Luthuli Environmental Management is a specialist environmental
management company that was set up, financed and owned entirely by
Michael Hickman. Hlengiwe was designated as the CEO to take advantage
of the benefits this brought to the company which have and will
continue to benefit Hlengiwe. HLEM was set up primarily in
appreciation for the love and care that Hlengiwe Luthuli has show him
over many years in particular when he was critically ill with
hepatorenal syndrome caused by organic arsenic, chrome, copper
poisoning to leave as a legacy for Hlengiwe and in due course HLEM will
be handed over entirely to Hlengiwe.
under the close supervision of Michael Hickman strives
towards professionalism and excellence in everything that it sets out
to do, in particular
to give the
service to the client and in the process to employ and to empower
endorsed by and will be supported by some of the very top experts and
companies in the Environmental and Landscape Industry in the region
many of whom will work in association with HLEM on projects as mentors,
as experts, as well as partners where the need arises.
HLEM is run jointly by Hlengiwe and Michael with Michael being there to
guide, to teach and to mentor Hlengiwe in the finer points required to
successfully run such a specialist business.
HLEM (Pty) Ltd is at present owned and managed soley by Michael Hickman
to undertake activities such as nursery production and farming.
This website is was designed, is maintained and is owned soley by
at this point in time.
Michael Hickman www.ecoman.co.za continues to provide invaluable
environmental, local plant as well as landscape and horticultural
knowledge gained over many years to HLEM.
Hlengiwe Luthuli Experience
Hlengiwe has worked together with and has been trained and mentored by
Michael Hickman of Ecoman since 2008, firstly on the eThekwini
Municipality Green Roof Pilot Project, thereafter she has been involved
in the planning and implementation of a number of other green roof
projects. Hlengiwe has also been involved in
many landscape projects utilising only local indigenous plants from
design to implementation, rehabilitation of coastal dune systems,
rehabilitation of natural ecosystems and alien invasive weed control in
sensitive natural ecosystems.
Hlengiwe worked for two years for
Ziyenzeka Weed Control firstly as team manager doing alien weed control
as part of the rehabilitation project at the King Shaka International
Airport under the mentorship of Michael Hickman. Thereafter
Hlengiwe very eficiently
managed the invasive alien eradication and control project at Mount
Moreland Conservancy for Ziyenzeka Weed Control. Michael Hickman
of Ecoman provided mentorship as well as environmental and
technical direction where
required on both projects.
Since July 2018 Hlengiwe has worked full time as the CEO of HLEM under
the mentorship of Michael Hickman.
main fields of acivity
Plants both indigenous as well as alien
care of the natural environment
exclusively indigenous plants
staff for other environmental management companies
Apart from our own
considerable expertise we have a number of associates who
are recognised experts in their fields that we can call upon when
All plants used by HLEM
in landscape construction as well as in restoration of natural
ecosystems will only be sourced from nurseries that supply plants of
the highest quality possible.
PO Box 60
Mobile: 082 061 2593
Michael Hickman Pest Control
Registered to apply both herbicides and pecticides for weed control and
for landscape application.
Pest Control Operator Certificate
The HLEM team leaders
Michael and Hlengiwe
Hlengiwe's son Mlondi is the new member of our team
employed as a trainee environmental manager