Mr Rendani Mulaudzi (Internship/Trainee Education Programme)

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Mr Rendani Mulaudzi (Internship/Trainee Education Programme)

Mr  Mulaudzi studied Environmental Management (4-year degree/Honours), majoring in Ecology, at the University of Venda, South Africa and graduated in 2011. Mr Mulaudzi continued with an MSc degree in Environmental Sciences (Ethnoecology) and graduated in 2014 (Thesis topic: Diet and behavioural ecology in “sacred” chacma baboons: A case  study at Lwamondo Hill in the Limpopo Province, South Africa). His unique MSc project attracted the attention of many international organizations, including International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) and National Geographic.

Mr  Mulaudzi gained important and valuable research experience  in the field of Ecology at the University of Venda and other private sectors.

In 2011, Mr Mulaudzi was appointed as a Tutor at the University of Venda, Department of Ecology & Resource Management. He was giving lectures in Ecological Principles for Environmental Management (first year students) and Principles of Resource Management (second year students); marking assignment and test scripts. At the end of 2011, Mr Mulaudzi was part of the South African and Malagasy team of Ecologists gathering and collecting data on the most endangered species of bats, birds, reptiles and small mammals in Mikea Forest, Madagascar.

In 2012, He moved to Cape Town where he worked as a Field Supervisor at Human Wildlife Solutions. His roles were to communicate and maintain good relations with public in Tokai region with regards to all baboon related issues, liaise with all the relevant authorities (City of Cape Town, SANParks, CapeNature) associated with baboon management in Cape Town, radio tracking the troop using telemetry, assist with monitoring and data gathering for research purposes.

Mr Mulaudzi was part of the team of Scientists from EarthWatch Institute working on Mammal Conservation (conserving leopards and monkeys in South Africa): Assessing the role of Soutpansberg Mountains in biodiversity conservation (Camera trapping, GPS data collection, scat analysis, phenology, conducting observations of mammalian behaviour, and environmental education at schools through eco-schools programme).

He also worked as an Academic Assistant at the Centre for Higher Education Teaching and Learning (CHETL), University of Venda. His responsibilities were to assist first year students in developing the academic writing skills, language development in their discipline, interpreting question types for tests and assignments and providing study techniques.

Mr Mulaudzi is the former Communications Ambassador at Universum Global, South Africa. He was appointed to coordinate the South African Student Survey project at the University of Venda. His key responsibilities were to survey student opinions nationally, regarding working lives, careers and priorities for the future. The results helped universities and employers in understanding the motivational factors and goals of South African students. The data also helped various stakeholders to develop and refine their recruitment strategies.

Before joining the ACCESS team in Cape Town, he worked for Afribugs Consulting in Pretoria as an Assistant Ecologist. He was responsible for ecological studies, rehabilitation monitoring, and biodiversity assessment in mining environment throughout Africa.

Mr Mulaudzi participated in a great range of social activities and held roles as executive board member and chairman. This has provided him with invaluable organizational, public communication and leadership skills.

Tel:  021 658 3994

Email: rmulaudzi@access.ac.za