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Joy van Dieman



Joy van Dieman joined PLAAS in 2012, but has a long working history at the University of the Western Cape having worked in Residential and Catering Services for seven and a half years. She is also well-travelled and spent a two-year working holiday in Britain, taking on various secretarial and administrative roles.

As an Administrator she provides administrative support for the research staff, manages travel and calendars. She has a vast amount of experience in event management of the many PLAAS events.  Joy has a strong passion for youth social development.


  • BA (Psychology, Language and Communications Studies), 2007, University of the Western Cape
  • Certified Managerial Office Professional (CMOP) – SAQA designation ID: 793