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Staff

Wandisa Phama

Wandisa Phama

Deputy Director

Wandisa Phama is the Centre for Environmental Rights’ Deputy Director. Wandisa is an admitted attorney who is passionate about human rights and social justice. She previously served at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) at Wits as co-deputy director, and headed the CALS Business and Human Rights Programme. In the recent past Wandisa worked on a diverse number of issues including litigating for the inclusion of community voices formulating the South African Mining Charter, the protection of the right to social security or access to social grants and holding financial institution accountable for their role in human rights abuses of projects they finance. While at CALS, she taught a number of courses at the Wits Law School, including postgraduate courses in Law and Sustainability, Human Rights and the Market Place and an undergraduate course in Environmental Law. Wandisa believes in using human rights-based solutions to challenge social inequality, and to advance social justice struggles. She is committed to leadership development and the transformation of the legal profession and the broader South African society, and creating resilient social justice institutions that value health and well-being in the manner they go about doing their work.

Daiyaan Halim

Daiyaan Halim

Legal Researcher: Corporate Accountability and Transparency

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Wandisa Phama

Wandisa Phama

Deputy Director

Aadila Agjee

Aadila Agjee

Attorney

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

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

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

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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.