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Testimonials

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Iain Banner

 Laureus Sport for Good

Co-Founder

Gita has been an inspiration to work with. From the time she joined us as an intern at Laureus, I have watched her grow into a significant change-maker for good. She understands the heartbeat of what purpose is all about, and how you can build an organisation by doing good at its centre. Watch this star shine brightly into the future. 

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Kathy Bergs

  Peace Parks Foundation

Chief Development Officer

Gita is an innovative and inspiring out-of-the-box thinker who brings a fresh perspective to resource mobilisation. Connecting people within her extensive network, she is a catalyst, unlocking opportunities for social and environmental impact.

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Nic Dlamini

South African Champion Cyclist 

I’ve always enjoyed working with you knowing how good you are at what you do. Your passion for change is what stands out and I’ve learned a lot from you which I’m grateful for. You’re not just my friend but a good mentor too. I absolutely love seeing you’re doing great and pushing beyond limits.

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Tim Conibear
Waves For Change
Founder 

The Good Machine helped us to increase awareness of our surf therapy programmes with South African corporates.  We now have many new contacts generated and we enjoyed working with Gita and her team.

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Morne du Plessis:
Rugby Legend
Laureus SA 
Chairman

In a very short space of time, Gita has proven her worth to a number of organisations in the NGO space, with a particular focus on social impact. Whilst sport for development is at her core, Gita has demonstrated in her work with Laureus how important a social design strategy is for an organisation to expand on its impact.

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Arguably one of the most passionate people that I have had the pleasure to know and work with.  Passion for life, nature, and people and just doing her utmost best to make a difference and do good in this world. Massive inspiration to myself and others that I know that work with her. 

Frankie Horne

Sevens Rugby Legend

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Sonja Cilliers

MathMoms

Founder

You have transformed our little organisation almost entirely just through conversations where I slowly slowly realised the kind of organisation we want to become and slowly slowly seeing how we are going to get there.  I don't know how to express this properly because your biggest value was not in the governance design (which we also appreciate) but just in your patient, non-judgement, guidance and expertise.  I don't think it is actually clear how much of an impact you've had but think it's necessary to say.

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Hanli Prinsloo

I AM WATER & Founder

Freediving Champion

Gita has created something really special in The Good Machine. Bringing together her personal network from years of working in the NGO world with a real passion for seeing visions succeed she is a valuable asset to any organisation. We are thrilled to have The Good Machine as part of the I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Team."

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Charl du Toit

South African Paralympic sprinter 

Gita's passion and vision for social development is truly inspiring! She really has a gift to look at the world and its challenges on a whole different level.  Thank you for asking the tough questions, the questions that we do not always have the guts to ask ourselves. In order to grow towards our true potential.  Thank you for providing me with the tools to find my true passion and my “WHY”.  Congratulations on the massive impact that you have already made on the social development sector! The best is yet to come! I look forward to reading all about it! 

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Cassandra Carels

Research Psychologist | Registered Counsellor | PhD Candidate.

Working with Gita/Good Machine is nothing short of amazing. She understands people, cares for people, and takes interest in their well-being. She goes over and above what is expected from clients, staff, and partners. Gita gives you the autonomy and independence you need while working on projects with her. Most importantly she remains teachable, formally and informally.

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Ryan Sandes

World Trail Running Legend

Gita is extremely passionate and thorough in everything that she does. She has a wealth of knowledge and it has been incredible to work with her. 

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Elana Meyer 

Peace Activist, Olympian

Endurocad Founder

Gita’s passion to make the world a better place is contagious.  She has the rare gift  to influence and unlock potential in individuals and businesses to bring social impact.  She connects people and causes in an innovative and inspiring way. It has been a privilege working with her!

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Jasper Eales

 Sealand Gear

Co-founder

Gita and the team at The Good Machine have contributed a great influence and insights to our purpose lead business. They are a professional team of energized and passionate people who genuinely believe in business for good. It's always a pleasure to work with like-minded people and businesses, which is exactly how Sealand and The Good Machine operate.

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Nick Mould

United Through Sport

Director

Gita's vast experience and knowledge of the industry helped us hugely by bringing an objective view to a number of challenges we were facing.  She really assisted us in providing clarity with our strategic plan and direction as an organisation

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Apish Tshetsha

Waves for Change

Co-founder

Gita always works with the best interest of children and people. Be this through their development through sport, art, or education! This focus of hers inspires me. It is so great to work with her!

Aaniyah Omardien

The Beach Co-Operative

Founder

The Beach Co-op has been working with The Good Machine for the last four months and it has been an amazing journey of sharing, trusting and learning from each other. We have valued the strategic direction and insights gained from this relationship and look forward to the rewards. Thank you Gita and team for guiding and encouraging us.

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Chester Koyana
Kolisi Foundation
Programme Coordinator 

 

Gita is such a gift to the NGO world. I have had the privilege of interacting with Gita for almost 6 years and in this time, I have learnt so much from her. She has the ability to simplify things and make complex strategies tangible and easily understood and thus implemented effectively in ones organization. I am so grateful that she is just a call away for me to access her well of wisdom! Thanks Gits! Keep up the amazing work!

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Nikki Matthews
VUSA
Programme Manager 
 

You have transformed our little organisation almost entirely just through conversations where I slowly slowly realised the kind of organisation we want to become and slowly slowly seeing how we are going to get there.  I don't know how to express this properly because your biggest value was not in the governance design (which we also appreciate) but just in your patient, non-judgement, guidance and expertise.  I don't think it is actually clear how much of an impact you've had but think it's necessary to say.

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Jaco van der Linde
Pedal Project
Founder 

 

 Gita and the team at TGM have been remarkable from the start of my journey to where we are today. Her understanding of the impact space along with the ability to match the right partners together will add massive value to any organisation who is looking to add them to their team. I for one is STOKED to have them in my corner!