Two young graduates from the Limpopo Province and North West Province respectively have been lured to the magical beauty and spectacular natural gems of the Succulent Karoo to kick start their careers in SANBI’s Succulent Karoo Program, coordinated by the SKEP coordination unit.
On the 1st of April 2012, the SKEP coordination unit expanded its capacity by the addition of Tendamudzimu Munyai and Boitshekwane Tryphina Kgantsi as interns from the National Research Foundation (NRF).
Munyai hails from Thohoyandou in the Limpopo Province and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from University of Venda (Univen) as well as training certificate for public administrators from Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA). While located at the Cape Town office of SKEP he will assist with programme development, building research capacity in the Succulent Karoo, and monitoring and evaluation.
Kgantsi, affectionately known to all as “Maki” is from Lichtenburg in the North West Province. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Management from the University of Venda (Univen). Kgansti will be based in the Springbok office of the SKEP coordination unit. Through this internship, she hopes to learn and be innovative where applicable. “My intention with this internship is to learn and be innovative where applicable” says Kgantsi. “My dream is to see most people contributing to the natural environment. Working together as one we can help protect our natural environment.”