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PI Planning Group

In 2011, the University Social Responsiveness Committee established a Poverty and Inequality Planning Group (PIPG).

The PIPG comprised the following members:

 Alan Hirsch 

Director: The Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance

Ari Sitas

Head of Department; Professor of Sociology

Ariane De Lannoy

Chief Research Officer: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

Britta Rennkamp

Senior Researcher: Energy, Environment and Climate Change Group; Senior Fellow: African Climate and Development Initiative

Caroline Skinner

Senior Researcher; Director: Urban Policies Programme, African Centre for Cities

Charmaine Smith

Part-time Communication Manager

Dee Smythe

Deputy Dean for Research: Law Faculty; Professor of Public Law

Diane McIntyre

Emeritus Professor; formerly School of Public Health & Family Medicine

Edgar Pieterse

DST-NRF Research Chair 'Urban Policy'; Director: African Centre for Cities

Francis Wilson

Emeritus Professor: formerly Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

George Hull

Senior Lecturer: Philosophy


Haajirah Esau

PII Project Administrator

Haroon Bhorat

Director: Development Policy and Research Unit

Harro von Blottnitz

Professor: Department of Chemical Engineering

Horman Chitonge

Associate Professor: Centre for African Studies

Iain Low

Professor: Architecture

Ingrid Woolard

Research associate: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

Janice McMillan

Senior Lecturer: Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching

John Ataguba

Associate Professor; School of Public Health & Family Medicine

John Parkington

Emeritus Professor: Archaeology Department

Jon Clarke

Director: Schools Improvement Initiative

Judy Favish

Research associate; Southern Africa Labour Development Research Unit

Justine Burns

Professor; School of Economics

Kath Hall

Senior Researcher; Children's Institute

Laura Poswell

Executive Director; J-PAL Africa; Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

Lungisile Ntsebeza

AC Jordan Chair; Director: Centre for African Studies

Martine Visser

Professor: School of Economics

Matthias Kronke

Research Assistant

Murray Leibbrandt

Director: Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit

Patti Silbert

Project Manager; Schools Improvement Initiative

Roshan Galvaan

Professor: Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Sonwabo Ncgelwane

Research and Development Coordinator: Social Responsiveness

Solange Rosa

Public Policy Professional

Viviene Taylor

Associate Professor; Head of Department: Social Development