Thabisile T Levin (Development Consultant and Therapist)
BA Sp & Hrng, Bed Rem Ed, Med Ed Psych
Thabisile Levin is highly trained and experienced and a recognized leader in her respective field of education and learning support.
She is registered with the Health Professional Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Speech and Hearing Therapist and Psychologist. She is also a qualified Remedial Therapist. She has general and specialized complementary primary health, education and community development support experience of more than 10 years.
Before relocating to South Africa, Thabisile taught in various schools in Swaziland.
She qualified as a Speech and Hearing therapist with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in 1993.
While a student at Wits, Thabisile worked part-time as a research assistant on the Community Perspectives on Land and Agrarian Question in South Africa Research Project.
On qualifying she worked for 3 years at the Johannesburg General Hospital pediatric wards as well as the audiology clinic. She also worked at the Transvaal Memorial Institute (part of Johannesburg Hospital), attached to the latter’s learning and developmental clinic. Her work scope included, among others, establishing, facilitating and coordinating the hospital’s community rehabilitation outreach projects and providing therapeutic services to both in and out of hospital clients.
She later studied Remedial Education with the same University, graduating with her Honors in 1998. She was then simultaneously working for the Institute of Urban Primary Health Care (Alexandra Health Centre), coordinating a community based-rehabilitation (CBR) training program on social integration of people with disabilities.
Concurrently, she was an external examiner for Wits/Tinstwalo CBR and supervisor for Wits B. Ed Remedial students’ community based rehabilitation and education support projects.
She then worked as a Lecturer at Wits, attached to the University’s Division of Specialized Education. She was also Coordinating and facilitating M Ed Psychology and B Ed Remedial community education support outreach projects. These included the Early Child Development (ECD) centers, schools, correctional services and places of safety outreach programs.
Thabisile then joined the National Department of Education as Project Manager for the Danish funded Inclusive education Project. She was responsible for the Project’s overall management including: the development of project strategic and operational plans, staff recruitment, supervision and management; coordinating, implementation and monitoring of project plans; Budget preparation, control and project fund management; reporting and stakeholder management and liaison.
It was during this time that she pursued her Masters studies in Education Psychology (Wits) and qualified in 2003.
Since then, Thabisile has been contracted to manage various short, medium and long term learning support related projects and work assignments with various organizations, often working with teams, individuals and other key partners.
Thabsile also offers speech, language, audiological, psychological services to individuals and groups.
She is the founder of the Siyabathanda Day Care Centre (an inclusive daycare centre) in Yeoville Johannesburg and has remained active in its operations as its Chairperson and Director.
She is also the founder and board Chairperson of the Siyophila Home-Based Care program for orphaned children and those affected and infected with HIV and AIDS.
She is also a board member of the South African Mobility for the Blind Trust.
Thabisile is the Ministerial Appointee to the Vaal University of Technology Council.
Thabisile is fluent in English, Siswati, IsiZulu, Isindebele, and can understand IsiXhosa and SeSotho
She is married to Prof. Richard Levin and has four children.