NMU lecturer earns doctorate in forestry management

Zimbabwe-born woman’s long journey starts and ends under the trees

An unwavering commitment to water conservation has culminated in a doctorate for a Southern Cape academic, whose lifelong dream to change her world through education began under an avocado tree two decades ago.

Zimbabwean-born Tatenda Mapeto, 33, a forest management lecturer at Nelson Mandela University’s George Campus, received the coveted qualification during summer graduation 2020, the institution’s online ceremony held for its 1,212 students this week...

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