People of the Institute

Amelia Pretorius
Communication Manager
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.
Anneke Muller

Anneke Muller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Leadership. She was appointed to this position in 1997 as part of the then Department of Town and Regional Planning, which amalgamated with the Department of Public Management to form the School of Public Management and Planning, (later becoming the School of Public Leadership).

Beatrix Steenkamp
Academic Programme Administrator - Master's Programme

Beatrix has been the Administrator of the Master's Programme in Sustainable Development since end 2010.

Blake Robinson
Managing Director - SI Projects

Blake is the Programme Coodinator of SI Projects, and has worked with the Sustainability Institute since completing his Master's in Sustainable Development at Stellenbosch University in 2010.

Bradley Bergh
Financial Manager

Brad is the Financial Manager 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

Candice Kelly
Programme Coordinator - Food Systems Centre

Candice coordinates the activities of the team at the Food Systems Centre. As part of this role, she heads the sustainable food systems stream within the PDG and MPhil degrees and is appointed as an Extraordinary Lecturer at Stellenbosch University. 

Christelle Jansen
Facilitator - Early Learning

Christelle Janse is a Facilitator in baby centre (0 - 3 years).

Cisomo Banda
Installation Coordinator

Cisomo is the Installation Coordinator for the iShack project. 

Colleen Erasmus
Coordinator - Early Learning

Colleen Erasmus is the programme coordinator for the Lynedoch Children's House. 

Daniel Giyose
Senior Maintenance Agent - iShack

Daniel coordinates the daily tasks of the Maintenance Agents in Enkanini, contracts new clients and works extensively with the Projects online and paper-based systems.

David Hees
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.

Devy-Leigh Roberts
Green Cafè cook
Devy-Leigh is the cook in the Green Cafè.
Eduardo Shimahara

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 start a small consultancy business, which 12 years later became the 6th largest group of private universities in Brazil.

Etai Even-Zahav
Research Fellow & Academic Support

Having recently joined the Food Systems team in 2016, Tai has a BA in history and politics from Rhodes University and an MPhil in Sustainable Development from Stellenbosch University.

Eve Annecke
Founder & Lecturer

Eve Annecke is responsible for creating the SI's approach to learning, and her masters level teaching is in sustainability, complexity, leadership, environmental ethics and facilitation.

Fumanekile Qhinga

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.

Gillian Parenzee
Hospitality Coordinator

Gillian oversees all aspects of hospitality at the SI.

Jacqueline Plaatjies
Jacqueline is currently the caretaker of the babies at the Lynedoch Early Learning.
Jeffrey Kock

Jeff looks after the grounds at the SI and contributes towards our beautiful environment.

Jeremy Wakeford

Dr Jeremy Wakeford is an economist specialising in energy, resources and sustainability transitions.

Jess Schulschenk

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.


Joe Warren
Programme Assistant

Joe assists with the planning for some of our academic programmes.

Josephine Musango

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).

Julia Jansen
Facilitator - Early Learning

Julia Jansen is a Facilitator in Lynedoch Early Learning (3-6 years).

Juliet McGear
Learning for Sustainability Program Manager

Juliet joined the Sustainability Institute in 2016 as the Learning for Sustainability’s Program Manager.