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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, is a registered member of the Engineering Council of South Africa, ECSA (Registration Number 201480763). He boasts seven years of experience in the field of water quality management, and 12 years of experience in the field of water and environmental engineering.

Over the course of his professional career, 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, and conducting water balance calculations. He has also played an integral role in the implementation of various water conservation and demand management principles.

Ishmael specialises in civil engineering regarding the calculation and analysis of hydrological data and liaising with different organisations in the private, governmental and international sectors, through negotiations with Irrigation Boards.

Jacob Magoro – Environmental Consultant

Mr Jacob Magoro is an Environmental Consultant and an employee at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services. Jacob holds a National Diploma in Environmental Sciences, with three years of experience in the field of Water Quality Management.

Over the years, Jacob has acquired a wealth of knowledge in spatial data collection, spatial analysis and modelling research, water use applications, water and salt balance, as well as in the implementation of integrated wastewater management principles.

Jacob is a valuable member of the Letsolo team who continuously strives to further his knowledge and experience.

Refilwe Chuma – Environmental Assistant

Ms Refilwe Chuma is a registered MSc candidate at North West University. She has a BSc Degree in Chemistry and Geography, as well as an Honours Degree in Geography and Environmental Studies. Refilwe was part of the North-West University Student Council, serving as the project manager in the Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology (FAST) from the 10th of January 2016 up until the 31st of December 2016.

Refilwe began her career as a student assistant at North-West University and has since held the position of GIS and Remote Sensing Intern at Southern Mapping Company and GIS Assistant at Entsika Consulting Services. She has experience in providing geospatial solutions for in-house operations and clients in various industries. Areas of competency include remotely sensed data processing, cartographic representation and image processing, Geographical Information Systems, and environmental systems.

As an Environmental Assistant at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services, Refilwe plays an integral role in environmental monitoring (water and dust fallout). She is creative, enthusiastic, and possesses excellent analytical and communication skills.

Rodness Thokwe-Mashimbye – Administrative Assistant 

Ms Rodness Thokwe-Mashimbye began her career working as an Administrative Assistant at Mills and Otten Environmental Consultants. Her main responsibility was to oversee the daily administrative operations of the office, which included general secretarial duties. It also involved developing procedures and policies for office activities, as well as supervising these activities in order to achieve maximum expense control and productivity.

In 2019, Rodness joined Alpha and Omega Financial Services where she worked as an Accounts Officer. Today, she works as an office administrator at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services. Rodness strives to bring efficiency, reliability, and accuracy to her office procedures, and to further explore and expand upon her skills and knowledge.

Thembisile Gamede – Environmental Consultant 

Ms Thembisile Gamede is a young, vibrant environmental professional with key experience in environmental consulting. She is a registered Candidate Natural Scientist (REG No. 116465) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). She has a BSc Degree in Life and Environmental Sciences, as well as her Honours Degree in Geology.

Thembisile has over five years of working experience in a diverse range of fields, including administration and environmental consulting. As a consultant at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services, she has gained valuable expertise in various specialist disciplines, such as hydrology, Integrated Water and Wastewater Management Plans (IWWMP), Storm Water Management Plans, geotechnical investigations, environmental monitoring (water and dust fallout), EA & EMPr audits, IWUL audits, waste classification, rehabilitation plans, and ECO duties. Over the years, she has also gained sound knowledge of numerous legislations such as NEMA, NWA, MPRDA, and NEMAQA, NEMWA, and GN704.

She is responsible for writing technical reports and report reviews, and interacting with clients.

Sphelele Zondo – Environmental Assistant

Mr Sphelele Zondo, Environmental Assistant at Letsolo Water and Environmental Services, holds a Degree in Environmental Science and possesses a combined four years of experience in the fields of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental Management.

Over the years, Sphelele has focused his attention on advancing his GIS skills within the field of land use, spatial planning, environmental management, and data collection and analysis, providing quality GIS support for scientists, spatial planners, engineers, and field data collectors alike.

Emaculate Madungwe-Nharingo – Line Function Manager

Ms Emaculate Madungwe-Nharingo is a registered Professional Natural Scientist with extensive experience in environmental and water quality management of vulnerable environments. Since 2007, Emaculate has strengthened her experience in environmental impact assessment, managing duties such as scoping, site assessments, development impact assessments (social, environmental, ecological), as well as public and stakeholder consultation regarding problem solving and environmental management tasks.

Emaculate also has practical experience in water quality sampling, monitoring, assessment and reporting, and compliance auditing. She holds an Honours Degree in Applied Environmental Sciences, and a regional master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management. Furthermore, Emaculate boasts a Post-graduate Diploma in Environmental Management for Emerging and Developing Countries.

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