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About KhulaNonkeWho are we

KhulaNonke is a 100% Black owned company that provides accredited training programmes mainly in the water and environmental management sectors.

The company was established in 2009 as a business unit of Humelani Water Services responsible for training and development. KhulaNonke is a fully accredited training service provider with the EWSETA and LGSETA that offers training in the form of learnerships and unit standard based skills programmes.

KhulaNonke has since its inception completed a number of training programmes for both public and private sector entities at different levels such as the National Government Departments, District Municipalities, Local Municipalities, Water Boards, Private Companies and FET College. The skills programmes that KhulaNonke presented ranged from NQF levels 1 – 4, which includes among others the following:

  • Waste Management
  • Water Quality Management
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Community Water, Health and Sanitation Promotion
  • Governance of Water User Associations

Whereas the learnership programmes includes the following qualifications:

  • Environmental Practice (NQF level 4)
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment (NQF level 2 – 4)
  • Water and Wastewater Reticulation Services (NQF level 2 – 3)

KhulaNonke has a well-qualified, competent and experienced team of twenty (20) that has the proven ability to deliver a quality service. Our team of professionals offers comprehensive and innovative services relating to in-depth experience and knowledge of training in the water and environmental management sectors. The team consists of qualified facilitators, assessors and moderators that were drawn from different fields such as Biotechnologists, Water and Wastewater Technologists, Chemical Engineers, Environmental Scientists, Microbiologists, Analytical Chemists, Water Scientists and Economics.


Our services are specifically targeted at the water and environmental management sectors and include the following:

A. Personnel Development

  • Career pathing and growth
  • Personnel need assessments
  • Skills audits
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Training

B. Training Services

KhulaNonke is a fully accredited training service provider with the EWSETA and LGSETA that offers training programmes under the following qualifications:

Water related training programmes

Environmental Management related programmes

Social Facilitation

  • Water conservation and demand management
  • Blue and Green Drop Certification programmes
  • Community water, health and sanitation
  • Legislative framework


Our vision is to become a global player in developing human capacity to meet technological and managerial demands.


Our mission is to develop and grow our technological expertise and capacity to deliver quality service beyond customers’ expectations.


We are a company that serves its customers with:

  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity

Meet the team

Mr Boyce Papu

Mr Boyce Papu is founding member and Director of Khula Nonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He holds a B Sc Ed from the University of the Western Cape, a Post Graduate Certificate in Environmental Education from Rhodes University, a Masters in Environment al Management from Stellenbosch University and is a LEAD Fellow, (LEAD – Leadership in Environment and Development).

He has gained specialist knowledge, skills and experience in environmental management, monitoring and evaluation, project management, programme management of infrastructure related projects, training and capacity building, natural resource management and sustainable development;

Mr Abel Manganyi

Abel Jwili Manganyi is the founding member and Director of Khula Nonke Holdings (Pty) Ltd. He is a water scientist with in a Masters Degree in Biotechnology from the Durban University of Technology with over 25 years of working experience in the water sector. He also holds a Diploma in Business Management from the Business Management Training College of Southern Africa and Diploma in Project Management.

Over these years he has acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in both public and private sectors in providing water services, water quality management, water and wastewater treatment, operation and maintenance, laboratory services, water conservation and demand management, waste management, renewable energy, training and project management.

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