About us - meet the team

Dr. Madelein J Grundlingh

Dr. Madelein J Grundlingh

Founder & CEO

The founder and CEO of DJANI Wildlife Projects is a professionally qualified and experienced zoologist as well as wildlife & conservation education specialist.
(B.Com (Acc) B.Sc. NHOD B.Sc.(Hons) M.Sc. Ph.D)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE includes:
Auditing; Accounting; Financial and Marketing Management;
Lecturing & teaching: Zoology; Conservation Ecology; Biology; Physical Science & Mathematics; National Marker & Moderator: Biology, Conservation Ecology;
Freelance Subject Specialist (Compiling & writing study material for Nature Conservation courses); Educational field guide;
Wildlife/Conservation Education Specialist and Consultant;

Kudu Award

Kudu Award

Wildlife Artist, Photographer & Author;
Designing and producing intellectual and educational material (Biology, Wildlife Conservation); Website designing; Researcher & Scriptwriter of wildlife documentary programmes for national television.
Author: "Africa's Mammals - discovering 101 species" (English Edition, hardcover book) & "Soogdiere van Afrika - Ontdek 101 spesies" (Afrikaans Edition, hardcover book); "Education for Sustainable Development" (book + interactive DVD);
Founder & Chairperson: Wildlife Education Foundation (WEF);
Award Winner: Full Academic colours (University of Johannesburg (former RAU), W. Neitz Medal (Best thesis in Parasitological field in South Africa) & 2010 KUDU Award for individual contribution to Environmental Education & Capacity Building - awarded by South African National Parks (SANParks);
Executive Producer: UMBULI Productions

Maritza Grundlingh

Maritza Grundlingh

Maritza (Director)

An audiovisual graduate from UJ, a senior black belt karateka, "mean" electric guitar player and the youngest member of the DJANI team. This young lady is responsible for all our video productions and her creativity and artistic approach add a ray of sunshine to all our projects.
Director: UMBULI Productions

(BA (AudioVisual Production Management))

Bonnie Prinsloo

Bonnie Prinsloo

Bonnie (Director)

Bonnie, the lady behind our name ("DJANI") and constantly researching everything, is a professional educationist, scientist and researcher with lots of experience in wildlife management, conservation, science and mathematics.

A graduate from the University of Pretoria (B.Sc. HED), this South African education specialist has also spend many years as an educationist and fascilitator at various educational institutions in Qatar and the UAE.

Production & Location Manager: UMBULI Productions
Curriculum Developer: Master Maths