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Lindie Buirski wins Business Achievers Award

On 22 May 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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City’s Lindie Buirski takes top spot at Regional Business Achievers Awards 

Lindie Buirski, Head of Environmental Capacity Building, Training and Education in the City of Cape Town’s Environmental Resource Management (ERM) Department, has won the corporate category of the 2011 Regional Business Achievers Awards. 

These awards are Cape Town’s most prestigious accolades for women in business and the City is very proud of Lindie’s achievement.

The winners were announced during a function hosted by the Businesswomen’s Association Cape Town on 05 May 2011. 

The awards recognise outstanding achievements by women in business and are presented in four categories, namely: entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, professional and corporate businesswomen. Each finalist was nominated by other businesswomen and underwent two rounds of adjudication. In the corporate category, Lindie was up against two nominees from the private sector and it is particularly impressive that a local government representative has won the award.
 
Lindie was recognised for her environmental education, training and capacity-building work. She manages, amongst others, the City’s Youth Environmental School (YES) programme which reaches about 65 000 learners in Cape Town, as well as the Smart Living campaign, running training programmes for staff, corporates, businesses, schools and communities. She has also managed the City’s Environmental Interns Programme for young graduates for the past six years, as well as an Environmental Education, Training and Development Practice learnership focusing on staff training to improve their job function.
 
“For over 11 years now, Lindie has been a real asset to the Environmental Resource Management Department, and her value to the Department and the City is noteworthy. Her achievements within local government are significant, particularly considering that environmental education requires expertise across a diverse arena – from energy and climate change, to biodiversity, to recycling and water security,” said Osman Asmal, Director: Environmental Resource Management Department. 

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