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Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye

Project Manager, Institute of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Medicine, Vaal University of Technology

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye is currently the Project Manager at the Vaal University of Technology in a start up company called Dihlare Pty Ltd. The company provides the ideal vehicle to authenticate traditional medicines in order to ultimately produce them for community consumption. In addition to her leadership role at Dihlare, she heads a research group where she supervises the next generation of scientists, funded through her National Research Foundation (NRF) Thuthuka Post-PhD track research grant. Dr Qwebani-Ogunleye is an advocate for science and has delivered many science talks, some on invitation, at high schools and other platforms. She was a member of the NRF Role Modelling Campaign aimed at encouraging high school learners to pursue studies in the STEMI fields and create awareness about the importance of PhDs to knowledge creation and social-economic factors.