Safeguarding the quality of water

Tracy-Lynn Field, 47

At the age of nine, Tracy-Lynn Field wrote a letter to the editor of Family Radio and TV magazine. This set the stage for what would become a lifelong commitment to environmental activism and a general concern for people and the planet we call home. The 47-year-old...

Sivuyile Pezulu, 32

Sivuyile Pezulu, 32

Managing director
iNdalo Water Technologies

Sivuyile Pezulu is the founder and managing director of iNdalo Water Technologies, a water and wastewater engineering company that specialises in chemical-free treatment solutions. The company treats wastewater on site into reusable grey water. The use of grey water...

Buntu Ngcuka | mg.co.za
Kevin Winter, 63

Kevin Winter, 63

Director of research
The Water Hub

All Capetonians remember the near-catastrophic events of the narrowly avoided “Day Zero” in 2018. But what did we learn from the crisis? “We went through a drought, which sounds obvious,” says Kevin Winter, senior lecturer in the department of environmental and...

Francesco Nassimbeni | mg.co.za
Nick Fordyce, 34

Nick Fordyce, 34

Chairperson
Friends of the Liesbeek

Like many children, Nick Fordyce grew up obsessed with animals and eventually channelled this passion and desire to help conserve our natural world into completing a BSc in ecology and then a master’s in environmental law at the University of Cape Town. His first...

Shai Rama | mg.co.za
Tarryn Johnston, 45

Tarryn Johnston, 45

Founder and chief executive
Hennops Revival

Tarryn Johnston started Hennops Revival to restore the health of the Hennops River, the largest and most polluted river in Gauteng. It began when her then 12-year-old daughter asked her for help in organising a river clean-up in September 2019. Johnston saw that one...

Shaazia Ebrahim | mg.co.za
Environmental and Rural Solutions

Environmental and Rural Solutions

Environmental and Rural Solutions

Environmental and Rural Solutions is a women-owned social enterprise established in 2002. The organisation integrates environmental management into developmental decision-making. Democratically elected governance structures were being introduced into local rural...

Shai Rama | mg.co.za