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Technical & Administrative Staff

Mr Tichaona Samkange

Laboratory Manager

tich.samkange@uct.ac.za


Appointed as CeBER Lab Manager in 2014, Tich is responsible for the overall management of the research laboratories’ resources and infrastructure; management and maintenance of research instrumentation; development and implementation of ‘best laboratory practice’ skills and knowledge; and the logistics, coordination and induction of Chemical Engineering Honours students’ projects.


Professional History

2014-Present           University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa: Lab Manager – Centre for Bioprocess Engineering Research (CeBER)
2003-2014               Rhodes University, South Africa: Chief Electronics Technician – Faculty of Pharmacy
1991-2003               Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe (apprentice in Electrical Engineering (LC) in 1991 and became Principal Biomedical Engineering Technician in 1997)

Qualifications

2020                       Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Healthcare Technology Management (HTM): University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
2009                       Master of Business Administration (MBA): Rhodes University Business School, South Africa
2002                       National Higher Diploma (NHD) – Instrumentation & Control Systems: Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe
1996                        National Technician Certificate (NTC) – Instrumentation & Control Systems: Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe
1993                        National Intermediate Technician Certificate (NITC) in Electrical Engineering (Light Current): Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe
1991-1996                Apprenticeship Training: Ministry of Health, Zimbabwe