Meet the team
Dr. Elsabe Botes
Dr Elsabe is the founder and managing director of Test It LAB. She holds a PhD in Biotechnology and several patents in water treatment.
Elsabe is a registered professional scientist and a member of the Water Institute of South Africa. She is passionate about water and water quality and has been involved in several water storage and reclamation projects to make the world a better place... one liter at a time.
Elsabe is co-owned by three cats, Isis (no relation to terrorists), Minya (alter ego to Xena Warrior Princess) and Pepprr (a tortoiseshell terror).
Francois le Roux
Francois has presented scientific papers on water quality and microbial diversity within drinking water distribution systems at local and international conferences as part of his Masters thesis.
He is currently developing a water quality index for distribution systems that will aid water services providers to maximize water treatment plant efficiency and improve overall water quality. You can get a small preview of this index that will help you to interpret your water quality results here.
Francois is an ant keeper and you might find some on his desk when you pay him a visit. He also tells the best dad jokes!
Lindsey holds a BSc degree in Food & Nutrition from the University of the Free State. Having worked her way up through a SANAS, DALRRD and DAFF accredited facilities, she has a thorough understanding of quality systems.
As a manager, Lindsey prioritizes quality analysis and reporting. She is a natural learner and has obtained an ISO 17025:2017 Laboratory Quality Management Systems Certificate and a Junior Management Certificate. Lindsey is constantly expanding her professional knowledge in water quality in order to deliver the best results to our clients.
Mother of a young son, Lindsey enjoys baking and solving puzzles in her "free time".
Sunet van Biljon
Sunet is responsible for clients’ experience as the first line of interaction and therefore our most visible Brand Ambassador. She supports and improves our systems in the “engine room” so that we can deliver on our promise of being Obsessively Accurate.
Sunet has a National Diploma in Commercial Administration and coupled with her natural talents such as creating order in chaos, bringing calm into a storm, helping team members to collaborate and foreseeing potential risks, makes her the invisible glue that keeps us running smoothly.
Interesting facts about Sunet: She was a champion at shotput, discuss and high-jump. Her big wish is to one day acquire a Code 14 drivers’ license.