About Zonke Mbutho
Nelson Mandela University
2017 - 2018
Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden (SANBI)
I have completed my Work Integrated Learning at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden (SANBI). This experience has facilitated the understanding of the practical application of conservation. I was fortunate to have been exposed to a broad understanding of people from all walks of life and that has enhanced my skills of being able to cater and communicate their needs efficiently. This opportunity has also impacted upon my understanding of the practical duties of the Estate team. I am fortunate to have been involved in front desk duties, research practices, alien plant clearing of different species, restoration practices, Environmental Education, maintenance, health and safety, management of roads and trees using machinery equipment, patrols and taking up leadership roles.