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Dr R.H. Khwidzhili

Senior Lecturer - Agricultural Extension
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  • Agricultural Extension
  • Rural Resource Management
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Plant Production
  • Rural Livelihood


  • PhD: Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management (UKZN)
  • Masters in Sustainabble Agricuture (UFS)
  • Bachelor of Technology: Agricultural Management (CUT)
  • National Diploma: Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (TUT)
  • National Certificate: Agriculture (TUT)
  • National Certificate: Labour Relation (Unisa)

Currently Teaching

  • Participatory Agricultural Extension
  • Agricultural Experiential Placement
  • Extension Experiential Learning
  • Postgraduates Supervision (Masters and Honours)

Research Focus Areas

  • Sustainable Agricultural Practices
  • Agricultural Policies
  • Agricultural Extension Development

Books and Book Chapters

  • Author - Rendani Humphrey Khwidzhili (2017). Challenges faced by Ehlanzeni FET graduates in agriculture: The case study of Ehlanzeni Further Education and Training students (Mthimba Campus) in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Published by Scholar’s Press. ISBN: 978-3-330-65076-3.

Journal Articles

  • Promotion of sustainable agriculture by Mpumalanga agricultural extension services: perspective of public extension practitioners. S Afr. Jnl. Agric. Ext. Vol.48 n.1. 2020
  • Evaluation of South Africa's public agricultural extension in the context of sustainable agriculture. S Afr. Jnl. Agric. Ext. Vol.47 n.1. 2019.
  • Promotion of sustainable agriculture by Mpumalanga agricultural extension services: perspective of public extension managers. Int. Jnl. Sus. Agric. Vol.17 n.6. 2018.
  • Evaluation of policies promoting sustainable agriculture in South Africa. S Afr. Jnl. Agric. Ext. Vol.45 n.2. 2017.
  • The sustainable agriculture imperative: implications for South African agricultural extension. S Afr. Jnl. Agric. Ext. Vol.44 n.2. 2016.

Professional Associations and Academic Accolades

  • Member of South African Council for Natural Science Profession (SACNASP)
  • Member of South African Society of Agricultural Extension (SASAE)
  • Member of Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA)
  • Member of ETDP-SETA Chamber
  • Member of University Senate (University of Mpumalanga)
  • Member of School of Agriculture Management Committee (University of Mpumalanga)
  • Member of Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Sciences (University of Mpumalanga)
  • Program Leader- Advanced Diploma in Agricultural Extension
  • Presented papers locally, nationally, and internationally.

Engagement Projects

  • Supervision of post graduate studies.
  • Placement of experiential training students in farming communities.