Meet The Team

Meet The Ladies Behind Ngovu Wanawake

The women behind the success of Ngovu Wanawake belong to diverse backgrounds and have successfully established themselves in their respective industries. The level and quality of experience combined with the diversity makes this team dynamic with a unique competitive edge. Each lady is a specialist in her field with a wealth of experience and skill that is evident in the manner in which the projects are handled from initiation to completion.

Walda Nxanga

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications

Successfully completed a Leadership in Oil and Energy Programme (WITS Business School, 2010) and SAPIA – Women in Leadership Programme (Duke University, 2013).

Experience

Fifteen years’ experience in the petroleum industry. Walda has worked for the biggest petroleum companies in South Africa and has managed more than 500 petroleum retail outlets nationally. She also has experience as a Petroleum Retail Property Developer.

Contact Details

walda@ngovu.co.za

Suzette Nel

Town Planner

Qualifications

National Diploma in Town and Regional Planning (Technikon Witwatersrand); and a Higher Certificate in Practical Accounting.

Experience

Broad town planning experience in both the private and public sectors in South Africa; particularly experienced in development planning and spatial planning. She has worked on a variety of different projects including housing, commercial and utilities developments. Suzette is registered with The South African Council of Town and Regional Planners (SACTRP).

Contact Details

suzette@ngovu.co.za

Janavi Jardine

Environmental Specialist

Qualifications

BSc Zoology and Botany (University of Johannesburg); and a BSc Biodiversity and Conservation (University of Johannesburg).

Experience

Registered scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat in terms of SACNASP) with experience in the environmental field on projects such as residential, mining and infrastructural projects. She is also a member of the International Association of Impact Assessors (IAIA); EAPASA; and a board member of Hillbrow Entrepreneurship Initiative (HEI).

Contact Details

janavi@ngovu.co.za

Claudia Lourdes Valverde Lopez

Civil and Structural Engineer

Qualifications

BSc in Civil Engineering (University of San Simon, 2004).

Experience

Senior Civil and Structural Engineer who is responsible for the design of several projects from inception through to completion, including multi-storey commercial, retail, hotel and residential buildings, and airports and roads. She is an associate member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers (SAICE); and a Candidate Engineer at the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA).

Contact Details

Coming soon!

Betilde

Architect

Qualifications

B Arch (WITS University, 1994), Pr. Arch, M.I.A ; and a Post Grad Childcare Design (Graduate School of Design Harvard University, 2003).

Experience

More than 25 years’ experience and works on projects both locally and internationally. She has a certificate in Public Management (Regenesys, 2011); is a member of the South African Council of Architectural Profession (SACAP); South African Institute of Architects (SAIA); and is accredited by the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Contact Details

Coming soon!

Seipathi Marumo

Quantity Surveyor

Qualifications

TBC

Experience

Responsible for the design of several projects, from the inception through to completion. These include multi-storey commercial, retail, hotel and residential buildings, as well as airports and roads.

Contact Details

Coming soon!

Siphokazi Sithole

Legal Advisor

Qualifications

LLB (University of Johannesburg, 2007); LLM (University of Cape Town, 2012); and NMP (Wits Business School, 2014).

Experience

Years of experience at a petrochemical multinational and is now a senior Legal Counsel at Multichoice, reporting to the GM: Legal Services with responsibilities including drafting, vetting and negotiating contracts that the company enters into with third parties. She is a member of the Black Lawyers Association (Commercial Law Project, 2007); Law Society of South Africa; Institute of Directors; Business Women Association; and Black Management Forum.

Contact Details

Coming soon!

Lynn

Environmental Specialist

Qualifications

TBC

Experience

Practised in the environmental sector for 17 years and in environmental consultancy for 6 years. She has an active involvement in the development of environmental policies and legislation. Snowy is a member of the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA); member and Executive Committee Member and also Deputy Chairperson in the Gauteng Branch – International Association of Impact Assessors (IAIA) and IERM. She is also the National President for Women in Environment.

Contact Details

Coming soon!

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