The Scope Ops Team
C. Anzio Jacobs
Co-Founder & Executive Director
C. Anzio Jacobs has been a community activist in the LGBTQIA+ sector in South Africa since 2009. They have been instrumental in the founding of several LGBTQIA+ projects including a university-endorsed student pride parade, the Safe Zones Project at Wits, the Kaleidoscope Youth Network in South Africa, and the GALA Youth Forum at the Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA). Jacobs has consulted for PLUS. The LGBTI Business Network. They are currently working as an independent consultant, providing consulting services to Diversi-T and as an associate to GALA.
Jacobs is a genderqueer person and their lived experiences inform their work. They encourage through their work, local LGBTQIA+ network building for grassroots projects in urban and peri-urban communities in South Africa. After being financially excluded from the University of the Witwatersrand, Jacobs worked in the Transformation and Employment Equity Office of the university. They later did monitoring and evaluation for the Safe Zones Project in San Diego and returned to South Africa on a full scholarship to pursue a degree in Anthropology after which they pursued an honours degree in Critical Diversity Studies; Jacobs recently obtained their master’s degree by dissertation with research focused on gender, sexual orientation, power, and protest.
Tracey-Lee is an Africa Audit Risk Manager at Deloitte, she is passionate about people, career development and building meaningful relationships. Tracey-Lee aspires to be a business leader through honesty, passion and more importantly earning trust, not only in the quality of her work but her integrity.
She believes that by encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace people are given the freedom to be their most creative selves. Allowing businesses to deliver better services to clients. Tracey-Lee strives to continue to challenge the minds of all in terms of being truly inclusive in business so that all can work together to take South Africa to new heights.
Tracey-Lee also believes that as young professionals we have a responsibility to give back with our time and skills to NPOs and start-ups. For her, that is from financial systems, internal controls and a risk perspective. She is passionate about being a role model to the queer community. The fact that she never had role models growing up as a queer coloured girl growing in the Cape Flats, is something she doesn't want anyone else to endure.
Kellyn Botha is a trans woman who is a consultant at Scope Facilitation specializing in research, data gathering and media production.
She holds an Honors in Media Studies and Politics, and a Master of Arts degree in Film Studies, in which she assessed the problematic representations of trans women in cinema.
She is an avid photographer, filmmaker and traveller, but has dedicated her professional life to the advancement of LGBTI+ rights across the globe, acting in various communications, documentation and advocacy roles for Iranti - an organization promoting the rights of lesbian, trans and intersex persons since 2017.
She further acts as a research consultant for the Geneva-based ILGA World and co-facilitates a trans-youth support group organized by Matimba.
S’phesihle Nzutha is an alumnus of the GALA Youth Forum. Her diligence in relation to the work done in the youth forum and inspiring leadership resulted in a post being offered to her as part of the Scope operational team.
S’phesihle is a third-year law student at the University of Witwatersrand with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Italian.
She is passionate about social justice and envisions a world where everyone is knowledgeable about their rights and how to exercise them. In her free time, she enjoys reading and research. She has worked with the clubs and societies at the university which has taught her essential interpersonal skills, leadership skills, project management skills and instilled a sense of urgency in advocating for social justice.
Photography & Film Consultant
Collen was born and raised in Daveyton, he was a community photographer for some time before he was afforded the opportunity to study photography at the Market Photo Workshop. He has secured several artist residencies and exhibitions in Norway Oslo, Germany, Berlin, Switzerland, Zurich, the Netherlands and Amsterdam. He believes meeting and engaging with young people who come from different walks of life have benefited him and informed his work.
Mfazwe is a trans man based in Johannesburg, he believes in fighting for justice and equality for all. He has worked with Uthingo - The Rainbow, a black LGBTI organisation implementing change in Gauteng communities. He was also part of Rainbow Activist Alliance, an advocacy group that aims to create safe spaces for LGBTIQ+ persons and women in the cities. The organisation enables communities to talk about issues that affect them. Mfazwe has volunteered and worked in the LGBTQ sector since 2011. He is an award-winning photographer who won Best photographer at the LGBTI recognition Awards 2013.