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Wilmien Wicomb

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Wilmien Wicomb

Wilmien Wicomb is the co-lead of the land programme and is based in the LRC’s Cape Town office. She specializes in land reform, African customary law, and community
governance systems, in particular as it relates to community rights to natural resources such as land, fishing, and other extractives. She has been active in policy and law reform to further the democratization of rural communities, ensuring the equality of customary communities and enforcing their rights to determine their own development paths. She has published on customary law, the right to development and free, prior, and informed consent in the African context, and the rights of women living under customary systems.