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What is the role of a Safe Zones@Wits ally?

If you are LGBTIAQ+ identified or know someone who is, you may be in need of some support. Safe Zones allies are here to hear about where you're at, provide a non-judgemental space for you to share your feelings, and if necessary point you in the direction of people who may be able to provide expert support with relationships, reporting discrimination, coming out, health, transitioning, getting support on campus and other areas of LGBTIAQ+ life.  Contact an ally via their email address and set up an appointment to discuss areas where you need support. Safe Zones allies are not therapists, but are trained to understand LGBTIAQ+ issues and are members of the University community who are here to listen and support where you're at.  For more information on the Safe Zones@Wits ally programme, contact Tish Lumos.


Safe Zones@Wits allies by faculty

Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management

Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Faculty of Health Science

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Science


Wits Transformation and Employment Equity Office

Mx Tish Lumos

Staff  They/Them


Cecilia Smith



Lindiwe Manyika





Lynette Sikhakhane



Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action

Anzio Jacobs




Khumo Masege

University of Columbia


April Sizemore-Barber



Nadzeya Husakouskaya

University of Bergen




Andrew Keightey-Smith

Erin Roman

Diaan van der Westhuizen

Athena Marsden

Kelly Gillespie

Sisanda Msekele

Susan Tothill

Greg Bloom-Salm

Neil Quirk

Yavani Mottian

Solomzi Khoza

Michlene Mongae

David Hornsby

Mitchel Joffe Hunter

Yasmine Dominguez-Whitehead

Navan N. Govender

Michelle Friedman

Clinton D. van der Merwe

Thulani Nkomo

Natasha Vally

Nadzeya Husakouskaya

Marlise Richer

Sally-Ann Bafshoe

Kirby Mania

Tommaso Milani

Gugu Baloyi

El Kotze

Samia Chasi

Thembelihle Tshabalala

Emily Craven

Thandekile Mathambeka

Medusa Minah

Yanano Bere

Fumani Mabogoane

Eleanor van Tonder

Fhatuwani Ligege

Abby Molema

Ivan Sabljak

Pura Mgolombane

Mapemela Wendy

Casey Blake