Piet Human is an adviser to the Bantamsklip Organisation. He has a background in academia (Doctorate in Sociology) and taught at various universities; in sociology and later in organisational theory and strategy. He was an associate of the Goree Institute in Dakar, Senegal for some time and an adviser to a number of companies, governments and NGO's in many countries in Africa. He was Executive Director of The International Trade Law Center for Southern Africa (tralac) based in Stellenbosch, South Africa and also an analyst for Greenpeace International and the Forest Stewardship Council in recent years.
Leli Hoch is a land-artist from Germany, living in the beautiful Uijlenkraalsvalley, close to Bardskeerdersbos. She was already active in the Anti-Nuclear Movement in the eighties in Germany and became an activist again after learning about the proposed nuclear site Bantamsklip. She keeps feeding Bantamsklip’s social media sites and, together with Jesper, is updating and servicing the Bantamsklip web presence and blog.
Ebeline de Villiers
Ebeline de Villiers has used her talents and skills in organising, coordinating and promoting the opposition to the Bantamsklip nuclear proposal. She has been involved since the beginning of the Bantamsklip campaign. She feels that this idea is a threat to the vitality and biodiversity of the fragile marine and terrestrial environment surrounding the Southern tip of Africa. She is concerned that the commercial potential and beneficial impacts of renewable energy industry on the local community may be destroyed along with excising and future tourism industry.
We have, of course, upset the ecological balance. And it is up to us to set it right again. This will require great effort, and courageous personal change.
We can easily reduce, reuse, and recycle waste. We can to a large extent conserve our use of water and other natural resources. We can in some small way reverse the process of deforestation by planting one tree at a time.
We have caused corruption on land and sea, and it is up to us to mend our ways. Our present crisis calls on religious leaders to find faith-based messages that will inspire the faithful towards a heightened environmental awareness. We have seen that there is ample content in the sacred traditions of Islam to meet this need. What remains to be seen is the extent to which we will rally to this call for personal change and say NO to nuclear.
Rodney Anderson has been involved in the Bantamsklip campaign since its inception in 2009. His commitment to oppose a large industrial facility at Bantamsklip is based on his understanding that actions that are anti-nature are also in essence anti-life. He sees his role in acting against this proposal as opening space for the roll out of renewable energy. A wide variety of available skills can be employed, new local and national opportunities for commerce and industry are made and energy generated with renewables is now costing less than fossil fuels.
Jesper Kildegaard Jacobsen
Jesper Kildegaard Jacobsen is the webmaster of the Bantamsklip site. Having worked with design, web
development and related technologies for the past 15 years Jesper ensures that Bantamsklip.org is maintained and updated. Jesper also holds a degree in Economics with Innovation & Entrepreneurship as the
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the worldNelson Mandela
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth... these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women's empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for allBan Ki-moon
The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energyArnold Schwarzenegger