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Joy Lyner joined PLAAS in May 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 having visited countries in Europe, the Far East and the Americas. Joy spent a two-year working holiday in Britain, taking on various secretarial and administrative roles.
Joy is the Secretary to Prof Andries du Toit and Prof Ben Cousins, managing their travel and calendars. She also raises purchase orders and provides other administrative support to the research team and supervises the Senior Student Assistant Msi Ntloko. At present, Joy is pursuing a post graduate degree (PGCE) in teaching as she has a passion for youth social development.
BA (Psychology, Language and Communications Studies), 2007, University of the Western Cape