Institution: University of Cape Town (UCT)
Unit & faculty: Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences (EGS), Faculty of Science
Research field: Urban storm water management
Supervisors: Dr Kevin Winter, UCT (main supervisor); Prof Neil Armitage, Department of Civil Engineering, UCT (co-supervisor)
Sivile kicked off his academic career at the University of the Western Cape in 2004, receiving a first-class honours degree with a distinction for his honours research project. He then completed his master’s degree in environmental management, specialising in water resource management, from UCT in 2010. Sivile is currently completing his PhD in water resource management at UCT, and has over eight years’ experience in environmental management gained from the public and private sectors, including the construction industry. He has been working actively in the field of water-quality monitoring, environmental impact assessment (EIA) and wetland delineation and assessment, including geographic information systems (GIS). Recently, Sivile has been involved with large to mega Eskom projects (construction sites) such as the Kusile Power Station (Witbank, Mpumalanga), the Ingula Pump Storage Scheme (Ladysmith, KZN) and the Neptune Vuyani 400Kv transmission line (East London, Eastern Cape) as both the environmental officer and the environmental control officer.