Gladman Mathebula joined the Conservation Team on 05 July 2010 to assist with driving the tractors and 4-ton truck.
Duties include road maintenance, veld rehabilitation, refuse removal to the local recycling plant and relief duty of water provision and care for hides and bomas.
Prior to Ingwelala’s employment, Gladman worked for ISKOR as a general assistant, stationed in Van der Bijl Park.
Gladman’s family home is in nearby Welverdiend, where he was schooled, passing matric. Sadly, he has lost two brothers who died in separate motor car accidents. Gladman is married to Angel, who stays at home in Welverdiend to look after their three children Martia, Glyden and Natie. Angel has in the past assisted in Housekeeping with general cleans and laundry servicing.
Gladman enjoys working in the Conservation Team, he believes there is a good team approach to getting the job done. He appreciates the infrastructural improvements in recent years, such as the administration complex and surrounds, and enjoys watching the swimming pool grounds and garden improving. Being a driver, Gladman acknowledged the company efforts to improve the general condition of the vehicle fleet.
A leopard is Gladman’s favourate animal, making it very clear how pleased he is when he sees a leopard as he goes about his work. The marula tree is his favourite tree because the fruit are used to produce a tasty beer.
Gladman was an accomplished athlete at school, excelling at both track and field events, but currently only plays soccer, and supports Orlando Pirates.
by John Llewellyn