Originally from Chicago (USA), Lindsay Henley has lived in Cape Town since April 2003. With a background in social work (BA Sociology and Anthropology) she currently serves as the Director of Beth Uriel (www.bethuriel.co.za) a youth development programme that aims to equip young men for independent living. She admittedly leans left when it comes to her approach-- focusing more on the individual than what the world expects from them. That said, she can not deny that "because I said so" is still a phrase that runs constantly through her mind.
Mandisa Mbali is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch. In 2009, she completed her doctoral degree in modern history at the University of Oxford, where she was a KwaZulu-Natal Rhodes Scholar. In 2013 Palgrave Macmillan published her book South African AIDS Activism and Global Health Politics as part of their Global Ethics series. The book demonstrates the transnational impact of South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) on the politics of global health. In 2014 she was elected as a member of the South African Young Academy of Science and will be speaking to the thinking behind a symposium she is co-organising in that capacity on the theme of science and society in Africa.
Steven Robins is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the University of Stellenbosch. His book entitled From Revolution to Rights in South Africa: Social Movements and Popular Politics (2008) focuses on globally connected social movements, NGOs and CBOs that are involved democratic struggles over access to AIDS treatment, land and housing. He has edited a book entitled Limits to Liberation after Apartheid: Citizenship, Governance and Culture which is published by David Philip, James Currey and Ohio University Press, 2005. His edited volume (with Nick Shepherd) is entitled New South African Keywords (Jacana and Ohio University Press, 2008).