Many of the people involved in GOOD have worked in governance in the City of Cape Town. Their achievements speak volumes!

Under these leaders, City of Cape Town has become the benchmark city for all the metro cities in South Africa and a leading city globally.
It is this governance experience that we wish to bring to the rest of South Africa.

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Patricia De Lille

rade-unionist. Anti-apartheid fighter. Member of National Assembly (1994 – 2010), MEC for Social Development in the Western Government (2010 – 2011) and the longest-serving Mayor of Cape Town (2011 -2018). Under her leadership Cape Town was ranked no.1 city in the SA Government Performance Index, achieving more clean audits than any SA Metro or previous City of Cape Town Mayors. She is also the South African Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure.


Mark Rountree

Mark is a Scientist, data-led decision maker and environmentalist with local and international experience in water resources, renewable energy and urban development 

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Masego Kwenamera

Member of SA Institute of Chartered Accountants and Financial Management experience in private and public sectors.


Bongani Mdakane

Former journalist for the Sunday Times, City Press, The The Star, Sunday World and Sunday Sun. Current head of research for the Daily Theta on SABC 1.


Vivien Law

Farmer and social activist working in water and sanitation, education, mining and their social and labour plans, land reform, environment and youth. Writer. Career in financial services.


Brett Herron

Brett is a qualified Lawyer & former Mayco Member of Transport & Urban Development in the City of Cape Town. He is currently doing an Executive MSc in Cities at the London School of Economics. Brett believes in servant leadership and through GOOD will strive towards creating a better life for all the citizens of our country. He also serves as a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Legislature.

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Shaun August

Shaun has served as a Ward Councillor and Chief Whip in the City of Cape Town. Community Development and seeing the lives improve for our citizens is at the heart of Shaun’s motivation of building a better South Africa for all. He also serves as a Member of Parliament.


Marius Gysman

Marius is a Marketing Manager from the Eastern Cape and has worked in local government and the banking sector for almost 10 years. He is passionate about the agri industry and wants to uplift this vital area of our economy.

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Nhlanhla Mtshali

Lehlohonolo hails from Gauteng and was a former Councillor in Ekhuruleni. He is a passionate social activist who wants to see poverty and social injustice eradicated in our communities.