Daniel Tevera is an Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Geography, Environmental Studies and Tourism at the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and he is a former chairman of the department. His research focuses on resilience, but it is the domain of urban food systems, migrant spaces and urban informality that his recent work has focused on. He has published several books and many influential articles on migration and migrants, urban food security, waste management and environmental security. He has extensive research experience in southern Africa (especially, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Eswatini, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia). He has participated in the Southern African Migration Programme (a consortium of Canadian and African researchers) as national team leader. He was part of the management team of the African Food Security Urban Network, a research, policy and capacity-building network of Canadian and African universities, NGOs and municipal governance networks. He is the inaugural Programme Coordinator of the Leadership for Environment and Development in Southern Africa (LEAD-SA).