Prof Suzan Oelofse
Prof Oelofse obtained a Ph.D. degree in Botany in 1994. After a short career in botany, she worked in a policy development and regulatory environment in the waste and water sectors for 10 years. Her research interests include the institutional and legal framework within which waste is managed in South Africa; waste information and data; re-use of industrial waste streams and reducing the environmental impacts of waste. The focus of her research over the past 13 years was mostly on municipal solid waste and food waste. Her publication record stands at 14 peer reviewed journal papers, 9 book chapters and 44 conference papers presented at international and local conferences. She holds the position of Principal Researcher and Research Group Leader: Waste for Development at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, is appointed as Extra-ordinary Professor in the Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management of the North-West University, South Africa and a Past-president of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa.