CDC Profiles

Theuns Knoetze

Theuns Knoetze

Competence Area Manager

Qualification: MSc, MBL

Research management

 

 

 

 

Peta de Jager

Peta de Jager

Research Group Leader

Qualifications: B.Arch; M.A (Applied Ethics)

Peta de Jager served as Principal Investigator for most of the Cooperative Award Agreement, following the untimely passing of Dr Sidney Parsons. This involved exercising intellectual and technical leadership to the grant award programme. Peta identified and articulated programme objectives and ensured activities support these goals, provided technical oversight and oversaw programme quality. Peta pursued progressive improvement and human capacitation, mobilised primary research group, partners and sub-contractors to achieve quality and to deliver identified outputs.

With her team, Peta liaised with high-level officials in the Department to ensure coordination and support to NDoH, provincial departments of Health, PEPFAR partners and other stakeholders were aligned with national policy and priorities.

Peta de Jager was also primary client liaison and responsible to ensure necessary reports/documentation are submitted to the CDC.

 

 

 

Letta Chale

Letta Chale

Group Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

Dirk Conradie

Dirk Conradie

Senior Researcher

Qualifications: B.Arch (Architecture); M. Arch (Architecture); Ph.D. Applied Science; Diploma, Visual Basic programming

  • Building performance analysis
  • Climate and bioclimatic design and software systems development.

 

 

 

Thabang Molefi

Thabang Molefi

Researcher

Qualifications: BTech (Environmental Health)

Environmental and Infection Control Specialist

 

 

 

 

Gingi Khoza

Gingi Khoza

Researcher

Qualifications: Architecture design professional, M.Tech (student)

  • Healthcare facility assessment
  • Planning and design recommendations

 

 

 

Jako Nice

Jako Nice

Senior Researcher, Architect

Qualifications: BArch; BArch(Hons); MArch, Pr Arch

  • Building design and assessment for airborne infection control,
  • Healthcare facility infrastructure planning and design,
  • Healthcare infrastructure norms standards and regulations,
  • Built Environment microbiome

 

 

 

Katekani Ngobeni

Katekani Ngobeni

Researcher

Qualifications: B-Tech (Environmental Health)

  • Infection prevention and control
  • Waste management

 

 

 

Lorato Motsatsi

Lorato Motsatsi

Researcher

Qualifications: MArch

  • Building performance assessment,
  • Building guidelines, standards & regulations

 

 

 

Sheldon Bole

Sheldon Bole

Researcher

Qualifications: BSc, Town and Regional Planning

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS),
  • Database management and software customisation and plugins

 

 

 

Tebogo Makola

Tebogo Makola

Project Administrator

Qualifications: BSc (Business Administration)

  • Project admin,
  • Financial Admin,
  • Event management

 

 

 

Tobias van Reenen

Tobias van Reenen

Senior Researcher

Qualifications: N.Dip.Tech (Mechanical Enineeringg)

  • Ventilation
  • Airborne Contamination Control
  • Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

 

 

 

Tichaona Kumirai

Tichaona Kumirai

Researcher

Qualifications: MSc (Mechanical Engineering)

  • Mechanical and natural ventilation for healthcare buildings
  • Building energy efficiency

 

 

Centres for Disease Contol and Prevention | CDC Team