Mzwandile Sithole is a Biotechnologist by profession and graduated from Technikon Natal now DUT. He is an entrepreneur who started his business, Sithole Recovery Systems (SRS), from a seed capital grant from SA Breweries. SRS focus is on projects related to reducing industrial pollution, especially the treatment and decontamination of water, effluents and gaseous streams.
SRS is engaged with various technology suppliers, consultants and research organizations and represents Chemviron Carbon (Belgium) part of the giant Calgon Carbon Corporation (USA) for the marketing of their products, processes and equipment locally. We also assist in the sales of the Lewatit Ion Exchange resins from Bayer (Germany). He has completed a course on the Operation of Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants with the University of Pretoria in 2006 with distinction.
SRS has emerged from being a consultancy and now operates as Planet Earth Water and the focus is on the establishment of Water Treatment Plants, Wastewater Treatment Plants and Effluent Treatment Plants. Planet Earth Water is part of the Wits Water Ingress project (the biggest water treatment project in the world) related to the treatment of Acid Mine Water and dewatering of deep level Mining Operations. Mzwandile is the MD of Planet Earth Biopower and the business venture embarks on Biofuels Production programmes as well as Bioenergy Generation initiatives.
My entrepreneurial endeavours are currently being consolidated into my new brand (Planet Earth) and its associated Holding Company. Planet Earth Holding’s focus is on green products and developments. Interests include Mining (Bioleaching of Ores and the Beneficiation of Uneconomical Coal Reserves), Water and Effluents Treatment, Renewable Energy, Biopulping, Waste Management and Recycling, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverages, Property Development (Green Buildings) and etc. Each division has a fundi to champion it and some divisions will work in conjunction with each other.
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