South African Research Chair in Indigenous Health Care Systems

The SARCHI programme staff include the current Chair (Professor Exnevia Gomo), a Senior Laboratory Technician and an Administrative Assistant. Currently there are 3 PhD and 3 Masters students. Two postdoctoral fellows are being recruited.

Name Mr Saziso Ndlovu
Position Manager: Traditional Medicine Laboratory
Telephone +27 31 260 2561
Facsimile +27 31 260 4650

Qualifications: BSc (Natal),  BSc (hons) (KwaZulu-Natal) 
Saziso obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomolecular Technology at then University of Natal in 2001, with majors in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Genetics. In 2002, he completed an Honour's Degree in Genetics from the University of Natal. He is currently working as a Lab Manager in the Traditional Medicine Laboratory. He is responsible for all the research activities in the lab, including research, teaching and administration. This entails providing comprehensive discipline specific as well as general technical support services for all programmes run by the Traditional Medicine Laboratory.

Name Ms Snenhlanhla Jali
Position Honours Programme Administrator
Telephone +27 31 260 1556
Facsimile +27 31 260 4650


Qualifications: Dip Exec Sec (ICESA)

Snenhlanhla obtained a Diploma in Executive Secretarial and Computer Studies at ICESA Campus in 2008. She also holds a Certificate of Business Administration from the UKZN Extended Learning in 2014 as a bridging course for a Bachelor of Business Administration at UKZN. She is currently working as Honours Module administrator at School of Nursing and Public Health (Discipline of Nursing) and Administrator at Traditional Medicine Laboratory.

Name Dr Mlungisi Ngcobo
Position Senior Lecturer: Academic Acceleration Programme
Telephone +27 31 260 4626
Facsimile +27 31 260 4650


Qualifications: PhD in Health Sciences, Masters in Medical Biochemistry, BSc Honours in Medical Biochemistry and BSc in Biomedical Sciences all from the University of KwaZulu Natal.
Research interests: African traditional medicines, Immunomodulation, Cancer, Infectious diseases and Herb-Drug Interactions.
Research record: Published more than 10 times in peer-reviewed national and international journals and presented papers in different national conferences.
Work experience: Previously worked as a Research assistant to the South African Research Chair in Indigenous Healthcare Systems as well as a Senior Researcher at the Dr John Langalibalele Dube Institute and currently serving as a Research Consultant at the Durban University of Technology.

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