People are key to the GSA’s growing success. Our part-time staff are drawn from practices across the Gauteng region and are complemented by full-time staff and international visiting professors and research fellows who combine teaching and practice in ground-breaking and innovative ways. Our staff travel regularly, giving talks and lectures/workshops across Africa and overseas, and examine at other schools of architecture both at home and abroad, ensuring that our work is both relevant and cutting-edge.

We’re delighted to welcome a number of new faces to the GSA in 2020.

We are excited to be welcoming Prof Mark Raymond (GSA Director) and Anna Abengowe (incoming Deputy Director) will be joining us later this year.  

Dr Ruth Sacks will be taking over from Dr Huda Tayob as History and Theory Course Convener for courses in both Masters and Honours years.

Tuliza Sindi leads Unit 19 with Muhammad Dawjee as Unit Tutor, with Lynette Boshoff as Unit Assistant. Sarah de Villiers (formally Unit 14 Tutor) leads Unit 18 this year, together with Naadira Patel as well as Noluthando Lunga as Unit Assistant. Unit 13 continues with Claudia Morgado as Unit Leader, and Mikara Naidoo joining as Tutor as well as Azraa Gabru as Unit Assistant. Dr Finzi Saidi and Jabu Absalom Makhubu continue to lead Unit15x, with Dickson Adu Agyei and Mathebe Aphane as Unit Tutors; while Greg Katz leads Unit 17, with Jaco Jonker as Unit Tutor as well as Senzo Mamba as Unit Assistant. Graduating Unit 14 student Jiaxin Gong continues in the Unit 14 teaching team as Unit Co-Leader with Thiresh Govender and they are joined by Sarah Harding as Unit Assistant in 2020.

GSA Operations Team comprises of Denise Fouché, Adeshnee Reddy and Leslé Ince-Garcia, they are now joined by Gabisile Mahlangu as Administration Officer & Project Coordinator and Boitumelo Mazibuko as Exhibitions and Social Media Manager in 2020.

This year, our GSA Extras Courses are offered by Caryn Katz (Speaking and Presentation) and Tristan McClaren (Architecture and Photography).   

Prof Mark Raymond
Prof Mark Raymond

Director - GSA

Azraa Gabru
Azraa Gabru

Unit 13 Assistant

Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding

Unit 14 Assistant

Mathebe Aphane
Mathebe Aphane

Unit 15X Tutor

Nothando Lunga
Nothando Lunga

Unit 18 Assistant

Lynette Boshoff
Lynette Boshoff

Unit 19 Assistant

Senzo Mamba
Senzo Mamba

Unit 17 Assistant