Prof Maano Ramutsindela

  • Dean of Science, University of Cape Town
  • Geography, PhD


Maano Ramutsindela is Professor of Geography and Dean of Science at the University of Cape Town. An alumnus of Canon Collins, he has researched and published widely on land reform in protected areas and transfrontier conservation areas (also known as peace parks). His recent work is on the histories and present-day violence in conservation spaces, where he focuses on the nature and form of green violence and its impact on ordinary people. This work not only challenges the ideology of conservation but also seeks to give voice to local people living inside or adjacent to conservation spaces. His most recent book (co-edited with Frank Matose and Tafadzwa Mushonga) is The Violence of Conservation in Africa (2022).