• Examining South Africa’s post-apartheid risk society and the potential for civil society to tackle environmental injustices

    – Guest lecture, University of Orebro, Sweden, October 2019.

  • Reflexive Scientisation and alternative expertise

    – University of Orebro, Sweden, October 2019.

  • Mining impacts, civil society, and the nature tourism sector

    – Social Sciences Conference, University of Pamplona, Spain, September 2019.

  • Plagiarism in research

    – College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, August 2019.

  • An overview of Environmental Justice in Southern Africa

    – Rotary New Dawn, Parkview Golf Club, 28 November 2018.

  • Why, Where and How to publish

    – University of Johannesburg, College of Business and Economics – 2nd Doctoral Forum – May 2018

  • The Doctoral journey

    – University of Johannesburg, College of Business and Economics – 1st Doctoral Forum – January 2018

  • Civil society actions against neoliberal risks: Exploring opportunities for collective engagement

    Paper presented at Political Science Conference, Taskim, Istanbul Turkey, December 2017

  • Governance, inclusiveness and mining development,

    Paper presented at Economic and Social Sciences Conference, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia, October 2016

  • Examining civil society social capital relations against mining development,

    Arts and Science Symposium, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 2016

  • Resource extraction in Africa,

    Utalii College, Kenya, Nov/Dec 2015

  • Civil society and the creation of shared values and goals against market inequalities: The case of the World Social Forum,

    Paper presented at the 31st Pan Pacific Conference, Osaka, Sakai City, Japan. June 2014. ISBN:1-931649-27-4.

  • The potential for civil society leadership in forging a common vision against industrial risks: Environmental justice in Africa,

    Paper presented at the 31st Pan Pacific Conference, Osaka, Sakai City, Japan.June 2014. ISBN:1-931649-27-4.

  • Civil Society in South Africa: The search for authenticity against macroeconomic risks.

    Arts and Science, Munich, Germany, June 2013

  • Organising for environmental justice: A comparison of Germany and South African civil society reflexiveness against industrial risks.

    Pan Pacific Conference, Johannesburg, 2 June 2013

  • Environmental Health Practitioners and construction and contestation over industrial risk: The case of local groundwater contamination in Merebank, Durban, South Africa.

    Pan Pacific Conference, Johannesburg, 2 June 2013

  • Grassroots empowerment against South African macroeconomic risks.

    Pan Pacific Conference, Johannesburg, 2 June 2013

  • “Risk Society Theory and industrial risks: Environmental justice in Durban, South Africa”,

    International Science Symposium, Freiburg, Germany, 26 Nov – 2 December 2011

  • “Civil society reflexiveness against urban industrial risks for environmental justice: The case of the Bisasar landfill, Durban, South Africa”,

    International Social Science Conference, Izmir, Turkey, 5 – 10 October 2011

  • “Mobilisation and protest against industrial risks: Environmental Justice in Durban, South Africa”, Conference entitled ‘Gender in Question: Rights, Representation and Substantive Freedom’,

    South African Sociological Association (SASA), University of Pretoria, 10 – 13 July 2011

  • “Another political ecology of civil society reflexiveness against urban industrial risks: Environmental justice in Durban, South Africa”,

    Empire, Nation, Cosmopolitanism – Cultural Studies Workshop 2011, Jaipur, India, 23-28 January 2011

  • “Civil Society Leadership and Industrial Risks: Environmental Justice in Durban, South Africa”,

    Conference entitled ‘Decade of Dissent’ – Organised by the South African Research Chair in Social Change – University of Johannesburg, and the Social Movements and Popular Protest Working Group (South African Sociological Association), Johannesburg, 12 – 14 November 2010

  • “Civil society and industrial risks: The case of Durban, South Africa”,

    Royal Geographic Society, South Kensington, London, August 2007

  • “Civil society and the Africa Stockpiles Program”,

    UNEP Workshop, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 2005.

  • “Incineration: Why we say no: The case against cement kilns”,

    IPEN NGO meeting, Stockholm Convention on POPs (COP1), Uruguay, South America, May 2005.

  • “NGO perspective on health care waste in Southern Africa”,

    Basel Convention, March 2005, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • “Hazardous waste incineration and the effects on the agricultural sector”,

    Lichtenburg municipality, November 2004, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • “The effects of hazardous waste disposal by the cement industry”,

    National Union of Mine Workers (NUM), November 2004, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • “Obsolete Pesticide disposal in South Africa: The case of the cement industries”,

    Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) Conference – NGO Forum, October 2004, Nairobi, Kenya.

  • “Health care waste management in South Africa: The case of Edendale and Ngwelezana hospitals”,

    Community waste exchange Skills Share, June 2004, San Francisco, United States.

  • “Mercury poisoning in South Africa: The case of Thor Chemicals”,

    UNEP Mercury conference, June 2004, Pretoria, South Africa.

  • “Mercury in soaps and human health effects”,

    UNEP Mercury conference, June 2004, Pretoria, South Africa.

  • “Alternatives technologies as opposed to incineration”,

    National Waste Exchange, Edendale Hospital, May 2004, South Africa.

  • “Health care waste incineration: The case of Ixopo incinerator”,

    National Waste Exchange, Edendale Hospital, May 2004, South Africa.

  • “Incineration Vs a zero waste approach”,

    National Waste Exchange, Edendale Hospital, May 2004, South Africa.

  • “Alternative waste treatment technologies for rural areas”,

    Pro-bio diversity Conservationists health care waste conference, April 2004, Uganda.

  • “Incineration and the Air Quality Bill”,

    Parliamentary hearings: To Members of the Portfolio Committee, February 2004, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • “Procurement in Southern African health care institutions”,

    International health care waste skills share, November 2003, South Africa.

  • “Medical waste management in Africa”,

    Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) International Meeting, October 2003, United States, Montana.

  • “Waste Management in Africa: The case of Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique”,

    International Health Care Waste Management conference in Africa, September 2003, Sandton, Johannesburg.

  • “Health care waste management in South Africa”,

    Srishti Health Care Waste Exchange, May 2003, India, New Dehli.

  • “Peacock Bay Environmental Services: The Campaign against the hazardous waste incinerator”,

    Global Anti-Incineration Alliance (GAIA) conference, April 2003, Penang, Malaysia.

  • “Waste management without incineration”,

    Global Anti-Incineration Alliance (GAIA) conference, April 2003, Penang, Malaysia.

  • “The impacts of incineration on human health and the environment: The case of the Ixopo medical waste and Sasolburg hazardous waste incinerators” World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), groundWork Corporate Accountability Workshop, September 2002, Johannesburg.

  • “Environmental justice in South Africa: The case of South Durban”,

    June 2002, Exchange of Young Executives (EYE), Holland.

  • “Greening hospitals in South Africa”,

    International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) Conference: Implementing the Stockholm Convention, 2002, Arusha, Tanzania.

  • “Threats of a new hazardous waste incinerator: The case of Peacock Bay Environmental Services”,

    International Persistent Organic Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) Conference: Implementing the Stockholm Convention, 2002, Arusha, Tanzania.

  • “Environmental justice in South Africa: The case of groundWork”,

    National Civil Society Strategy Workshop on Health Care Waste and Incineration, April 2002, South Africa.

  • “The problems with incineration: Why do we say no”,

    April 2002, National Civil Society Strategy Workshop on Health Care Waste and Incineration, South Africa.

  • “Health care waste in South Africa: A reality check”,

    National Civil Society Strategy Workshop on Health Care Waste and Incineration, April 2002, South Africa.

  • “Health care waste in Africa: A civil society perspective”,

    Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) International Meeting, March 2002, Mexico.

  • “The potential for waste reduction at South African hospitals”,

    Bert Israeli hospital, May 2001, United States, New York City.

  • “Health care waste in South Africa: The case of KwaZulu-Natal”,

    Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) International Meeting, May 2001, United States, North Carolina.

  • “The potential for Ecotourism in KwaZulu-Natal: The case of St Lucia”,

    31st Annual Geography students National Conference, University of Fort Hare, 1999, Eastern Cape.