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Buntu Fanteso

Election Year: 2021

Election Constituency: Southern Africa

Scholar Status: Scholar in Residence

Rhodes Identifier: South Africa-at-Large & Hertford 2021

Buntu Fanteso


Buntu Fanteso grew up in the rural Eastern Cape. He completed a BSc in Environmental Studies from Walter Sisulu University in 2017. In 2018, he enrolled for a BSc Honours in Geography at the University of Johannesburg where he is completing an MSc in Environmental Management. His research interest is on investigating emerging pollutants in freshwater ecosystems and unlocking alternative sources of water to alleviate water scarcity. Buntu is a GreenMatter Fellowship and enactus alumni. He is involved in an enactus programme that trains TVET College students in entrepreneurship to fight youth unemployment. Buntu is part of the Executive Committee for Young Water Professionals in Gauteng and one of the founding members of Basisani Mkhuhlu, a community project that addresses illegal dumping in Mpumalanga.