YOUNG, TALENTED RESEARCHER JOINS UMP

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01 August 2022

Dr Radingoana is a young academic who holds a PhD in Environmental and Water Sciences from the University of the Western Cape. She has strong teaching, learning, and research skills, and Food Security and Rural Community Development experience. Her research interests are around Waste Management, Climate Change, Water Reuse, Water Resource Management, Poverty and Livelihoods, and Food Security.

Dr Radingoana started her career as an Intern at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC-ISCW) in 2013 and moved to University of Limpopo (UL) as a Laboratory Assistant and later as a Lecturer in Geography from 2017.

Before joining UMP in June 2022, Dr Radingoana was a Geography lecturer at the University of South Africa (UNISA), where she was honoured with the Youngest Female Doctoral Graduate by the institution.

For her PhD she focused on assessing how greywater reuse can affect the health and nutritional quality of produce if used for agricultural activities. The project was aimed at addressing the 1st and 2nd Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations (UN) while also aiming to consider the viability of greywater in arid and semi-arid regions as a potential freshwater substitute in agriculture.

In June 2022, Dr Radingoana published a study titled: Assessing accessibility to, and availability of, water supply in selected communities of Lepelle-Nkumpi local municipality, Limpopo province of South Africa, which she co-authored with three other academics, and aims to assess the accessibility and availability of water supply in selected communities of that municipality.

Dr Radingoana is registered as a scientist with the Society of South African Geographers (SSAG) and South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). She has published four articles in accredited journals and has also been a peer reviewer for the journals Science of the Total Environment, South African Geographic Journal, Applied Water Science, Water and Environment, Scientific African and Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment.

She has supervised 15 honours students and is currently supervising three Masters and one PhD student. She holds a Bachelor of Science: Environmental and Resource Studies, Bachelor of Sciences: Honours and Masters in Geography from University of Limpopo (UL). She completed her PhD in Environmental and Water Sciences at University of Western Cape (UWC).


Additional sources: African Scientist, UNISA, Researchgate.