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.
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 – Junior 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 – Resource Protection Specialist/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.
Monty Tshwale – GIS Specialist
Monty Tshwale, a GIS specialist, holds a BSc degree in Environmental Management: Chemistry Stream, and has his Honours in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling, from UNISA. He has an extensive knowledge in spatial data acquisition (aerial survey), processing, management, manipulation and outputs. His role in the company is to apply geo-spatial based solutions within the scope of company services, with a primary focus on sustainable development.
Monty boasts a variety of impressive skills including making use of Image Processing and Interpretation Software, as well as Architectural and Engineering Software. Before joining the Letsolo team, he was employed as a Senior GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst where he spent his time handling strategic planning in RS applications, image feature extraction, wildlife management and preparing technical proposals. Like all other Letsolo team members, he too has a special passion for conservation and doing his bit for the environment.
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.
Lorraine Mamakhana Mohale – Trainee
Ms Lorraine Mohale, is a new trainee at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services and holds a Bachelor of Community Water and Sanitation Services degree, obtained from the University of Limpopo. Lorraine’s career began in the industry when she was appointed as a Waste Water Process Controller at Makhado Waste Water Treatment Plant for a period of 12 months. Following this, Lorraine joined the Department of Water and Sanitation, where her role was to provide comments on the content of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. She is now looking forward to building on her knowledge and skill set as a new addition to Letsolo’s dynamic team.
Joseph Komane Masemola – Trainee
Mr Joseph Masemola, a new trainee at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services, holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree from the University of Venda. Joseph first entered the industry when he was appointed as the Trainee Environmental Officer (Sub Directorate: Water Quality Management) for the Lower Vaal Water Management Area. Joseph also has experience in Water Care from his time spent working in the Water Management Unit of the Department of Public Works. He is excited to be a part of Letsolo’s team and is looking forward to making a valuable, positive contribution going forward.