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VANESSA BLACK
Chairperson

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 472 8844

Brief description: Vanessa is an architect by profession; worked at Earthlife Africa Durban for 24 years; with SDCEA for 6 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Supports and assists SDCEA in writing of reports and publications; working on the anti-GMO campaign; works with SDCEA on a number of energy related issues; works on anti-fracking and anti-nuclear energy campaigns.

SHIRLEY PETERSEN
Deputy Chairperson

Tel: +27 (0) 31 461 4842

Brief description: Shirley is a retired nutritional advisor; worked for the Department of Health; was on the leather workers committee; has over 30 years of voluntary community services; member of Christ the King Catholic Church; been with SDCEA for 18 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Conducting workshops, particularly health related; assist in the running of the organization; supporting and attending all SDCEA campaigns.

BRENDA PRATT
Treasurer

Tel: +27 (0) 31 467 2941

Brief description: Brenda is a retired teacher and Head of Department of Crawford College High School; community worker; on the Bluff Ridge Conservancy; been with SDCEA for 18 years.

Assists SDCEA with: With the finances of SDCEA and conducting of workshops. Assist in the running of the organisation as well as supporting and attending all SDCEA campaigns. Helps in editing reports and proposals.

COLLEEN NAIDOO
Deputy Treasurer 

RISHI SINGH
Chairperson of the Clairwood Ratepayers and Residents Association

Tel: +27 (0) 31 465 6337

Brief description: Rishi is a financial advisor by profession; been involved in community work for over 20 years; been with SDCEA for 12 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Conducting workshops, assists in the running of the organization; supporting and attending all SDCEA campaigns.

MERVYN REDDY
Secretary for the Clairwood Ratepayers and Residents Association

Mobile: +27 (0) 72 142 2007

Brief description: Mervyn works in the procurement sector of the shipping industry; been with SDCEA for 12 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Supports SDCEA in many campaigns and struggles, particularly related to housing and land issues; conducts workshops and assists in the running of the organization.

ZAKIA KIKIA KHAN
Member of the Isipingo Environmental Committee

Tel: +27 (0) 31 912 3081

Brief description: Zakia is a member of the Isipingo Environmental Committee; high school teacher and head of the department; community worker for over 20 years, been with SDCEA for 15 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Assists in school workshops and youth programs; assists with the finances of SDCEA and conducting of workshops; assists in the running of the organization and supporting and attending all SDCEA campaigns.

JOEY GRIMMET
Member of Treasure Beach Environmental Committee 

Mobile: +27 (0) 73 359 5390

Brief description: Employed in the engineering trade of boiler making and pipe fitting. With SDCEA for 10 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Assists in air quality monitoring and safety in petro-chemical industries.

TED HOLDEN
Chairperson of the Athlone Park Civic Association

Tel: +27 (0) 31 904 1691

Brief description: Retired instrument engineer at Beacon Sweets Factory. Campaigning for over 20 years. With SDCEA for 12 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Assists SDCEA in commenting and analysing of environmental assessments calibration of monitoring systems and is on the anti-toll campaign.

DEEPCHUND RAMCHUREN
Safety Manager of the local municipality

Tel: +27 (0) 31 311 4156

Brief description: Community volunteer in the Merebank area for over 20 years. With SDCEA for 12 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Assists in assessing EIAs and Air Quality monitoring in South Durban. Gives advice on safety and health in terms of petro-chemicals. Conducting workshops with SDCEA for the residents of Merebank. Also assist in the running of the organization as well as supporting and attending all SDCEA campaigns.

LUTCHMEE PERUMAL
Community Volunteer

Tel: 031 461 3549

Brief description: Housewife. Community worker in the Merebank Area for over 15 years. With SDCEA for 10 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Conducting workshops with SDCEA for the residents of Merebank. Also assist in the running of the organization as well as supporting and attending all SDCEA campaigns.

DHARMANAND NOWBUTH
Chairperson of the Isipingo Ratepayers Association 

Tel: +27 (0) 31 902 4781

Brief description: Retired teacher. Community volunteer in the Isipingo Area.  With SDCEA for 8 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Comments and contributes to the assessing of EIAs, port campaign, energy issues, housing and all SDCEA struggles.

SHAUN HAMMOND
Member of the Silverglen Civics Association

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 462 4734 / +27 (0) 83 267 8567

Brief description: With SDCEA for 5 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Assist with conducting of workshops. Attends and supports all campaigns of SDCEA. Assists in conducting nature walks. Campaigns with SDCEA on the bul-bul drive landfill site for closure. Volunteer chief marshal for SDCEA. KZN wildlife field ranger. Emergency radio communication on nature reserve.

ESSOP MOHAMMED
Chairperson of the KZN Subsistence Fishermen's Forum

Tel: +27 (0) 31 404 8780

Brief description: With SDCEA for 9 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Works together with SDCEA on access to fishing areas/spots in Durban harbour and along the coast, North and South piers. Campaigning on fishing bag limits and policies.

SIGA GOVERNDER
Chairperson of the Airport Farmers Association

Mobile: +27 (0) 82 478 7302

Brief description: With SDCEA for 8 years.

Assists SDCEA with: Supporting of all SDCEA campaigns. Assists in fighting for the right to land, food security and sovereignty.