About Mpumalanga Branch
Mpumalanga Branch Chair: Greg Beyers
Mpumalanga Branch Vice Chair: Lutendo Ndou
Branch Secretary: Hlengi Mtsweni
Hlengile graduated from the Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria with a National Diploma in Environmental Science and a certificate from the North West University (Centre for Environmental Management) as well as SAMTRAC from NOSA.
Hlengile has 7 years’ experience in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment processes and has also worked in the capacity of Environmental Control Officer, Public Participation Coordinator as well as Administrator for Ecoleges Environmental Consultants.
Hlengile is committed to promoting the IAIAsa Code of Conduct and skills development within the environmental management profession.
Events & Marketing Co-ordinator: Riana Janse van Rensburg
Having grown up in Nelspruit and visiting the Kruger National Park on a regular basis, Riana developed a passion for nature and the protection of our natural resources. Riana obtained her Nature Conservation Diploma from Technicon Pretoria in 1997. After working as a nature conservationist and ranger for three years, she decided to venture into the Environmental Management field and moved to Witbank (eMalahleni). Starting as a Junior Environmental Scientist, she quickly worked her way up to a senior post. During the next 8 years, she completed numerous courses in Environmental Impact Assessments, GIS, Wetlands, Safety Health and Environment, Project Management and Photography from various institutions.
In 2012 Riana obtained her Masters Degree in Environmental Management from the University of the Free State. Being based in Witbank, she focused her research on energy efficiency in the mining sector, for which she obtained a merit award. The diversity of her studies greatly assists in managing and implementing environmental impact assessment processes and it is her intention to continue her studies well into the future.
Riana has a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry with 20+ years’ experience in nature conservation, Environmental Impact Assessment processes, project management, public participation, water use licenses and mining applications. She has built up excellent relations with various decision making authorities and key stakeholders. Riana is committed to the development of professionals within the environmental management field through arranging quality IAIAsa branch events and promoting the IAIAsa Code of Conduct.