Breeding and Evaluation:

voltaZama Mbulawa

From: South Africa

Study: PhD (2nd year) – Mapping of dwarf growth habit traits in apple (Malus pumila Mill.) using molecular markers and transcriptomics approaches.

Life philosophy: “Reach for the top, the bottom is overcrowded” ~ Jerome Liberty





voltaKhethani Give Mhelembe

From: Siyandhani Village, Giyani, Limpopo, South Africa

Study: PhD (3rd year) – Focusing on understanding the molecular genetics of the acyanic phenotype in apple.

Life philosophy: “Believe you can and you’re halfway there” ~ Theodore Roosevelt






voltaSolomon Ntladi

From: Polokwane, South Africa

Study: PhD (submitted) – Inheritance and mapping of traits in European pear.

Life philosophy: “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to o.” ~ Pele