Staff

THABO DAVID MOHLALA

Biomonitoring Technician

Thabo is a Technician with AWARD and has 10 years of research experience in the Olifants catchment. He also worked for the South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) and the Kruger National Park. His background is fish biology, ecotoxicology, water quality, science-policy and science-public interfaces, science communication. He has a broad, in-depth and current …

TEBOGO ROSMILLAN MATHEBULA

Local Government Facilitator

Tebogo has BA. Degree in Development Studies, a National Higher Certificate in Accountancy and Certificate in Municipal Governance from University of Johannesburg. He works as Local Government Facilitator in AWARD’s Municipal Support Initiative programme which is a professional workplace support programme and focuses on building preparedness and responsivity of Local government to deal with natural resource …

REUBEN THIFHULUFWELWI

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Reuben has a BSc (Environmental Sciences) & BSc Hons (Geography) both from University of Venda. He is working as junior researcher with AWARD’s Biodiversity & Natural Resource Management Section. Reuben is currently studying towards Masters in Environmental Education with Rhodes University. His research focuses on Transforming natural resources management practices through social learning approaches. Ultimately Reuben strives …

LERATO FORTUNE MOGANE

Project Logistics & Admin

Lerato studied Bsc Geography and Environmental Sciences at the University of Johannesburg. At AWARD Lerato is a Project Logistics & Admin Assistant(Stakeholder Engagement)

KUNDAI CHIHAMBAKWE

Research Assistant: IWRM

Kundai is a research assistant in Integrated Water Resources Management at AWARD. She is involved in the collaborative dynamic modelling process which involves working with stakeholders to explore their situations under different scenarios of change. She also works on the participatory understanding of the water-related ecosystem services provided by the Olifants River and its main …

BIGBOY MKHABELA

Field Logistics Assistant

Bigboy, with his affable and engaging personality, has been working with AWARD for the past 7 years as a community facilitator with a focus on community natural resources management. His roles include organising logistics for field work and community gatherings; interpreting during community gatherings and interviews; and managing the AWARD vehicle fleet.

UNARINE ÚNA’ RATSHITANGA

Logistics Officer

Una has a Media and Journalism background accompanied by a qualification in Journalism. He joined AWARD in September 2014. He has great passion for community building and enrichment of people in different circles of life. At AWARD he is working as a Logistics Support Assistant.

VHUTSHILO MUDAU

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Vee has a degree in Environmental Sciences and amp; Hons in Geography from the University of Venda. She is working at AWARD as a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning Officer. Her duties include assisting with the development and refinement of data collection and reporting tools, as well as playing a pivotal role in data management, …

MPHO MATSIE

Financial assistant

Mpho is Financial Assistant at AWARD. She has a three-year experience in finance but is willing to learn more and give towards the growth of AWARD. She enjoys her work more knowing that she is contributing to a great initiative that impacts on the community around her.

PERCY TUMELO KGOWANA

Intern (Wastewater Treatment Works)

Percy did his BSc in Community Water Services and Sanitation at the University of Limpopo and currently enrolled with University of South Africa for honors in Environmental Management. He is Waste Water Treatment Works intern.

PEGGY MPHETHI

Community Facilitation (Intern)

Peggy is a community facilitation in climate change intern. Peggy studied for a Bachelor of Development and obtained honours in Development Planning and Management from the University of Limpopo. She finds joy in addressing real challenges that affects real people hence why she has conducted community dialogues around different social issues that are crippling the …