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Building capacity to help Africa trade better

The tralac Team

Trudi Hartzenberg

Trudi Hartzenberg

Trudi Hartzenberg is the Executive Director of tralac. She has a special interest in trade-related capacity building. Her research areas include trade policy issues, regional integration, investment, industrial and competition policy.

Willemien Viljoen

Willemien Viljoen

Willemien Viljoen holds a Master’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Stellenbosch. Her research interests are in regional integration and international trade policy, and specifically in issues pertaining to non-tariff barriers to trade, trade data analysis and modeling and trade and climate change.

Talkmore Chidede

Talkmore Chidede

Talkmore Chidede holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree (Cum Laude) by research in international investment law and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the Nelson R. Mandela School of Law, University of Fort Hare. He is a doctoral candidate in investment law at the University of the Western Cape. His research interests include investment law, international trade law, regional economic integration and international commercial arbitration.

Andries van Zyl

Andries van Zyl

Andries van Zyl is tralac’s Financial Manager. He holds a National Diploma in Cost and Management Accounting from the Cape Technikon, as well as a Certificate in Management Development Programme from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Before joining tralac, he spent 6 years in corporate business with Distell and 5 years with a medium size enterprise, Anglo American Farms, where he gained valuable experience in the fields of financial accounting, costing and operations.

Rutendo Kasiamhuru

Rutendo Kasiamhuru

Rutendo Kasiamhuru is tralac’s Risk, Finance and Administrative officer. She holds a Bachelors degree in accounting sciences from the University of Cape Town as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Risk Management from the University of South Africa.

Madeleine Hitzeroth

Madeleine Hitzeroth

Madeleine Hitzeroth is tralac’s Administrative Assistant, responsible for management of the tralac office. She joined tralac in 2005, having previously worked in the public and private sectors in various capacities including training, administration and human resources.

Justice Mudzamiri (intern)

Justice Mudzamiri (intern)

Justice Mudzamiri holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) (by Coursework and Mini-Research Dissertation) in Commercial Law from the University of Fort Hare and University of Johannesburg, respectively. His research interests fall under mercantile/commercial law in general, and international economic law or international trade law in particular.

Taragwa Nyang’anyi (intern)

Taragwa Nyang’anyi (intern)

Taragwa Nyang’anyi holds a Masters in International Economics Law and Policy from the University of Barcelona, Spain, with a focus on international trade law (WTO law), international investment law and competition law. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree (Hons) from the University of Dar es salaam, Tanzania. He was part of the University of Dar es salaam team that participated in the European Law Student’s Association (ELSA) Moot Court Competition 2015/2016 in Grahamstown, South Africa. His research interests include international investment law (dispute settlement), WTO law, intellectual property law and competition law.

Puseletso Sauli (intern)

Puseletso Sauli (intern)

Puseletso Sauli holds a Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Studies as well as a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Rhodes University. His research interests include international commercial arbitration, regional integration, investment law and investment dispute.

Yoliswa Makae

Yoliswa Makae

Yoliswa Makae is currently the longest serving tralac staff member. She ensures that we have a pleasant and welcoming work environment at tralac.

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