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Rev. Malcolm Damon is a founder member of EJN, which was formed in 1997 in Zimbabwe to serve the Fellowship of Christian Councils in Southern Africa on economic justice issues. He joined EJN in 2001 and as Executive Director takes overall responsibility for the organisation’s work. He serves (ex-officio) on the Steering Committee of EJN and works closely with its members and the General Secretaries of FOCCISA.

Malcolm studied theology at the University of the Western Cape and obtained a M.Th from the university, specialising in economic justice. In 1994 he gained a M.Th from Princeton Theological Seminary (USA), with courses in Medical Ethics, Ethics and Economic Life and Social Ethics.

Malcolm is passionate about the role and responsibility of the Church in economic, social, political and environmental justice. He serves as Chairperson of the Food Strategy Group of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), is a member of the Ecological Debt Working Group of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and an executive member of Industrial Ministry of the Reformed Church family in South Africa.

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Mandla Hadebe is a journalist by profession. In the last 20 years he has worked in various organizations as a reporter, sub-editor, editor and a Communications and Information Officer, assisting organizations to set up Information Departments and expand their communications capabilities. His main goal at EJN is to develop and use communication tools to increase the impact of EJN’s mission of policy responses and change. His area of focus is Ecological Debt and Extractive Industries.

 

 

 

Simon Vilakazi joined EJN in 2006 after working for the Basic Income Grant (BIG) National Office (South Africa). He graduated with a Sociology (Honours) degree from the University of Cape Town and continued to study for Sociology Masters degree at the same university. His areas of work at the Economic Justice Network are food security, poverty and other social issues. Simon is passionate about issues of social and economic development, trade, poverty, population, race, culture, religion, debt, aid, education, capacity building and computers.

 


Phindiwe Siwela has worked for the Economic Justice Network since 2006 after working for Grassroots Educare Trust and Adult Training in Cape Town for many years. Educationally, she has an Advanced Diploma in Adult Education, obtained from the University of Cape Town. Her interests focus on marginalised communities.

Her responsibilities at EJN include overall administration duties and management of the Director’s and programmes staff members’ diaries. She is alos responsible for arranging travel and other logistics issues for the organisation’s events and activities. Phindiwe is a pillar of strength at our office.

 

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EJN HAS INCREASED THEIR STAFF INTAKE AND THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS HAVE JOINED THE RANKS :

1. Stella Allingham -  Finance Manager

2. Johnly van Reenen - Tax Justice

3. Sibulele Poswayo - South African Network on Inequality

4. Denise Dube - An INTERN within Tax Justice

We regret to announce that Anelisa  has left the organisatin in October 2014 for personal reasons.

 

 

 


 

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We need to paint a better world, articulate a better future that doesn't involve wilful consumption - Will Day