Makhosi Mangwe, an alumnus of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where she completed both her BSc in Civil Engineering and MSc in Waste and Resource Management. She is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) and is a member of the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE).

Makhosi has worked on delivery of a cross-border Water Supply project funded by German Bank (KfW), administered by the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA). Makhosi is an expert in solid waste, water and wastewater treatment plants, bulk earthworks, bulk water supply, and other municipal engineering activities, with more than 11 years’ experience.

Makhosi has worked for various local municipalities in both in South Africa and Eswatini as well as a water utility corporation in Eswatini.

Makhosi has key technical expertise in landfill engineering, leachate management, landfill operation planning. She has participated in carbon emissions reduction, waste processing and waste to energy projects. She is also passionate about resource recovery from all types of waste and the protection of the environment. In 2017, she co-authored a paper titled: “Mbabane Sanitary landfill – 20 years later”, and presented in the LAWTIG seminar in Durban.

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