Makgabo Seema

Public relations officer, EnviroServ Waste Management

Makgabo Seema was born in rural Makgalong village (Moletjie) in Limpopoprovince. She graduated with an honours degree in dramatic arts from theUniversity of the Witwatersrand, taught drama at the National School of the Arts and worked as a voice coach for the tour guides at Constitution Hill. But it was after working for the NGO ARA: Be Your Best Rock Challenge, that she found her way into the environment. She went on to head up the corporate social investment projects for her employer, EnviroServ Waste Management, as its public relations officer. There is no shortage of challenges for Seema as a woman working in the male dominated waste management sector, with the threats of global warming increasing. She is tasked with both internal and external communications but she says the greatest opportunity she's been given is the ability to give back to "mother earth�. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Simply Asia, Gardens, Cape Town