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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.

The Teams

Environmental Education Team

Environmental Education Team

Front Row (left to right): Margaret Barry, Taryn van Neel, Tammy-Lee Appolis, Elaine Prinsloo, Jeanette Wiese, Ivan Adams
Middle Row (left to right): Elzanne Burger, Maureen Piedt, Mthwakazi Mqayi, Justine Swartz, Saggeus Neels, Abongile Madyolo, Akhona Xaba, Thozama Notshati
Back Row (left to right): Anwar Boonzaaier, Morne Issel, Karen Merrett, Sangesakhe Speelman, Michael (German Volunteer), Luvuyo Kulashe

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area

Kenilworth Racecourse Conservation Area

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

Gantouw Project

Gantouw Project

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

African Penguin Conservation Project

African Penguin Conservation Project

The purpose of the penguin monitors is to carry out conservation and visitor management duties that will contribute to the overall protection of the endangered African Penguin.

They also assist with the general maintenance of penguin proof barriers, infrastructure and environment. They also help in educating and providing the public with valuable information about the penguins.

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)

Alien Invasives Unit

Alien Invasives Unit

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.

Strandfontein Birding Area

Strandfontein Birding Area

Clint Williams, Site Forman

Muizenberg East Biodiversity Cluster

Muizenberg East Biodiversity Cluster

Area Manager: Andrea von Gunten

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