The Team

The Team

Naome Rabothata ~ Environmental Education Facilitator and Centre Administrator


I started working at JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre in 2005. I like working with kids and to see their faces light up when they have made a discovery.  Environmental education is learning whilst having fun, which we love to call ‘edutainment ‘. This is what I like about my work, having fun while working. If I could I would recommend this as a career to everyone. What the future holds for the centre and me is unknown,  but I am looking forward to unfolding the unknown.



Solomon Kutamela ~ Environmental Education Facilitator


I work as an Environmental education facilitator. I love my work because I get to inform learners and the community, and teach them about the environment and even the community. I would like to see the centre growing and be able to take care of places near Pretoria and also enable people.  “Man has to eat you know.”



Jabu Madzela~ Environmental Education Facilitator & Community Liaison Officer


I’m very calm and I feel very fortunate to be working here. I have learned a great deal working as an environmental education facilitator and as a community liaison officer focused on community projects. People who speak their minds and stay true to themselves divinely move me, and I believe in doing good in someone’s life every day. My dream is to see our centre facilitating a number of projects in the community that I could run and manage. Life is good, we all have an obligation to make it better.




Silence Chauke ~ Groundsman


I joined the JNF Walter Sisulu Environmental Centre to assist in the maintenance and development of the Permaculture garden. I like working with my team and enjoy gaining new knowledge and skills to make the garden work better and be more beautiful.