Kayini Chigayo

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Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, Mineral Processing Laboratory

Brief Career Summary

  • 2016+ Laboratory Manager, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2014-2016 Senior Laboratory Analyst, Quality Surveillance Laboratory, Namibia Medicines Regulatory Council, Namibia
  • 2009-2014, Junior Lecturer, Ecology and Resource Management, Chemical & Interfacial Engineering, Univ. of South Australia
  • 1997-2008, Senior Laboratory Analyst, Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe


  • PhD Chemistry,  University of Venda, South Africa (2020)
  • MSc. Chemistry, University of Venda, South Africa (2012)
  • BSc. Hons Chemistry, University of Venda, South Africa (2010)
  • BSc. Chemistry, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe (1996)

Research Focus Areas

  • Mineral Processing
  • Rheology
  • Phytochemistry

Courses Currently Facilitating

  • Mining, Metallurgy and Chemical Engineering Laboratory modules

Selected Publications

  • Makhera, M., Gumbo, J. R., Chigayo ,K., (2011): Monitoring of microsystin-LR in Livhuvhu River catchment: Implication for human health, African journal of Biotechnology Vol. 10(3), pp. 405-412
  • Magonono, F. A.; Gumbo, J. R.; Chigayo, K.; Dacosta, F. A.; Mojapelo, P. E. L., (2011): Bioaccumulation of Toxic Metals by Hyparrhenia Grass Species: A Case Study of New Union Gold Mine Tailings and Makhado Town, Limpopo, South Africa, 11th International Mine Water  Association Congress Proccedings – Mine Water – Managing the Challenges” Aachen, Germany pp. 603 – 607.
  • Chigayo, K., Mojapelo, P.E.L., Bessong, P., and Gumbo, J.R. (2014): The Preliminary  Assessment Of Anti-Microbial Activity Of HPLC Separated Components Of Kirkia Wilmsii  African Journal of  Traditional, Complementary and  Alternative Medicines. 11(3): pp. 275-281
  • Chigayo, K., Mojapelo, P. E. L., Mnyakeni-Moleele, S., Misihairabgwi, J., M.,2016: Phytochemical and antioxidant properties of different solvent extracts of Kirkia wilmsii  tubers, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, Volume 6, Issue 12, pp 1037-1043.
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