Nkholise - GIS - Durban Central, Durban, KZN, South Africa

Kabelo Nkholise

Durban Central, Durban, KZN, South Africa




I'm a GIS champion for the organization, involved in all GIS related projects for the Unit. Some of the key factors is to expose ArcObjects to be consumed by other system in relation to System's intergration.

Some of my responsibilities are technical support, Administering Geodatabases, ArcGIS training and Site configuration for ArcGIS for Server.

Previously served as a Draughtsperson, GIS Supervisor and a GIS Officer. Currently heading GIS section with staff under me.

Work History

GIS Technician

Ethekwini Electricity

From September 2013

Responsible for the management of the GIS of the Network Drawing Office
Develop GIS policies, standards and procedures by extensive research and investigations for purposes of data capture, data administration data security, data archiving, warehousing and quality assurance
Responsible for the design and creation of appropriate database and directory structure
Provide a technical support function allied to the growth and implementation of GIS.
Supervision of staff of the GIS section.
Assists the Manager: Network Drawing Office in the determination and control of the capital and operating budget
Engage or liaise with all other section heads within the Drawing Office when formulating standards, policies or capture technique
Administering of Geodatabasae.
Responsible for the technical support

GIS Officer

Ethekwini Electricity

December 2009 - August 2012

Assisting users to organize and document their data to established standards and protocols
Providing general hardware and GIS software support to all users
Provide first line GIS support to all applications
Carrying out the specialist conversion of data received from external sources from one format to another, to enable incorporation of the data into the GIS database
Assist with Database design and development
Extract and manipulate GIS data for decision support purposes
Conducting in-house training on GIS Software and training on Arc-GIS Server

GIS Supervisor

Ethekwini Electricity

May 2007 - November 2009

Supervise the conversion project i.e. CAD data to GIS software, by managing work allocation,co-coordinating work flows, scheduled staff and managed work performances.
Developed subordinate staff by conducting in-house training programs and arrange
external training as per the workplace skill plan
Provide feedback to the GIS Administrator to ensure continuous enhancement to the database
Reconcile and post versions to weekly version : Undertake checking of all data capture


Ethekwini Municipality

July 2003 - May 2007

The creation and reproduction of drawings
The accurate research, capture and updating of cables reticulation record sheets for both the computer aided and manual draughting within the drawing office.
The preparation, updating and reproduction of plans, sketches, diagrams and spreadsheets
Create and update low voltage sketches, by obtaining source data from the works division and produce schematic diagrams of the low voltage circuits, to ensure that the database is kept as up to date as possible.


ArcGIS Intergration

Exposing of ArcObject to allow other systems to consume data.
Create Web Feature Class and Web Mapping Class to allow developers from other system to interact with data.
Successful GIS / Ellipse test connection.
ArcGIS System administration
Tested the functionality of Ellipse and ArcGIS

GIS Conversion Projecr

When the Organization introduced the ArcGIS system it was forced to to convert the cad data into GIS as per business processes.
Some of the tasks I served were to train staff members under my supervision.
Checking of entered data in relation to quality assurance.
Providing firs tline GIS support.
Developed subordinate staff

Qualifications & Certifications

ND Information Technology

Durban University of Technology

Various ArcGIS Certificates


Bongudunga Secondary School

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