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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)


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


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.; MojapeloP. 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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