Saturday, 08 September 2012 17:13

Our Team

Aubrey Withers (Pri.Sci.Nat)
Aubrey graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth with a BSc degree (Hons) (Geology) in 1978. He is a registered professional natural scientist with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP), and is also a member of the Geological Society of South Africa; and the Groundwater Division of the Geological Society of South Africa.

Aubrey has 12 years’ experience in lecturing (Port Elizabeth Technikon within the Civil and Building Department), minerals exploration, groundwater development (specifically in Namibia, Northern Province and North West Province), geotechnical geology, civil engineering and building construction, and 24 years in professional practice as an environmental practitioner, undertaking such tasks as environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and environmental management plans (EMPs) for a host of development projects, and environmental planning for the compilation of Spatial Development Plans (Structure Plans)

Karin Neethling
Karin graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc Degree in Conservation Ecology in 2005, and obtained her MPhil Degree in Environmental Management, with distinction, from the University of Cape Town in 2008. Karin is currently studying towards an MPhil in Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town.

Karin joined Withers Environmental Consultants in November 2012, and has five years relevant experience in the environmental management field.

Nosipho Mbunje
Nosipho graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a Diploma in Environmental Management in 2010, and obtained her BTech in Environmental Management in 2011 from the same institution. She also completed a short course in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2011.

Nosipho did her seven month in-service training at the Mnquma Local Municipality (Butterworth, Eastern Cape) during 2010. Nosipho joined Withers Environmental Consultants in February 2012, where she acts as professional assistant to the director and senior staff members. She has more than three years’ experience in the environmental management field.

Douw Steyn
Douw graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc (Hons) in Conservation Ecology in 2013. He is currently busy with his Post graduate (MPhil) in Environmental Management at the Stellenbosch University. During 2015, he obtained ECO experience on the construction of a water pipeline in the Kalahari as well as served as a site surveyor for the placement and construction of cellphone masts. 

Douw started his internship at Withers Environmental Consultants in February 2016. 
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Aubrey has 12 years’ experience in lecturing (Port Elizabeth Technikon within the Civil and Building Department), minerals exploration, groundwater development (specifically in Namibia, Northern Province and North West Province), geotechnical geology, civil engineering and building construction, and 24 years in professional practice as an environmental practitioner, undertaking such tasks as environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and environmental management plans (EMPs) for a host of development projects, and environmental planning for the compilation of Spatial Development Plans (Structure Plans).
 
Karin Neethling
Karin graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc Degree in Conservation Ecology in 2005, and obtained her MPhil Degree in Environmental Management, with distinction, from the University of Cape Town in 2008. Karin is currently studying towards an MPhil in Environmental Law at the University of Cape Town. 
 
Karin joined Withers Environmental Consultants in November 2012, and has five years relevant experience in the environmental management field.
 
Nosipho Mbunje
Nosipho graduated from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology with a Diploma in Environmental Management in 2010, and obtained her BTech in Environmental Management in 2011 from the same institution. She also completed a short course in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2011. 
 
Nosipho did her seven month in-service training at the Mnquma Local Municipality (Butterworth, Eastern Cape) during 2010. Nosipho joined Withers Environmental Consultants in February 2012, where she acts as professional assistant to the director and senior staff members. She has more than two years’ experience in the environmental management field.
 
Robert Laurie
Robert graduated from Stellenbosch University with a BSc (Hons) in Conservation Ecology and Entomology in 2010, has one-and-a-half years’ relevant experience in the environmental consultancy field and is currently studying towards an MSc Environmental Management at London University. 
 
Robert joined Withers Environmental Consultants in January 2015 and currently acts as a junior environmental assessment practitioner. 
Last modified on Thursday, 25 February 2016 07:23

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