Stephen Law has been the Executive Director for more years than he can remember. Apart from dealing with the day-to-day management of EMG and seeing to its long-term health and development, he takes a special interest in EMG's work in the the fair trade and climate change fields. He is also an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees and occasional lunch-break webmaster.
Dorah Tafeni recently joined EMG as our Financial Manager. She makes sure that all of the donor's money that we spend is properly documented and accounted, and that our financial reports are accurate and up-to-date.
Raziyah is EMG's receptionist/office administrator. She makes sure that visitors receive a warm welcome, supports the teams in achieving their objectives and enjoys working under pressure.
Jessica Wilson manages a number of projects with a focus on water and climate change and broader questions of sustainable development and environmental justice. She likes the "big picture" stuff that everyone else finds a bit too difficult to grasp. She takes a special interest in our courtyard garden and in solving the daily crossword before anyone else.
Thabang Ngcozela is one of EMG's most active networkers. His focus is also on water and climate change, and he works to support other civil society organisations to understand water and climate issues, and to mobilise them to action. He is EMGs representative on the SA Civil Society Water Caucus, the Africa Rivers Network, and the Coalition for Environmental Justice.
Taryn Pereira provides research support for our water and climate change projects. She is currently doing action-research on water services in and around the City of Cape Town; as well as investigating how municipalities in the southern Cape have coped with the recent drought. She also organises our "climate change and water " seminars and helps with EMG's efforts to reduce our own carbon footprint.
Thabo Lusithi completes the water and climate change "team". He works closely with the other three providing research and logistics support.
Noel Oettle manages a suit of rural projects from EMG's rural field-office in Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape, where he also lives and tends to his patch of organic fruit and vegetables. Noel strives to link local and global realities in ways that enable small-scale rooibos farmers to respond more effectively to the challenges of trade, climate change and biodiversity loss while also enabling decision makers to understand and respond to the realities of rural people.
Conservation Officer Siyabonga Myeza leads the rehabilitation work at Avontuur. As part of the team based in the Nieuwoudtville field office in the Northern Cape, he assists the Rural Programme Manager and represents the organisation on a national and international level.
In addition to all of these lovely people, we also house a stream of interns. We try to accommodate at least 2 interns per year, preferably drawn from local community groups that we work with. Please note that our intern slots have been filled for this year and there are currently no internship spaces. Do keep checking to see when the next opportinities arise.