People of the Institute

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Duran Byman
Assistant Teacher

Duran is an Assistant Teacher at the Lynedoch Community School.

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Lydia Kedilatile Wesinyana
Guesthouse Co-ordinator

Lydia is the Guesthouse Co-ordinator and one of our very own 'Master' Chefs at the Sustainability Institute.

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Moses Malan
Groundskeeper

As the Groundskeeper at the Sustainability Institute, Moses is one of the reasons why the SI grounds look so beautiful.

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Elcino Davids
Groundsman

Elcino is a Groundsman at the Sustainability Institute.

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Gerald Marco Swartz
Senior Class Teacher

Gerald is the Senior Class teacher for Lynedoch School.

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Megan Mavandal
Kitchen Assistant

Megan is a Kitchen Assistant at the Sustainability Institute’s Drie Gewels Guesthouse where she is responsible for preparing meals for the SI’s children as well as keeping the guesthouse looking spotless.

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Lucienne Krots
Kitchen Assistant

Lucy is one of the friendly staff at the Sustainability Institute’s Green Café.

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Juliet McGear
Learning for Sustainability Program Manager

Juliet joined the Sustainability Institute in 2016 as the Learning for Sustainability’s Program Manager.

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Amelia Pretorius
Communication Manager
Amelia joined the Institute in December 2016 and is responsible for communication and marketing at the SI. She holds a BTech in Public Relations Management and has more than 12 years experience in the communication field.
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Rosie Downey
Facilitator

Rosie runs the Young Women in Agriculture programme, and coordinates and co-facilitates the SI Explorers immersive learning journeys run in Nepal.

Jacqueline Plaatjies
Caretaker
Jacqueline is currently the caretaker of the babies at the Lynedoch Early Learning.
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Gillian Parenzee
Hospitality Coordinator
Gillian oversees all aspects of hospitality at the SI.
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Makka Johnson
Eco-lodge Caretaker
Makka is our friendly caretaker at the Drie Gewels Eco-Lodge.
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Joe Warren
Hospitality Administrator
Joe is our hospitality administrator.
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Zelda Nero
Caretaker
Zelda is one of our caretakers at the Lynedoch Children's House.
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Aislinn Leibbrandt
Hospitality Supervisor
Aislinn joined the team in May 2017 as Hospitality Supervisor.
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Jeffrey Kock
Groundskeeper
Jeff looks after the grounds at the SI and contributes towards our beautiful environment.
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Devy-Leigh Roberts
Green Cafè cook
Devy-Leigh is the cook in the Green Cafè.
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Theo Oldjohn
Programme Director: AgroEcology
Theo heads up our newly established AgroEcology Academy.
Xitshembiso Mabunda
Head Gardner
Xitshembiso looks after the gardens at the SI.
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Reception
For any enquiries, please contact reception.
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Cisomo Banda
Installation Coordinator
Cisomo has wide experience in social economic development in peri-urban areas, with a strong background in project management contributing to the development of less developed communities in social and economic development.