Staff

Isobel Frye

Position:
Director

Education:
B. A. LLb; Higher Diploma in Tax Law

Experience:
Senior Researcher in Poverty Eradication at NALEDI; National Advocacy Manager at the Black Sash; Lawyer in commercial litigation at Walker’s Attorneys

Nqobile Zulu

Position:
Research Manager

Education: 
PhD in Development Studies, Wits University

Experience: 
Youth development in tertiary institutions (Wits and University of Johannesburg in the Sociology and Development Studies departments)
Post graduate lecturing
Training and facilitation

Lindi-K Khumalo

Position:
Junior Researcher

Education: 
MPHIL in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria (UP), BA in Psychology with a Major in Women Studies, Wartburg College

Experience: 
Former Researcher at Executive Research Associates (ERA), Former Junior Political Officer at African Union Commission (AUC), Former Constitutionalism and Rule of Law Intern at African Union Commission (AUC), Former Resource Advocate at The Gathering Place (TGP)

Nikayla Naidu

Position:

Social Media Intern

Education: 

Currently studying towards a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Digital Multimedia and minoring in Communications through the University of South Africa, Certificate in Graphics Design – visual and graphic 

Experience: 

Former admin of multiple influential niche projects, Freelance digital multimedia campaign management, Freelance social media project strategist 

Lehlohonolo Kekana

Position:
Research Intern

Education: 
Masters of Arts in Anthropology (University of Johannesburg)
Bachelor of Arts with double major (University of Johannesburg)

Experience: 
Former research assistant for MIT GOV/LAB
Former research assistant for South African Research Chair in Industrial Development and COP Innovation and Inclusive Industrialisation

 

Mpho Mhlongo

Position:
Company Secretary Intern

Education: 

BA(Law)(Wits), LLB(Wits)

Experience: 

Student Councillor (Wits Law Clinic, Property Law Unit), Company Secretary Intern (Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation), Secretary (Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust Alumni Advisory Board)

Nkululeko Majozi

Position:

Social Security Researcher

Education: 

BA (Hons) International Studies, Rhodes University, Master of Security Studies, University of Pretoria.

Experience: 

Doctoral Researcher in the Office of the Executive Director, Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) (2018-2020); Researcher in the Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery Unit, Human Science Research Council (HSRC) (2014-2017); Research Associate, African Leadership Network (ALN) (2011-2012)

Tina van Straten

Position:

Research Intern (Gender-based Violence)

Education:

Bachelor of Social Science in Industrial Sociology and Labour Relations (Triple major: Sociology, History, International Relations) - University of Pretoria. Bachelor of Gender Studies Honours candidate - University of Pretoria. Conflict Analysis and Mediation course- Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping training Center

Experience:

Former Deputy Director at the TuksRes Women in Leadership Academy. Former Deputy Chairperson and Wellbeing Manager of Azalea Residence. Former Facilitator at TuksRes Women in Leadership Academy