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Associate lecturer, University of Limpopo

I am a biologist working at the Larry Leach Herbarium, University of Limpopo, South Africa. My interests include indigenous knowledge and sustainable resource use, with my passion and focus on edible insects.
At present most of my time is spent identifying plant species for students and members of the public and collecting distribution information on the rare and threatened plants of Limpopo. Whenever possible I document the dwindling knowledge around Limpopo's edible insects, verifying their scientific names and localities.


  • 2008–present
    Dr, University of Limpopo
  • –present
    To fill - Department of Biodiversity, University of Limpopo


  • 2013 
    University of Limpopo, PhD


  • 2015
    Fecundity and survival of the edible insect, Hemijana variegata Rothschild 1917, African Entomology
  • 2015
    Socio-cultural profile of Bapedi traditional healers as indigenous knowledge custodians and conservation partners in the Blouberg area, Limpopo Province, South Africa, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
  • 2014
    Nutritional significance of the edible insect, Hemijana variegata Rothschild, African Entomology