David worked for over ten years for the Surplus People Project, a longstanding land sector NGO before founding Phuhlisani. He has a deep and applied knowledge of land and agrarian reform focusing on the integration of the various processes of land acquisition with institutional development, land rights management systems and agricultural development.
He has engaged with these issues at the practical level of implementation, at the research level, at a broader district planning level and at the level of writing strategy and policy. He also has extensive facilitation and project management experience. David has a Masters in Sociology from UCT