Cassandra Mayekiso matriculated from Herschel Girls School in Cape Town. During her gap year, she co-founded Africa for Israel Christian Coalition, which primarily focuses on lobbying the South African government and Israel advocacy. During the same year, she volunteered at a food distribution centre in Jerusalem, Israel. Upon her return to Cape Town, Cassandra enrolled at AFDA, completed her bachelor’s degree, and joined the South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) as the National Zionist Officer. After graduating, Cassandra worked at Highlight Films in Tel Aviv. She again returned to Cape Town to work in the film and commercial industry whilst assisting the growth of various pro-Israel organizations. As the Director of SAUJS, Western Cape, she oversaw multiple campuses where she successfully raised funds, fostered a deeper sense of community, and mentored various regional committee leaders. She was also the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) Coordinator, where she worked with the South African Zionist Federation in shaping the broader public opinion of Israel, lobbying the South African government, and promoting Israeli innovation.
Cassandra is the Executive Director of StandWithUs South Africa and is establishing and building a strong foundation by educating about Israel, combating antisemitism, and partnering with South African Zionist organisations.