Migail de Klerk
Migail’s past experience includes project management in Vietnam, outreach work for various organizations and starting his own carpentry business in 2015. With a Theology degree from the South African Theological Seminary, he has always been passionate about working with people and helping those in rural communities of Southern Africa. After extensive travels with his wife, they found that the communities isolated and far removed from the towns are often the most neglected. This led to the formation of Rural Reach at the end of 2017 with the aim to offer practical support to rural communities.
Currently, he lives with his wife just outside of Lepelsfontein where they are managing the projects of Rural Reach on a day-to-day basis.
Roger is a Human Rights lawyer and founding member of his law firm, Chennells Albertyn, based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He has practised generally in the field of Human Rights since 1980, specializing in issues relating to Land, Labour, Farm Workers and Conflict resolution, Arbitration and Mediation. Since the early 1990’s Roger has represented the San people of Southern Africa in achieving Land Tenure, obtaining Cultural and Heritage recognition on a National and International level and the protection of the Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous People. The rights of Indigenous Peoples have become one of his areas of interest, including teaching “Earth Jurisprudence” which is a form of environmental legal philosophy.