Edward Mhlongo

Edward Mhlongo

Sustainability Intern

Edward holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science Degree and an Honours Degree in Environmental Science, both from the University of Venda. He recently completed his Master’s degree in Environmental Science at Rhodes University. For his Masters, he looked at the perceptions of the role of Lantana camara on human well-being and rural livelihoods in Vhembe Biosphere Reserve, South Africa.

While completing his Master’s Degree, he often volunteered as a research field assistant. Some of the tasks undertaken included:

  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data (i.e., ecological surveys, soil samples, focus group discussions, questionnaire surveys).
  • Continuous monitoring of project sites.
  • Designing and setting up scientific experiments.

Furthermore, his interest includes bridging the gap between traditional knowledge and scientific knowledge which are significant knowledge areas for the dynamic management of natural resources.

Outside of work, Edward enjoys a variety of music, taking walks, cooking, and reading up on tech. He is also a self-taught enthusiast photographer and loves to capture a variety of photos within the many genres of photography.