Justin Steyn is currently a policy analyst in the Municipal Barometer for the South African Local Governance Association. He previously worked for Idasa, a civil society organisation, as a researcher, governance capacity builder and trainer. The areas of engagement in civil society included HIV governance, capacity building, multi-country research and building civil society capacity to engage with local government. As a consulting researcher, Justin has worked in the youth sector. He has published articles for the Good Governance Learning Network and the CLGF Journal. Recent publications include Community Protest: Local Government Perceptions and Violence in Democracy: The Intimidation and Killing of Councillors and Municipal Managers.