Kelly Gillespie, Lesley Green, Carina Conradie, June Bam, Frank Matose, Vanessa Farr
Kelly Gillespie (Anthropology, UWC) is a political and legal anthropologist working against the continuation of colonial and apartheid security and other institutional infrastructure into the post-1994 period.
Lesley Green (Anthropology, UCT and Director: Environmental Humanities South research centre, UCT) works towards paradigm shift in environmental governance. She is the author of Rock | Water | Life: Ecology and Humanities for a Decolonial South Africa (Wits / Duke, 2020).
Carina Conradie recently graduated with an MSc in African Studies, with a focus on private security and evictions in South Africa. She did campaigning work on protest rights for many years with the Right2Know Campaign.
June Bam (African Studies, UCT) grew up on the disputed land from infancy until her teenage years. Part of the disputed land is owned by her late grandmother and part was previously owned by her late father. Her forthcoming book, ‘Knowing on the Wind’: Why Cape Herstoriographies Matter, includes a chapter on Rondevlei.
Frank Matose (Sociology, UCT; Co-Director: Environmental Humanities South ) is an environmental sociologist focusing on common access to natural resources for transformation and environmental justice as well as the militarisation of conservation in Southern Africa.
Vanessa Farr has served as a specialist on small arms and armed conflict to the UNDP and UN Women for two decades, and is an associate of Environmental Humanities South.