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Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

Programme Head: Pollution & Climate Change

Nicole joined the Pollution & Climate Change Programme in January 2015. She grew up in Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal and completed her LLB degree at Stellenbosh University. She holds a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of Cape Town and spent a semester abroad at the University of Bern in Switzerland where she studied International and European Law of Climate Change. Nicole completed her articles of clerkship at Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs and continued to work there as an associate after her admission as an attorney. In 2014 she took a year off to travel during which time she explored parts of Asia, South America and Europe and spent some time doing conservation volunteer work in the Napo River Basin in Ecuador. Nicole hopes to play an active role in environmental law development and the promotion of environmental rights within South Africa.

In Spanish: Nicole se unió al Programa de Contaminación y Cambio Climático en el Centro de leyes Ambientales en enero del 2015. Creció en Empangeni, KwaZulu Natal y completó su licenciatura en leyes en la Universidad de Stellenbosch. Tiene un Máster en Leyes del Medio Ambiente de la Universidad de Ciudad del Cabo y pasó un semestre en la Universidad de Berna en Suiza, allí estudió ley del cambio climático internacional y europeo. Nicole completo sus artículos de pasantía en Edward Nathan Sonnnebergs Inc y continuó trabajando allí como asociada después de haber sido admitida como abogada. Nicole tomó un año sabático en 2014 para viajar. Durante este tiempo exploró partes de Asia, Sudamérica y Europa, y pasó tiempo haciendo voluntariados en la cuenca del río Napo en Ecuador. Ahora Nicole espera desempeñar un papel activo en el desarrollo del derecho ambiental y la promoción de los derechos ambientales en Sud África.

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Wandisa Phama

Wandisa Phama

Deputy Director

Lerato Balendran

Lerato Balendran

Head of Communications

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

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

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Attorney

Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

Programme Head: Pollution & Climate Change

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

Alice Nqoko

Alice Nqoko

Senior Administrator

Zahra Omar

Zahra Omar

Attorney

Fadia Samuels

Fadia Samuels

Receptionist and Assistant Events Coordinator

Dimakatso Sefatsa

Dimakatso Sefatsa

Candidate Attorney

Phumla Yeki

Phumla Yeki

Executive Assistant

Contact Us

  • Cape Town

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  • 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.