TSHEPO SHAKWANE (IAIAsa 3847)

Obtained his B.Sc. (Microbiology and Biochemistry) from the University of Durban Westville in 1994, and completed his honours degree in Microbiology in 1995.

Tshepo was a research student at the University of Duban Westville and the University of Pretoria during 1996 and 2000. During the years 2000 to 2004, he worked for the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in both the Mpumalanga and Gauteng Regional Offices, the Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Conservation in the Gauteng Province and the Department of Minerals and Energy in the Mpumalanga Regional Office.

Tshepo joined GEOVICON in 2004 as a former member and now Managing Director with 40% Company shares.

MICHAEL BATE (IAIAsa 3846)

Obtained his B.Sc. (Geology) from the Potchefstroom University for CHE in 1993, and completed his honours degree (cum Laude) in Geology in 1994. He obtained his M.Sc. (cum Laude) in 1995.

During 1994-1995, Michael was a junior lecturer in geology at the Potchefstroom University for CHE. He joined the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry during 1995. During 1996, he started Geovicon cc and has undertaken consulting activities in the coal, base metal, diamond and gold industries.

He is currently the Chairperson of the board of Directors of GEOVICON ENVIRONMENTAL (PTY) LTD and the Company uses his expertise as and when necessary. He has since pursued other business ventures.

RIANA BATE (IAIAsa 3849)

Obtained her B.Sc. Degree in 1982 from the University of Pretoria and thereafter, a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Entomology in 1983 at the same university.

In 1984, Riana joined the Agricultural Research Council, Grain Crops Institute, as a Junior Researcher. At the same time, she enrolled for a M.Sc. at the University of Stellenbosch. She obtained her M.Sc. Degree in 1986 and worked as a Researcher for Grain Crops Institute for 14 years in the field of grain insect pests. During this time, she submitted papers at different congresses of the Entomological Society as well as the Crop Production Society. She is the author of 5 scientific papers as well as several articles for popular subject magazines and has given a number of speeches at farmer’s days as well as helped with training of subsistence farmers.

Riana joined GEOVICON in 1998 as a biologist and assists with the compilation of several Environmental Management Program Reports. She has also completed several Florist as well as Stream Bio-Monitoring contracts. She is one of the Directors in the Company with 40% of shares.

GLADMAN TEFU (IAIAsa 3848)

Obtained his Diploma in Geology, First Class, from Technikon Mmadikoti in 1978. During 1978 to 1987, he worked for various Mining Companies in the field of both Geophysics and Geology, as a Technician.

Gladman obtained his B.Sc. Degree in Geology from the University of Witwatersrand in 1991. He worked for Palabora Mining Company from 1993 to 1997 as an Environmental Officer in charge of Groundwater. He went on to work for the Department of Minerals and Energy in both the North West and Mpumalanga Regions during 1997 and 2004.

Gladman joined GEOVICON in 2005, now one of the Directors with 20% of shares.