Mketeni, who has a vast experience and academic records under his belt, faces tough challenges as a result of growing rhino poaching in the parks, nationally.
He spent the last 10 years with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) as the Deputy Director General (DDG): Biodiversity and Conservation.
It is in this role that Fundisile honed his skills on Policy and Legislation Development, Intergovernmental Coordination and Relations and International Negotiations and Relations.
This was confirmed by the Environmental Affairs Department.
“The Department would like to thank Mr Mketeni for his excellent service and dedication to the conservation of our rich biological diversity,” said the Department.
“We are looking forward to working with Mr Mketeni as he moves SANParks into the future. In the face of the ongoing challenges of rhino poaching, we have
faith in Mr Mketeni’s abilities to address the scourge head-on.”
Mr Mketeni said: “I welcome the confidence placed in me by the SANParks Board, the Minister and the country as a whole. I am committed to continuing with the good work and also to positioning the organisation as a lead agent in conservation nationally, regionally and globally.”
Mketeni, sits on various boards to do with environment, biodiversity and others.
I came to meet Mketeni when he was still with then department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.
He takes over the baton from former CE David Mabunda.