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Meet Our Team
Dr Mduduzi Ngcobo is the founding member and an owner of the Impumelelo Agribusiness Solutions.
He has worked for Dole South Africa in different technical positions and although based in South Africa, also worked in Namibia and Egypt as a Table Grapes Assistant Technical Manager.
Dr. Ngcobo also held the Research & Innovation Manager position at the South African Perishable Products Export Control Board (PPECB).
He has first-hand experience in the South African postharvest innovation system and served on the Management Board of the South African Postharvest Innovation (PHI) programme. He has published peer-reviewed articles in international journals on various aspects of packaging and postharvest quality management of fresh produce. Dr. Ngcobo is also serving as an external examiner for different postharvest module at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and he also examines both Msc and PhD theses for the Stellenbosch University. He is an appointed member of the Postharvest Technical Advisory Committee (PHTAC) for HortgroSCIENCE , which is a deciduous fruit industry association responsible for all research and technical matters related for the deciduous fruit industry in South Africa.
Dr. Ngcobo brings over 10 years’ experience and advanced in-depth knowledge of the whole supply chain, from production (on farm level) through the different segments of the agricultural products supply chain.
For many years, Miss Nkosi has worked as a contract inspector at the PPECB. As a quality inspector, Miss Nkosi has vast exposure in working with products including dried fruits; canned products and fresh fruits such as avocado; litchi; citrus and others.
Ms Khathutshelo Vele has held different technical positions including, Quality Control Inspector at Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, as well as a Junior Inspector (AETP Intern) position at the PPECB. Ms Vele’s work experience has given her vast exposure in working with various tropical and subtropical produce, as well as canned and juice products.
Miss Lubisi's work experience at the PPECB has given her export of working with canned and processed products.
Mr Maseko has an extensive work experience as an inspector. Mr Maseko has worked for the PPECB and has experience in working with products such as the juices, canned fruits, dried fruits, macadamia nuts and fresh fruits including avocado and litchis.
Mr Kenneth Chiloane has held various Farm Manager and Technical Positions for different Companies including HLH Hall and Sons, and Koeltehuis Pty (LTD). He has extensive technical experience in different production practices. He has managed both the crops and animal production enterprises. Mr Chiloane has worked with both commercial and emerging farmer communities and therefore will ensure that all the production aspects of the study are appropriately dealt with. His knowledge of the different production practices will come handy in assessing the readiness as well as technical and infrastructural requirements of the emerging small-holder farmers to access the mainstream agricultural trade.
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