Tembisa Jordaan is an avid cook, music lover, marine scientist and the Biodiversity Stewardship and Biodiversity Economy acting manager, at Ezemvelo KZN wildlife. She is passionate about sectoral transformation in the biodiversity space, and the improvement of conservation models to be more people oriented to improve lives. She recently starred in a 3-part marine conservation documentary commissioned by Off the Fence, called “Our Oceans” and won the N.E.W Film pitch competition at the Nature, Environment and Wildlife Film congress to create a short documentary about the lives of marine Traditional Fishers in KZN. Her short film, “Ulwandle lushile“, is a result of the work she did for many years in marine resource management with KZN coastal communities. So far, Ulwandle Lushile was entered into 76 film festivals and has been selected for 9 festivals, and is a finalist in 3.