Lesotho Minister of Mines, Energy and Water At UP
By Phindiwe Nkosi
Posted on 05 June 2009
ONE STEP FOR AFRICA: Dr Gideon Groenewald, honourable Lesotho Minister Monyane Moleleki, Prof Calie Pistorius and Prof Anton Ströh (Photo by EYEscape Studios)
The honourable Lesotho Minister of Mines, Energy and Water – Minister Monyane Moleleki – along with the Lesotho TFCA Facilitator, Dr Gideon Groenewald visited the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences on 04 June 2009.
Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, Prof Calie Pistorius and Prof Anton Ströh, Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences were amongst the University of Pretoria delegates to welcome the Lesotho guests.
Also amongst those to have lunch with the Lesotho delegation were, amongst others, University of Pretoria Executive Director Prof Sibusiso Vil-Nkomo, Mr. Dhesigen Naidoo (UP Director of Research and Innovation Support), Prof Pat Eriksson (HOD of Geology), Prof Hannes Rautenbach (Acting Director of the University of Pretoria Water Institute and HOD of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology) and Prof Johan Malherbe (HOD of Physics).
Various other University representatives attended to the guests from Lesotho during the course of the day. One of the pleasant surprises for the honourable Minister was to see Dr Lucy Moleleki, his “niece in law” who works at the University’s Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology.
“Good relations exist between the esteemed guests from Lesotho and the University. It was a privilege to open up our institution and facilities to our guests. We look forward to a good working relation with them now and in future,” says Prof Eriksson, one of the key organisers of the meeting.
FAMILY TIES: The honourable Lesotho Minister of Mines, Energy and Water – Minister Monyane Moleleki with Lucy Moleleki (Photo by EYEscape Studios)