Siyasanga Sauka

Siya Sauka is a former climate change researcher at SAIIA's Governance of Africa's Resources Programme in Cape Town.

Work Title
SAIIA Programme
Governance of Africa’s Resources
Areas of Expertise

Climate change research, analysis and strategy development
Natural resource governance, including water resources management
Environmental sustainability and corporate sustainability


English, Xhosa


Siya Sauka is a climate change researcher with SAIIA’s Governance of Africa’s Resources Programme in Cape Town. Over the past nine years her work has focused on research and analysis across the climate change, natural resource management and environmental sustainability spheres in both the public and private sector. She was previously employed as an engagement manager in a development-focused management consultancy, where she worked extensively on climate resilience, as well as climate-related challenges and their impacts on natural, socio-economic and development contexts. She has worked closely with national governments, research institutions, multinational corporations, and international development finance institutions. She holds a Masters Degree in Geography from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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