• Up to two community engagement officers will develop and deliver a programme of engagement activities including community engagement, events, exhibitions and school-university engagement.
  • To develop a programme of engagement that supports the vision of the SPSF.
  • To horizon scan for new opportunities and keep up to date with development in public engagement.
  • To coordinate, plan and organise activities events locally and online.
  • To plan, conduct, analyse and report the findings from evaluation of engagement activities.


S’busisiwe Angel Vilakazi – Community Engagement Officer 1

S’busisiwe Angel Vilakazi was born in KwaZulu Natal and spent most of her basic education life in a small town of Harrismith in the Free State. She moved to Gqeberha in 2016 to pursue an academic career in Agriculture and Agricultural management. She is currently completing a MSc in Agriculture at Nelson Mandela University focused on robustness and resilience studies. Her passion for agriculture stems from the realisation that it is our daily bread and has great potential for eradicating poverty. One of her goals in this career is to be an active participant in the world’s global stance against poverty and unemployment. She wants to specialise in rural development and business management. She has experience in agriculture, health and fitness, sound engineering as well as sales and management. She is also an advocate for mental health and spiritual awareness having volunteered for 3 years in the peer help programme and serving in a Iocal church. Outside her academics, she enjoys poetry, performing in arts, music, reading and dance.

Ceiça Alfredo Chioze – Community Engagement Officer 2

Ceiça Alfredo Chioze is a Marine Biologist, and have been working at Oceanographic Institute of Mozambique, since 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Marine Aquatic and Coastal Biology, at Eduardo Mondlane University. Ceiça is currently pursuing her Master of Science (MSc) degree in Biological Oceanography, at Nelson Mandela University.  She is also a representative of students from Department of Oceanography, at Nelson Mandela University, and also serves as community engagement officer. As  a young woman working in marine sciences, she also serves as  a Country Coordinator of Mozambique, in the Western Indian Ocean - Early Career Scientists Network (WIO-ECSN).