People of the Institute
Amelia joined the Institute in December 2016 and is responsible for communication and marketing at the SI. She holds a BTech in Public Relations Management and has more than 12 years experience in the communication field.
Lead Research Consultant
As Lead Research Consultant Angela oversees the research and consulting projects at the Sustainability Institute. Angela also focuses heavily on entrepreneurial education and social innovation for sustainability and leads on the entrepreneurship programmes for the Stellenbosch University Diploma Programme.
Assistant Youth & Community Coordinator
Ashleigh has been involved in community work since 2010. She finds great satisfaction doing this work, and it also gives her newfound appreciation for her own life.
Academic Programme Administrator - Master's Programme
Beatrix has been the Administrator of the Master's Programme in Sustainable Development since end 2010.
Brad is the Financial Officer and has a degree in Accounting Science from UNISA and 20 years of post-articles commercial accounting experience. He was appointed Accounting Officer at the Sustainability Institute after completing his Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Development in 2014.
Lecturer and Researcher: Food Systems
Candice coordinates the Sustainable Food Systems research and heads the sustainable food systems modules within the PGDip and MPhil degrees.
Facilitator - Early Learning
Christelle Janse is a Facilitator in baby centre (0 - 3 years).
Cisomo is the Installation Coordinator for the iShack project.
Coordinator - Early Learning
Colleen Erasmus is the programme coordinator for the Lynedoch Children's House.
In 2012 Damian joined the iShack Project which has now matured into a state-subsidised solar electricity utility for off-grid informal settlements. He is the Director of SIIL (Pty) Ltd which is the social enterprise that runs the iShack Project.
Solar Utility Manager
David has been a Project Manager and Consultant for the last 10 years working in the fields of renewable energy, eco-building techniques and energy efficiency.
Green Cafè cook
Devy-Leigh is the cook in the Green Cafè.
Shima was born in São Paulo, Brazil. A mechanical engineer for 10 years, he led teams in France and Spain before leaving his career to co-found and work in the 6th largest group of private universities in Brazil. He is a former student at the SI, where he did his Masters in Food Systems.
Research Consultant: Food Systems
Tai joined the team in 2016 and has a BA in history and politics from Rhodes University and an MPhil in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University.
Founder, teacher and writer
Eve Annecke’s masters level teaching is in transitions, ecology, spirituality and facilitation.
Creatives Project Coordinator
Fiona rejoined the Sustainability Institute in 2019, bringing her energy, enthusiasm, and can do attitude to all creative aspects within the SI.
Fumanekile is silent force of nature in the Woodland, tending to the growing needs of a family of indigenous trees and shrubs which require tending to survive and flourish the rigours of our seasonal wet-land and the Stellenbosch summer.
Jeff looks after the grounds at the SI and contributes towards our beautiful environment.
Jess is the Director of the Sustainability Institute. She is an extraordinary lecturer with the School of Public Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch, coordinating the Corporate Governance and Sustainable Enterprise module for the PGD and MPhil programmes. Jess is also Research Director for the Embedding Project, a global public-benefit research project that helps companies embed sustainability across their operations and decision-making.
Jessica Eley is a qualified teacher, specialising in learner support and special educational needs.
MPhil Coordinator and Lecturer
Prof Josephine Kaviti Musango holds bachelor degree in Agribusiness Management; master degree in Agricultural Economics; and a Transdisciplinary Doctoral in Sustainable Development. She is currently appointed as an Associate Professor with the School of Public Leadership (SPL).
Facilitator - Early Learning
Julia Jansen is a Facilitator in Lynedoch Early Learning (3-6 years).
Quality Assurance/Accreditation Officer for IMI
Juliet joined the Sustainability Institute in 2016.
June is the Facilities Officer for the building and facilities team. She obtained a BA degree and Higher Diploma in Education from the University of the Western Cape and been a firm member of the team since 2005.
Kerneels is the driver at the Sustainability Institute.