Jo Douwes

Jo Douwes

Jo Douwes was born in Durban, where she attended Durban Girls’ College, before leaving the east coast to study at the University of Cape Town. Here, she completed a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and Zoology, as well as her PCGE.

Since then, Jo has worked in a number of different fields including the Freshwater Research Unit at the University of Cape Town, as a teacher at Ballito’s Ashton International College – then known as ‘Seaforth College’ – and Umuzi Wethemba KwaJesu HIV/AIDS Centre in Umhlali, on the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal.

Jo is currently living and working in Durban, where she is a Manager within the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Dept. of the eThekwini Municipality.

She is passionate about people and the environment and believes that caring for both is an essential part of our God-given responsibility here on earth.

As a founding member of Soul Action’s Management Committee in 2010, Jo is Soul Action’s longest serving trustee. She is married to Errol, and they live in Durban.