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Leonard Llewellyn

Personal Details
Organization: Visiting Scholar
Address: Centre for Civil Society
City: Durban
Postal Code: 4019
Country: South Africa
E-mail Address:

Job Description
Visiting Scholar

Research Interest

Other information
Llewellyn graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South
Africa. After completing his MSc in Water Quality and Environmental
Management, Llewellyn chose to apply his skills and knowledge within
the civil society non-profit arena, rather than joining industry or

In 2001, Llewellyn, joined groundWork, which is a Human Rights and
Environmental organisation which seeks to make the link between
environmental abuse and human rights in a democratic South Africa. He
has been instrumental in developing ?The Isipingo Declaration on
eliminating the harmful impacts of Health Care Waste and Incinerators
in Southern African communities?. This is the first organised civil
society declaration calling on Southern African governments to seek
alternative mechanisms of dealing with waste management rather than

LLewellyn is currently studing for a PhD at Kings, University of
London. The thesis explores civil society reflexiveness in an
industrial risk society. The thesis conceives of South African society
as a risk society and seeks to map the extent to which civil society
actors? champion environmental justice in this industrial risk society.
It examines the role of civil society actors in being able to perceive
technological risks and help push grassroots concerns in public policy
and development processes.

Llewellyn is currently on fieldwork in South Africa and is a visiting
scholar at the Centre for Civil Society, Howard College.

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