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Orpah Zinyemba

Senior Lecturer
Name: Orpah Zinyemba
Location: C2-Lab 322
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Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0) 11 559 2365


About Dr Orpah Zinyemba


1981 to 1985 Queen High Elizabeth School, Harare, Zimbabwe. ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels

1990 University of Zimbabwe

B.Sc: Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology:  (2:1)


1997 King’s College London, University of London

Ph.D. : Bio-inorganic Chemistry




1997 to date: University of Johannesburg (Former RAU & Vista University): Lecturer in general, inorganic /bio-inorganic, and analytical chemistry.




  • April 1990 to January 1991: Johnson & Johnson Ltd., Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Production Manager:
    November 1989 to March 1990: Kutsaga Research Station,  Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Analytical Chemist:
    January 1988 to June 1988: Harare City Council, Works Department, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Industrial Trainee:
    July 1988 to December 1988: Sterling Winthrop Ltd, Harare, Zimbabwe Industrial Trainee:


I am currently working in the analytical chemistry field on environmental pollution and authentication of agricultural products using ICP-MS, AAS ICP-OES and polarography.