Sustainable design

Gary Kendall, 48

Gary Kendall, 48

Strategy and sustainability specialist
Nedbank

It was during long walks with his father and brother through the English countryside that Dr Gary Kendall’s passion for nature was ignited. “My father would stop and explain certain natural phenomena to us in simple language — I was transfixed.” Today, Kendall is one...

Francesco Nassimbeni | mg.co.za
Stephen Pikus, 51

Stephen Pikus, 51

Creative director
Stephen Pikus Designs

In the early 1990s, Stephen Pikus volunteered with an NGO collective on a farm in Tzaneen, Limpopo, working together with a group of carpenters, artists and metalworkers to service the local community. The profit made from the work supported a range of initiatives....

Afrika Bogatsu | mg.co.za
Jeshika Ramchund, 36

Jeshika Ramchund, 36

Lead engineer — developments division
Bosch Projects

Jeshika Ramchund is a lead civil engineer at Bosch Projects. Her experience spans water, wastewater, integrated sustainable developments and circular economy projects. She is currently involved in project structuring and financing for green economy and renewable...

Loren Shapiro | mg.co.za
Lizl Naude, 42

Lizl Naude, 42

Creative director
Lilly Loompa Upcycled Homeware

Self-taught designer and entrepreneur, Lizl Naude is the founder and owner of Lilly Loompa Upcycled Homeware, a homeware store that transforms the most ordinary waste items — from salvaged wood to empty wine bottles — into carefully crafted products. Upcycling offers...

Lucienne Bestall | mg.co.za