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Staff

Matome Kapa

Matome Kapa

Programme Head: Activist Support & Training

Matome was born and raised in a small village in the Limpopo Province, and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2011 with an LLB degree. While at University, Matome was an avid advocate of Human Rights through the Street Law programme. He first joined the Centre as a legal intern in March 2012, and also did a stint as public defender with Legal Aid South Africa as part of his articles. Since completion of his articles in 2015 he has led the Centre’s community support and environmental rights training projects and now heads the Activism Support & Training Programme. He is also the coordinator for the steering committee of the Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCON-SA). Matome’s hobbies include watching films and networking with people from different walks of life.

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Wandisa Phama

Wandisa Phama

Deputy Director

Sibo Buyangane

Sibo Buyangane

Activist Support and Training Project Administrator

Sonia Chu

Sonia Chu

Manager for Human Resources and Office Administration

Leanne Govindsamy

Leanne Govindsamy

Programme Head: Corporate Accountability and Transparency

Thobeka Gumede

Thobeka Gumede

Attorney

Daiyaan Halim

Daiyaan Halim

Researcher: Corporate Accountability and Transparency

Catherine Horsfield

Catherine Horsfield

Programme Head: Mining

Robyn Hugo

Robyn Hugo

Programme Head: Pollution & Climate Change

Matome Kapa

Matome Kapa

Programme Head: Activist Support & Training

Michelle Koyama

Michelle Koyama

Attorney

Noriza Lamani

Noriza Lamani

Cleaning Assistant

Khumo Lesele

Khumo Lesele

Programme Administrator

Lerato Balendran

Lerato Balendran

Head of Communications

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Attorney

Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

Attorney

Agnes Ludada

Agnes Ludada

Cleaning Assistant

Nabeelah Mia

Nabeelah Mia

Attorney

Danjelle Midgley

Danjelle Midgley

Environmental Law Specialist

Tarisai Mugunyani

Tarisai Mugunyani

Attorney

Tatenda Muponde

Tatenda Muponde

Candidate Attorney

Vuyisile Ncube

Vuyisile Ncube

Candidate Attorney

Alice Nqoko

Alice Nqoko

Senior Administrator

Zahra Omar

Zahra Omar

Attorney

Fadia Samuels

Fadia Samuels

Receptionist and Assistant Events Coordinator

Phumla Yeki

Phumla Yeki

Executive Assistant

Contact Us

  • Cape Town

    Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925 - View Map
  • Johannesburg

    First Floor, DJ du Plessis Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, 2001 - View Map

Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

Report a Violation

0800 205 005

Contact the National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours) or one of the national and provincial hotlines.