Research & Development, Mintek, South Africa
Makhapa Makhafola is currently the General Manager of Research & Development at Mintek. He has worked as a Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at Technikon Northern Gauteng (now called Tshwane University of Technology) and University of Venda. In 2004, he was appointed as the Director: Quality Assurance at Border Technikon (now called Walter Sisulu University). He was the Director of the Quality Assurance at the University of Venda until he joined University of Kwa-Zulu Natal as the Director Quality Promotion & Assurance lso in 2010. He is currently the Chairperson of DST/MINTEK Nanotechnology Innovation Centre Steering Committee. He has served as a Member of Umalusi Council and as Chairperson of Lovedale FET College Audit Committee, Member of the Higher Education Quality Assurance Manager’s Forum and chaired and facilitated various workshops on quality assurance in higher education, Member of the HyPlat Board and as an Academic Committee Member of QS World Ranking Universities. He did his Post-Doctoral training in Analytical Chemistry at Indiana University. He has presented his research work in more than 30 international conferences and published in credible journals.