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Trustees

Dave de Korte

Dave de Korte

Chairman

Dave de Korte was a founding member of CTEET back in 2001.

Dave is currently headmaster of Camps Bay High School and has a strong belief of uplifting children from previously disadvantaged communities.

Being a member of the Headmasters Forum of South Africa Dave plays an active role in the strengthening of the Headmaster network. In his free time Dave looks to get outdoors with his family and whenever the swell is suitable and the time allows you will find Dave on his surfboard. Dave is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Armand Bam

Armand Bam

Trustee

Armand Bam joined the Board of Trustees in 2015 and is currently the Executive Director of the League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB).

He has a keen interest in community organisation development. Armand hails from Grassy Park and believes the conservation of nature in expanding urban areas requires improved educational programmes for children, which CTEET provides.

He is currently completing a PhD in Business Administration at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.

Dalton Gibbs

Dalton Gibbs

Trustee

Dalton Gibbs, along with Dave de Korte, is a founding member of CTEET.

Dalton has been involved with the City for over 20 years and was instrumental in the development of the Cape Town Biodiverstiy Network with his colleagues in the Biodiversity Management Branch.

Dalton has a strong belief and understanding of the importance of educating children on the value and need of conservation activities in Cape Town and gives much of his free time communicating conservation values to the Cape Town public. Dalton is an avid naturalist, ornithologist and historian and will take any opportunity to share his knowledge with people for the betterment of Conservation.

Mike Gregor

Mike Gregor

Trustee

Mike Gregor joined the Board of Trustees in 2013.

He is the CEO of Rapula Farming, a business involved in a number of conservation initiatives across South Africa.

Mike has been involved with environmental education and community upliftment programmes for a number of years and sits on the Board of more than one Not for Profit Organisations. Mike’s business knowledge coupled with an understanding of conservation challenges in South Africa enables him to critically assess and guide intervention programmes that CTEET pursues.

Head Office

Anthony Roberts

Anthony Roberts

CEO

Dr. Anthony Roberts is currently the Chief Executive Officer of CTEET having joined in 2012.

After completing his PhD in Ecology and Biological Control at the University of Cape Town in 2006 he took up the post of Director of the Lapalala Wilderness Schools where his understanding and belief in the importance of environmental education was founded.

During his tenure there he realised that nature reserves and the outdoors presents many opportunities to train and upskill youth from underprivileged communities to develop themselves, secure jobs and contribute to community upliftment.

Nicole Georgiou

Nicole Georgiou

Financial Administrator

Nicole Georgiou joined CTEET in 2013 and is currently the Office Administrator, Bookkeeper and Payroll Administrator.

She has her Honours degree in Physical Geography from the University of Cape Town. In 2012, she took part in the City of Cape Town Environmental Resource Management Internship Programme and was placed under the mentorship of Dalton Gibbs for the duration of the year.

She has a firm belief in educating the youth of South Africa on important environmental issues. Nicole is proud to be a part of the efforts to conserve our natural heritage.

Louise Matschke

Louise Matschke

Education & Training Manager

Louise Matschke joined the team in October 2014 as the Training & Development Coordinator for CTEET.

She has completed her National Diploma in Nature Conservation and currently working towards a M.Ed. In Environmental Education. Her interest in Environmental Education sparked whilst working at Delta Environmental Centre in Johannesburg, followed by 8 years at the Johannesburg Zoo as the Environmental Education Coordinator and Acting Manager.

She has been a facilitator and assessor on numerous environmental skills programmes since 2005 working with individuals and communities in 8 of the 9 provinces. She considers herself fortunate as CTEET enables her to combine her two loves, the outdoors and community upliftment into a career.

Helen Whelan

Helen Whelan

Media & Fundraising Coordinator

Helen Whelan joined the team in 2016 as the Westlake Office intern. Her position as Media and Fundraising Coordinator became permanent early in 2017.

She has completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Rhodes University and for 3 years worked as an Exploration Geologist based in Limpopo and then Zambia. Her love for Cape Town along with its fynbos, mountain and lifestyle prompted a move and career change in 2016.

She now handles CTEET’s various social media platforms as well as fundraising and marketing for the organisation. She loves sharing the wonderful stories of change from the individuals whose lives have been impacted by CTEET.

Jocelyn Anderson & Zulfa Booth

Jocelyn Anderson & Zulfa Booth

Project Assistants

Jocelyn joined CTEET in 2016 as part of an internship, where she was based at False Bay Nature Reserve. After her internship she joined as a full-time member of the Westlake Team. She is involved in marketing CTEET to new schools all around Cape Town, and developing new environmental education programmes.

Zulfa joined CTEET in 2014 on the first learnership and since then has completed her Environmental Management NQF level 5 qualification and became a permanent member of the team.
Zulfa and Jocelyn both help Louise manage the individuals in the training and development programmes and work with the recipients of the TMF small grants projects.

Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Centre

Environmental Education Team

Environmental Education Team

Karen Merrett (Environmental Education Programme Coordinator) with Educators Morne Issel, Tammy-Lee Appolis, Anwar Boonzaaier, Thozama Notshati, Justine Swartz

Eco-Schools Team

Eco-Schools Team

Gretchen Collins (Eco-Schools Coordinator) and Abongile Madyolo (Eco-Schools Officer)

Kitchen Team

Kitchen Team

Mrs Barry, Maureen Piedt, Salvina Ntanga, Elaine Prinsloo, Mariam Johnson

Nature Care Fund Teams

Gantouw Project

Gantouw Project

Ricardo Downes (Eland Monitor), Petro Botha (Project Manager), Christyline Matthews (Eland Monitor) and Thurlo Marco (Eland Monitor)

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area

Sabelo Memani (Site Manager), Tania Snyders (Senior Field Ranger), Ismail Wambi (Environmental Education Officer)

African Penguin Conservation Project

African Penguin Conservation Project

Penguin Monitors Adrian Felix, Khanyisa Ndzwaiba, Kidwell Juqu

Milnerton Racecourse Conservation Area

Milnerton Racecourse Conservation Area

Kyran Wright, Reserve Manager

Atlantic Beach Conservation Area

Atlantic Beach Conservation Area

Theo Griesel (Field Ranger), , Louis van Wyk (Site Manager), Nigel Maart (Field Ranger)

Strandfontein Birding Area

Strandfontein Birding Area

Field Rangers Sangesahke Speelman, Ryan Samuels with Intern Siyanda Tengwa

Western Leopard Toad Underpass Project

Western Leopard Toad Underpass Project

Corey Thorp, Project Manager

Zoarvlei Section, Table Bay Nature Reserve

Zoarvlei Section, Table Bay Nature Reserve

Reward Nzuza, Site Manager

Muizenberg East Biodiversity Cluster

Muizenberg East Biodiversity Cluster

Andrea von Gunten, Site Manager

Princess Vlei

Princess Vlei

Denisha Anand, Site Manager

Alien Invasives Unit

Alien Invasives Unit

Graham Muller, Trevor Waries, Marco Meyer, Ntsikelelo Baba
The Invasive Species Unit falls under the City of Cape Town Environmental Resource Management Department and plays a vital role in conserving Cape Town’s rich biodiversity. The unit is based at the Westlake Conservation Centre at the base of Ou Kaapse Weg in Westlake.

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