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Female rangers shine at Witzands Nature ReserveBy ATTA®
n light of Women’s Month, the City of Cape Town is showcasing the success of two female rangers, Khuselwa Mabuyane (32) and Cindy Adams (24). The pair work at the Witzands Aquifer Nature Reserve and have gone from strength to strength in their respective careers.
Khuselwa started off as an intern for Groen Sebenza, a South African National Biodiversity Institute initiative and then as an intern at the City. Later, she became an Environmental Education Officer intern based at the Witzands Aquifer Nature Rerserve for about two years.
In late 2015, she was permanently appointed as a visitor access controller officer at the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, a position she held until February 2020. Today, she is the reserve supervisor. She has been working for the City for seven years now.
Khuselwa says that the beauty of nature when undisturbed, the image of flora and fauna in their uninvaded space, and the people that continuously make efforts to protect and restore nature, inspire her to show up for her job every day.
Khuselwa said: ‘I specifically enjoy alien clearing, restoration projects and doing foot patrols at my site to discover all the flowering plants. My favourite species are Gladiolus, Lachenalia and all the succulent plant species.’