Western Cape Student Branch


Western Cape Student Branch Chair: Ayabulela Manjezi

Ayabulela has completed a BSc Honours in Applied Geology from the University of Western Cape (UWC). She majored in Hydrogeology. She is currently studying BSc Honours in Environmental Management at UNISA where she is focusing on uses of remote sensing for Environmental assessment. Ayabulela is currently working for an Environmental Management consulting company in Stellenbosch. 


Western Cape Student Branch Vice Chair: Sinovuyo Ndzekeni

Sinovuyo Ndzekeni obtained a National Diploma in Environmental Management and currently enrolled for Advanced Diploma in Environmental Management at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). She is mentored in Pollution and Chemical Management and is intending to further her postgraduate studies in Water Quality and Chemical Management.


Western Cape Student Branch Secretary: Zenaria De Villiers

Zenaria De Villiers obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of the Western Cape. She is currently doing my first year of Master’s degree at Stellenbosch University, her research is focused on the potential of oxbows and meander cutoffs as sediment stores. 


Western  Cape Student Branch Treasurer: Charlton Thys

Charlton holds a BA Hons degree in Geography and Environmental studies at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). He is continuing with research in wetland remote sensing and is currently doing his Masters at UWC. His research focusses on the application of remote sensing techniques and principles to explore the spatial and temporal dynamics of ecosystem services in wetland waterbodies. 


Western Cape Student Branch Marketing/Media Officer: Helen Antonopoulos

Helen Antonopoulos obtained a BSc Honours in Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is completing her MSc in Environmental and Geographical Science at UCT, which focuses on using diatoms to reconstruct historical water quality conditions in the Knysna estuary. Helen is particularly interested in distinguishing the anthropological footprint.