People of the Institute
Nathalie is Finance Administrator for The SI Innovations laboratory (SILL), SI Consulting, Learning for Sustainability (LFS) and the Youth Hub.
Facilitator - Early Learning
Nosakhumzi, known to us as Nomzi, is a Facilitator in Lynedoch Early Learning (3-6 years) and has completed a NQF level 4 in Early Childhood Development.
Maintenance Agent - iShack
Pamella joined the iShack Project in 2015 as a trainee maintenance agent and now fulfils various responsibilities within the project, including Client Services, Technical Services and installations.
Racheal is the Financial Administrator, managing the day-to-day finance operations, and offering administration support to all projects within the SI.
Raymond is Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resource Management, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Rene is the Finance Coordinator, with 14 years working experience in the corporate office equipment environment and 7 years in the non-profit sector.
Rika Preiser is based at the Centre for Studies in Complexity since 2009 and has been a part-time lecturer in the Department of Philosophy since 2008 at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Rosaline Van Niekerk
Ross is a registered Assessor and Facilitator in Lynedoch Early Learning. She holds a NQF level 4 and NQF level 5 Diploma in Early Childhood Development.
Rosie runs the Young Women in Agriculture programme, and coordinates and co-facilitates the SI Explorers immersive learning journeys run in Nepal.
Ruenda is currently a guest lecturer and course coordinator: as a member of BiomimicrySA, Ruenda often shares the potential of nature-inspired innovation during Eco-design and Biodiversity modules.
IT and Health and Safety Coordinator
Shaun is the IT Administrator, providing desktop and technical support. He holds a Diploma in A+ Computer Technician and N+ Computer networking from CTU training solution in Stellenbosch, and Operations Management Diploma from Correspondence Training Academy.
Programme Director: AgroEcology
Theo heads up our newly established AgroEcology Academy.
Maintenance Agent - iShack
Tuliswa conducts preventative maintenance and responds to maintenance calls - involving anything from replacing a broken fuse to following technical troubleshooting protocols.
Vanessa von der Heyde
Changemaker Programme Coordinator
Vanessa von der Heyde did her MPhil through the SI in 2013 and was so inspired by this life-changing journey that she graduated with a burning desire to not only be a changemaker herself, but also enable others to be changemakers in working towards a more equitable, inclusive and resilient world.
Operations and Data Manager - iShack
Warren is the Operations and Data Manager of the iShack Project, as well as a part time student in the Sustainability Institute's PGD in Sustainable Development.
Xitshembiso looks after the gardens at the SI.
Managing Director: Learning for Sustainability
Zainab is the Managing Director of the Learning for Sustainability programme and has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters in Business Administration.
Zelda is one of our caretakers at the Lynedoch Children's House.