Claire Martens is the Senior Communications Officer for Natural Justice, working from Cape Town, but across all the regions, providing communications and strategic support.
Claire graduated with an Masters of Arts in Environmental Science from Rhodes University and a second Honour’s degree in Social Development from the University of Cape Town. During her undergraduate degree she also majored in law. Her Master’s thesis topic covered the governance of commonages in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. After leaving university, she worked at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability as an intern because embarking on her Honour’s degree in Social Development. Before joining Natural Justice, she worked at the Legal Resources Centre in Johannesburg as a communications officer.
Claire has published extensively for online publications, including GroundUp and the Daily Maverick, and had a chapter published in Hebinck, P. & Shackleton, C. (eds) Reforming Land and Resource Use in South Africa: Impact on Livelihoods.