Heinrich Boll Foundation  


The energy 'landscape' in South Africa is  changing so quickly, that articles on the matter are almost out-of-date before the ink has even dried on them. This bi-monthly blog in 2015 and 2016 tries to keep pace with events. It's an exciting time to be writing about the energy transition in the Global South. 





Climate Governance in Africa - A Handbook for Journalists 

Energy Research Centre, UCT

Leonie has worked with the ERC team over the years to write popular styled reports based on their research, as well as policy briefs, and occasional rapporteur work and reports for the Mitigation Action Plans & Scenarios (MAPS) group run by SouthSouthNorth. 

Climate Systems and Analysis Group, UCT

CSAG has just begun work on the tough job of showing what the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) climate research findings mean for us in southern Africa. Leonie's helping design and 'message' this strategy. 

African Centre for Cities, UCT

Cape of Storms takes work done by the African Centre for Cities (ACC) and the Stockholm Environment Institute to explore the dynamic nature of the Cape coastline. This eBook looks at how stormy seas, rising sea levels, ecologically sensitive beaches, dunes and river mouths, and urban development all interact along the coast, making it a complex space to manage.

Read the eBook here

Photo © Rodger Bosch 

African Climate Development Initiative, UCT

Rising Waters- working together on Cape Town's flooding. This report, released in October 2013, is based on three years' worth of research from the Flooding in Cape Town under Climate Risk (FliCCR) project.

Leonie worked with the team to compile a series of personal accounts of those living in flood affected areas, to the challenges facing the local government officials in the City of Cape Town. The report gives insights into the complexities related to managing the problem of urban flooding in a growing urban city like Cape Town.

Download the full report here