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Nkabeng Maruping-Mzileni

Research and Training Manager, Wildlife &Ecological Investments, Tshwane University of Technology

I completed my BSc in Ecology and Zoology (Advanced Major) at St Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia, Canada) where I completed a project on desert dwelling black rhino conservation in Damaraland, Namibia. My Honors and MSc in Wildlife Management were completed at the University of Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa) focusing on the topic of re-introduction of captive bred cheetah into a wild environment. I have completed my PhD in Nature Conservation at Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria, South Africa) on the issue of bovine tuberculosis in lions of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. For all my studies I lived on site and conducted all my own extensive field work. Laboratory and Geographic Information System analysis was all conducted after I took courses for the relevant skills.


  • –present
    Lecturer of wildlife management and nature conservation, Tshwane University of Technology


  • 2015 
    Tshwane University of Technology, DTech Nature Conservation
  • 2010 
    University of Pretoria, MSc Wildlife Management
  • 2008 
    University of Pretoria, BSc Honors Wildlife Management
  • 2006 
    St Francis Xavier University, BSc (Advanced Major) Ecology and Zoology


  • 2013
    Effects of the number of people on efficient capture and sample collection: A lion case study, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association


South Africa