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Khulekani Ngcobo, 28

Khulekani Ngcobo, 28

Chief executive
Just Green It

Waste management, planting trees, creating awareness and community education on environmental sustainability are just a few of the initiatives driven by Just Green It, a KwaZulu-Natal-based non-profit headed up by Khulekani Ngcobo. While the self-starter says he...

Sandiso Ngubane | mg.co.za
Natania Botha, 33

Natania Botha, 33

Environmental and social change activist
Indalo Inclusive South Africa

Natania Botha is dedicated to empowering and uplifting people in rural and township areas, as well as protecting and advocating for natural spaces. Her work at Indalo Inclusive South Africa focuses on advocating for green, inclusive and responsible entrepreneurship in...

Anita Makgetla | mg.co.za
Hayley Clements, 35

Hayley Clements, 35

Researcher
Centre for Sustainability Transitions at Stellenbosch University

Hayley Clements is a researcher in African biodiversity at Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Sustainability Transitions. With funding from the Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant and in partnership with biodiversity experts from across Africa, she is...

Anita Makgetla | mg.co.za
Gabriel Klaasen, 22

Gabriel Klaasen, 22

Communications officer and youth co-ordinator
African Climate Alliance

Climate change is affecting the whole world and action must be taken to reduce its negative impact on the planet. Gabriel Klaasen is a leading voice for youth climate action in Cape Town, and is doing his part as a youth climate and social justice activist, working...

Lineo Leteba | mg.co.za
Angelo Louw, 34

Angelo Louw, 34

Greenpeace Africa digital mobilisation officer and pan-African plastic project lead
Greenpeace

Angelo Louw has used his media training and journalism background to bring awareness to the various issues — environmental, social and economic — that marginalise communities. In his role at Greenpeace, he focuses on shifting perceptions of the climate crisis to be...

Tshiamo Seape | mg.co.za