Rhoda Malgas

Environmental consultant

Rhoda Malgas first became interested in the environment on visits to her family's farming community in the Overberg. She would take walks with her uncle in the mountains as he explained to her the names of different plants and what they were used for. Now Malgas is responsible for a project working with smallscale farmers in the Swartland region, which looks at how they are adapting to climate change in order to draw on their combined experience for future planning. Her employer, Indigo Development and Change falls under an umbrella group, 90×2030, formed after a series of dialogues on climate change inspired the staff of the Goedgedacht Trust to establish the project two years ago. Their vision is that South Africans from all sectors will do their bit to save the planet by reducing their carbon footprints and commit to changing the way we live by 90% by the year 2030. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Col'Cacchio, Cape Town