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Nerpo Consulting Team Profiles

NERPO Group Managing Director

Mr. Mahanjana has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Fort Hare majoring in Land Use planning, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development; a Masters Degree in Animal Production from University of Pretoria and Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (HED) from University of Fort Hare; Post graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education from UNISA; Economics and Public Finance from UNISA and is currently registered for a PhD in Sustainable development with the University of Stellenbosch.

His work experience stretches over 25 years and includes being a project manager and Agricultural Extension specialist in the former Ciskei government; a Lecturer and a Principal at Fort Cox College of agriculture and forestry.

Currently he is a consultant and NERPO Group Executive Director.

His area of speciality is agricultural and rural development with emphasis in human aspects of development.

He is a writer, a researcher, agricultural skills trainer and well known and respected in the agricultural sector especially in the Red Meat Industry.

Senior Consultant

Dr. Simela holds a PhD in Meat Science which she obtained from the University of Pretoria (2005).

Prior to her PhD studies, Dr. Simela worked as a research fellow of the University of Zimbabwe on projects aimed to improve production and marketing of small ruminants from smallholder farmers (1997-1999).

She has also worked on wide array of agricultural development programmes with an Agricultural Consulting Company (1997 – 1999). In 2003 - 4, she was commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) headquarters in Rome to compile the FAO Manual on Good Practices for the Meat Industry. Dr. Simela is currently an Executive Director and Senior Consultant of NERPO.