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Meet the Team

Staff

Nozuko Poni

Nozuko Poni

Communications and Digital Officer

Nozuko Poni studied Film & Media at the University of Cape Town. Her previous work experience includes working with the team that launched Digify, a Google-powered programme that trained young people in digital marketing in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

As a Project Manager, she then joined Sunshine Cinema, an organisation that promotes the use of alternative energy by harnessing solar-powered cinema and human rights films to empower communities. Through this work she toured with the Plexus Films documentary, “This Land” raising awareness about land rights, specifically mining and the environment. The film tour connected Noni to the Alliance For Rural Democracy where she worked on the Stop The Bantustan Bills as a Communications Coordinator. The organisation resources grassroots activism.

In 2020, she managed the Sunshine Cinema #RenewYourEnergy tour that took “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” from Cape Town to the tea-farming regions of Malawi.

Nozuko is passionate about work that empowers and amplifies the voices of rural communities, and protects their rights.

She joins CER as the Communications and Digital Officer.

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