Gerlinde is the Technical Director of Kongiwe Environmental (Pty) Ltd. with sixteen years’ work experience, predominantly in the mining industry. Her practical experience in the mining and construction industry has given her a depth of knowledge regarding project processes from pre- feasibility phases through to implementation. She is adept at working in different contexts, and problem-solving with her team to meet the required outcomes. She is fluent in French and has worked on a range of Projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mauritania, Mali and Senegal. She has extensive environmental auditing experience, particularly in the mining sector. She has a M.Sc. Environmental Management from the former RAU (now UJ) (2004). She is also a registered Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) with the Environmental Assessment Partitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) and a Natural Scientist with the South African Council for Natural Science Professionals (SACNASP).

Her skills include:

  • Project Management;
  • Environmental Authorisations;
  • Environmental Auditing;
  • Environmental Control Officer; and
  • Gap analyses and Due Diligences.