Sobantu Mzwakali has been the Senior Programme Officer for Affirming Rights since December 2020. He joined Natural Justice in December 2019 as the Programme Officer for Governance of Lands and Natural Resources/Traditional Knowledge & Access & Benefit Sharing.
Sobantu previously worked as an Advocacy and Campaigns Officer at Tshintsha Amakhaya, an action learning network of civil society organizations that supports local community movements in land and agrarian reform, and as a Writer for the Land and Accountability Research Centre, a research and advocacy unit within the University of Cape Town’s Law Department.
His activism is complemented by his skills in research, policy analysis, advocacy, writing, and publishing on multimedia platforms. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including Open Democracy, CounterPunch, and the Daily Maverick, and he has also contributed to a number of research-advocacy initiatives run by civil society organisations.