Moudy Mudzielwana, Design Executive Officer of Tshikovha Environmental and Communication Consulting, is a versatile entrepreneur armed with vast experience and expertise in variety of fi elds. Mudzielwana, who boasts several qualifications from a number of institutions, is an environmentalist, communication strategist, philanthropist and an ardent academic.

Prior to founding Tshikovha Environmental and Communication Consulting, one of the leading companies in South Africa’s environmental sector, Mr Mudzielwana worked his way up from humble beginnings. After graduating at University of Venda for Science and Technology, where he obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences degree, Mr Mudzielwana worked at Butterfi eld Bakery in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. It was there where he learnt a principle of always delivering quality something that has been one of the cornerstones of his business endeavours. His next stop was at Caxton, where he doubled as a newspaper street salesperson and a Cadet reporter for Roodeport Record and Krugersdorp News. This was after he underwent Cadet Reporting training at Caxton.

After spending some years as a journalist, Mr Mudzielwana fi nally made a breakthrough when he landed a job in the environmental sector, where his passion lies. He worked for Environmental Management Services, an environmental consulting fi rm. This accorded him an opportunity to work on environmental projects and remediation of contaminated sites all over the country.

He was a supervisor at Enviro-Fill where he managed landfi ll sites and developed waste management strategies. Limpopo, would embark on yet another journey in pursuit of one of his passions – communication. He worked for Zitholele Consulting in Midrand, where his technical writing and communication skills were nurtured. As someone that loves growth and development, he then moved to BKS (now AECOM) in Pretoria where he was project leader. He would join Synergistics where he did mining projects for the company. He has also worked for PDNA, EnviroServ and Pangaea Worley Parsons.

Mr Mudzielwana, who hails from Tshixwadza Village at Ha Rambuda in Even while on the employ of several companies, Mr Mudzielwana has never stopped equipping himself. His commitment to personal development has seen him acquire knowledge and skills through studying with various institutions.