Our People

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Catherine Wijnberg

Founder and Director

Catherine Wijnberg started Fetola because she loves business and is passionate about helping others reach their full potential. Her vision is to make a difference across Southern Africa by growing the small business sector- for it is here that jobs are created, future success is cultivated and women, youth and rural communities can create self-empowered futures. Catherine has a long history as an entrepreneur, having owned and operated businesses in five different sectors. Self-styled “enterprise activist”Catherine is qualified with a Masters degree in Agriculture and an MBA, and tells it how it is.

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Anton Ressel

Senior Consultant

Anton Ressel is a Senior Consultant at Fetola and has over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur, trainer, business developer and mentor in the emerging business sector. A published writer for Sawubona, Business Day, fin24, Entrepreneur Magazine and many others, Anton is a Director of the Fetola Foundation as well as co-founder of Streetwires, one of South Africa’s largest and most successful social enterprises.

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Chantal de Kock

Project Manager

Chantal is the lead Project Manager of the Tholoana Enterprise Programme and is responsible for its overall operations and functioning. She has extensive experience in the Development Sector, having previously worked at the prominent Cape-based NGO, Ikamva Labantu. Chantal is a qualified SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) Assessor and a highly knowledgeable and skilled programme manager.

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