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About Us

Letsolo Water and Environmental Services cc is rated as a Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) company that provides comprehensive services in both Water Engineering and Environmental Management. We operate in selected market segments focusing on energy, government, manufacturing, and mining industries.

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About Our Team

Ishmael Phalane – Managing Director

Mr Ishmael Phalane, Managing Director of Letsolo Water and Environmental Services cc, is a registered member of the Engineering Council of South Africa, ECSA (Registration Number 201480763), and boasts 12 years of experience in the field of Water and Environmental Engineering.

Over the years, Ishmael has focused his attention on conducting specialist studies for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Environmental Management Program Reports (EMPRs), creating and implementing site management plans, conducting water balance calculations, as well as on the implementation of water conservation and demand management principles.

Ishmael also specialises in Civil Engineering regarding the calculation and analysis of hydrological data and liaison with different organisations in the private, governmental and international sectors, through negotiations with Irrigation Boards.

Jacob Mahlane Magoro – Environmental Consultant

Mr Jacob Magoro holds an N Diploma in Environmental Sciences and has a wealth of experience within the industry, especially in terms of working at a variety of the country’s different municipalities (City of Tshwane Municipality, City of Johannesburg Municipality, Ekurhuleni Municipality and Bela Bela Municipality).

A few years ago, Jacob enjoyed the privilege of an internship at DLC Group, as well as a learnership at Iveco, where he was afforded the opportunity to explore and discover his passion for the environment. As junior consultant at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services cc, Jacob is a valuable team member who continuously strives to build onto his knowledge and already-impressive skill set.

Thembisile Gamede – Environmental Consultant 

Miss Thembisile Gamede, a Resource Protection Specialist/Consultant at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services cc, is a registered Candidate Natural Scientist (Geological Science & Water Resource Science) (REG No. 116465) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). She holds a holds a BSc. Degree in Life and Environmental Sciences, as well as Honours in Geology.

Thembi started her career as a Geology lab demonstrator at the University of Johannesburg and has since held the position of admin assistant in the Education Unit at South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). She has also worked as a specialist researcher on the Water Reclamation VDM project at the Vhembe District Municipality.

As a consultant at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services cc, Thembi has experience in hydrology, integrated water and wastewater management plans (IWWMP), stormwater management plans, geotechnical investigations, environmental monitoring (water and dust fallout), environmental monitoring systems i.e. EMP audits, IWUL audits, and geohydrology. Over the years, Thembi has also gained sound knowledge of various legislations such as NEMA, NWA, NEM:AQA, NEM:WA, and GN704.

Modiegi Phalane – Project Administrator

Ms Modiegi Phalane holds a Bachelor of Laws degree obtained from the university of South Africa. Her main role at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services cc is one of support and to assist project sponsors, managers and the project team by providing a framework to operate within the company policies.

Modiegi is involved in the processing of important documentation and formal communication such as the tendering process and project meetings. While her daily responsibilities include clerical and organisational tasks, Modiegi also ensures that the correct office management systems are in place and adhered to each day.

Emaculate Nharingo – Line Function Manager

Emaculate Nharingo, line function manager for the environmental management unit at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services, holds an Honours degree in Applied Environmental Sciences, and a regional Masters degree in Integrated Water Resources Management. She also boasts a post graduate diploma in Environmental Management for Emerging and Developing Countries and is a registered Professional Natural Scientist with extensive experience in Environmental Management, Water Quality and Biomonitoring of vulnerable environments.

As line function manager at Letsolo, Emaculate’s key roles include advancing environmental sustainability as well as the company’s social responsibility. Her main project forms part of a broader study to identify the extent to which mining and related infrastructure may affect the environment. Emaculate is also managing various professionals in relation to activities derived from the South African Legal Framework.


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