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Staff

Majury Chada

Majury Chada

Finance Manager

Majury Chada, a Chartered Accountant, is the Finance Manager for Centre for Environmental Rights. She is experienced in financial management and advocates for the creation and maintenance of ethical organisational cultures that are critical to the achievement of strong financial management systems. She completed her articles in public practice in 2016 before joining a women’s’ rights organisation for four years as its Finance Manager. She then worked for a Financial Consulting firm as a Senior Financial Consultant for a year before joining CER.

Majury holds a BComm Honours degree in Risk Management and Insurance (NUST), Bachelor of Accounting Science (UNISA), and Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (UFH). In her journey to becoming a Chartered Accountant, Majury was one of the 18 candidates to pass the SAICA Initial Test of Competence (Board 1) with honors in 2015.

Majury is passionate about human rights and especially the rights of women and children who are disproportionately impacted by climate change and environmental degradation. At CER Majury is able to combine her skillset as a Chartered Accountant and her passion for human rights and help advance CER’s vision of a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Wandisa Phama

Wandisa Phama

Deputy Director

Brandon Abdinor

Brandon Abdinor

Climate Advocacy Lawyer

Lerato Balendran

Lerato Balendran

Head of Communications

Kim Blessie

Kim Blessie

Programme Administrator

Majury Chada

Majury Chada

Finance Manager

Adelaide Chagopa

Adelaide Chagopa

Intern

Annah Chirwa

Annah Chirwa

Office Assistant

Sonia Chu

Sonia Chu

Manager for Human Resources and Office Administration

Linda Dlamini

Linda Dlamini

Candidate Attorney

Leanne Govindsamy

Leanne Govindsamy

Programme Head: Corporate Accountability and Transparency

Thobeka Gumede

Thobeka Gumede

Attorney

Catherine Horsfield

Catherine Horsfield

Programme Head: Mining

Matome Kapa

Matome Kapa

Programme Head: Activist Support & Training

Gabrielle Knott

Gabrielle Knott

Attorney

Michelle Koyama

Michelle Koyama

Attorney

Paul Lado

Paul Lado

Attorney

Noriza Lamani

Noriza Lamani

Office Assistant

Khumo Lesele

Khumo Lesele

Candidate Attorney

Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

Programme Head: Pollution & Climate Change

Agnes Ludada

Agnes Ludada

Office Assistant

Danjelle Midgley

Danjelle Midgley

Attorney

Tefo Mxakaza

Tefo Mxakaza

Bookkeeper

Tarisai Mugunyani

Tarisai Mugunyani

Attorney

Tatenda Muponde

Tatenda Muponde

Attorney

Ambre Nicolson

Ambre Nicolson

Senior Writer

Thami Nkosi

Thami Nkosi

Programme Administrator

Alice Nqoko

Alice Nqoko

Senior Administrator

Zahra Omar

Zahra Omar

Attorney

Nozuko Poni

Nozuko Poni

Communications and Digital Officer

Fadia Samuels

Fadia Samuels

Receptionist and Assistant Events Coordinator

Dimakatso Sefatsa

Dimakatso Sefatsa

Attorney Designate

Michelle Sithole

Michelle Sithole

Attorney

Phumla Yeki

Phumla Yeki

Executive Assistant