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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

Brandon Abdinor

Brandon Abdinor

Climate Advocacy Lawyer

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

Candidate Attorney

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Attorney

Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

Programme Head: Pollution & Climate Change

Agnes Ludada

Agnes Ludada

Cleaning Assistant

Danjelle Midgley

Danjelle Midgley

Environmental Law Specialist

Tarisai Mugunyani

Tarisai Mugunyani

Attorney

Tatenda Muponde

Tatenda Muponde

Attorney

Ambre Nicolson

Ambre Nicolson

Senior Writer

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

Candidate Attorney

Michelle Sithole

Michelle Sithole

Attorney

Phumla Yeki

Phumla Yeki

Executive Assistant