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Citrus crop assisted by Scientists (published January 2014)


NMMU master's student, Patrick Mwanza, is currently using Africa's most powerful microscopes to boost the use of bio-pesticides in South Africa's citrus industry. He is combining cutting-edge physics with real citrus farming practices aiming to encourage farmers to wage an environmentally friendly war against the false codling moth, one of the country's main citrus pests.

Mwanza currently holds a BSc in Biochemistry, Chemistry & Microbiology and has recently presented his findings at major microscopy conferences in South Africa.


Graduate lands top job (published January 2014)


NMMU LLB graduate, Seelan Muthayan has been appointed as a director in charge of VAT at top accounting firm BDO South Africa. Muthayan, who is an attorney, has 16 years' legal and tax experience and overseas the indirect tax practice at BDO.

Before joining the firm, he was employed by SARS to deal with domestic direct and indirect tax. He has also worked as group tax manager of a JSE-listed company and has advised national and multinational clients in various industries.