SPII is a well-established 10- year organisation with infrastructure consisting of:
- Management structures including Financial Management, Operations Management and Board members;
- Infrastructure to implement donor-funded projects and projects undertaken for clients;
- Financial and technical reporting procedures;
- Administrative, communications and logistical support for operations; and
- Professional quality equipment including software and computers.
The organization is divided into Professional Services and Support Services. A core research team exists within the Professional Services Department. Additional to in-house expertise, SPII also works with expert Associates on specific projects.
B. A. LLb; Higher Diploma in Tax Law
Senior Researcher in Poverty Eradication at NALEDI; National Advocacy Manager at the Black Sash; Lawyer in commercial litigation at Walker’s Attorneys
Diploma in Bookkeeping
Bookkeeper at Jubilee South Africa; Junior Clark at A Cloete & Associates
PA to the Director and Grants Administrator
Executive Secretary Diploma; Currently pursuing a Degree in Economic Management at UNISA
Logistical planning, public relations, business development and customer relationship managementet.
Office Administration Diploma
Gold Reef City as an Usher at the Lyric Theatre.
Selebalo is the Senior Researcher and Project Manager of the Socio-Economic Rights Project at SPII.
She has a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Studies and an undergraduate degree in Political and International Studies at Rhodes University.
Hopolang is an activist who has worked with social movements such as Equal Education, where she was the Deputy Head of Policy, Communications and Research. In this role she engaged with various parliamentary committees on basic education budgets and monitored the Department of Basic Education’s performance in the execution of its mandate to provide quality education. She specifically focused on the provision of scholar transport and school infrastructure. Selebalo then went on to work with Ndifuna Ukwazi as the Head of Research. She contributed towards a campaign called Reclaim the City, which focused on land and housing struggles in the City of Cape Town. The campaign sought to desegregate the City and ensure the provision of affordable housing on well-located public land for poor and working-class households.
Her interest lies in government budgets, and how resource allocation (coupled with the implementation of projects) can contribute towards social justice and the realisation of socio-economic rights.
MSocSci (Anthropology) - pending; BSocSci Hons (Anthropology)
Prior to SPII, Webster was a Researcher at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI). He conducted numerous research, primarily on informal livelihoods in informal settlements and in the context of street trade in cities. Webster worked with various social movements and community based organisations during the course of this research, engaged with the state at all levels, and published various research reports, resource guides, and popular and peer-reviewed articles.
Webster's interests are chiefly with the welfare state, and how contributing to a concrete conceptualisation of rights can further the delivery of social and economic justice.