Clean air and the quality of life

Sithabiso Mndaba, 26

Sithabiso Mndaba, 26

Chairperson
Siyamthanda Community Services

Sithabiso Mndaba is the chairperson of Siyamthanda Community Services, an NPO that creates an enabling environment for collaborations that drive tangible impacts in communities. During level five lockdown, Mndaba realised that the uMhlathuze Local Municipality was not...

Tshiamo Seape | mg.co.za
Mbali Baduza, 30

Mbali Baduza, 30

Legal researcher at Section27 and deputy-secretary of the South African Climate Justice Coalition
Section27

After graduating from Rhodes University in 2014 with a BA in political science, an honours in international relations and an LLB, Mbali Baduza worked as a candidate attorney at Lawyers for Human Rights, under the refugee and migrant programme and the land and housing...

Afrika Bogatsu | mg.co.za
Michelle Ludwig, 47

Michelle Ludwig, 47

Chief operating officer and director of education
GreenED

GreenED is an online education resource for professionals and students who want to learn about sustainable, climate resilient design in the built environment and green rating certifications. The platform offers online courses and webinars for continuing professional...

Neo Khanyile | mg.co.za
John Coetzee, 67

John Coetzee, 67

Founder, owner and chief executive
Green Worx Cleaning Solutions

As founder, owner and chief executive of Green Worx Cleaning Solutions, John Coetzee is a heavyweight in South Africa’s green cleaning sector. With the promise “we do more than clean your conscience”, his business prides itself on transparency, research and ethical...

Lucienne Bestall | mg.co.za
Olivia Rumble, 37

Olivia Rumble, 37

Director
Climate Legal

Olivia Rumble is an admitted attorney of the high courts of Johannesburg and Cape Town, and holds a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Stellenbosch University, as well as an LLB and LLM from the University of Cape Town. She and Andrew Gilder, also an...

Buntu Ngcuka | mg.co.za