Delme Cupido
DELME CUPIDO is a human rights lawyer and independent consultant. Until recently, he was head of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Programme at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and has 20 years’ experience in advocating for the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS, LGBTI and indigenous peoples. He has worked and travelled extensively in southern Africa, working with indigenous communities in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He holds a BA degree from the University of Cape Town, and obtained a bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Western Cape.
Africa’s ‘First Peoples’ are gaining ground

Africa’s ‘First Peoples’ are gaining ground

The past 20 years have seen a complete transformation of the political and legal landscape for Africa’s indigenous people The term “indigenous people”, and the identification of particular groups in these terms, evokes strong emotions, outright hostility even, among...

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Delme Cupido
DELME CUPIDO is a human rights lawyer and independent consultant. Until recently, he was head of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Programme at the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and has 20 years’ experience in advocating for the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS, LGBTI and indigenous peoples. He has worked and travelled extensively in southern Africa, working with indigenous communities in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He holds a BA degree from the University of Cape Town, and obtained a bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Western Cape.