As Oxfam South Africa’s project officer for mining, extractives and climate justice, Vuyokazi Futshane coordinates initiatives that involve those affected by the mining industry, particularly women. Futshane’s experience spans social justice, media and communications, advocacy and research, and movement building and training.
Among these initiatives, Futshane’s contributions arise from seeking out opportunities to influence policymaking, placing focus on people-centred development, as well as shifting to a just social, economic and environmental narrative.
She is busy coordinating Oxfam South Africa’s climate justice media project, the objective of which is to defend community rights and to realign our society towards ecological and economic justice.
In pursuit of an equal and feminist future, Futshane envisions a South Africa where everyone is seen and heard, and where women, young people, excluded communities and sustainable design are active on the frontline of progress and reform.
“Have the courage to dream out loud.”