The eWASA Team

eWASA Directors

Our Directors support eWASA’s mission to build a sustainable business and contribute to society through innovation, business excellence, and people development.

Keith Anderson

eWASA Founder and CEO

eWASA’s CEO and founder has held senior executive positions in various industries including Banking, Petro-Chemical, Information Technology, Services and Consulting. With extensive international management and enterprise project development experience, Keith has served as an advisor to numerous cross-border government departments, multilateral organisations as well as major international and South African corporations.

Keith is a specialist in the fields of environmental issues, waste management, information technology, restructuring and regulation in support of sustainable development. His focus has been on energy, research and development, policy and cutting-edge business models. This has resulted in requests from governments and multinationals for Keith to publish globally-distributed papers on environmental issues and waste management.

Andre Venter

Non-Executive Director

André completed his qualification in Economics Management Analysis in 2004 at the University of South Africa. His experience includes 25 years in the automotive manufacturing, supply chain and electronics aftersales field holding various positions in strategic management, planning and operations.

He headed Industrial integration programs as well as leadership and training material development in process knowledge and optimisation in the automotive and electronics sector.

Andre is heading an EEIP E-waste program with the aim of developing new enterprise and treatment methods for responsible disassembly, separation and treatment of waste in the electronics value chain in conjunction with MINTEK.

He is currently a full-time employee with Samsung Electronics and holds the position of Central Africa aftersales lead.

His passion for energy and waste reduction started in his early days in the automotive industry where his involvement varied from feasibility studies to enterprise development in line with “Zero to landfill” initiatives.

Marc Black

Non-Executive Director

Marc Black is the Managing Director and majority shareholder of Morgancoat (Pty) Ltd., the only South African-based manufacturer of pressure sensitive label material. The Head Office is based in Pinetown Durban.

What sets Marc apart as a leader is that his philosophies are simple – be honest, work hard and treat people as you would like to be treated, be it a supplier, customer or staff member. Marc has vast knowledge and experience in the self-adhesive market and is recognised as a specialist in his field. He has been invited to present at several global liner and label conferences.

With a deep commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, Marc champions environmentally friendly initiatives by working with other industry players to develop new products and processes that work towards a sustainable future. He has several projects underway that could potentially solve many of the historical recycling challenges that have plagued the label industry.
The culture of Morgancoat is unique, and employee wellness is a key focus. The company offers employees 3 meals a day, supports a fully equipped gym and as well as medical insurance – all at no cost to the staff member. One of the employees recently commented that “we just never stop thinking” – complacency is not a word in Marc’s vocabulary.

Stephen Muli

Non-Executive Director

Stephen Muli, is currently the Area (SSA-Sub-Saharan Africa) Sustainability Manager at BAT and Vice-Chairman at KEPRO(Kenya Extended Producer Responsibility Organisation-leading Producer Responsibility Organization in Kenya).

Stephen is a holder of a Bsc Mechanical Engineering degree from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya and also a well versed engineer with regards to lean manufacturing processes such as TPM.

He is a solutions-driven, innovative and result oriented sustainability professional offering experience of over 25 years of success in implementation of  sustainability programmes and climate change tenets especially on waste management and circular economy in leading Global multi-national FMCGs within East and Southern Africa markets achieving Zero Waste to Landfill and at the same time growing job opportunities in the waste recycling space.  


Zama Mkhize

Non-Executive Director

Zama Mkhize, the Group Sustainability Manager at New Clicks Group Limited, started her career in geology and site maintenance before advancing into leadership roles focused on environmental stewardship in the energy and mining sectors.

She is skilled in environmental compliance, waste management, and the principles of the circular economy. Her strategic development of policies and commitment to sustainable practices highlight her leadership capabilities. Through her innovative research and environmental strategies, Ms Mkhize is passionate about enhancing professional standards and environmental conservation in South Africa.

Michelene Locke

Non-Executive Director

After completing an HDE (Higher Diploma in Education) Michelene taught for some years before joining ITB, a family-owned business and successfully ran No Problem Marketing for some years.  She moved to coordinating the sales function for ITB and was appointed Sales Director in 1996.  In 2017 ITB was sold to Novus Packaging a company under the Novus Holdings umbrella.  Michelene is currently responsible for sales, sustainability and is involved in product development.

eWASA Team

The eWASA Team excels at their specialist fields and brings years of
experience and industry knowhow to their portfolios.

Operations Division

Malcolm Whitehouse

Key Accounts Manager

With 15 years of experience in the E-Waste sector including Business Development and Compliance in ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, & 45001 certifications.  

Being passionate about true empowerment, cleaning up of our environment, recovery of secondary resource materials and facilitating the growth of the sector post Covid 19, I am confident that I can and do play a role in the  transition to the circular economy in e-waste management in Africa, for our e-waste sector.

Adri Spangenberg

Key Accounts Manager

Adri Spangenberg, is the Paper and Packaging Executive at eWASA with 29 years corporate experience in the Healthcare, Financial, Marketing and Construction industries. For the past 15 years Adri has been in the packaging industry within the EPR space and the CEO of two Product Responsibility Organisations.

She has a BA Honours in Marketing and in her career as an environmentalist and sustainability expert she is passionate about implementing extended producer responsibility regulations that go beyond just increasing recycling rates, but also contribute to the betterment of local communities.

Vanessa Mashele

Key Accounts Manager

Vanessa Mashele has great communication and organisational skills – qualities that stand her in great stead. ,She has a human resource management qualification from Unisa and has built up considerable experience in the administration space. One of her past highlights was working as a data analyst in support of the Presidential Employment Stimulus initiative for early childhood development.

eWASA Brand Ambassadors

eWASA’s Projects Division

Etienne Basson

National Projects Manager

Etienne is a sustainability practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the field, with a focus on the development and implementation of social and environmental empowerment programmes in marginalized communities across South Africa, for both government and the private sector.


His work has been internationally recognised, and his awards include, World Economic Forum Uplink Top Innovator, World Policy Forum Top 50 Young Global Changers, National Youth Development Agency Youth Trailblazer of the Year, and News24 Top100 Young Mandelas.


Etienne holds a BSc in Biodiversity and Ecology(Stellenbosch University) , aswell as, a BSc Honours in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling. He is currently pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Sustainable Development.

Sakhile Sithole

Project Management Officer

Sakhile Sithole, is a Project Management Officer, based in Cape Town. With background in Environmental Education and Skills Development, He has spent the past 8 years driving high impact environmental and social transformation programs at a national level. His passion lies in the advancement of skills to young people and civic society institutions, where he strives to build core competencies to achieve environmental consciousness and enhance sustainable livelihoods. Outside of his professional time, you can find him trekking the trails, chasing picturesque sunrises. Originally from Mayflower, a small village outside the mining town of Ermelo in Mpumalanga, Sakhile now calls Cape Town home.

Dumisani Siziba

Regional Brand & Municipal Projects Ambassador

Dumisani Siziba is a seasoned General Manager and people leader with 25 years of corporate experience with leading SA companies in IT, Telco, Beverages, and Tobacco. He has held numerous leadership positions at companies like Coca-Cola, MTN and BAT.
His experience in multiple industries includes leading Operations, Supply Chains and Logistics. He has been leading Transformative Route to Market Projects across various African Markets for over 10 years. He revels in strategy formulation and its implementation – and has defined game-changing strategies for corporates over many years.
He studied CIS (Chartered Institute of Secretaries), a qualification centred on Corporate Governance, Auditing and Accounting. He is a Prince 2 Project Practitioner.
Dumisani is passionate about the Environment, Recycling and the Circular Economy – and is mobilizing industry, government and communities to drive sustainable waste management projects that empower communities whilst creating jobs.

Ronny Zakwe

Brand Ambassador

Ronnie studied Customs Clearing and Forwarding and Computer Literacy.

He is currently working with Ewasa to run campaigns in schools and communities to encourage the youth to take care of nature by reducing pollution through recycling.

His hobbies are soccer and dancing as it’s a way to ensure he stays fit and healthy.

Compliance & Audit Division

Lucille Charles

Manager - Environmental Audit & Compliance

Lucille Charles joins eWASA after five years of corporate experience in the Private and Public Sectors (Financial Services and Department of Forestry, fisheries, and the Environment).
She has experience in chemicals and waste information management, environmental policy development, and EPR.
Lucille completed a BSc in Applied Science and has a Honours Degree in Environmental Technology (UP).
She has a passion for good environmental governance, enhancing value chains in sustainable waste management, youth development, and family.

Thembeka Mthembu

Environmental Audit & Compliance Officer

Thembeka has experience in office administration and site data capturing in the private and public sectors. She holds a BSc in Life & Environmental Management (University of Johannesburg) and a project management certificate. She is passionate about nature conservation through sustainability and compliance, as well as youth empowerment in STEM fields.

Kgomotso Ncube

Environmental Audit & Compliance Officer

Kgomotso has a degree in Environmental sciences and experience in Waste Management Auditing, Compliance, Environmental Legislation application, and EPR in SA.

Dimpho Hanyane

Environmental Audit & Compliance Officer

Dimpho has a BSc (environmental and resource) studies honours degree (UL)  and  a project management certificate completed with the  National School of Government (NSG). She has experience in Policy and Waste Information Management and Environmental Education. She thrives to contribute in preserving the best of nature for the future generations.

Office & Administration Division

Shereen Joseph

Administration Manager & PA to CEO

Shereen has a strong background in office administration, personal assistance, and office management. With over 20 years of combined experience in these fields, Shereen has honed her skills in providing exceptional administrative support and managing office administration effectively.
Shereen’s career began with her passion for organization and efficiency, as she pursued a diploma in Business Administration. After completing her studies, she gained valuable experience as an Office Administrator, where she developed expertise in managing office operations, coordinating meetings, managing calendars, and overseeing office supplies and equipment.


Elisha Singh

Membership & Administration Controller

Elisha is a dedicated administrative assistant with over two years of experience in customer service and administrative roles. She has refined her skills in delivering exceptional customer support and effectively managing office tasks. Possessing a solid background in both customer service and administrative functions, Elisha excels in handling diverse responsibilities with professionalism and efficiency.

Lene Ecroignard

Research & Development

Lene has been working with eWASA since it’s establishment in 2008. In addition to her research and development role she also manages our digital media.

Finance Division

Taryn Peters

Financial Manager

Taryn is a seasoned finance professional with over 20 years of experience within her field. She holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree from Unisa, and has a strong background in financial reporting and internal auditing. Taryn has a passion for young people and enjoys working with the youth in her community.

Elaine Naidoo

Financial & Project Administrator

Elaine Naidoo is  widely experienced in financial and project administration with over 18 years of experience in the financial industry.

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