Ms Manya van Ryneveld

BSocSc Hons (UCT), MSc (Oxford)


Manya joined SOPH in April 2019 and works with the SAMRC Extramural Health Services to Systems Research Unit.

She has an interest in Health Systems and Policy research, policy reforms for National Health Insurance and the application of critical social theory in Public Health. She has a BSocSci Honours in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town and an MSc in International Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. Her research interests include community health systems, understanding everyday care, informality and grassroots self-organising during health emergencies. Manya is currently a PhD Candidate with the SOPH.


In the news

What Is COVID-19 Teaching Us About Community Health Systems? A Reflection From a Rapid Community-Led Mutual Aid Response in Cape Town, South Africa

Staff inolved: *Manya van Ryneveld, Eleanor Whyle, Leanne Brady

Cape Town’s response to COVID-19 shows that another kind of society is possible

Staff inolved: Manya van Ryneveld, Eleanor Whyle, Leanne Brady

The power of people caring for those affected by Covid-19

Rather than large, sterile and clinical self-isolation centres, let’s imagine for a moment, that everyone who couldn’t self-isolate at home could be accommodated within their neighbourhoods — in an environment that was designed not to transmit Covid-19, while also being familiar, humanised and conducive to social and community bonds.