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Podile Madike
Environmental Specialist (unemployed currently) , State Owned Company (Currently unemployed)
Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa
I am an intelligent, hard working and experienced professional in the environmental management field. I have worked in a variety of areas from generation of electricity, construction projects and education. I have more than 16 years work experience in environmental management. I have just completed Masters Degree in Environment and Society with University and am currently busy with my PhD proposal
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
I have worked in the following positions and have the following experience

- Senior Advisor: Air Quality: Compiling Air Quality Reports for submission to government, Development of air quality key performance indicators for coal power stations, monitoring and auditing compliance with Power Stations Atmospheric Emission Licenses, Reporting on South African National Atmospheric Emission Inventory System for all power stations in South Africa, Development and implementation of Environmental Management System at Head Office Level.

- Environmental Manager:
Ensuring environmental permits compliance, Maintaining ISO 14001 certification for the power station, water management which includes consumption levels and pollution prevention of the ground and surface water by the power station 's activities, waste management, ensure environmental legislation compliance, biodiversity management for animals, fish and vegetation within the power station premises, reporting to top management and highlighting non compliance risks and enforcing risk mitigation measures, responsible for monitoring particulate matter emissions and SOX and NOX gaseous emissions, highlighting and sensitising relevant personnel to implement mitigation measures in case of non compliance risks and compiling and submitting air quality reports to the relevant government authorities monthly and bi-annually.

Senior Advisor: Environmental Management

Experience with implementation of Environmental Authorisations, water permits, waste permits conditions for substations and power-lines construction sites throughout South Africa, Auditing various construction sites to verify environmental compliance, establishment and implementation of Environmental Management Systems at different construction sites, management of Environmental Compliance Officers, overseeing monthly and quarterly reports submitted to government authorities, conducting environmental awareness to contractors, conducting site inspections and internal audits to verify environmental compliance advising top management on compliance improvement and contributing to decision making processes, Liaising with government officials for amendments of Environmental Management Plans, development of tender evaluation returnables and evaluation of tender submissions by service providers.

Environmental Officer:

I acquired experience in managing environmental service providers appointed to conduct environmental impact assessments for or department, management of heritage impact assessments reports, assisted with preferred route selection for construction of power-lines from environmental perspective, liaising with project managers and government authorities on environmental impacts assessment applications submitted for authorisation, conducted applications for tree cutting permits, conducted site inspections and internal audits, implemented environmental management systems for various sites, enforced environmental management plans and environmental authorisations compliance, conducted environmental awareness and assisted contractors in problem solving relating to construction and environmental compliance for the smooth running of project construction.

I have the following qualifications

- MA : Environment and Society
- BSocSci Hons: Geography
- BA Environmental Management
- BA Education

Current Studies

PhD thesis proposal:

Proposed Title: Adaptation actions implemented in rural livelihoods in Limpopo Province during a severe drought in the past 50 years. Creating climate change resilient rural villages for a dry future.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Started with preparatory phase for my PhD degree in Environment and Society, I have just completed my thesis proposal with the proposed title:

Adaptation actions implemented in rural livelihoods in Limpopo Province during a severe drought in the past 50 years. Creating climate change resilient rural villages for a dry future.

I am a member of Southern African Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Scientists.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Sepedi
    South Africa
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