Pam introduced Policy Watch SA to Juta Law in 2012, and wrote Legalbrief Policy Watch from February 2013 to December 2021. Before that, she wrote for SabinetLaw. However, Pam’s interest in monitoring and reporting on complex national processes began when she was part of the team appointed to manage and administer negotiations culminating in the National Peace Convention and the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (Codesa). Working for what later became Minerals Council SA, Pam ran the minerals policy negotiation process secretariat; represented the industry in the National Economic Development & Labour Council’s (Nedlac’s) development chamber; and reported on economic and labour policy discussions in what is now Business Unity SA. She also has extensive experience in community development, having worked on projects in Soweto, Alexandra and Diepsloot. Pam has a degree in African politics and development studies, and is a qualified teacher.
'When I am laid in earth,
may my wrongs create
no trouble in thy breast.
but forget my fate ...'
'The 9th Wave' by Russian artist, Ivan Aivazovsky