Olivia Joanes

  • University of Cape Town, MA Social Anthropology


Olivia is an emerging Social Anthropologist in South Africa, where the discipline has traditionally been dominated by white male perspectives. She was born in Angola during the civil war to a single mother and later took refuge at Ark Place of Refugee in the Western Cape. Olivia hopes her Master’s thesis will expose the inadequacies of the legal system in realising the rights of those residing in the Cape Flats.