Nikiwe Solomon is a lecturer in the Social Anthropology Department at the University of Cape Town and currently pursuing a PhD in Environmental Humanities. Her PhD research focuses on the Kuils River in Cape Town, its entanglement with social and political worlds, as well as in urban planning.
Her research interests lie in exploring and understanding the relationship between humans and the environment in cultural production. In a broad sense, her research focus is on how human and ecological well-being and issues of sustainability are entangled with with politics, economics and technology.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."