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Meet the Team

Administrative Support

Yandisa Sopete

Receptionist: FDM-Front Desk Management

Yandisa joined RC&I as a Receptionist in November 2016. She commenced her studies at Rhodes University in 2008 where she obtained a Bachelor of Social Science in Organisational Psychology. Yandisa has 3 years’ experience in HR from various industries including logistics.

As a Receptionist Yandisa is responsible for directing calls to relevant people, welcoming guests and monitoring visitor access.



Candice Jacobs

Administrative Assistant

Candice joined RC&I in April 2013 as an Administrative Assistant.

Candice provides administrative support to the Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services.





Lezette De Long
Finance Administrator

Lezette joined RC&I in May 2013 as a Finance Administrator.

Lezette is responsible for all research contract financial issues.





Bianca Daniels
Personal Assistant for the RC&I Director and Senior Innovation Manager

Bianca joined UCT in January 2012, working as a Front Desk Assistant at Tugwell Residence and the Student Housing Offices. She moved to RC&I offices in March 2013, where she is the Personal Assistant for the Research Contracts Director and Senior Innovation Manager.

Bianca is currently studying towards a Management Diploma at CPUT.




Xoliswa Madolo
Finance Administrator

Xoliswa Madolo joined UCT in 2007, working as a cashier in the Treasury Department. She moved to RC&I in April 2012.

She has obtained a National Certificate in Accountancy through the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and she is currently studying towards a National Diploma in Accounting. As Finance Administrator, Xoliswa is responsible for purchasing and all other financial issue




Hilary Lamb
Office Co-Ordinator

As Office Co-Ordinator, Hilary is responsible for supervising and co-ordinating administrative tasks as well as IP reporting and royalty administration.






Maghmuda Ockards
Database Administrator

Maghmuda joined RC&I in December of 2008, having worked at UCT previously. She is responsible for logging contracts and administering the IRMA database.