Governance Details

NM Mokgalong

PERSONAL PARTICULARS

Surname Mokgalong
Forenames Nehemia Mashomanye Mahlo
Nationality South Africa
Place Of Birth Middleburg
E-mail mokgalongnm@ul.ac.za
Telephone (015) 268 2140(B)
Fax (015) 267 0142
Current Position Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UL

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D (Zoology)

  • specialization in Parasitology; thesis : A study of the Gastrointestinal helminths of the Phalacrocoracidae and Anhingidae from the Northern Province. University of the North (1996)
  • M.Sc (Zoology)

  • specialization in Limnology; dissertation : Aspects of the Invertebrate ecology of the Nwanedi tributary of the Limpopo River. University of the North (1982)
  • B.Sc.Hons (Zoology); University of the North, 1978

    B.Sc. (Zoology and Botany); University of the North, 1976

    Matriculation : Hwiti High School, 1971

    WORKING EXPERIENCE

    2006 :Present Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of Limpopo

    2005 : 2006 Interim Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of Limpopo

    2003 : 2004 Acting Vice-Chancellor & Principal, University of the North

    2003 :Ppresent Acting Chancellor, University of the North/Limpopo

    2001 : 2002 Executive Dean Faculty of Science, Health and Agriculture, University of the North

    2001 :Dean Faculty of Mathematicss and Natural Sciences, University of the North

    2000 : 2001 Acting Dean Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of the North

    1997 : 2000 Deputy Dean Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of the North

    1986 : 1997 Senior Lecturer Department of Zoology & Biology

    University of the North

    1983 : 1986 Lecturer Department of Zoology & Biology

    University of the North

    1977 :1983 Research Assistant Department of Zoology & Biology

    University of the North

    1975 : 1976 Part-time Laboratory Department of Zoology & Biology

    Demonstrator University of the North

    AWARDS

    1981/82-Awarded the Abe Bailey Scholarship to tour selected academic/research institutions in the United Kingdom, Austria, France and Italy.

    1985/86-Awarded the British Council Scholarship to do research at the International Institute of Parasitology of the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau and the Parasitic Worms section of the British Museum of atural History, London - U.K

    1997-Senior W.O. NEITZ Phalarae Parasitologiae awarded by the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa for the most outstanding thesis in Parasitology in Southern Africa

    NETWORKING AND COLLABORATION

    Drs D.G. Gibson and R. Bray -Parasitic Worms Section -British Museum, London, U.K.

    Dr Hans-Peter Fagerholm -Institute of Parasitology, Porthansgatan, Abo Finland

    Drs L.F. Khalil, L. Gibbons and A. Jones : International Institute of Parasitology - St Albans, England

    Prof. F. Moravec -Institute of Parasitology of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic

    Dr B.N. Dube -Department of Biological Sciences, University of Zimbabwe

    Prof. Ollevier -KUL Belgium

    Invited to Mauritius by the Camarons Hatchery Co. Ltd., Camarons Production Co. Ltd. and the Aquaculture Society of Mauritius

    Invited to Beijing, China by the International Union of Biological Sciences

    Invited to Singapore by the Department of Environmental Sciences, National University of Singapore

    Member of a South African Research team invited to Thailand, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan (1996)

    Invited by the Department Environmental Affairs and Tourism to be a member of the Ministerial Technical Team at the Cooperation for the Development and Protection of the Coastal and Marine Environment in sub-Saharan Africa (ACOPS) Convention, Cape Town 1998

    Prof. Jussi Kauhanen, Head - Department of Public Health and General Practice. University of Kuopio. Finland

    Prof. Joyce Moody-Edwards - Social Work & Criminal Justice, Virginia State University

    Prof. Armindo Ngunga -Faculdade de Lefras, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

    Prof. S. Groenewegen -Vice President, Vrije University, Amsterdam

    Prof. Stuart Rutherford -Institute of Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, U.K.

    Dr. Sandra L. Russo -Program Development Centre, University of Florida

    Prof. Dato Mohd Shukri Ab Yahid -President, Koleji Universiti Teknologi, Pengurusan, Malaysia

    Dr. Alan Nurick -Academic Director, Warwick Institute, Rivonia

    University of Pittsburg -

    Penstate University - Through Tertiary Education Linkages Programme

    Michigan State University -

    GRET -A French NGO for outreach programme

    Invited by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2005 to form part of a South African delegation to Jamaica to discuss the link between the mother continent under the auspices of the African Union and the Diaspora in an effort to synergise the African Renaissance programmes

    Trip to France in 2004 to strengthen relationships with French Government and non-governmental organisations and to renew contracts

    Trip to Tanzania in 2004 to establish a relationship with Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro; signed a memorandum of agreement.

    RESEARCH OUTPUT

    1981 Fishes of the Limpopo and Olifants River Tributaries (Limpopo Drainage Basin, South Africa). Part III. Annotated checklist of the fishes of the Nwanedi tributary of the Limpopo River. T. Hecht, N.M. Mokgalong and L. Polling. University of the North Ser. A. 27: 1 - 9.

    1. The fishes of the Limpopo and Olifants River Tributaries (Limpopo Drainage System, South Africa. - Part III. Annotated checklist of the fishes of the Levuvhu subsystem, Limpopo River System. L. Polling, N.M. Mokgalong and J.E. Saayman. University of the North Ser.A.No30, pp 1 - 13.

    1. The fishes of the Limpopo and Olifants River Tributaries (Limpopo Drainage System, South Africa) Part V. Annotated checklist of the fishes of the Mutale Sub-system of the Limpopo River. L. Polling, N.M. Mokgalong, and J.E. Saayman. University of the North Series. A. No. 32, pp 1 - 7.

    1983 Contracaecum infections of Indegenous fresh-water fish and Piscivorous birds in the Northern Transvaal. Mokgalong, N.M., Mashego, S.N., Saayman, J.E., abstract in South African Journal of Science 82 (11); p 648.

    1. Gestoda of cormorants and darters from the Northern Transvaal. Mokgalong N.M., and Saayman, J.E. abstract in South African Journal of Science 82(11), p 649.

    1. Fish eating birds as carriers of some fresh-water fish helminth parasites. Mokgalong N.M. Bulletin of the Freshwater Fisheries Research Center of the Chinese Academy of Fisheries Sciences 3 pp 11-15.

    1. Netatode parasites of genus Contracaecum from fish and piscivirous birds in the Northern Province of South Africa. Mokgalong N.M. abstract in Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 67(4):176.

    1. Gastrointestinal trematodes of the Phalacrocoracidae and the Anhingidae from the Northern Province of the South Africa. Mokgalong N.M. abstract in Journal of the South African Vetirinary Association 67 (4):178.

    1. Genetic Divergence between two clinostomatid fish endoparasites, inferred from allozyme and RAPD data. Grobler J.P. and Mokgalong N.M. South African Journal of Zoology 34(3):135 - 139.

    1. Observations on a lesser known monogenean, Udonella myliobati, from a copepod parasite, Lepeophtheirus natalensis, parasitizing the spotted ragged-tooth shark, Carcharias tauras, from South African waters. Olivier P.A.S., Dippenaar S.M., Khalil L.F. and Mokgalong N.M. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 67: 135 - 140.

    2002: Patterns of genetic heterogeneity in Neutraclinostomum intermedialis (Digenea: Clinostomatidae): geographical and temporal considerations. Grobler J.P. and Mokgalong N.M., African Zoology 37(1) : 55-60

    2004 Helminth communities of freshwater fish from the Northern Province of South Africa. Mokgalong N.M. Submitted to Annals of the Transvaal Museum.

    2005: Influence of Lippia javanica organic amendment on the root-knot nematode and tomato growth in microplots. Mashela P.W., Mokgalong N.M., De Waele D. and McDonald A. African Plant Production- manuscript accepted.

    CONTRACT/UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH REPORTS

    1. The cropping potential of Nzhelele Dam, Republic of Venda, pp 12. Research report at the request of the Venda Development Corporation. (Co-workers: Saayman, J.E., Jooste, A., Mashego S.N., Olivier, P.A.S., and Polling L.

    1. Limnological, Fish Parasitological and Fish Population studies on Piet Gouws Dam, Lebowa, with a view towards extensive utilization of the fish population on a sustained yeld basis. Pp114. Final report on a research project undertaken on behalf of the Department Aid. (Co-workers: Saayman, J.E., Hecht, T. Schoonbee, H.J. Jooste, A., Mashego, S.N. and Polling L.

    1. Die Limnologie van die Waterliggame van die Nasionale State van Noord-Oost Transvaal. Pp722. An indepth final research report sponsored by the Department of Development Aid. (as one of the researchers).

    1. A post-impoundment Ecologist study of the Middle Letaba Dam, Gazankulu, Pp921 edited by J.E. Saayman and H.J. Schoonbee. Final report on Contract Research Project to the Department of Development Aid (as one of researchers).

    CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

    1. Annual Conference of the British Society for Parasitology, Nottingham University, U.K.

    Paper : Conclusions on experimental studies on the metacercariae of Clinostomum Complanatum

    1. Joint annual congress of the Zoological and Parasitological Societies of Southern Africa, Johannesburg.

    Paper : Contracaecum infections in piscivorous birds and indigenous fish species in the Northern Transvaal. (with J.E. Saayman and S.N. Mashego)

    1. Interscience -88.

    Paper : Helminth parasites of the Phalacrocoracidae and the Anhingidae

    1. Interscience -90.

    Paper : Cestodes of the Phalacrocoracidae and the Anhingidae from Middle Letaba Dam, Gazankulu, South Africa

    1. International Union of Biological Sciences Symposium on Aquaculture Research and a Fish culture in rural areas of developing countries. Beijing, China, August 1990

    Paper 1 : Research strategy of the University of the North with particular reference to the role of freshwater fisheries research in rural development programmes

    Paper II: Cestodes of cormorants and dartes from the Northern Transvaal

    1. Joint South African - Mauritius Symposium on Aquaculture development Mauritius, 1990

    Paper : Aspects of the gastrointestinal helminths of The Phalacrocoracidae and the Anhingidae from the Northern Transvaal

    1. Annual Congress of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa, Fanies Island, Lake St. Lucia, Natal.

    Paper : Cestodes and Nematodes of piscivorous birds from Middle Letaba Dam in the Northern Transvaal

    1. Annual Congress of the Parasitological Society of Sourthern Africa, Cape Town

    Paper I: Nematode parasites of the genus contracaecum from fish and piscivorous birds in the Northern Province of South Africa

    Paper II: Gastrointestinal trematodes of the phacrocoracidae and the anhingidae from the Northern Province of South Africa

    1. 16th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Vetirinary Parasitology (WAAVP), Sun City - South Africa

    Paper: Cestode Parasites of Fish and Piscivorous Birds from the Northern Province of South Africa

    1. 5th International Symposium on Fish Parasites. Institute of Parasitology. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

    Paper :Helminth Parasites of Fish and Piscevorous Birds from the Northern Province of South Africa

    1. 28th Annual Conference of the Parasitological Society of Southern Africa, Augrabies Falls.

    Paper :SEM observations and prevalence of Microcotyle van Beneden and Hesse, 1863 (Monegenea: Microcotylidae) infections in wild and cultured spotted grunter Pomodasys Commersonii (Lacepede, 1801) (with M.M. Matla)

    2005: 17th Symposium of the Nematological Society of Southern Africa. Hans Merensky Estate, Limpopo

    Paper : Host status of wild cucumber to root-knot nematode (with Mofokeng and Mashela)

    2005: 17th Symposium of the Nematological Society of Southern Africa. Hans Merensky Estate, Limpopo

    Paper : Responses of Rhizobium nodulation to the root-knot nematode, ground wild cucumber fruits, castor bean fruits and fever tea leaves (with Shokane and Mashela).

    POST GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION

    (i) A number of students completed their B.Sc (Hons) in Zoology under my supervision or co-supervision.

    (ii) O.M. Sanyane M.Sc (Parasitology) - University of North-West -Examiner

    Dissertation : An Ecological Study of the Helminth infections in the Gastro-Intestinal tract of sheep in the two Districts of the North West Province (Molopo and Madikwe) of South Africa. Graduated 1999.

    (iii) E.B.E. Moema, M.Sc (Parasitology) -University of Limpopo - Examiner

    Dissertation : Snail transmitted Trematode parasites in the promixity of Pretoria, Gauteng Province. Graduated 2005.

    (iv) M.A. Mofokeng M.Sc (Plant Production) - University of Limpopo (with Prof. P.W. Mashela)

    Dissertation : Host-Status of Cucumis myriocarpus to Meloidogyne incognita.

    Graduated 2005

    (v) S.B. Radebe M.Sc (Plant Production) -University of Limpopo

    (with Prof. P.W.Mashela)

    Dissertation : Effective microbe farming on tomato productivity in nematode-infested fields under irrigation and organic matter

    Submit for examination.

    (vi) M.K. Shakwane, M.Sc (Plant Pathology) -University of Limpopo

    (with Prof P W Mashela)

    Dissertation : Evaluation of ground Cucumis myriocarpus fruits, Ricinus communis fruits and Lippia javanica leaves on Rhizobium species in cowpea production. Writing up.

    (vii) M.M. Matla Ph.D (Parasitology)-University of Limpopo

    Thesis : Helminth ichthyoparasitic fauna of a South African sub-tropical lake. Writing up

    OTHER ACTIVITIES

    1. Nominated to review manuscripts for publication in the following journals:-

    Annals of the Transvaal Museum

    Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research

    South African Journal of Zoology

    2. Nominated by the NRF to assess proposals for funding 1999/2000: Improved Quality of Life (IQL) theme, rural and urban development programme.

    Thrust : Community Based Industrialisation

    3. Attended a number of workshops arranged by USAID, UNCF, TELP and CHET on :

    Higher Education Management and Admin. Development

    Curriculum and Programme Development

    Strategic Change in Tertiary Education

    Higher Education Institutional Strategic Planning

    4. SABC Africa : June/July 2005. Two programmes on Perspective :

    The New University of Limpopo, a flagship institution formed through the merger of the Medical University of Southern Africa and the University of the North;

    (a) Groundbreaking research and professional programmes at the University of Limpopo

    5. SABC ,SAFM January 2005

    Mergers and Incorporations : The University of Limpopo

    SABC ,Thobela FM

    A number of broadcasts about the merger of the University of the North and Medunsa.

    SABC ,SAFM and Thobela FM February 2006

    Problems of Institutions of Higher Education :Academic and Financial Exclusions

    6. South African Women in Science Awards : 2006

    Invited by the Department of Science and Technology to be an adjudicator for the Award

    MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    Member of the Parasitological Society of southern Africa

    Member of the South African Association of Science and Technology Centres

    Member of the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions

    Member of the South African Universities Vice Chancellor's Association (SAUVCA)

    Member of the Southern Africa Regional Universities Association (SARUA):founding member

    Member of the Higher Education South Africa (HESA) :founding member and director

    Member of the Association of Vice Chancellors of Historically Disadvantaged Tertiary Institutions in South Africa (ASAHDI)

    Member of the Association for Black Empowerment in Higher Education (ABEHE)

    Member of the Association of Black Accountants of South Africa (ABASA)

    Member of the International Association of Universities (IAU)

    Member of the African Association of Universities (AAU)

    Member of the Association of Commonwealth University (ACU)

    INVOLVEMENT IN COMMITTEE

    South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions

    EAC Executive Member : National Science and Technology Forum

    National Ethics (S and T) Reference Group

    NRF : IRDP Advisory Committee

    Presidential Working Group

    Advisory Committee : Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management

    Senate and sub-committees of Senate :

    Chairperson : Senate

    Chairperson : Executive Committee of Senate

    Chairperson : Academic Planning Committee

    Chairperson : Senior Degrees Committee

    Chairperson : Information and Communications Technology

    Chairperson : Library Committee

    Chairperson : Research and Publications Committee

    Chairperson : Research and Ethics Committee

    Chairperson : Standing Rules Committee

    (vi) Council and sub_committees of Council :

    Executive Committee of Council

    Human Resources Committee

    Finance Committee

    Audit Committee

    Tender and Procurement Committee

    Physical Planning Committee

    (vii) Chairperson : Board of Trustees, University ofLimpopo Old Mutual Group Life Assurance Scheme

    (viii)Chairperson : UNIN Academic Staff Association

    (ix) Director : Lepelle Investors Guild Ltd.

    (x) Director : Goedverwacht Farmers Cooperation

    (xi)Chairperson : UNIN Housing Committee

    (xii) Strategic Planning Committee :Three Year Rolling Plan

    (xiii)National Community Water and Sanitation Training Institute

    (xiv) Student Committees :

    Caretaker of the University of the North Soccer Team : 1974 to 1976

    Deputy President of the Science Students Council : 1975

    President of the Science Students' Council : 1976

    (xv) University of Limpopo Trust:Board