Programme Officer: Governance of Lands & Natural Resources/Traditional Knowledge & Access & Benefit Sharing
Sobantu Mzwakali is the Programme Officer for Governance of Lands & Natural Resources/Traditional Knowledge & Access & Benefit Sharing based in the Cape Town Hub, having joined in December 2019.
Prior to joining Natural Justice, Sobantu held a position as the Advocacy and Campaigns Officer at Tshintsha Amakhaya – an action learning platform of civil society organizations that supports local community struggles in land and agrarian reform, and prior to that he worked as the Writer for the Land and Accountability Research Centre – a research and advocacy unit within the Law Department of the University of Cape Town.
Multilingual, his expertise in advocacy, researching, recording, analyzing, reporting and publishing on multimedia platforms complements his activism. His work has appeared in various venues – including Open Democracy, CounterPunch and the Daily Maverick.