Simela, L (MSc)

Langelihle Simela holds MSc (1996, University of Zimbabwe) and PhD (2005, University of Pretoria) degrees in Animal Science. While working with smallholder farmers at the National Emergent Red Meat Producers’ Organisation (NERPO), she enrolled for the MSc in Tropical Veterinary Diseases degree in 2008, especially focusing on veterinary field services. Her intention was to understand better how the delivery of veterinary services to smallholder farmers could be improved. She completed the degree in 2012. Amongst a number of roles in the sector, she is currently the Chief Executive Officer of NERPO, Executive Director of the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (AFASA), a member of the University of Pretoria’s Veterinary Faculty Advisory Board and Theme Leader of “Sustainable animal- and plant-based food production in a resource-constrained environment” in the Institute of Food Nutrition and Well –being (IFNuW).

Dissertation title:

Options for the delivery of primary animal health care for livestock farmers on communal land in South Africa: Mnisi Community case study.

Supervisor: Prof CME McCrindle
External examiner: Delia Grace

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Dr Langelihle Simela