad that you left before we could make up for our last fight over the villager! Lets reserve it for the hereafter...when we meet again! Rest well my friend! Scale away peacefully!! Robala Mokhotsiwaka I love you"

Dinky Bogatsu

"“The YLS would like to send its deepest condolences to the Ntsedi family for their loss. Although we did not get a chance to work with Ausi Mampe directly, we will always remember our interactions with her. Sorrow fills our hearts during this sad moment; a sorrow that runs deep and is personal. Our lives will forever be empty in the areas that Ausi Mampe brightened for us. Ausi Mampe was a visionary leader who was brilliant, creative and very passionate. She generously gave us her knowledge, expertise and ideas. Ausi Mampe was greatly concerned with improving the lives of children and youth in the country and we got to see her passionately contributing to changing the way South Africa treats its children and youth Ausi Mampe, although seemed strict at first, gave us energy, commitment and inspiration. We will always admire her honesty, humility and her humour. We will always cherish the moments when she would come into our office to remind us to keep it down, after a very loud session of singing. Or how she sympathised with us and our struggles as young people in the workplace. We are grateful for her teaching us what it means to be a champion for what is right, and those who need us the most. “Only for a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footsteps have left on our hearts” -(Little Footprints, Dorothy Ferguson) May she rest in eternal peace "

Youth Leadership Secretariat

"Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (NMCF) and Mampe Ntsedi's family members and friends. We as Ucwaningo Research Surveys (Pty) Ltd are filled with sorrow at this sad moment. Mampe has silently closed the door of life and departed from us. Denzel Washington once said ""at the end of the day it is not about what you have or what you have accomplished-It's about who you have lifted up, who you've made better. It is about what you've given back."" That is what makes this moment a loss for our organisation but at the same time we find consolation in having worked with Mampe and how the experience made our team and organisation better. I got to know Mampe for the first time in our bid presentation for an evaluation on behalf of NMCF and at that moment I could already pick up her attention to detail and her professionalism in her work. During the evaluation that we conducted we experienced from other stakeholders the praise and appreciation that they had for Mampe. She supported the evaluation team in ways that made the whole exercise a walk in the park from a seemingly tough exercise. NMCF family and Mampe's family our hearts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Mampe has run her race and fought the fight, we thank God for lending her to you and us included. We will miss her. May her soul rest in eternal peace, we will see her beyond the swelling flood."

Ian Maphosa

I had the great joy of working with Mampe at NMCF in 2001. Mampe loved the young people that she worked so tirelessly to promote and they loved her. She will be sorely missed. Fly high! We will remember your laughter, your energy and your enthusiasm always!

Lynette Mudekunye

" ""Eternal rest grant upon her, O, Lord and perpetual light shine upon her"", Amen. May your soul rest in eternal peace, Mampe. You have left an idelible mark in the Children's sector. Your passion and genuine love for children's well-being and their right to participate will remain an inspiration for all of us. We shall always recall your participation and contributions in the Mpumalanga Children's Rights Stakeholder Forum meetings and the partnerships that enlivened the Nelson Mandela Children's Parliament and many other child participation forums. Thank you very much for enabling participation of Mpumalanga Ambassadors in REPSSI Youth Conference in Windhoek, Namibia in 2019. You'll be dearly missed. May your soul rest in eternal peace. On behalf of Mpumalanga children's sector Elsinah Mhlongo "

Elsinah Mhlongo

Sis Mampe, you were a true champion of children's rights. You could do anything to uplift the lives of children in South Africa. Your interest in working with the boy child has encouraged me to look into ways of engaging the boy child. One thing I am very sure of is that your legacy will live on through the young people you have impacted. We will miss you dearly. I wish your family and colleagues strength during this difficult period. May your gentle soul rest in POWER. Nehwoh

Belinda Nehwoh

Lost for words indeed. What a loss of such a beautiful soul and her love for life and for children in particular. Her contributions to the betterment of children's lives can never be filled. JHB North Education District has lost a torch bearer.

Kgotso Molobi

Mampe, you left too soon my dear sister.We were still hoping to walk with you in this journey of uplifting our communities. We always found strength and hope in each other and the work we were doing together. You have always been a champion for children's rights and you did your work with passion. We will always remember you. To the Ntsedi family, although our words can do little now, we hope our thoughts and prayers can comfort during this trying time. May her soul rest in peace!

Makananelo Makape

"The board members, staff and beneficiaries of Berea Hillbrow Home of Hope would like to send their heartfelt condolences to Mampe Ntsedi’s family, friends and colleagues. Words seem so feeble in moments like these life is so precious and death such a thief. We share in your sorrow with love and friendship. May the comfort of our Lord be with you. "

Khanyisile Motsa (Home of Hope)

Dearest Mampe , such wonderful memories of you and your unwavering support of our work at Sparrow . May your sweet soul Rest In Peace .

Jackie Gallagher

"To the family, friends and colleagues of Mampe Ntsedi, Women on Farms Project would like to convey our deepest and heartfelt condolences. We worked with Mampe over the last few years, during which we valued her incisive inputs and her analytical insights. Mampe was passionate about the rights of children, and deeply committed to ensuring that children, especially those from poor disadvantaged communities, have lives of safety, health, wellbeing and full actualisation. Mampe, we will never forget you and your contribution. Rest peacefully, our Sister. From Colette Solomon, Director, Women on Farms Project "

Colette Solomon

"I would like to express on behalf of Soweto Care System our condolences on the passing of Ms. Mampe Ntsedi. We all had met and worked with her for a while, and her hard work and passion was always revealing. We really miss her presence. Again, our heartfelt condolences to her family, colleagues at work and friends. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time."

Mirabelle Felix

The board members, staff and beneficiaries of Berea Hillbrow Home of Hope would like to send their heartfelt condolences to Mampe Ntsedl's family, friends and colleagues. Words seem so feeble in momenls like these life is so precious and death such a thief. We share in your sonow with love and friendship. May the mmfort of our Lord be with you. ------------------------------------------------------------BEREA HILLBROW HOME OF HOPE

Khanyisile Motsa

Dear Ms. Gugushe Subject: Message of condolence on the passing on of the late Ms Mampe Ntsedi The National and Provincial Offices on the Rights of the Child has learnt with great shock, of the passing on of our beloved colleague Ms Mampe Ntsedi. She will be dearly missed by the team that worked with her, especially on the promotion of child participation in South Africa, especially through the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament. We worked with the late Ms Ntsedi from the very early days in the inception of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament. Before her hospitalization, she productively participated in discussions towards the strengthening of child participation. We are presently in possession of a concept document on the 2020 Children’s Parliament, which she was part of the development process. She has left a legacy in the children’s sector, more importantly on the enhancement of child participation. Kindly extend our sincerest condolences to the NMCF family and the late Ms Ntsedi’s family. Please be comforted through, Psalm 147:3: “He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds”. Yours Sincerely,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Social Development Department: Social Development REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA PROF ROSELINE SEPTEMBER CHIEF DIRECTOR: OFFICE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD DATE: 3 NOVEMBDER 2020