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Staff

Thobeka Gumede

Thobeka Gumede

Attorney

Thobeka Gumede was born in a very small village called eNkwalini in KwaZulu-Natal, located between the historical towns of Eshowe and Melmoth, and grew up in a township known as KwaMakhutha in Durban. In 2014, she graduated with her LLB degree at the University of Zululand. Thereafter she enrolled with the University of KwaZulu-Natal to pursue a Master’s degree in Maritime Law and is currently completing her dissertation. Thobeka joined the Centre on 1 April 2015 and hopes to gain the fundamentals of environmental legal compliance, and to impart the knowledge she gains from the Centre to educate people about the importance of conserving the environment. She enjoys spending time her family and helping people wherever she can.

In isiZulu: UThobeka Gumede wazalelwa endaweni yaseNkwalini KwaZulu-Natal ephakathi kwamadolobha aseShowe nase Melmoth. Ukhulele elokshini laKwaMakhthua eThekwini. Ufunde wathweswa iziqu zobumeli ze LLB enyuvesi yaseZululand ngonyka ka2014. Kuwo lowonyaka ka2014 wabe eseqhubeka nezifundo eziphezulu zeMaster’s Degree(LLM) Kwi-Maritime Law enyuvesi yaKwaZulu-Natal, okumanje umatasa nocwaningo mbhalo lwaleziqu. UThobeka waqala ukusebenza eCentre for Environmenatal Rights (CER) osukwini lokqala kuMbasa 2015. Uthemba ukuthi ukuba inxenye yeCER kuzomenza aqonde kabanzi imithetho ehambiselana nokuhlenga ezemvelo, isifiso sakhe ukufundisa abantu ngezemvelo ngoba ukholelwa ukuthi indlela ebalulekile yokugcina umhlaba uphephile. Uyakuthanda ukucitha isikhathi nomndeni wakhe, kanye nokusiza abantu.

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Wandisa Phama

Wandisa Phama

Deputy Director

Sibo Buyangane

Sibo Buyangane

Activist Support and Training Project Administrator

Leanne Govindsamy

Leanne Govindsamy

Programme Head: Corporate Accountability and Transparency

Thobeka Gumede

Thobeka Gumede

Attorney

Daiyaan Halim

Daiyaan Halim

Legal Researcher: Corporate Accountability and Transparency

Catherine Horsfield

Catherine Horsfield

Programme Head: Mining

Robyn Hugo

Robyn Hugo

Programme Head: Pollution & Climate Change

Matome Kapa

Matome Kapa

Attorney

Michelle Koyama

Michelle Koyama

Attorney

Noriza Lamani

Noriza Lamani

Cleaning Assistant

Lerato Letebele-Balendran

Lerato Letebele-Balendran

Head of Communications

Nicole Limberis-Ritchie

Nicole Limberis-Ritchie

Attorney

Tim Lloyd

Tim Lloyd

Attorney

Nicole Loser

Nicole Loser

Attorney

Agnes Ludada

Agnes Ludada

Cleaning Assistant

Danjelle Midgley

Danjelle Midgley

Environmental Law Specialist

Tatenda Muponde

Tatenda Muponde

Candidate Attorney

Ruchir Naidoo

Ruchir Naidoo

Attorney

Vuyisile Ncube

Vuyisile Ncube

Candidate Attorney

Alice Nqoko

Alice Nqoko

Senior Administrator

Zahra Omar

Zahra Omar

Attorney

Suzanne Powell

Suzanne Powell

Attorney

Saul Roux

Saul Roux

Science and Policy Specialist

Fadia Samuels

Fadia Samuels

Receptionist and Assistant Events Coordinator

Contact Us

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    Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925 - View Map
  • Johannesburg

    Ninth Floor, Southpoint Corner, 87 De Korte Street, 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.