Project Office & Structure
The Municipal Institute of Learning (MILE) is a Knowledge Management initiative of eThekwini Municipality. The MILE office falls within the eThekwini Municipal Academy.
MILE's current team consists of:
- Senior Programme Manager: Sogen Moodley;
- Programme Manager: Fezile Njokweni
- Programme Manager: Masingita Khandlhela
- Programme Manager: Genevieve Hartley
- Programme Manager: Collin Pillay
- Administration Manager: Eleanor Crowie
- Website and Communications: Janice Lee Moodley
- Candidate Researchers and Interns
About MILE's team
Sogen Moodley is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Policy Unit, which is co-ordinating the MILE programme. Sogen holds a Masters Degree in Planning, and has been managing the City Development Strategy process at eThekwini Municipality for many years. Over the last five years, he has been responsible for building knowledge networks around planning, on the continent and beyond.
Fezile Njokweni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences and a Master’s degree in Town and Regional Planning. Since 1999, he has worked in all levels of Local Government (i.e. local, district and metropolitan municipalities) as a municipal practitioner. He is currently the Programme Manager responsible for coordinating and facilitating the KM Programme in the eThekwini Municipality. His portfolio involves identifying, creating, organising, packaging, sharing, storing and using knowledge to advance the “business” of the municipality.
ND Education, BA Geography and Development Studies and English, MSC Urban and Regional Studies
Masingita Khandlhela joined the eThekwini Municipality in 2009 as a Researcher at Policy, Strategy, Information and Research Section of the Economic Development and Investment Promotion Unit. She is the current Capacity Enhancement Programme Manager with over 12 years of experience in local government policy and planning. She is a qualified Teacher, Urban and Regional Planner with great interest in policy development, implementation support, research and data analysis. She holds a three year Teaching Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography, Development Studies and English attained from the University of Fort Hare. She also has a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Natal. She has certificates in Research Methodology and Masingita is also a trained and experienced facilitator.
Genevieve is passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives. As a trained Outcomes Based Facilitator she uses this skill to facilitate Strategic Planning workshops within eThekwini, KZN, SA and the rest of the African continent. She has worked extensively on the City Development Strategy process. She has years of experience in stakeholder consultation, participation and facilitation.
Collin has an MA and is managing the MILE Collaborating with Academia Work Stream. Collin joins us from the ABM Project Office where he was the Project Manager of Learning, Policy, Research and Training. Collin has a history in the education field and has worked for the Department of Land Affairs and Rural Development. Collin is passionate about Local Governance and Service Delivery Implementation Models.
Janice has a Diploma and Bachelor of Technology Degree in Journalism. She joined the Municipality in 2010 and has since worked for MILE as their Websmaster and Journalist. With over 7 years of experience in the media sector, Janice has extensive experience in photography, desktop publishing, new media and writing.