Minister In The Presidency
Currently serving as Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). She was South Africa's Minister of Health from 1994 to 1999, under President Nelson Mandela, Minister of Foreign Affairs, under Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe, Minister of Home Affairs in the first term of former President Jacob Zuma and Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission for Policy and Evaluation under President Cyril Ramaphosa.
On 15 July 2012, Dlamini Zuma was elected by the African Union Commission as its chairperson, making her the first woman to lead the organisation or its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity; she took office on 15 October 2012. On 30 January 2017, she was replaced as Chairperson of the AU Commission by Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki.
Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma took office in the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) in June 2019.
Professor And Exxaro Chair
Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Prof Nhamo sits in the Institute for Corporate Citizenship hosted by the College of Economic and Management Sciences. He is a National Research Foundation (NRF) C-Rated researcher undertaking research in the fields of Climate Change and Governance, Green Economy and Sustainable Development. Prof Nhamo is currently Editor-in-Chief for four forthcoming books addressing the SDGs for Society space that include The Green Building Evolution, Scaling up SDGs Implementation and The SDGs and Institutions of Higher Education. Prof Nhamo has published widely in his focus areas. From his shelf are six books (5 edited) and over 70 journal articles. Since 2013, Prof Nhamo has graduated 10 PhDs and hosted 10 postdoctoral fellows. Professor Nhamo sits in a number of both international and national boards and has received several awards and recognitions for his outstanding work both locally and internationally. Finally, Prof Nhamo is one of the four-member African Union High Level Panel drafting the Green Innovation Framework for the continent.
Head Of The Environmental Health Division
She is an environmental health specialist with over 25 years of research, teaching and policy analysis experience. Her expertise and focus areas include:
Prof Rother developed and is the convenor of UCT’s Master of Public Health Environmental Health Track and the Postgraduate Diploma in Pesticide Risk Management. She is a member of the South African government’s Multi-stakeholder Committee on Chemicals Management and the South African Bureau of Standards Pesticide Technical Committee. Prof Rother is also a WHO expert advisor and current chair of the FAO/WHO Joint Meeting on Pesticide Management. She was a steering committee member of UNEP’s Global Chemical Outlook II (https://youtu.be/Fhn9rwAel58). She has published extensively on environmental health and climate change related issues, as well as developed multiple risk communication materials for policy makers, environmental health practitioners/community health workers and the public.
Senior Director: Supply Chain Management
Ntomboxolo Cynthia Ngxesha is a Senior Director: Supply Chain Management at the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM), with her career reflecting a meteoric rise through the institution. She has been working in local government for more than 20 years. In 2013, she received an Innovation Award (NMBM Bay Stars Employee Excellence Award) for developing a supplier database management tool with built-in control measures. She also obtained a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) degree at UNISA, also receiving a SCM research award in the Public Sector category. The research was focused on analysing strategies for the successful implementation of the Supply Chain Management Policy Framework. She is the first author of the 17th Chapter of the book “Advances in Production, Logistics and Traffic” published in 2019 by Springer: Germany.
Currently, she is pursuing a Doctor of Business Leadership (DBL) degree at UNISA (3rd year), focusing on supply chain management. Her aim is to assist the South African public sector with strategies to improve Supply Chain Performance and to enhance level of service delivery to communities, whilst promoting the development of emerging enterprises
Senior Specialist Scientist
Caradee Wright is a Senior Specialist Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council leading the Climate and Health Research Programme. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Pretoria, Research Associate at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg. She holds a PhD in Public Health from the University of Otago (New Zealand) and a Masters in Geography and Environmental Management from the University of Natal (now UKZN). Her research focuses on environmental health in Africa, including personal solar ultraviolet radiation exposure and skin cancer prevention, personal dosimetry, health risk assessment and air pollution-related exposure, disease measurement and prevention. Caradee is a member of the South African Young Academy of Science and was co-chair of this organisation from 2011-2013. She is a member of the Global Young Academy, past Vice-President of the National Association for Clean Air, past Co-Editor of the Clean Air Journal, Associate Editor of Photochemistry and Photobiology as well as BMC Public Health, and is a National Research Foundation of South Africa C-2 Rated Researcher
Presenter, Actress And Activist
An award-winning writer, presenter, actress and activist, Lebo Mashile is a South African household name who is most recognizable for her lyrical and gutsy poetry which has captivated audiences in 24 countries worldwide. Mashile is a much sought after social commentator, speaker, performer and master of ceremonies whose infectious enthusiasm is infused into every platform she has touched over the last 16 years.
Acted in "Hotel Rwanda". Wrote “Flying Above The Sky”, and won NOMA award for "A Ribbon of Rhythm". Self-produced album "Lebo Mashile Live!".Wrote and performs in “Threads,” a fusion of poetry, music and dance, with Moving Into Dance Mophatong in collaboration with renowned choreographer Sylvia Glasser. Written articles in several magazines. Wrote Created and Produced documentary series “L’Attitude”, Presented “Drawing The Line”. Co-Presented etv’s children’s show “Great Expectations”. Mashile has just released her second studio album titled, Moya, in collaboration with singer/songwriter Majola. Currently working on her third collection of poems, due out later this year, with Blackbird Books.
Founder And Head Ginger Of Ginger Biscuit
Founder and Head Ginger of Ginger Biscuit, a company that contributes to making the world a better place by creatively connecting people in a sustainable way through sustainable event management, outsourced consulting and training. Highly qualified in the University of Life with a QBE (Qualified by Experience), Lisa-Jade has had experience in a number of industries ranging from the dramatic arts, advertising and marketing, event management, the non-profit sector, right down to working within the emergency medical services field. Lisa-Jade also sits on the board for the Event Greening Forum, as the joint-vice chairperson, and was awarded Top 40 Women in MICE 2018, from Meetings Magazine. She has also spoken on the topic of sustainability on both an international and local level, as well as recently wining an award presented by the Global MICE Congress and Awards, in Mumbai, India. She is a firm believer in collaboration and unity, without losing the individuality of each unique human being, and embraces inclusion, diversity and creative connection between people. A realistic-dreamer of sorts.
CEO Of SALGA
Xolile George is the CEO of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). SALGA is a national autonomous organisation mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, which defines SALGA as a representative of local government. SALGA, with a membership of all South African municipalities, interfaces with Parliament, Cabinet as well as Provincial Legislatures. Xolile’s experience in policy, legislation, systems and programme implementation at a local, provincial and national level spans 27 years and is supported by a robust academic background. He holds an Honours Degree in Development Economics, an Executive MBA and several postgraduate Business diplomas and management certificates.
Throughout his career, he has received numerous accolades in terms of leadership and achievements in successfully transforming various organisations. In his current role as CEO, he has led SALGA to achieve 9 consecutive unqualified audits, 6 consecutive clean audits and Certificates of Excellence from the Auditor General of South Africa for excellent financial institutional performance of SALGA and 2016-17 Excellence in Public Finance Management Award from South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Other recognitions: SADC Winner for CEO Titans Leadership Award 2015 on Public Enterprise Category, Continental Winner for CEO on Public Enterprise Category 2016, the Winner of 2018 Oliver Top Empowerment Awards: Top Empowered Public Sector Leader, Boss of the Year finalist 2013 on Leadership category, National Business Award finalist 2015 on Public Entity category and Business Leader category, and Finalist on the 2017 Oliver Top Empowerment Awards on the category of Public Sector Leader of the Year. Xolile George also serves on several boards locally and internationally.
Samuel Ndumba Chademana is the C40 City Advisor for the City of Tshwane; he has more than 11 years’ experience in the design, implementation and evaluation of Donor, private and Government funded community projects, in the socio-economic development and Climate Action spaces. He has experience in Climate Action Planning at community and City levels, leading in the technical development of evidence based climate interventions. Samuel Has experience in the use of emission data, Climate Information and spatial data to inform decision making for both long term planning and policy formulation and implementation. He also retains expertise in Climate Change mainstreaming-effective in both climate proofing the mainstream development agenda and for institutional transformation. He is currently the Technical Lead for Climate Action Planning (CAP) in Tshwane under C40’s Global Climate Action Planning (CAP programme).
Alize le Roux is a Senior Researcher and Geo-Informatics Scientists, working in CSIR Smart Places Cluster. She has eleven years' experience in risk and vulnerability assessments, climate change impact analyses, spatial data analyses, decision support and leading the technical development of integrated multidisciplinary projects. She has extensive experience in providing planning and decision support to local, regional, national and international decision makers in the research areas of risk and vulnerability analysis and framework development, regional socio-economic and environmental analysis, planning support systems, data management and climate impact assessments. Alize led the overall technical coordination of the interdisciplinary three-year Green Book: Adapting South African Settlement to Climate Change project.
Amy Pieterse is an Urban Planner and Researcher, working in CSIR Smart Places Cluster. Her expertise includes intergovernmental planning, policy analysis, climate change adaptation, and mainstreaming. She also has experience in spatial transformation, settlement profiling, advanced spatial analysis, and migration and population dynamics. Amy was part of the interdisciplinary research and development team, working on the Green Book: Adapting South African Settlements to Climate Change project, where she was also a member of the steering committee. Amy has experience in working in large and small multidisciplinary teams, conceptualisation and developing innovative approaches to addressing and understanding complex problems.
Anthea Stephens is the Climate Resilience Component Lead, Cities Support Programme at National Treasury of South Africa. Much of her focus is ensuring that metropolitan municipalities are developing appropriate institutional responses to climate change and its impacts as part of a process to achieve climate mainstreaming.
Department Of Environmental Affairs
Faith Nkohla is the Deputy Director: Climate Change Adaptation, at the National Department of Environmental Affair, in South Africa. Her responsibilities include providing support services to sub-national and national key sectors such as water, agriculture, biodiversity, and disaster risk reduction, to improve the country’s adaptive capacity to climate change. For the past five years she has been responsible for the development and implementation of the Department’s Cities Resilience Programme. She also serves on the steering committees of various projects and programmes providing guidance on climate change studies, including socio-economic livelihoods, and developing climate change adaptation sectors strategies, and guiding their implementation.
Based in Johannesburg, Paul is the C40 Interim Head of Climate Action Planning (CAP) Africa Programme. Paul leads the delivery of the BMU funded Cities Matter Project, which aims to assist 10 Cities in sub- Saharan Africa to adopt and publish long-term ambitious and inclusive climate action plans outlining their pathway to net-zero emissions.
Presentation overview A significant challenge to taking action on climate change and build resilience in cities is the difficulty in making the case, given the common perception that climate change is a competing or even conflicting priority when compared with delivering prosperity, employment, health or reducing inequality. The reality is that working towards these different goals is often mutually reinforcing: climate action that builds resilient cities leads to wider social, environmental and economic benefits. The presentation will explore some examples from C40 cites on the wider benefits and co-benefits of inclusive and integrated climate action.
EThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
Ms Nongcebo Hlongwa is a Climate Protection Scientist from Climate Protection Branch of the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of the eThekwini Municipality (Durban, South Africa). She forms part of the municipal team that has been tasked with leading the climate adaptation responses for the city. Ms Hlongwa’s work portfolio includes her participation, as the adaptation lead, in the development and implementation of the response plans for the Durban Climate Change Strategy (DCCS). Her work is focused on ensuring the mainstreaming of climate change into city policy, plans and operations.
John has been in the financial services industry for the last 22 years and occupied various senior and executive roles in companies like Old Mutual, Sanlam and Metropolitan.
He is currently the Head of Stakeholder Relations and CSI at Santam. His role is to position Santam as a relevant and responsible corporate citizen with all key and relevant Stakeholders in South Africa.
John’s expertise range from business strategy development, sales management and Leadership Development. He serves on various boards and fora in the short-term insurance industry.
John was raised in Graaff-Reinet in the Karoo. He matriculated from Spandau Senior Secondary school and went on to do his pre-and post-graduate studies at UWC in the Western Cape, USB and Milton Keynes in Scotland. He is married to Thandi and has 2 adult children.
Dr. ELEYOU Ichemkhou is a retired senior teacher from the Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research. He studied in Mauritania, the USA and France. Dr. ELEYOU served over 25 years in teaching and in training teachers aimed to establishing national educational policies intended, among other objectives, to address Mauritanian unemployment problems.
In 2006, he was nominated as a permanent under secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, in charge of training institutes for youth and sport executives in Mauritania. Recently, he was elected to the Nouakchott Regional Council (September 2018) that includes ‘Dar Naim’ Commune, Nouakchott North, where he comes from. Today, he is giving, as a professional and academic adviser, concurrently to his duties as regional advisor of Nouakchott, consultations and advices on issues related to the promotion of youth in our country.
Lately, he has been involved, in activities linked to civil society, as a staff member of two Non Governmental Organizations working mainly on environmental and human rights topics in Mauritania. Currently he is the Nouakchott Regional Council’s Rapporteur.
Author (Africa Is Open For Business)
Author (Africa is Open for Business, best-seller published by PanMacmillan in 2014), African business specialist, conference speaker and facilitator, radio and television presenter, Victor has been to 30 African countries as a business consultant for several multinationals. He has been observing and reporting on business trends in Africa since 2002 – as a radio commentator for KayaFM, SAFM, 702 and presenter of a daily show on PowerFM (until February 2017); anchor of the weekly business round-up show on CNBC Africa in 2014/15 called Africa Business News. Victor writes a weekly opinion and analysis column for Sunday Independent on African business and economic affairs. He is also resident African business specialist writer for Destiny Man magazine. He led the team that developed Ernst & Young’s Africa Business Center, a one-stop information centre for multinational clients doing business across the continent. He has worked for PPC Ltd, a cement company, as a Business Development Executive, facilitating transactions and investments for the company in other African countries, including Rwanda, where PPC bought 51 percent of state-owned CIMERWA in 2013. While at PPC, he also served as the CEO of PPC-Ntsika, the company’s enterprise development fund.
The Regional Director For Africa
HASTINGS CHIKOKO is the Regional Director for Africa at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. He serves on the Advisory Board of African Centre for Cities (University of Cape Town). With a postgraduate degree in Cities from the London School of Economics (LSE Cities), his work with local authorities started at the City of Blantyre and later at the Ministry of Local Government in Malawi. Prior to joining C40, Hastings had a long career with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Zimbabwe, Kenya, South Africa and Switzerland; including being the Regional Director (ad Interim) for East and Southern Africa and Head of IUCN in South Africa. He has also been one of the International Development Research Center’s (IDRC) African Mentors for policy think-tanks in Africa; and a member of the Regional Technical Committee for the Global Water Partnership (Southern Africa). Besides an MSc in Cities from LSE, he also hold an MSc in Strategic Management (University of Derby, UK) Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Diplomacy - specializing in Green Economy (University of Geneva, Switzerland) and a Bsc in Economics (University of Malawi). He has received focused training in Climate Change Diplomacy and Bilateral Diplomacy from the Diplomacy Foundation in Geneva
Lead Climate Researcher
Dr Christopher Jack is a lead climate researcher at the Climate System Analysis Group, a research center in the University of Cape Town. With a background in computer science and extensive experience in High Performance Computing (HPC) he has expertise in climate modelling and big data analysis. However, for the past five years Chris has focused his applied research on the complex problem of urban climate risk through projects like FRACTAL and others. He leads a theme on urban climate knowledge networks as a research fellow in the African Climate Development Initiative at UCT. Through his role as co-PI of the DFID/NERC funded FRACTAL project, which has worked in 9 cities across southern Africa for the past four years, he has spent significant time working directly with city councils, local researchers, and public and private sector actors, across the region. His passion is facilitating conversations and mutual learning across diverse areas of academic and practioner expertise and in so doing deeply interrogating complex urban climate risk problems and exploring solutions that actually work
Rebecca Cameron is a Professional Planner with over eight years’ experience bringing together climate change and the urban context in Africa. She works across the scales of the built environment to assist sub-national governments to embed and operationalise climate action and resource efficiency in urban planning processes. At ICLEI Africa, Rebecca manages and provides technical assistance to Urban-LEDS ll, the BEA Partnership, and the Sustainable Procurement Programme, among others.
Professor Of Sustainable Development
Mark Swilling is Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch, Visiting Professor at the Universities of Sheffield and Utrecht, and Edward P. Bass Visiting Environmental Scholar at Yale University (2018). He is Academic Director of the Sustainability Institute (www.sustainabilityinstitute.net) and Co-Director of the Stellenbosch Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (http://www0.sun.ac.za/cst/). He co-authored with Eve Annecke Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2012), co-edited with Adriana Allen and Andreas Lampis Untamed Urbanism (New York and London: Routledge, 2016), co-edited with Josephine Musango and Jeremy Wakeford Greening the South African Economy (Cape Town: Juta, 2016) and was the lead author of the report Betrayal of the Promise: How South Africa is Being Stolen (Stellenbosch University and University of the Witwatersrand, 2017). His book co-authored with Ivor Chipkin et. al. Shadow State: Politics of State Capture was published by WITS Press in 2018. He is a member of UNEP’s International Resource Panel acting as Coordinator of the Cities Working Group (http://www.unep.org/resourcepanel/) and is on the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa. He is co-lead author of The Weight of Cities: Resource Requirements of Future Urbanization, published in 2018 by the International Resource Panel and is currently working on a book provisionally entitled Just Transitions in a Complex World: Reflections of an Enraged Incrementalist.
Professor Of Sustainable Urbanism
Khalil is a professor of sustainable urbanism at Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and the senior coordinator of the Architectural Engineering and Technology AET program with more than 15 years of academic and professional experience. She teaches and conducts research in community development, informal areas, urban climate and integrated urban systems with more than 25 publications including books and journal papers. She has built several international research partnerships focusing on urban metabolism and improving urban micro-climate in highly dense cities through material flow analysis, simulation and participatory action research. More recently, she has started a research project focusing on gender equity and cities and another on land governance. Professionally, she works as an architect, urban planner, community facilitator and housing expert with multi-scale agencies, authorities and clients
Research And Project Coordinator
Khodani Mulaudzi is a Research and project coordinator for the Future and policy unit at WWF South Africa. Her work focuses on Urban futures, environmental sustainability in mining and Just transitions to a low carbon economy. She has done research on energy efficiency and renewable energy futures in South Africa and she holds a master’s degree in climate change and development from the University of Sussex. She has held various positions in environmental management in the manufacturing and service sectors.
Deputy Regional Director
Graduated from French business school (Neoma). Worked 6 years for a Spanish NGO supporting refugees, thereafter graduated in 2003 from Harvard KSG (master in public administration in international development). Joined AFD as sectoral economist, 6 years climate / energy senior project officer. Moved to Bogota, Colombia as AFD deputy director for 4 years, and since September 2017, AFD regional deputy director in Jo’burg and in charge of urban portfolio
Head Of Responsible Business
Khanyi Chaba is currently the Head of Responsible Business at Old Mutual Limited. She is responsible for leading the design and roll out of the company sustainable development strategy for all Old Mutual Limited operations across the continent. This includes setting the strategic direction and OML responses to UN Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals. Khanyi manages OML’s sustainability reporting, memberships, internal and external stakeholder engagement including Government, external agencies and industry organisations.
Urban Systems And Strategic Alliances
Nachi Majoe currently works at ICLEI Africa where she leads on urban systems and strategic alliances by providing African cities with technical support and advice on, amongst others, urban governance, resilient development through the efficient use of resources including circular development. Nachi also leads ICLEI Africa’s work on the localisation of global and regional sustainability agendas such as Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of her strategic alliance's role, Nachi is responsible for establishing and maintaining ICLEI’s strategic partnerships and assisting cities to foster such partnerships. Nachi has extensive experience in local government research, policy and practice and has worked extensively with politicians and officials in municipalities. Before joining ICLEI, Nachi worked at the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) where she was responsible for lobbying and advocating for municipalities and building their capacity in the areas of local economic development and development planning. Nachi is a Chevening scholar; she holds a Masters in International Planning and Sustainable Development (Urban Resilience) from the University of Westminster, in the United Kingdom and a Masters in Public Management & Governance from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Mayor Of The City Of Windhoek
Mayor Kazapua holds a Diploma in Youth Development and a Certificate in Local Government Administration from the Open University of Zimbabwe, in collaboration with Namibia College of Open Learning (Namcol).
He also obtained a Development Management Programme (MDP) Certificate, from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Certificate in English for Business from ILSA Independent College.
Because local Councillors in Namibia are part time elected public office bearers, Mayor Kazapua is employed as Coordinator: Stakeholders and International Relations, at the National Youth Council.
Mayor Of The Greater City
Elected Mayor of the Greater City of Lusaka after beating 10 other contestants that represented other political parties.
He Launched the "Cleanest House Award" of K1000 offered weekly to the cleanest house in Lusaka City
Siphelele Ngobese is a Researcher in the Inclusion & Wellbeing Programme at SA Cities Network. Under this banner she manages the SA Cities Urban Safety Reference Group (USRG); which is one of few platforms for structured, inter-governmental engagement on the subject of urban safety in South Africa. The USRG is an example of local practices taking shape, in response to global policy priorities on city safety. Through an extensive research and knowledge exchange agenda, the USRG produces the annual State of Urban Safety in South Africa reports. The Reports highlight the urban character of crime and violence and are a focal point of the USRG’s advocacy for evidence based and all-of-society approaches to the making cities safer. Siphelele also manages the research programme on the Spatial Determinants of Wellbeing – an exploration of the linkages between space and access to life chances. The work forms part of tracking progress with regards to unlocking spatial and social justice (inclusivity) in South African cities. Both areas of work identify the built environment as a critical area of intervention in realising safety and inclusivity
Siphelele’s own research interest is in informality and its interface with notions of “world class” African cities. She engaged with the subject in her Masters dissertation, components of which feature in the State of Cities Report (SACN, 2016).
Vukosi Marivate holds a PhD in Computer Science (Rutgers University) and MSc & BSc in Electrical Engineering (Wits University). He is based at the University of Pretoria as the ABSA Chair of Data Science. Vukosi works on developing Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence methods to extract insights from data. A large part of his work over the last few years has been in the intersection of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing(due to the abundance of text data and need to extract insights). As part of his vision for the ABSA Data Science chair, Vukosi is interested in Data Science for Social Impact, using local challenges as a springboard for research. In this area Vukosi has worked on projects in science, energy, public safety and utilities. Vukosi is an organiser of the Deep Learning Indaba, the largest Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence workshop on the African continent, aiming to strengthen African Machine Learning. He is passionate about developing young talent, supervising MSc and PhD students and mentoring budding Data Scientists.
Deputy Dean Of Research
Professor Nico Schutte is a Full Professor and Deputy Dean of Research at Southern Business School. He started his full-time employment at this institution in 1 February 2019. Prof Schutte as two PhDs to his name. His first PhD is in the field of Public Administration where he developed a strategic leadership model for government leaders. He won the best conference paper award for a presentation based on this study. His second PhD is in Industrial Psychology where he developed of a HRM competency model for the advancement of the professionalization of the HRM field in South Africa. This model was the first empirically validated competency model for HR practitioners in South Africa. For this study, he won a national award from the South African Board of People practices for the best PhD and publication in the field of Human Resource Management.
His research outputs include the following: 40 Peer reviewed scientific journal article publications; 30 Peer reviewed conference proceeding articles; 55 Peer reviewed conference proceeding presentations. In 2016 he was recognised by the Faculty of Commerce and Administration, North-West University as their Senior Researcher of the Year.
Deputy Dean Of Research
Lucas Lückhoff is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hatfield City Improvement District since July 2016, a non-profit organisation funded by property owners in Hatfield.
The CID serve the people of Hatfield with the purpose for Hatfield to be the most desirable and vibrant, safest, cleanest, diverse and socially just suburb in Tshwane and in short, the creation of a world class suburb at the southern tip of Africa. The Hatfield CID is an extension of the City of Tshwane funded by landlords.
He has a strong financial background and hails from the banking sector where he held senior leadership positions within the FirstRand group for more than 30 years.
Lucas is married to Annamarie and proud of his two beautiful daughters. He is soon to become a grandfather of a little boy called Luke.
He has a highest qualification of a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is an avid golfer and does CrossFit.
Ernst van Biljon was born in the beautiful city of Pretoria during the late 1970’s. He completed his school
career in 1997, when he matriculated form the Hoërskool Overkruin. He joined the erstwhile City Council
of Pretoria in December of 1997 in the capacity as an Administrative Officer. During July 2000 he joined the Pretoria Traffic Department, where he completed his basic training as a Metropolitan Police Officer.
During February 2002, the former Pretoria Traffic Department was assimilated into the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department, where he is still employed today. He is currently stationed at the Police Technology and Research Subsection, where he serves as the Chief Researcher. His academic career started in 2004 at the Tshwane University of Technology, where he completed his B-tech Degree in Traffic and Municipal Police Management in 2007. In 2014, he obtained his Master’s Degree in the field of policing at the University of South Africa, followed by his Doctorate in the Field of Police Science in 2018.
Pierre Schoonraad is the Head of Research and Development at the Centre for Public Service Innovation, an entity mandated to entrench the culture and practice of innovation in the public sector. His responsibilities include investigating service delivery challenges, finding innovative solutions and to develop new solutions with stakeholders. He previously served as Director: Research in the DPSA. Before joining DPSA, he worked for 10 years with communities in informal settlements to co-design innovative solutions. Pierre is an adjudicator of the UNDP’s Call for Innovations and a peer reviewer of the OECD’s Review of Brazil’s Innovation System. He is assisting the UN in South Africa, the DPME and the Eastern Cape government to incorporate Foresight into their respective long-term planning towards achieving the SDGs and NDP. In July 2018 Pierre was part of a global team that conducted Foresight Training at the High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs in New York. He holds BA and BD degrees.
Dr Johanes Belle holds a PhD in Environmental Management, Master’s degree in disaster management, Advanced University Diploma in Disaster Management, BA onours in Geography, BA + Ed, Diploma in Marketing and other qualifications.
Has worked for thirty years (30) in three different countries in Africa (Cameroon, Lesotho and South Africa) as an educator, administrator and manager. He is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer and researcher at UFS-DIMTEC. He is currently the Acting Director of UFS-DiMTEC as well as the Programme Director of UFS-DiMTEC.
He is a Disaster Management Professional and an Environmentalist with a focus on Eco-DRR/CCA. Dr Belle speaks two international languages (English and French) and he likes soccer and gardening as hobbies.
Sean. Robert. Kockott holds a D-Tech Policing within the study field of Road Traffic Safety Management (Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa). Senior Lecturer in the Department Humanities at the Faculty of Safety and Security, Tshwane University of Technology and responsible for the Traffic Safety and metro police management program for the past 5 years. He has proven technical knowledge in Road Traffic Safety Management, Road Safety Audits and Hazard identification and Risk Assessment in which he has written a paper on. His D-Tech thesis was concerned with “A Risk Assessment Model for the Road Traffic Environment” and he published the Road Safety Audits for the Road Safety Professional by Juta Publishers. He has worked in Law Enforcement as an (superintendent) Tshwane Metro Police 17 years, the Industry - construction, Oil & Gas and mining industry in the capacity of Advisor for 11 years.
Urban Health Project Leader
Boitumelo Norah Modikoe is an Environmental Health Practitioner, employed by the City of Tshwane. She is responsible for coordination of Environmental health initiatives within Municipal Health services, events managenent, coordination of training and Continuous development programmes for Environmental health practitioners, liason with other local Municipality and promotion of Environmental health and health programmes within the City. She hold, National Diploma, Btech in Environmental health, supervisory course certificate, Advanced certificate in health management and environmntal health and management related short courses. She plays an active role in Environmental Health activities within Gauteng Environmental Health as well as National Department of Health. She is the founding Secretary of the National Association of Environmental Health in South Africa and is responsible for advocating for Environmental Health as a profession and a course to preventative health. She represent Health Department as climate change agent and is actively involved in climate change related activities within the city.
Murdock Ramathuba is a National Director in the National Department of Health since 2016. He worked as a Regional Director: Port Health Services (Central Region consisting of Gauteng, Free State and Northern Cape Provinces) in the same Department. Mr Ramathuba worked as both Assistant Director and Deputy Director in the National Department of Health since 2006. He also worked as an operational EHP in the Provincial Department of Health as well as the Makhado Local Municipality and Vhembe District. Mr Ramathuba has a B Tech Degree in Environmental Health from TUT, Labour Relations certificate from Unisa, Project Management from Regenysis and other task relevant certificates. He has worked as a Regional Chairperson for South African Institute of Environmental Health, Provincial Secretary and National Council lot of same. He is the founder President of the National Association of Environmental Health in South Africa. He served as Chairperson and Deputy Chair Person of the Advisory board of Tshwane University of Technology and also served and led various community/social structures such as school Governing bodies and others. He has participated and in some cases processes of developing the current Environmental Health Regulations, Policies, guidelines, Norms and Standards
Sello Jerry Motsamai is a Director for Municipal Health Services in the City of Tshwane. He started working as a Health Inspector in Soshanguve under the Department of National Health and population Development (1988). He specialised in Youth Development, Clean-up Campaigns, leading the Keep South Africa Beautiful and Zibi structures. He later joined the then Atteridgeville City Council (1990). In 1995 he joined City Council of Pretoria following the amalgamation of City Councils. He represented the City in the Fellowships Programme: Safer and Healthier Cities, in Netherlands (2000) and attended Advanced Professional Training in Air and Noise Protection course in Munich, Germany (2003). He was appointed as the Director in 2004 and oversaw the establishment of the ambient Air Quality Stations and the development of the four bylaws in the City. He acquired amongst others SAMTRAC certificate (2000), Labour Relations Management (Unisa 2013), Advanced Project Management (Tuks 1999); Executive Leadership Programme (Tuks 2004); Advanced Certificate in Health Management (FPD 2019), B-tech Degree in Environmental Health (Tech Pta, 1996). He is the current Chairperson of the Gauteng Environmental Health Managers Forum and holds various positions in community and social structures.
Dr Bukola Olutola is an Epidemiologist and a Public Health researcher focussing on the health effects of air pollution.
Lokotola Christian Lueme is a junior researcher in Public Health. He has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and he is a PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria, School of Health System and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. His field of research covers Climate Change and Health. He has investigated the effect of climate change and re-emerging of neglected diseases, case of malaria in non-endemic zones in South Africa.
His current research focuses on interaction effect of climate change patterns and air pollution on human health in the city of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, using novel modelling approach of environmental exposures and risks with Distributed Lag Non-Linear framework analysis (DLNM) and Hysplit model for health impact of Long-Range Transport of air pollution. He has good skill in research methodology and he has collaborated in many research projects such as assessing patient waiting time in South African hospitals, Clinics and Primary Health Care in the entire country, and HIV patients’ adherence to ART.
Adeyemi Adewale is currently a doctoral student at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health sciences, University of Pretoria, also a Research Fellow at Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. Mr Adeyemi hold a master of public health (Environmental health) from the University of Ibadan Nigeria. His research focus is on air pollution and health.
Malebo Letsoalo holds an Honours degree in Environmental Management from UNISA. She is currently a Masters student in Public Health at the University of Pretoria undertaking research on the association between children's respiratory symptoms and indoor air quality at day care centres in Mabopane, Tshwane District Municipality. She is currently employed as a professional sales representative at a pharmaceutical company.
Hlanyane Tsunke Daniel qualified as Environmental Health Practitioner in 1993 conferred by Penusula Technikon, B-tech Environmental Health from Tshwane University of Technology in 2008. He poses different certificates relating to Environmental Health, integrated waste management, disaster risk assessment, Indoor air quality, Municipal financial management programme. He worked as Health inspector at Leandra local municipality in 1994 till 2000, then joined Govern Mbeki local Municipality in 2000 as a manager. In 2005 he was appointed as Chief District officer of Gert Sibande District Municipality, promoted to senior manager in 2007 to be responsible for IDP, disaster management services and planning. In 2011 He was appointed as senior manager for Municipal Health services in the same district municipality. He is known for being passionate about his Profession and actively participates in the transformation of Environmental Health.
Dr Thabiso Morodi is the Head of Department in the Faculty of Science, Environmental Health Department at Tshwane University of Technology. Dr TJ Morodi holds a PhD in Applied Ethics from the University of Stellenbosch, majoring in Environmental Ethics. In addition to heading the department, Dr Thabiso Morodi is also lecturing the following subjects: Introduction to Environmental Health, with subjects including Introduction to Professional and Applied Ethics, Introduction to Waste Management, Community Development, Introduction to Occupational health and Safety, Introduction to Pollution Control, Introduction to Food Safety and Hygiene.
Avuyile Kewana is a highly motivated and dedicated individual who is deeply passionate about urban sustainability. She offers technical input and support in implementing low emission strategies, carbon reporting and development of greenhouse gas inventories for cities. Prior to joining ICLEI, Avuyile worked as a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Assistant Intern at the City of Cape Town and as a Sustainability and Green Building Intern at Ecolution Consulting. Her ability to prioritise work within an overall project schedule make her a valued member of the Urban-LEDS II, Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) and OPCC project teams.