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Dr Job matriculated at St Andrews College in Grahamstown with several distinctions. Over his career he served on many Boards of Directors, the most notable of which were Sentrachem Ltd (1987 to 1998). Armscor (1990 to 1992 and again from 2011 to 2014), Denel (1992 to 1996), Telkom (1994 to 1997), The National Research Foundation (1999 to 2006), Sappi Ltd (1999 to 2006), Global Forest Products (2005 to 2007), and Group Five (2008 to the present). He is currently residing with his family on his property in the Makalali Nature Reserve.


Dr Anthony Swemmer is the Manager of SAEON’s Ndlovu node. He has an interest in all ecological disciplines, and have become involved in a managing a range of research projects from plant and animal population biology, restoration ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, plant community ecology, ecosystem productivity, eco-hydrology, freshwater ecology and the ecology of natural resource harvesting. His PhD dissertation dealt with grassland productivity and global climate change, specifically looking at how dominant C­4 grass species of South Africa and the USA respond to the timing of rainfall, and how these responses are affected by grazing. More recently, his work as a research manager for the South African Environmental Observation Network has exposed me to a diverse range of environmental change topics, in both protected and rural areas.


Mr Inama is an IT graduate and entrepeneur. He is managing an accredited training company, Bonwelong Skills Development, which is accredited with AgriSETA. He has developed full qualifications in Plant Production and Horticulture and NQF Level 1. He has also implemented projects for the Department of Environmental Affairs (Working for the Coast, Greening and Management of Landfill sites). He assisted Ikoti Coal by being extensively involved in the feasibility study, approval of water use license, capital development and new business investigation. He is also involved in joint ventures with third parties with regard to environment clean-up and restoration of land.  



SKedibone originates from the North West and made her mark as a professional Property Evaluator in the Maruleng Municipality. She obtained her B. Com (Hons) from the University of Johannesburg and is currently busy with her Law Degree with UNISA. Kedibone has excellent communication skills, a sense of responsibility in executing tasks, analytical skills, and an ability to grasp wide range of issues. She is innovative, have an ability to analyse and interpret data, and be accountable for better results.


Tebogo Mametja was born and raised in Limpopo Province. He has lived and worked in different parts of SA and the USA where he continued with his studies.  His professional journey cuts across corporate, business and labour sectors in the areas of strategy, sales and marketing since 1993 with exposure to various corporate environments from mining, to financial services, education an communications.

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Born and raised in Wiltshire, United Kingdom, Maxine’s career spans over 30 years, initially specialising in Insurance and Finance. Over the years, she has achieved a range of senior board level Executive Management across all sectors (Public, Private, and Third Sector). With an expanded skills base in Media (newspaper publishing, Public Health Research, and community focused multidiscipline interventions (local community, local council and third sector). The introduction to South Africa was a Voluntary Services Oversees (VSO) engagement in 2003 which culminated in a posting in the HIV/AIDS programme being one of the one of the most significant challenges in health within the developing world.   Maxine has a passion and a proven record in community and business focused portfolio having held various roles on local council, executive board appointments, charitable Trusts and community based non-profit organisations. Maxine lived and worked within the African continent, Middle East and Europe.  She is the co-founder of Nyumbani Estate luxury safari camp in Hoedspruit.