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Takalani Malotsha

Takalani Malotsha

Seasoned Environmentalist
Pretoria, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality


About Takalani Malotsha:

Takalani is a seasoned environmentalist with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management (Honours) and a Master of Business Administration, as well as extensive experience in mining and EIAs for a variety of projects ranging from linear to mining. This also includes legal requirements for mining applications, such as processing mining applications (mining permits, prospecting rights, mining rights, closure certificates) in accordance with the NEMA 2014 Regulations and MPRDA. I was in charge of processing mining renewals, performance evaluations, and financial provision reviews, calculations, and approval within the DMRE.

I am currently working as an Environmental Mineral Resources Inspector (EMRI) responsible for ensuring Environmental Compliance within the Mining sector. This also includes amongst other, issuing of Section 31L Notices, Opening cases in relation to non-compliance, Writing statements, Photo albums, dockets preparation, and giving evidence in court in relation to non-compliance.

Takalani has expertise and experience in financial skills, having supervised an EPWP (Youth Jobs in Waste) project worth R36 million. My responsibilities included, among other things, stakeholder engagement and project coordination. financial management, human resources management, procurement, attending the project advisory committee meeting, and reporting for 25 municipalities in the Limpopo Province.

As the co-author of a published book, he has expertise with Environmental Management Systems (EMS) ISO 14001 as well as strong report writing and scientific writing abilities (Refer to publications for details)


Name of Employer: Department of Mineral Resources

Directorate: Mineral Regulation

Position: Assistant Director: Environmental Compliance and Enforcement


  • Coordinate and render compliance and monitoring, i.e. plan for inspections and audits. 
  • Perform compliance enforcement operations.
  • Advocate for corporative governance in dealing with enforcement issues. 
  • Facilitate and participate in compliance promotions/awareness. 
  • Implement environmental enforcement and compliance strategies. 
    Liaise with stakeholders and NGOs

March 2015-December 2016 

Name of Employer: Department of Mineral Resources

Directorate: Mineral Regulation

Position: Environmental Officer



  • Evaluate Environmental Impact Assessment reports, Basic Assessment reports, Scoping reports, Environmental Management Plans, Closure plans, and other technical and Environmental documents. 
  • Issue Environmental Authorisations and Waste Management Licenses. 
  • Conduct comprehensive environmental Inspection and environmental audits in line with NEMA and related regulations
  • Regulate the closure of mine within the stipulated time frames.
  • Identify environmental liabilities for mining operations and ensure the evaluation of the adequacy of financial provisions.
  • Investigate and resolve mine environmental-related issues, attend to environmental-related queries and complaints in mines
  • Assist public clients through the promotion of administrative justice, Environmental, enforcement, and investigation of illegal mining. Participate in Environmental related forums and meetings.

August 2014-February 2015

Name of Employer: Gauteng Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

Directorate: Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment

Position: Environmental Officer: Productions Grade A


  • To provide technical input on environmental issues in the Province, with a specific focus on reviewing and providing technical input leading to decisions on EIAs related to land use, air, and water quality, and waste management 
  • Correct applications on EIA policies and procedures 
  • To review,  prepare recommendations, and set permit conditions for EIAs 
  • Conduct pre-application consultation meetings with Consultants, authorities,  and applications as deemed necessary 
  • Prepare a checklist before the undertaking site visit and record observations on the site 
  • Respond to the complainant and relevant authority courteously within the agreed time frame 
  • Comment on legislation, policy, and strategy relevant to the directorate 
  • Respond to requested information or attempt to resolve any issues at the request of management 
  • Attend and represent the directorate at meetings, as mandated by management


August 2012-July 2014 

Name of Employer: Dyambwini Construction and Project Solutions

Position: Project Coordinator (Environmental and Construction Projects)


  • Human Resource Management for the appointed beneficiaries. (Shortlisting, interviews, etc.)
  • Procurement of goods and services from service providers.
  • Facilitating non-accredited training on waste with a specific focus on the three Rs and waste separation.
  • Presenting the progress report to the DEA and the Project Advisory Committee.
  • Providing support to municipalities with the implementation of the Youth jobs in waste concept.
  • Environmental Management Systems Implementation (ISO 14001) 
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 
  • Public participation and stakeholder engagement 
  • Project procurement and proposals writing 
  • Managing junior staff  
  • Water Use License Applications (WULA)
  • GIS mapping 
  • Providing support and Environmental Advice to all Dyambwini construction projects 

April 2011-July 2013

Name of Employer: Khoro22 Environmental Consultants

Position: Environmental Assessment Practitioner 


  • Environmental Impact Assessment 
  • Environmental Management Plans and Construction Environmental Management Plan 
  • Environmental Monitoring 
  • Project Procurement 
  • Proposals and costing
  • Environmental Monitoring for Construction Projects
  • Site audit and report writing   
  • Social facilitation
  • Heritage Impact assessment
  • Safety, Health, and Environment

April 2010-March 2011

Name of Employer: South African Environmental Observation Network

Position: Environmental Officer Intern 


  • Data capturing using lucid software for publications on the web 
  • Researching the Biology of Invasive Succulents  
  •  Alien Plants Impacts on the Environment and water resources 
  •  Mounting Plant specimens in the Herbarium 
  •  Preparing maps using ArcGIS invasive succulents of Southern Africa 
  • Providing support for Group on Earth Observators-Biodiversity Observation Network (GEOBON).


Master of Business Administration

Honors in Environmental Management

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