Leleti Maluleke
Leleti Maluleke is a Researcher for our Human Security and Climate Change programme. She completed her Bachelor of Political Science in Political Studies in 2017, and her Honours in International Relations in 2018 at the University of Pretoria. She started her career at International SOS in the Security Services department as a Political Risk and Security Intern. Socially, her countries of interests include Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.  
Water, water everywhere but Zambia is water insecure

Water, water everywhere but Zambia is water insecure

Zambia has vast freshwater resources, including major tributaries of the Zambezi River and significant lakes such as Bangweulu, Mweru and Tanganyika. The country receives moderate rainfall, averaging 967mm annually, with the south getting about 600mm and the north...

Poor governance exacerbates South Africa’s water crisis

Poor governance exacerbates South Africa’s water crisis

South Africa is grappling with myriad challenges to its water security — droughts, inadequate water conservation measures, outdated infrastructure, and unequal access to water resources. The country faces significant water scarcity, with demand expected to surpass...

Anticipating COP28 and its implications

Anticipating COP28 and its implications

The United Nations COP27, which concluded in November 2022, left behind mixed outcomes. Although there were some advancements, such as establishing a loss and damage fund, the overall progress fell short of the urgent action required to address the climate crisis as...

South Africa’s worsening water security crisis

South Africa’s worsening water security crisis

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the United Nations General Assembly on 19 September. He rightly said that many developing nations are unlikely to meet sustainable development goals. To address development challenges, he said, we “require targeted investment,...

Africa gets a raw deal again

Africa gets a raw deal again

Africa’s climate has warmed more than the global average since pre-industrial times. Similarly, sea level rise along African coastlines is quicker than the global average, contributing to increased frequency and severity of coastal flooding and erosion in low-lying...

The curse of sexual terrorism

The curse of sexual terrorism

UN Women estimates that 15 million adolescent girls worldwide have experienced forced sex. In Nigeria alone a 2014 national survey found that one in four girls experience sexual violence, defined as “all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation”, including rape. Many...

Leleti Maluleke
Leleti Maluleke is a Researcher for our Human Security and Climate Change programme. She completed her Bachelor of Political Science in Political Studies in 2017, and her Honours in International Relations in 2018 at the University of Pretoria. She started her career at International SOS in the Security Services department as a Political Risk and Security Intern. Socially, her countries of interests include Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.  
Africa gets a raw deal again

Africa gets a raw deal again

Africa’s climate has warmed more than the global average since pre-industrial times. Similarly, sea level rise along African coastlines is quicker than the global average, contributing to increased frequency and severity of coastal flooding and erosion in low-lying...

The curse of sexual terrorism

The curse of sexual terrorism

UN Women estimates that 15 million adolescent girls worldwide have experienced forced sex. In Nigeria alone a 2014 national survey found that one in four girls experience sexual violence, defined as “all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation”, including rape. Many...