Staff

FORTUNATE MONARENG

Office Assistant

Fortunate is a valuable member of the AWARD team. She joined the organisation on part-time basis in January 2016. Her commitment and hard work paid off and she was hired as a fulltime employee from April 2016. She enjoys her work and is mainly responsible for housekeeping. She has managed to keep the AWARD offices …

THATO PHAKELA

Media and Communications Intern

Thato holds a Degree in Communication Science from the University of South Africa. She is now a media and communication intern at AWARD. She is passionate about community development and gender advocacy. Coming to AWARD has opened a totally new and exciting environment for her, engaging in environmental issues. She looks forward to learning more …

MULWELI NETHENGWE

Bio-Monitoring intern

Mulweli is a Bio-monitoring intern at AWARD. She is a graduate in Bsc Environmental and Water Sciences and Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Water Resources Management both from the University of the Western Cape. She is involved in water sampling projects such as water quality sample in Berg River with CSIR. She choose her professional …

KINSLEY MANYAMA

Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) - Intern

Kinsley holds a BSc Environmental and Water Science degree and honours (Cum Laude) from the University of the Western Cape. He is now studying towards his MSc degree in Environmental and Water Science from the same University. His research focus is on aquifer characterisation and groundwater flow systems in coastal aquifers. He is currently an …

THABANG MOHALE

Co-Management support (Intern)

Thabang is a co-management support intern at AWARD. She holds a bachelor degree in environmental sciences from the University of Venda majoring in Geography and ecology and resource management.

HAPPY NYUMANI SITHOLE

Local Government Support (Intern)

Happy is a Local Government Support intern at AWARD. She hold a Bachelor of Environmental Management from University of Venda, majoring in ecology and resource management. Her honours' dissertation was on the “Evaluation of solid waste management around Malamulele Central, Thulamela Local Municipality, Vhembe District, South Africa.” She worked at Limpopo Economic Development Environment …

SILINDILE MTSHALI

Natural Resource Management and Biodiversity Conservation (Intern)

Silindile holds a BSc Hydrology & Environmental Science, BSc Hons Hydrology and MSc Hydrology from the University of KwaZulu Natal and certificates of merit in Water Resources Policy, Laws and Institutions and Modelling for Hydrological Design. She also received membership to the Golden Key International Society, which allows the top 15 percent of academic achievers …

ITUMELENG SELEBALO

CoDym Young Professional

Itumeleng, is a Geology honours graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand, with a background in geology and geography. She is a Collaborative Dynamic Modelling (CoDyM) young professional at AWARD. In this project, she will be assisting in the application of system dynamic modelling as a tool to help facilitate collective action towards climate change …

LENKIE MAGAPU DIKOTOPE

Agricultural Support Initiative AgriSI: Young Professional

Lenkie Magapu Dikotope holds a BSc in Agriculture and Animal Science and a BTech in Agricultural Management (Animal Production) from University of South Africa (UNISA). She’s currently studying towards her MSc in Agriculture at UNISA. Her experience cuts across Administrative Management, Food security, Community Facilitation and Enterprise Development in the Agricultural sector. At AWARD, she …

PHINDILE SITHOLE

Climate Change Young Professional

Phindile Sithole holds Bachelor of Social Science in Geography and Environmental Management, and Bachelor of Agriculture (Hons) from University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She is currently doing her Masters in Environmental Education at Rhodes University. She is working as a young professional within AWARD’s Dialogues for Climate Change Literacy and Adaptation project (DICLAD). She will be …