Kwazulu Natal Student Branch

About Kwazulu Natal Student Branch

Please follow this link http://iaiasakznstudentbranch.webs.com to the student website for more information

The Student Branch was founder with the aim of bridging the gap between students and professionals. By fostering strong relationships between students and IAIAsa KZN (Provincial Branch) members, it allows for a greater transfer of benefits and resources between both sectors. These links give students the opportunity to network and gain a greater understanding of what the working world has to offer. The key objectives of the Branch are:

  • Providing students with the opportunity to enhance their job prospects by becoming more marketable in the job market and increasing the chances of students finding work once qualified
  • Allowing students to garner a better understanding of the different fields within environmental management
  • Allowing students to get a firm grip on the structure of environmental management in South Africa and to familiarise them with processes and terminology used within the field.
  • To increase student’s networking potential and ability to make contacts within the Environmental management field.
  • Provide a platform for which internships can be offered to students from environmental companies and organisations.
  • Provide an avenue for consultants and practitioners to conduct activities to attain CPD points.

KwaZulu-Natal Student Branch Chair: Salona Reddy

Salona is currently doing her MSc Environmental Science. Her interests are in climate change and palaeoclimatology.

Email: salonareddy@gmail.com


KwaZulu-Natal Student Committee


KwaZulu-Natal Student Branch Vice Chair: Tarryn Frankland

Tarryn is currently doing her MSc in Environmental Science. Her interests are in Palaeoenvironments, environmental change, environmental management and auditing, conservation and Biogeography.

Email: tarrynfrankland@gmail.com


Staff Representative Pietermaritzburg Campus: Dayle Trotter

Dayle is a lecturer in the Discipline of Geography at UKZN, Pietermaritzburg Campus. Her teaching, supervision and research interests are in environmental management and assessment (EIAs, SEAs, EMFs), environmental governance and sustainability thinking.

Email: trotterd2@ukzn.ac.za


Westville Campus Representative: Candice Webster 

Candice is currently doing her MSc in Environmental Science.

Email: 01c.webster@gmail.com


Howard College Campus Representative: Sizwe Nkambule

Sizwe is currently doing his MSc in Environmental Science. His interests are in Socio-Ecological Systems, Community based natural resource management, Climate change mitigation and adaption at community level. 

Email: sizwe.nkambule@gmail.com 


Membership Officer: Adwoa Awuah

Adwoa is currently completing a degree in MSc Environmental Science. Her current study aims to investigate the wetland health and functionality of a selected number of wetlands within the Baynespruit catchment to investigate their rehabilitation potential for the improvement of water quality. Her interests are in freshwater and terrestrial ecology.

Email: adwoa.awuah@gmail.com


EventsOfficer1 : Nsipho Makaya

Nosipho is currently doing her MSc Environmental Science. Her interests are in soil erosion/land degradation, Coastal Management, GIS & Remote Sensing.

Email: nosiphomakaya@gmail.com


Events Officer 2 : Laila Hansrod

Laila is currently doing her MSc in Geography and Environmental Management. Her interests are in change in climate and the effects on food security in female headed households.

Email: Lhansrod@yahoo.com


Under Grad Rep: Anke Sharlach 

Anke is currently doing her BSc Honours in Environmental Science. Her interests are in Grassland Science, Impact of Alien species on natural systems, Vegetation change, Biogeography, Environmental Systems and Wildlife Conservation.

Email:ankescharlach@gmail.com


Post Graduate Representative: Ntombifuthi Nzimande 

Ntombi is currently doing her BSc Honours in Geography and Environmental Management. Her interests are in social impacts assessments.

Email: nzimandentombifuthi@gmail.com


Public Relations Matthew Dickey

Matthew is currently doing his MSc Environmental Science. His interests are in Soil erosion, Environmental Impact Assessments, EIA follow up and Alien invasives

Email: dickey.matthew1@gmail.com


Social Media: Victoria Soutar

Victoria's interests are in Market access for rural smallholder farmers, accreditations, Participatory Guarantee Systems, Community Sourced Agriculture, Food Security and Aquaponics.

Email: victoriasoutar@yahoo.com