South African National Parks (SANParks) CEO Fundisile Mketeni has taken special leave following his s_ex tape went viral on Friday, 7 May. Mketeni watch all 3 Videos here on SA TIMES NEWS .
WHO IS Fundisile Mketeni?
Fundisile Mketeni holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management and has 25 years’
experience in the field of Environmental Management and Biodiversity and Conservation.
He has a wealth of experience in the development and management of protected areas,
tourism development and management, conservation of biodiversity and public sector management.
He started his career as a Trainee Manager, Manager for some of the Eastern Cape Reserves,
later moving to SANParks as the Park Manager of the Addo Elephant National Park.
He worked in Addo at a time when major tourism development,
concession and community beneficiation initiatives were being undertaken.
Mr Mketeni’s career at SANParks saw him serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the 19
National Parks except the Kruger National Parks, and acted as Executive Director:
Parks before taking up the position of DDG: Biodiversity and Conservation in the Department of Environmental Affairs in 2004.
He has played an instrumental role in the development and implementation of South Africa’s rhino anti-poaching legislation and policies,
headed the Rhino Issue Management Process and lead the South African negotiating
teams to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Mr Mketeni also played a leading role in the development and implementation of the country’s Elephant Management Plan,
and has lead South African negotiating teams to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
Besides working to expand and consolidate the network of national protected areas,
ensuring that communities benefit from protected areas and playing a leading role in the
People and Parks programme and the efficacy of World Heritage Sites in South Africa,
he has pursued the reintegration of ecosystems across borders through the development
of Transfrontier Conservation Areas within Southern Africa, and across Africa.
He spent the last 10 years with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as the
Deputy Director General (DDG): Biodiversity and Conservation.
It is in this role that Fundisile honed his skills on Policy and Legislation Development,
Intergovernmental Coordination and Relations and International Negotiations and
Relations. He served as a Board member of South African National Parks and Isimangaliso
Wetland Park Authority and is currently serving as a Board member of South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI).
Mr Mketeni, also served as a Board member of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority
and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), was a member of the National Lotteries Board’s Heritage and Environmental Distibution Agency.
He is presently the chair of the South African National Committee of the International
Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Bureau Member for Africa of the Intergovernmental
Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) established in 2012 as an
independent intergovernmental body committed to the credible assessment of the state of
the planet’s biodiversity, its ecosystems and the essential services these systems provide to society.
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