Mzwandile (Zwai) Peter - Communications Manager

Zwai works at Edith Stephens Wetland Park as Communication Manager for Cape Flats Nature. He was born in Nyanga, just four kilometres from where he now works, and grew up with a passion for the natural environment. Zwai trained as a horticulturist and has been involved with a number of community conservation projects.

Zwai’s career has enabled him to combine his passion for nature, his horticultural training and his natural skill as a communicator. He inspires people to live in harmony with their natural surroundings and encourages them to get actively involved in looking after precious natural areas on the Cape Flats. Zwai also helps the city’s nature conservators to work in a people-centered way and to make nature conservation relevant to city residents. He also helps to publicise the good work taking place in the City of Cape Town’s nature reserves.

His job gives him the time and space to do what he loves - like being outdoors, seeing the most amazing natural jewels, meeting many different people, and inspiring the youth to care for nature.














Conservation Careers in the City of Cape Town
  • The City of Cape Town employs a small but committed team of people to manage its network of nature reserves.
  • Find out what some of these people do and how they feel about their work:
  Clifford Dorse - Area Manager   Tshepo Mamabolo - Reserve Manager
  Dalton Gibbs -Area Manager   John Hartnick - Stores and Gate Manager
  Erika Foot - Area Manager   Mzwandile (Zwai) Peter - Communications Manager
  Adele Pretorius - Reserve Manager   Bronwen Foster - Environmental Education Officer
  Lewine Walters - Reserve Manager   Patricia Holmes - Biodiversity Specialist