Budding Green Fingers Student
The ‘Budding Green Fingers Student’ feature takes time to recognize one SANA Bursary Student that has stood out amongst their peers. As SANA Members you can benefit by having the direct opportunity to hire the trained youth of our industry.
Getting to know: Ayanda Magwaza
Ayanda is a Horticulture student at the Durban University of Technology. She is passionate about plants, has an inquisitive mind, hardworking and enthusiastic about her development in the field of horticulture”.
Contact Ayanda on +73 65 85 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Andile Neo Mchunu.
“Andile is obsessed with the nature of a plants life and their diversity and importance in our daily lives. He studied at Siyajabula High School in Botha’s Hill, KwaNyuswa. His favourite flower is the Chrysanthemum”.
Contact Andile on +27 79 842 4194 or email@example.com
Getting to know Jessica Victor
Jessica is a horticulture enthusiast who has dedicated her time to being passionately involved in the Green community which has played a pivotal role in her career path. Having studied at the Tshwane University of technology she is eagerly awaiting to prove her self-worth in your business.
Contact Jessica on +27 61 732 7073 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Juliet Debeila
Juliet is a 3rd-year student at Tshwane University and is currently completing her practicals at South African National Biodiversity (SANBI). Her favourite plant is an Echeveria sp. Juliet loves being outdoors, planting vegetables and working in nature.
Contact Juliet on +27 76 705 7173 or email@example.com
Getting to know Sylvia Mohlakoana
Sylvia is a final year student at the Tshwane University of Technology. Her favourite plant is a Brunfelsia pauciflora‘ Floribunda’. Sylvia is inspired by how gardening can uplift your spirit. She is ambitious, has a positive attitude and willingness to contribute to the beauty of horticulture.
Contact Sylvia on +27 60 336 0966 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Maduwa Thembuluwo
Maduwa is passionate about sustainable gardening. She is an ambitious hard worker who is always willing to learn. She is optimistic and her favourite plant is a sunflower.
Contact Maduwa on +27 62 209 34 195 or email@example.com
Getting to know Kathleen Reabow
Kathleen is studying an Advanced Diploma in Horticulture and Landscaping at the University of South Africa.
Her favourite plant is Portulacaria afra and she believes that Horticulture brings her closer to nature through the interaction with insects and wildlife.
Contact Kathleen on +27711394042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Paulos Sandleni
Paulos is studying a Diploma in Horticulture at Tshwane University of Technology and is currently in his final practical year.
He is passionate about working in the green industry amongst its numerous opportunities and challenges. Paulos is keen on helping and developing his skills to get things done.
His favourite plant is Felicia amelloides, beautiful, water wise and low maintenance.
Contact Paulos on +27761713920 or email@example.com
Getting to know Patricia Nkwana
Patricia is a University of South Africa student that is currently finishing her Diploma in Ornamental Horticulture. She is a vibrant 24-year-old that lives in Mabopane, Pretoria, and is a genuine outdoor person.
Her love for gardening sprouts from the joy in seeing plants grow. Patricia is a willing and fast learner and aims to be an enthusiastic, passionate and hard worker.
Her favourite plant is Strelitzia reginae, commonly known as the ‘Bird of Paradise’, because of its indigenous origin and beautiful statement flowers.
Contact Patricia on +27730981668 and +27614252275 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Rudzani Livhia
Rudzani is studying a Diploma in Horticulture at Tshwane University of Technology and is in his final year. He is young and enthusiastic with an inquisitive mind that aspires to work in the green industry.
Rudzani also has a personal blog where he tracks his learning progress and shares his horticultural experiences for those interested.
His favourite plant is Aloe arborescens, because it is water wise, has medicinal properties and reminds him of home.
Contact Rudzani on +27799149728 or email@example.com
Getting to know Muhammad Adamjee
Muhammad is completing his final year in a Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Landscaping at Durban University of Technology. He is 20 years old and has a range of extracurricular hobbies including plant and animal care, and hiking, to name a few.
Muhammad enjoys the satisfaction and space for experimentation that horticulture provides, as he says, “It is something that is constantly changing and there is always something new to learn”. Working with likewise passionate horticulturists is his dream.
His favourite plant is the Spekboom, Portulacaria afra, particularly because of its distinct air purifying properties.
Contact Muhammad on +27780128284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Tristan Kruger
Tristan is completing the last six months of his Diploma in Horticulture at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. His passion for plants, he proudly states, originates from being “inspired by the art of Bonsai”, with a special interest in, indigenous bulbs, succulents, and trees.
Tristan enjoys good social communication which allows him to work in any given environment and is determined to have a level of perfectionistic excellence in his work.
His favourite plant is Acer Palmatum, commonly known as the Japanese maple, for its beautiful textures, elegant shape, and magnificent colour.
Contact Tristan on +27725915593 or email@example.com
Getting to know Fanelesimbonge Zondi
Fanelesimbonge is completing his last eight months of study in his Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Landscaping at Durban University of Technology. He is a passionate problem solver who grew up in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal.
Fanelesimbonge is self-motivated and a great team player. He loves plant propagation along with its challenges and its opportunity to create solutions.
His favourite plant is Buxus macowanii, also known as the African box, because of its indigenous, evergreen, and hedging properties.
Contact Fanelesimbonge on +27783256586 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Khotso Sethole
Khotso is currently in his second year of studying horticulture at Tshwane University of Technology. His extracurricular activities include chess and poetry. Khotso finds horticulture predominantly therapeutic whilst working with soil and creating aesthetic gardens for the spirit.
In his practical work experience, with TUT and SANBI, he has learnt that understanding the priorities of the work at hand is paramount.
His favourite plant is Aloe vera, because of its numerous medicinal properties.
Contact Khotso on +27767259974 and +27795607638 or email@example.com
Getting to know Sinovuyo Mpukane
Sinovuyo is in his fourth year of studying an Advanced Diploma in Horticulture at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. He takes his academic training seriously and has, since commencing his studies, learnt that horticulture is an essential need to the world. He also has a deep personal conviction of how plants can be beneficial to humanity, especially therapeutically.
Sinovuyo has practiced his knowledge of nomenclature, plant processes, propagation, production, and nursery maintenance in the practical setting, thus his goal is to gain even better understanding of the horticultural industry.
His favourite plant is Artemisia afra because of its medicinal properties and because he believes indigenous medicinal plants should be sourced sparingly so that their survival be ensured for future generations.
Contact Sinovuyo on +27740918976 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting to know Kutlwano Mohube
Kutlwano is nearing her final year of her National Diploma in Horticulture at Tshwane University of Technology. She is a young and vibrant plant lover who believes that people who work with plants are some of the happiest individuals. Kutlwano is an eager communicator that will be willing to explore new horticultural horizons.
She comes from a small village where her passion is teaching others how beautifying their gardens can brighten their day and that plants can assist in treating multiple physical ailments.
Her favourite plant is Searsia lancea as some of its properties include being evergreen, drought resistant as well as an excellent shade and physically well-formed tree.
Contact Kutlwano on +27712866942 and +27795909318 or email@example.com
Thabang is one month away from completing his Advanced Diploma in Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture at the University of South Africa. Originally from Pretoria, Thabang is a current resident in Worcester.
Starting with his studies in 2015 he has volunteered at the Pretoria National Zoological Gardens, received practical experience in retail and wholesale through Colourful Group, done work-integrated learning through SANBI in Pretoria and is currently doing research through SANBI at the Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden.
Thabang has a passion for horticulture and is determined to pursue his love for it through propagation and conservation.
His favourite plants are in the genus Encephalartos, as they are, as he describes, “living fossils” and worthy to be protected for future generations.
Contact Thabang on +27726380869 and +27748964205 or firstname.lastname@example.org