Thuli Brilliance Makama

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Thuli Brilliance Makama
NationalitySwazi
OccupationEnvironmental attorney
Awards Goldman Environmental Prize (2010)

Thuli Brilliance Makama is a Swazi environmental attorney. She was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2010. [1]

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References

  1. "Thuli Brilliance Makama". Goldman Environmental Prize . Retrieved 10 November 2010.