Based in South Africa, Nkateko Chauke joined OCCRP in 2021 as Africa Partnerships Coordinator, leading efforts to strengthen our network and build support for our work in Africa. She has spent her career at the intersection of governance, anti-corruption, and economic justice. Previously, Nkateko served as a research and advocacy program manager at the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, focusing on strengthening state capacity, advancing economic justice, and improving governance of the extractive sector. She was a researcher and deputy director at the Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute, working on sustainable development in Southern Africa. She has also worked at Medècins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders as a liaison officer and coordinator of the Stop Stockouts Project. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political and international studies from Rhodes University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in women’s and development studies.