Lindela Mjexane has been appointed as an Estelle Yach GRG Fellow In recognition of his work and achievements in environmental education. The Estelle Yach GRG Fellowships are given in recognition of outstanding contributions to environmental education. Lindela is acknowledged for his role in building environmentally conscious young people and educating them about sustainability and the environment, in order to help them escape the trap of poverty.
Lindela Mjenxane is the founder and an Executive Director of Beyond Expectation Environmental Project (BEEP). He recently completed his master’s in Social and Environmental Anthropology from University of Cape Town (UCT). He also has Bachelor of Arts honours and Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Western Cape (UWC). Lindela has previously worked as a senior Hoerikwaggo Guide for Table Mountain National Park, where he worked for over 4 years. Lindela is co-founder of Khanyisa Foundation, Hluma Holdings and Hluma Research & Development Institute, which focuses on research and development issues related to the environment. Lindela has a passion for environmental education, conservation work in general, community development, development of visionary leaders, development of a productive entrepreneurial class and young professionals. Lindela has served BEEP with distinction for over 14 years and under his leadership, BEEP and its leaders have won over 13 national and provincial awards since its inception.
The GRG Environmental Entrepreneurs Support Initiative, supports BEEP with a particular focus on enabling BEEP to support young learners in disadvantaged communities through the lens of ‘environmental security’. Young mentors are being assisted to develop their capacity to offer environmental education services to schools and other educational institutions.