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Meet the Team

Staff

Robin Lenahan

Robin Lenahan

Attorney

Robin Lenahan joined the Corporate Accountability and Transparency team in 2021. Before joining the CER, Robin completed her articles at Lawyers for Human Rights where she worked on a range of issues, from refugee rights to litigating on behalf of mining-affected communities. Robin has a Bachelor of Arts in modern history from Yale University and completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Cape Town in 2017.

Robin loves hiking and cooking for her friends. She strongly believes that human rights and environmental protection are interdependent and hopes to be able to meaningfully contribute to the environmental justice movement in South Africa.

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

Majury Chada

Majury Chada

Finance Manager

Adelaide Chagopa

Adelaide Chagopa

Candidate Attorney

Sonia Chu

Sonia Chu

Manager for Human Resources and Office Administration

Linda Dlamini

Linda Dlamini

Candidate Attorney

Leanne Govindsamy

Leanne Govindsamy

Programme Head: Corporate Accountability and Transparency

Thobeka Gumede

Thobeka Gumede

Attorney

Catherine Horsfield

Catherine Horsfield

Programme Head: Mining

Matome Kapa

Matome Kapa

Programme Head: Activist Support & Training

Gabrielle Knott

Gabrielle Knott

Attorney

Michelle Koyama

Michelle Koyama

Attorney

Paul Lado

Paul Lado

Attorney

Noriza Lamani

Noriza Lamani

Cleaning Assistant

Robin Lenahan

Robin Lenahan

Attorney

Khumo Lesele

Khumo Lesele

Candidate Attorney

Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

Programme Head: Pollution & Climate Change

Agnes Ludada

Agnes Ludada

Cleaning Assistant

Danjelle Midgley

Danjelle Midgley

Attorney

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