Naadiya Wookey

Naadiya Wookey

Environmental Officer in United Manganese of Kalahari

Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Current:United Manganese of Kalahari
Past:Petra Diamonds Joint Shaft (Silica)
Education:Legal Framework for Integrated Waste Management in South Africa (Waste Law

Job Experience

Environmental Officer

United Manganese of Kalahari

February 2014 to March 2015

? Solely responsible for environmental management enforcement.
? Enforcing compliance with legislation and procedures.
? Compile system and operational procedures.
? Setting up mechanisms to monitor environmental impacts e.g. Water- dewatering activities, dust- hauling, blasting and excavations, electricity consumption and reduction initiatives, etc.
? Liaise with stakeholders e.g. Municipalities/ neighbouring interested & affected parties.
? Liaise with Mine Planner, Mine Engineer and Mine Man

Environmental Officer

Petra Diamonds Joint Shaft (Silica)

February 2011 to November 2013

? Conducting site inspections/ audits/ investigations and monitoring at three underground mines (Bultfontein, Du Toitspan & Wesselton), two plants and the New Treatment Plant (NTP), to ensure legal compliance and in terms of company policies and procedures.
? Application for Waste license.
? Reporting of incidents and non-conformances. Maintain a system of incident reporting-Internal auditing.
? Follow-up on incidents incurred in order to determine root cause.
? Sign off on monthly Environment

Environmental Intern

Department of Environment & Nature Conservation

July 2010 to January 2011

Air Quality & Climate Change Unit
Duties of an environmental officer in training. Presentations at environmental awareness campaigns on climate change and air quality. Environmental administrative duties as well as secretarial and general admin work. Environmental road shows and public participations. Knowledge of environmental impact assessments (EIA), Air Quality Act, and National Environmental Management Act (NEMA). Conduct site visits and inspections at various mining and industry operations


Legal Framework for Integrated Waste Management in South Africa (Waste Law

North West University- Centre for Environmental Management (Sudáfrica)

September 2013 to September 2013

Introduction to Integrated Waste Management for Environmental Managers. (

North West University- Centre for Environmental Management (Sudáfrica)

August 2012 to August 2012

Implementing Environmental Management Systems (ISO14001)

North West University- Centre for Environmental Management (Sudáfrica)

March 2011 to March 2011

Environmental Manager

Unisa (Sudáfrica)

July 2010 to November 2013


IT skills

MS Office suite


Other Skills

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Career Goals

Industries of interest

Areas of interest

Availability to travel and work outside the city


Interests and hobbies