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The WISe Project: Rufaro Samanga

Rufaro Samanga is a Microbiology Honours graduate from the University of the Witwatersrand. She will soon be embarking on her Masters in Epidemiology and is particularly passionate about science in the public health sphere. She is also a feminist and activist providing social commentary both through her social media posts and critical thought-pieces for OkayAfrica.… Continue reading The WISe Project: Rufaro Samanga

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The WISe Project: Michelle Mukonyora

Michelle Mukonyora is a Biotechnologist currently pursuing her PhD, and working at an agricultural research institute. She has BSc and BSc (Hons) degrees in Biotechnology, as well as an MSc specialising in Bioinformatics. She is currently working on a computational biology and vaccine development project, with a specific focus on animal health. Michelle is also… Continue reading The WISe Project: Michelle Mukonyora

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The WISe Project: Zamanzima Mazibuko

Zamanzima Mazibuko has a BSc in Biochemistry & Human Physiology, BSc Honours in Pharmacology and MSc (Med) in Pharmaceutics; all from Wits University. She is a Senior Researcher at a research institute in Joburg. Her work looks at a transdisciplinary approach to research in a range of topics, including the natural sciences. She is from… Continue reading The WISe Project: Zamanzima Mazibuko

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The WISe Project: Dr. Kebaneilwe Lebani

Dr. Kebaneilwe Lebani is Biomedical Science graduate who has specialised in Biotechnology at Masters level and subsequently received a multi-disciplinary doctoral degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. The focus of her PhD thesis was on isolation, characterization and engineering of monoclonal antibodies. During her doctoral studies she also attained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher… Continue reading The WISe Project: Dr. Kebaneilwe Lebani

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The WISe Project: Lynn Komu

My name is Lynn Komu. I’m an awkward creative and a bit of a nerd. I’ve always been fascinated by things that make the world beautiful but more so, how they work. My mom said that as a child I was always taking things apart and putting them it back together if I could; if… Continue reading The WISe Project: Lynn Komu

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The WISe Project: Mudiwa Nathasia Muwanigwa

  Mudiwa Nathasia Muwanigwa is a 23 year old Zimbabwean woman doing a Masters in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease at Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Mudiwa is an aspiring neuroscientist who wants to work on studying molecular mechanisms of neurological disorders. She is currently doing a Master’s internship with the Molecular Neurophysiology lab in the… Continue reading The WISe Project: Mudiwa Nathasia Muwanigwa

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The WISe Project: Nthabiseng Nooe

Nthabiseng Nooe is a hydrogeologist working mostly in groundwater monitoring, information services pertaining to groundwater, and contributing to regulations that protect groundwater resources for sustainable and equitable access. She is from Thabong in Welkom in the Free State, South Africa, and she works in the Western Cape region. She is driven by fairness, equity, and… Continue reading The WISe Project: Nthabiseng Nooe

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The WISe Project: Regina Mtonga

Regina Mtonga-Mantina is one of three founding members of Asikana Network which is a nonprofit in Zambia that encourages women's interest and engagement in STEM, with a particular focus in Technology. Regina works in the technological part of science and is an independent consultant in the field. Phro: Tell me about your background in Science.… Continue reading The WISe Project: Regina Mtonga

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The WISe Project: Gaby Mudau

Gaby Mudau is from Vuwani in Limpopo Province and currently resides in Balfour, Mpumalanga. She works at Karan Beef as a Technical Assistant and her duties include formulating product and material specifications and assisting in operational and product research. Gaby studied Bsc(agric) Agricultural Economics and Food Science from the University of Free State. Phro: At… Continue reading The WISe Project: Gaby Mudau

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The WISe Project: Jean Nyasha Rusere

 Phro: Please tell us how you developed an interest in Science and what (aside from school curriculum) nurtured your interest. Jean: I was 10 years old when I developed the interest to pursue Science. At the time I was too young to pick something specific but as I progressed to high school, my dream area… Continue reading The WISe Project: Jean Nyasha Rusere