about us

our team

Emanti have compiled a team having leading specialist skills in water, sanitation and environmental services and associated planning, excellent working knowledge of local, provincial and national government in South Africa and beyond, and strong IT tool/system development, implementation, operation and maintenance skills. The team provides specialist resources and leading sector knowledge in the following subject and skills areas:

Strategy and plan development

The water and municipal sector is challenged by resource limitations, infrastructure challenges, service delivery limitations, and institutional capacity gaps. To ensure continued and sustainable service delivery it is essential that enabling and protecting strategies and associated plans are developed. This requires critical knowledge and insight in specific topics together with an integrated view of the past, current and future development scenarios.

Training and mentorship

Assist client staff and stakeholders to grow and learn through involvement in the specific tasks, participation in and facilitation of meetings and workshops, provision of business and technical advice, etc. The team works in close cooperation with staff and, importantly, specifically includes the mentoring, skills development and support of increased internal capacity. Close cooperation ensures that skills and knowledge are transferred throughout the project period.

Tools and guidelines

Develop, implement and roll-out practical tools and guidelines within the municipal services sector, and train stakeholders in the use thereof;

Data facilitation and support

Maintain and enhance knowledge partnerships, improve and implement data acquisition and clearing processes, enhancing existing databases and information systems, and improve information sharing in the sector;

Knowledge creation and management

Develop knowledge products to facilitate knowledge creation in the sector and provide consensus views;

Meet the Emanti Management Staff

Our Team

Grant Mackintosh
Grant is the Managing Director and the driving force behind Emanti. Grant holds various degrees from Cape Town: BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering, MSc in Engineering, and an MBA (achieved Cum Laude) at the University of Stellenbosch. Grant is an active sports man, enjoying jogging and cycling (completed the Cape Epic in 2008) in his spare time.
Grant Mackintosh

Managing Director

Mziwabantu Ramba
Mziwabantu joined Emanti Management as a Director and Board Chairman at the company inception in 2003. He, however, started working full-time for the company at the beginning of 2004. Mzi brings invaluable abilities, experience and skills to Emanti which he gained from many years in the construction and water industry. As a young man Mzi participated passionately in rugby, boxing and table tennis. His participation is now limited only to games of chess, checkers and table tennis.
Mziwabantu Ramba

Director & Chairman

Shawn Moorgas
Shawn completed his ND Civil Engineering at Cape Peninsula Technikon and obtained a distinction for the National Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering through Peninsula Technikon. Shawn has gained a wealth of experience over more than 11 years within Local government focusing on areas of Water, Sanitation, Operational and Capital Management of Municipal budgets and Project Management. Shawn is an avid motor sport enthusiast and is still actively involved in the administration and development of wheelchair basketball in Africa.
Shawn Moorgas

Director

Philip de Souza
Philip brings a wealth of knowledge to Emanti having achieved a BSc (Eng) in Chemical Engineering with Honours at the University of Cape Town as well as achieving Honours (with distinction) in Water Utilisation Engineering at the University of Pretoria. Philip joined Emanti Management at its inception as a Director in 2003. To relax, Philip enjoys a good glass of red wine and his other interests include books and music.
Philip de Souza

Director

Unathi Jack
Unathi obtained her National Diploma in Chemical Engineering in 2000 at Peninsula Technikon. She further obtained a B Tech and M Tech (Chemical Engineering) in 2001 and 2005 also at Peninsula Technikon. She became an intern at Emanti Management in 2004, and joined Emanti as a permanent member of staff, after completing her post-graduate studies in 2005. Unathi has a keen interest in art and is an enthusiastic boxing supporter.
Unathi Jack

Engineer

Thabisa Manxodidi
Thabisa obtained her National Diploma in Chemical Engineering (2000) and B Tech (Chemical Engineering) in 2001 at Peninsula Technikon. She joined Emanti in 2004 and completed her B Eng Honours (Water Utilization) at the University of Pretoria in 2008. Thabisa enjoys the outdoors (hiking and jogging), Stage Theater and family time (with my daughter).
Thabisa Manxodidi

Engineer

Matthew Damons
Matthew Damons has an MSc Environmental and Water Science through the University of the Western Cape (UWC) (2018), “An assessment of the contributions of surface and subsurface flows to river flows of the Sandspruit River in the Berg River Catchment, South Africa”. He was been appointed as an intern through the WWF-SA Learnership Programme. Since the completion of the learnership programme, he has been employed on a full time basis at Emanti. Matthew enjoys hiking, reading, swimming and watching movies in his spare time.
Matthew Damons

Water Scientist

Gregory Bailey
Gregory joined Emanti Management at its inception in 2003 as a water sampler and field technician. He is an enthusiastic rugby supporter and other interests include books and jazz music.
Gregory Bailey

Technician

Chenené Nel
Chenene obtained her BA degree (1999) at the University of Pretoria, majoring in Psychology and Criminology. She joined the Department of International Relations and Cooperation during 2000. She served as First Secretary: Corporate Services and Consular Affairs at the South African Embassy in Beijing; China from 2013- 2016. She joined Emanti in September 2017 in Office Administration and she is currently the PA to the Managing Director
Chenené Nel

Personal Assistant

Franka Humphreys
Franka joins Emanti as Project Administration Support. Her range of experience gained from both working locally and internationally, has provided her with good administration, organisation and communication skills. She enjoys the outdoors and photography, on rainy days crafting is great fun.
Franka Humphreys

Project Admin Support

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