Sheena Satikge-Sibisi is a town and regional planner working for the national Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. Her work experience stretches across the public, private and as a volunteer in the NGO sector, with a focus on spatial planning; land-use management: project coordination and administration. She has a keen interest in spatial planning, urban management and development.
Sheena is doctoral candidate in the Research Chair, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria. Her doctoral thesis situates Afrikan spiritual practice in post-apartheid urban planning practice.
Sheena has a BSc Hons in Town and Regional Planning from Wits University. She holds a MSc from Erasmus University, International Housing Studies Institute (IHS), the Netherlands.
South African work experience at the City of Johannesburg transforming land use management and completing an international Masters programme has provided her with the experience and ability to be comfortable in leading and work on various development projects involving participants of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams. This allowed her to exercise and enhance her excellent interpersonal skills; team management and team building skills.
Sheena’s contributions are well recognised within the spatial planning discipline whereby she has provided strategic guidance in local government and currently national spatial planning policy towards the implementation of the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2013. Currently, the major project she coordinates is the National Spatial Development Framework (NSDF) which touches on areas of spatial justice and the paramount need for the attainment of resilient, inclusive regional development.