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.