Siyabu is Phuhlisani Director for Land and Tenure Reform Policy and Implementation. He is recognised as one of the leading specialists with unique insights into land governance, land administration and land data ecosystems systems at various scales. During the course of his 30+ year career -- which spans across NGOs, the private sector, and academia -- in the land sector, he has made an enormous contribution to a range of research, policy assessment and formulation commissioned assignments for various government entities spanning across all three spheres of government (national, provincial and local). He has skills in development research, policy, planning, public process management position him at the helm of transdisciplinary development practice. Since 2010 he has been involved in intricate land-legal ground breaking, supporting Water Services Authorities in the Eastern Cape Province navigate around land tenure hurdles on their infrastructure projects. Siyabulela has a PhD (Science) in Geography and is a research associate of Rhodes University from June 2021.