Zanele Mokgwathi is an environmental scientist, experienced in the fields of impact assessment, predominantly in the extractive industry.
Zanele is a key contributor in undertaking socio-economic surveys, stakeholder engagements, site audits and Socio-Economic Assessment Toolbox (SEAT) assessments. This includes Mokgwathi’s assistance in the development and implementation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAP).
Zanele has worked on the following projects (amongst others): Adapting and Piloting the ICMM Tool to Understand Company-Community Relationships around mining companies, review of IFC Performance Standard 5, Involuntary Resettlement as a result of mining developments and development of Livelihood Restoration Plans and third-party site assessment against Bettercoal standards.
Zanele has an educational background in Environmental Management and she holds a Masters (MSc) degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of the Witwatersrand. Her MSc research focused on “Livelihoods changes as a result of water scarcity and land degradation”. Zanele has knowledge in Environmental Management, Energy and the Environment, Interdisciplinary Global Change Studies and Safety, Health, Environment, and Communities (SHEC); and is based in our office in Johannesburg, South Africa.