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Marchelle Terblanche


 

FIELD OF EXPERTISE

Marchelle Terblanche has gained extensive experience in social assessment and community participation over the last 17 years and includes:

  • Human resource assessment and skills analysis to determine real community-based needs, which guide the technical planning to some extent.
  • Social assessments, socio-economic survey, public participation programmes, awareness campaigns and feasibility studies to predict the impacts of developments on social environments.
  • Institutional development (legal entity formation and community-based structures), basic skills development training.
  • Marchelle has been a sub-consultant for a number of engineering and environmental organizations on Environmental Impact Assessment projects and Mining right applications since 1997. She has developed expertise in social assessments and the impact of developments on the general social fabric and demography of affected communities in a positive and negative sense.

EXPERIENCE RECORD

Current Integrated Rural and Urban Development Expertise (Pty) Ltd t/a INDEX - Division: Social Assessment and Community development

1997 – 2011 Independent Social Development Consultant- Public participation; Socio-economic Impact Assessments; Training facilitator for development and mining projects, facilitation of land reform projects in various provinces.

1998 – 2005 INDEX- Manager: Community and Social Development

1994 - 1996 Afrosearch (Pty) Ltd- Development Consultant and Social Facilitator

1992 - 1993 South African Broadcasting Corporation (Johannesburg)

SELECTED PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Public participation and Social Impact Assessment for the proposed Kabi Solar Witkop and Vaalkop Solar PV facilities near Orkney, North West Province.
  • Public participation and Social Impact Assessment for the proposed Kgabalatsane Solar PV 1 and 2 facilities on a site near Brits, North West Province.
  • SIA for the proposed Coega Ridge Housing Development (40 000 units), Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Eastern Cape Province.
  • SIA for the proposed Jachtvlakte precinct, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, Eastern Cape Province.
  • SIA for the proposed construction of the Wadrift Dam, an off-stream storage dam on the Farm Doukama Ptns 10 & 13, Bitou Municipality, Western Cape Province.
  • SIA for a housing development on Rietfontein 115IR (Harry Gwala Informal settlement), Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng.
  • Public participation for the Environmental Management Plan for the extension of the existing mining operations on Portions 3, 5 and 20 of the Farm Rietvlei 518 JR, Bronkhorstspruit District, Gauteng.
  • Public participation for the Environmental Management Plan for the extension of the existing mining operations on a Portion of the Remainder of Portion 1 of the Farm Tweefontein 191 IR.
  • SIA for the proposed development of Laguna Bay Resort and Visitor Centre, Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape.
  • Public Participation and SIA for the closure planning of the Xstrata Alpha Mine defund operations, Vryheid, KZN.
  • SIA and public participation for the proposed Residential development on Portion 76 of the farm Hammanskraal 112JR, Gauteng.
  • Feasibility studies for income generating projects for the Alpha Community, Xstrata Alpha Mine, Vryheid, KZN.
  • SIA for the upgrading of the Wemmershoek Waste Water Treatment Works and the decommissioning of the Franschhoek WWTW and the construction of a transfer and outfall sewer between the two, Western Cape (Contracted by: BathoEarth).
  • Public participation and social scoping for a proposed housing development on various portions of the farm Hansmoeskraal 202, George.
  • Public participation for various mine prospecting applications on a large number of farms in the Beaufort West, Carnarvon and Richmond districts.
  • Basic skills development training for Crushco and Alfa Mines, Gauteng.
  • Implementation phase for the Alverton Restitution Project, Lydenburg - Institutional formation, community participation, project co-ordination. (Fundile Development Facilitation).
  • Business plan development in respect of land claims lodged by Sekwayi, Mogane and Mashilane communities, Pilgrim's Rest 2 District (Fundile Development Facilitation).
  • Public participation and Social Scoping for the proposed upgrading of a 19km section of Road P124-1 between Dwarsberg and Derdepoort, Northwest Province.
  • Public participation and Social Scoping for the proposed African Theme Park, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.