Servicing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community

OUT provides direct health services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, MSM, sex workers, and injecting drug users, including HIV testing, counselling, treatment and general lifestyle advice and support.

OUT has been in existence for more than 21 years and is dedicated to the building of healthy and empowered LGBT communities in South Africa and internationally, while reducing hetrosexism and homophobia in society.


Dawie has been the Director of OUT since 2002. He holds a Masters Degree and is currently researching the motivations for gay men to have sex. He is an activist but primarily concerned with concrete differences in peoples’ lives. He lives in Pretoria and enjoys the Kruger Park, intelligence and the gay sub-culture.
Johan is the Health Manager at OUT, responsible for the Health and Advocacy Programmes as well as individual and couples psycho-social counselling. Johan has a BD Theology degree, with special interest in Marriage and Family Counselling. In addition, he has recently completed an Advanced Certificate in Health Management from the Foundation for Professional Development. Apart from having been a pastor for six years, Johan also worked in the mental health field for eight years.
Moude joined OUT in March 2012 as Office Administrator. She is looking forward to studying Public, Constitutional and International Law through UNISA to pursue a career in protecting LGBTI rights and promoting non-discrimination in our society.
Luiz has a BA in English and Psychology and a BA Honours degree in Drama and Film. He co-founded and worked as Creative Director for 14 years at the multimedia company Underdog before going out on his own. He is Marketing and Communications Coordinator at OUT and the Editor of
Marietjie Botha joined OUT in 2016 and is the organisation’s Financial Manager. She has roughly 20 years’ experience in finance, and loves numbers and reading. She has a passion for community work and is involved in a project feeding babies of unemployed parents.
Nicholas is the Clinic & Outreach Registered Nurse at OUT. His focus is on HIV/AIDS, STIs & TB Management. He also holds a teacher’s diploma and has worked in various service delivery fields. His interest in working with marginalised communities led him to join OUT.
Lerato is the Love Not Hate Programme Manager at OUT. He is responsible for assisting hate crime victims with psycho-social challenges, managing safe spaces and overseeing the overall project. Lerato holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Town and Regional Planning and a Diploma in Project Management. One of his majors included Sociology. Lerato has also served as the Acting Chairperson of Up and OUT, the student LGBTI society at the University of Pretoria. He has a strong passion for the development of the LGBTI community and he enjoys having conversations with people who are positive and full of life.
Lucy is a Clinical Nurse at OUT’s TEN81 Centre. She started her career at SG Laurens Nursing College in 2011, and went on to work at Edenvale General Hospital, amongst other institutions. In addition to her numerous nursing qualifications she has a Certificate in Competency in MSM Health Management. Lucy joined OUT in July 2015 and is responsible for HIV testing and counselling, STI screenings and other clinical services and support.
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Randy is a Clinic Nurse at OUT’s TEN81 Centre in Hatfield, Pretoria. She has a diploma in Human Resources from Vaal University of Technology and did a Nursing diploma at the Ann Latsky Nursing College.
Samuel is the Reception Clerk at the OUT office and the TEN81 Centre in Hatfield, Pretoria. He from Soshanguve and first joined OUT as a Peer Educator in August 2010. Samuel is currently studying towards a diploma in Marketing with Unisa.
Happy Phaleng is the Peer Outreach Coordinator at OUT. He is an inspirational young activist who educates and advocates for the youth, especially LGBTI youth in rural areas.
Lois is the Monitoring and Evaluation Co-ordinator at OUT. She studied law at Tukkies, lived abroad and in Cape Town before returning to Pretoria. She is a campaigner for free and non-discriminatory health and well-being services for all populations.
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Dlozi is a data capturer at OUT and lives and works in Pretoria. She has an aesthetic for juxtaposing live action footage and 2D graphics. Her information design company focuses on UX [User eXperience] design to ensure that documents and systems for information are built around their stakeholders’ intuition.
Kara is a data capturer at OUT (MSM programme). She is an ex-radio presenter for Tuks FM and a prospective LLB Law Student. She grew up as an international citizen and often felt like an outsider. It’s for this reason that ensuring equality in any and all forms has always been her goal.

Clara Makhwela

Clara Makhwela has been the office domestic worker at OUT for the past twenty years.

Peer Outreach Workers

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Isalinah Smith

Isalinah is a peer educator who joined OUT in 2017. She graduated from South West Gauteng College with a certificate in primary healthcare. She’s passionate about giving health education to people, and working within the community to promote a healthier and safer environment for all.
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Tshepang Moses Mbatha

Tshepang is a peer outreach worker and HTS counsellor at OUT Well-being. He has a love for community development and wants to contribute to building a healthier and safer LGBTI community.
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Clement Matlala

Clement matriculated in 2008 and has a higher certificate in business administration and HIV and AIDS management. He also has an Introduction to Computers higher certificate. He has a passion for working in community service and development. He is an HIV and AIDS activist as well as an LGTBI activist. He aims to promote a healthy living lifestyle to the community.
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John Morake Mmakou

John is a peer outreach worker and HCT counselor at OUT Well-being who joined the organisation in 2017. He is passionate about community and also wants to create a healthy living lifestyle for the community.
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Zanele Zamela

Zanele is a student at the University of Pretoria, studying Human Genetics, and is a member of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa. She is an outgoing individual, devoted to making a difference in the fields she has chosen to take interest in, including the LGBTIQ+ community.
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Bianca Letsoalo

Bianca is dedicated to changing the lives of people and changing their perception in regards to the LGBTIQ+ community. She is a fun and approachable person with a passion for love, and is studying towards a degree in public finance.
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Siyabonga Mkhize

Siyabonga is a team coordinator at OUT, who started in 2017 as a peer educator and driver. He wants to focus his professional life on underprivileged communities with little to no access to health care. This is where he’s been called to make a difference.
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Ben Bambatha

Ben is an outreach team coordinator at OUT who joined the organisation in 2017. He is an HIV specialist and also provides HTC as part of the community based organisation, KHULA YOUTH NETWORK. He co-facilitates social safe spaces and youth development programmes.
Have you been threatened, hit, raped or had your property damaged or stolen because you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI)? Then you have been a victim of a hate crime.
OUT offers exciting training to mainstream service providers and other interested parties. The training assists individuals to understand themselves as sexual beings.
Currently OUT distributes safer sex packs to a range of venues in Tshwane that are utilised by gay men and lesbian women. These packs also include responsible sex messaging, appropriate barrier methods and lube.
OUT's Engage Men’s Health project offers free and confidential sexual health services to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).