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Mathokone Innocent Lebepe

Section Ranger


Mathokone Innocent Lebepe is employed as a Section Ranger in Mapungubwe National Park outside Musina, Limpopo, South Africa. He has worked for SANparks for 11 years where he started as a Field Ranger in April 2011 and then got promoted to Ranger Corporal. In 2015 He was promoted to take up a position of a Section Ranger and since then he has been responsible for the conservation management, stakeholder engagements, and law enforcement duties. After completing Matric, he decided to pursue a career in nature conservation where he completed a National Diploma in Nature Conservation at Tshwane University of technology. Lebepe is currently registered for his last year in BSC Honours in Environmental Management. Since his career history, I have been awarded with the following awards:

  1. Best nature conservation student of the year award. Awarded by the Endangered Wildlife Trust.
  2. Outstanding performance in the workplace. During the SANParks regional awards in 2013.
  3. Best Ranger Post of the year during SANParks 2019 Kudu awards.
  4. Kudu ward for best Performance in the workplace during SANParks 2022 kudu awards.

His hobbies are hiking, gardening, fishing, cycling, and Wildlife photography.