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Board

Saliem Fakir

Saliem Fakir

Non-executive Director

Saliem is the Head of the Policy & Futures Unit at the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa. The Unit’s work is focused on identifying ways to manage a transition to a low-carbon economy. He was previously (2007-2008) a senior lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Planning and associate Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy at the University of Stellenbosch where he taught on renewable energy policy and financing of renewable energy projects. Saliem previously worked for Lereko Energy (Pty) Ltd (2006), an investment company focusing on project development and financial arrangements for renewable energy, biofuels, waste and water sectors. He served as Director of the World Conservation Union South Africa (IUCN-SA) office for 8 years (1998-2005) and was the Manager for the Natural Resources and Management Unit at the Land and Agriculture Policy Centre. Between, 2002-2005, he served as a chair of the Board of the National Botanical Institute. He also served on the board of the Fair Trade in Tourism Initiative, and was a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative, based in Amsterdam. He currently serves on the advisory board of Inspired Evolution One – a private equity fund for clean technology and is a columnist for the South African Centre for Civil Society (see www.sacsis.org.za) as well as for Engineering News. His qualifications include: B.Sc Honours Molecular Biology (WITS), Masters’ in Environmental Science, Wye College London, and he completed a senior executive management course at Harvard University in 2000.

Professor Tracy Humby

Professor Tracy Humby

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

Saliem Fakir

Saliem Fakir

Non-executive Director

Stephen Law

Stephen Law

Non-executive Director

Karabo Maelane

Karabo Maelane

Non-executive Director

Bonita Meyersfeld

Bonita Meyersfeld

Non-executive Director

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  • Johannesburg

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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.