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The Team

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Sharn Bloem

Founder & CEO

Sharn's background is in sustainable architecture. She is a master’s graduate from the Urban Future Studio, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, and the Sustainability Institute, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, focusing on green architecture, sustainable communities and experimentation. She initiated and championed Team Mahali in a few award-winning projects since 2017. She is also a sustainability consultant for Afrimat Hemp and focuses on developing a hempcrete building system. 

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Natheera Ravat

Renewable Energy Engineer

Natheera is an all-rounder engineer and a valuable consulting team member. Her knowledge and experience stretch beyond solar PV systems. 

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Fundokuhle Kubheka

Candidate Architect

Fundo was one of the team members who also participated in the Solar Decathlon in 2018-2019 during his architectural studies. He completed his master's in architecture at UCT in 2021. 

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Team Mahali

My Clean Green Home Competition Winners

In 2020 we took part in the My Clean Green Home competition as part of the City of Cape Town and Green Building Council of South Africa's Future Energy Festival.

Our transdisciplinary team consisted of, from left to right: Natheera Ravat, Yumna Parker, Sharn Bloem, Shawn Alimohammadi, Vikash Parbhoo, Ilyaas Ravat, Argon Poorun, Abiola Kehinde and Wimbayi Kadzere.  

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