Before becoming managing director, Nelly Mofokeng was appointed as finance director for JA South Africa in January 2009. She is a JA South Africa out-of-school programme graduate. Nelly started working for JA South Africa in August 1994 as programme secretary, then she was PA to the general manager, business development officer, PA to finance director and finance assistant.
Over the years at JA South Africa she has acquired skills in training, human resources, finance and administration. She has done voluntary work at the South African Red Cross and holds a N. Dip Commercial Administration from Unisa, Cert. Business Management from Potchefstroom University, B-tech Business Administration from UJ, Dip. Financial Accounting from Varsity College, and Management Advancement Programme certificate from the Wits Business School. In 2013 Nelly completed her Masters in Business Leadership at the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership and in 2015 completed the Social Entrepreneurship Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).