Arne Nielsen has served as a Financial Director of Solchem Limited Company and Solms Van Niekerk Company. He has also been a management member of the Accounting Practice Dulverton Financial Service. Arne also currently holds the portfolio trustee for Trust inter alia , namely John Charles Lawton family, Woodleigh Body Corporate, Van Der Watt Family Trust, The Vermeulen Family Trust and the Honiton Trust.
Mercy Brown-Luthango is a Research officer and City Lab coordinator for African Centre for Cities (ACC). She started her career at ACC in 2008 till currently. Her job amongst other responsibilities entails coordinating the Philippi City Lab, supervision of Postgraduate students and conveying the “Community Development” module of ACC’s Mphil in Urban Infrastructure Design and Management course.
Mercy Brown-Luthango worked as Gender Research Coordinator from 2001 to 2004 for Labour Research Services (LRS). At the LRS she was responsible for managing and coordinating a joint research project between LRS, Women on Farms Project (WFP) and the Institute for Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS). This project used a participatory action research methodology and involved female farm workers in the auditing of their living and working conditions on selected wine farms.
From the year 2006 till 2008, Mercy Brown-Luthango was at position at Development Action Group (DAG), At DAG she was a Researcher and Impact Area Coordinator and her position entailed conceptualising, initiating and implementing a new advocacy impact area in the organisation around Land Value Capture.
Sophie Oldfield holds the University of Basel–University of Cape Town Professorship in Urban Studies, based at the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town. She is an urban and human geographer with a focus on cities in the Global South through her theoretical and primary research and as co-editor of the path breaking Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South (Routledge, 2014). She served as president of the Society of South African Geographers from 2012 to 2014 and helping to establish and develop the Southern African City Studies Network from 2007 to the present.