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Meet Our Team

DIRECTOR

 

Shanaaz Mathews 

Expertise: Children & violence, child protection, child abuse, gender policy, gender-based violence, evidence-based programming

 

 shanaaz.mathews@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1473

SENIOR RESEARCHERS

 

Katharine Hall

Expertise: Social policy, child poverty & inequality,social grants, households & mobility, indicators

 kath.hall@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1441

Aislinn Delaney

Expertise: 
Poverty & inequality, social protection, research methodologies
  aislinn.delany@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 5237

Lucy Jamieson

Expertise: 
Child rights; participatory democracy; governance; law reform & policy development; child protection
 lucy.jamieson@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1466

Paula Proudlock

Expertise:
Child rights, legislative review, law reform, democracy & governance, socio-economic rights for children, The Children Institute’s Team
 paula.proudlock@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1442

Lizette Berry

Expertise: 
Social policy, early childhood development, child protection; child poverty
 lizette.berry@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1462

Stefanie Röhrs

Expertise: 
Child rights, law reform & policy development, gender-based violence, sexual & reproductive rights
 stefanie.rohrs@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 5391

 

RESEARCH OFFICER
Jenna-Lee Marco

Expertise:
Community & social advocacy, gender identity, youth development
 jenna.marco@uct.ac.za
  +27 21 650 4563

RESEARCH OFFICER
Winnie Sambu

Expertise:
Food & nutrition security, child nutritional outcomes, living conditions, urban environments, poverty  winnie.sambu@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1464

COMMUNICATIONS

 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Margot Cornelius

For media queries:


 margot.cornelius@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1463

COMMUNICATIONS
Lori Lake

Expertise: 
Knowledge translation, materials development, teaching and children’s rights
 lori.lake@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1465

ADMINISTRATION

 

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR
Zelda
Warrin

 zelda.warrin@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1473

ADMINISTRATOR
Zerina Matthews

 zerina.matthews@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1468

SUPPORT

 

FINANCE OFFICER
Isabbel Cooper

 isabbel.cooper@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1467

IT LIAISON OFFICER
Kevin Ernstzen

 kevin@ernstzen@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 3890

HONORARY STAFF

 

HONORARY PROFESSOR
Ria Reis 
Medical University of Leiden and University of Amsterdam

Expertise: Children & violence, child protection, child abuse, gender policy, gender-based violence, evidence-based programming

HONORARY RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Birgit Weyss

Expertise: Child rights, international human rights law, democracy & governance, budget & expenditure analysis, monitoring & evaluation

 birgit.weyss@uct.ac.za
 +27 21 650 1473

DIRECTIONS TO CI:

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Directions from your area

1. On Eastern Boulevard (N2) or De Waal Drive (M3) (travelling from Cape Town City Centre)

  • Pass GROOTE SCHUUR HOSPITAL
  • Continue around HOSPITAL BEND and stay in the far left lane
  • Take the LIESBEECK PARKWAY off-ramp and stay in the right lane
  • Pass under a bridge and over a set of traffic lights
  • Stay in the left lane
  • At the next traffic light (DURBAN ROAD), turn left
  • Travel approximately 100 m down DURBAN ROAD
  • Pass a set of traffic lights
  • Travel approximately 100 m to the next traffic light
  • At the traffic light, turn right into SAWKINS ROAD
  • The CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE will be on the right, three blocks on
  • Park at the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space), which will be on your left and follow the pedestrian crossing to the gate, marked CHILDREN’S CENTRE
  • When entering the premises, the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE building and reception will be on your right

2. Eastern Boulevard (N2) (travelling from Cape Town International airport)

  • From the airport, travel for approximately 200 m to the N2 on-ramp
  • Travel for approximately 10 km on the N2
  • Pass the COOLING TOWERS on your right
  • Take the RAAPENBERG ROAD/PINELANDS off-ramp (Exit 10)
  • Turn left into RAAPENBERG ROAD, pass traffic lights under a bridge and continue for approximately 1 km until you get to a traffic light at a T-junction
  • Turn left at the traffic light into DURBAN ROAD
  • At the next traffic light, turn right into SAWKINS ROAD
  • The CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE will be on the right, three blocks on
  • Park at the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space), which will be on your left and follow the pedestrian crossing to the gate, marked CHILDREN’S CENTRE
  • When entering the premises, the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE building and reception will be on your right

3. On the M3 (travelling from Muizenberg)

  • Pass the Rhodes memorial off-ramp
  • Take the UNIVERSITY ESTATE off-ramp
  • Follow the road down the mountain to MAIN ROAD
  • Turn right into MAIN ROAD and travel approximately 2 – 3 km until you reach a traffic light
  • SHOPRITE will be on your left
  • Turn right at the traffic light into DURBAN ROAD
  • Follow the road past the taxi and bus terminus until you reach the traffic light crossing LIESBEEK PARKWAY
  • Go straight over the traffic lights and travel up DURBAN ROAD for approximately 100 m
  • Pass a set of traffic lights
  • Travel approximately 100 m to the next traffic light
  • At the traffic light, turn right into SAWKINS ROAD
  • The CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE will be on the right, three blocks on
  • Park at the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space), which will be on your left and follow the pedestrian crossing to the gate, marked CHILDREN’S CENTRE
  • When entering the premises, the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE building and reception will be on your right

4. On the M5 (travelling from the Northern Suburbs )

  • Take the N1 from the northern suburbs
  • Take the M5 (SOUTH) off-ramp towards MUIZENBERG
  • Travel approximately 5 km on the M5
  • Take the KLIPFONTEIN ROAD off-ramp and stay in the right lane
  • At the traffic light, turn right
  • The RONDEBOSCH COMMON will be on your left
  • Travel approximately 100 m
  • At the traffic light, turn left into SAWKINS ROAD
  • The CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE will be on the right, three blocks on
  • Park at the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space), which will be on your left and follow the pedestrian crossing to the gate, marked CHILDREN’S CENTRE
  • When entering the premises, the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE building and reception will be on your right

5. On the M5 (travelling from Muizenberg)

  • Take the KLIPFONTEIN ROAD off-ramp (signals to the Red Cross Children’s Memorial Hosptial)
  • Stay in the left-hand lane
  • At the traffic light, turn left
  • Pass SPORTMANS WAREHOUSE
  • Pass the RED CROSS CHILDREN’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
  • Cross over the traffic lights after the Hospital (MILTON ROAD)
  • Travel approximately 100 m to the next traffic light
  • At the traffic light, turn left into SAWKINS ROAD
  • The CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE will be on the right, three blocks on
  • Park at the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space), which will be on your left and follow the pedestrian crossing to the gate, marked CHILDREN’S CENTRE
  • When entering the premises, the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE building and reception will be on your right

6. On Liesbeeck Parkway (travelling from Salt River)

  • Travel along Liesbeek Parkway, southbound
  • After passing under the N2 (DAMELIN COLLEGE on your right), stay in the left lane
  • At the next traffic light (DURBAN ROAD), turn left
  • Travel approximately 100 m down DURBAN ROAD
  • Pass a set of traffic lights
  • Travel approximately 100 m to the next traffic light
  • At the traffic light, turn right into SAWKINS ROAD
  • The CHILDREN’S INSTITUTE will be on the right, three blocks on
  • Park at the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space), which will be on your left and follow the pedestrian crossing to the gate, marked CHILDREN’S CENTRE
  • When entering the premises, the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE building and reception will be on your right

7. On Liesbeeck Parkway (travelling from Claremont/Rondebosch)

  • Travel along the Liesbeek Parkway, northbound
  • Pass SHELL GARAGE and SPAR on your right, stay in the right lane
  • Turn right at the traffic lights (PARK RD) and immediately left at the next traffic lights into SAWKINS ROAD
  • Travel approximately 2 km up Sawkins Road
  • The RONDEBOSCH COMMON will be on your right and RUSTENBERG GIRLS SCHOOL will be on your left
  • Travel approximately 50 m until you reach the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space on your right), the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE will be on your left
  • Park at the RONDEBOSCH COMMON PARKING AREA (trees and open parking space), which will be on your right and follow the pedestrian crossing to the gate, marked CHILDREN’S CENTRE
  • When entering the premises, the CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE building and reception will be on your right.