Personal details

Full Name: Beulah Dhevioum Thumbadoo
Nationality: South African
Cell: + 27 82 553 6733

Most recent consultancy work history


University of Pretoria

Contracted by GIBS, to Mentor on the Walmart GrowyourBiz programme for budding entrepreneurs in Mitchell’s Plain

University of the Western Cape

Contracted by UWC’s HR Department to run a 6 month programme on Living the Values of the institution as revealed by 3 Barrett Surveys

2015 – 2018

University of Cape Town

Contracted by SHAWCO as Lecturer on Social Entrepreneurship Winter School for City University Hong Kong students


Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

Contracted to manage the Humane Society’s Cage Free Campaign, advocating for a  cage free supply of eggs


University of Cape Town

Managed a Social Justice in Philanthropy Symposium for the University of Cape Town and produced conference reports.

Contracted by the Bertha Centre, Graduate School of Business, UCT to vet education innovation projects and launch an entrepreneurial hub in Philippi.


University of Cape Town

Contracted by the Development and Alumni Department, UCT to manage a Symposium on Social Justice Philanthropy in Higher Education Institutions
Sub-contracted to edit educational assessments and reports undertaken by UNICEF Nigeria


Working on a diverse range of projects for a variety of clients since 2001 has grown my network, skills- base and knowledge across sectors in South Africa and beyond. I can therefore add value and strengthen capacity in the following areas, amongst others:

  • Project Management – from conception through to delivery
  • Strategic planning and positioning
  • Stakeholder liaison
  • Facilitation
  • Life Coaching and Mentoring
  • Interviewing and listening for solutions
  • Proposal, profile and speech writing
  • Copy editing and other aspects of publishing
  • Fundraising

I have a unique set of skills, achievements, work experiences and convictions. I am a big picture ‘ideas’ person; a problem solver and an implementer.  If you struggle to get a fix on my capabilities, I’d urge you to either speak to my referees or read their views of my work and character in the Testimonials section of my website.

Formal education


Associate Coaching Course, Graduate School of Business, UCT


Masters in Applied Ethics for Professionals, Wits University


PG Dip Industrial Relations, the University of Natal (now UKZN)


BA (Law),  the University of Durban Westville (now UKZN)

Special achievements


Ashoka Fellows Council for Equity

2018 & 2019

The Andrew Murray Centre for Spirituality and centre for Christian Spirituality

2018 & 2019

Speaker at Cape Town Unites for Animals


An animal rights version of the popular children’s hymn “All things Bright and Beautiful”


Judged the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Africa Chapter which yielded the overall winner.



Co-authored From Dust to Diamonds: stories of South African social entrepreneurs Pan MacMillan and authored Making Reading Matter: Guidelines for selecting, producing and disseminating easy readers for adults in Perspectives on African Book Development-ADEA.


Researched, compiled and published The Face of the Spirit: illuminating a century of essays by South African women for the Department of Arts & Culture, SA.


Elected an Ashoka Fellow (public innovator) and am one of two South Africans featured in How to Change the World Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas by David Bornstein–Oxford


Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Education & Adult Learning Network.


1991 – 2008

Managed the BTA/Anglo Platinum Short Story Competition for 18 years from 1991-2008.


Selected to attend Summer School for Literacy Professionals at Amherst College, Massachusetts.

Contactable References

The following individuals are familiar with the quality and competence of my work and character and are references. Find their written testimonials HERE

Stakeholder Management, SARS

Vernie Chetty-Henson

Telephone: +27 746654662

Editor| Publishing Consultant| Writer

Alison Lowry

Telephone: +27 832368213

Retired Director of the IEB and Education Consultant

Edward French

Telephone: +27 836605281

Shall we chat?

If you want to bring about a strategic change in your organisation or in your own life and have been wondering how to go about it, give me a call.  I hope that my straightforward approach will work for you.



+27 (82) 553-6733‬

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