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Board

Pontsho Pilane

Pontsho Pilane

Non-executive Director

Pontsho is a successful journalist, editor, media lecturer and trainer who has focused on the intersections of gender, health and class in post-apartheid South Africa. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in covering sexual and reproductive health, training other journalists on how to ethically and sensitively report on gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health as well as gender in general. She is also the director of Mathaba Media, a bespoke consulting agency that creates impactful and creative advocacy campaigns, media training and communications strategies that are deeply rooted in Pan African feminist principles and using communications as a tool for social change.

Pontsho has a keen interest in public health, human rights and gender and how they intersect and is a regular media analyst on these issues. One of her most valued roles is as a regular analyst on Motsweding FM, where she gets to discuss and explain complex health and gender issues in her mother tongue Setswana.

The work of the Centre for Environmental Rights Board is important in South Africa, now more than ever, as inequalities and injustices worsen. I am proud to support the work of an organisation that is ensuring that future generations have a healthy environment to live and thrive in.

Professor Tracy-Lynn Field

Professor Tracy-Lynn Field

Chairperson and Non-executive Director

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Eugene Cairncross

Eugene Cairncross

Non-executive Director

Greg Daniels

Greg Daniels

Non-executive Director

Bonita Meyersfeld

Bonita Meyersfeld

Non-executive Director

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi

Non-executive Director

Rachael Akosua Antwi

Rachael Akosua Antwi

Non-executive Director

Pontsho Pilane

Pontsho Pilane

Non-executive Director

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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.