Ms Rendani Luthada-Raswiswi is a Principal Technician and a PhD Candidate in Ecology in School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her PhD is focusing on the use of crocodile meal as a replacement of fishmeal for the commercial production of fish. She has a Master of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Zululand, where she was a Senior Technician in the Department of Zoology for 9 years and acquired experiences in aquaculture facilities management, artificial breeding of catfish, feeding management, live feeds production, water quality management, laboratory and equipment’s maintenance and management. She served Limpopo Department of Agriculture, in Tompi Seleka College of Agriculture as an Aquaculture Intern for 12 months and gained experience in extensive aquaculture. She is currently contributing to first-years and Science Access Biology Practicals, disposal of hazardous chemical wastes, curation of all preserved teaching specimens, maintenance of laboratories and equipment, as well as zebrafish research platform in School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal.


Key publications:

  • Luthada-Raswiswi R.W., Mukaratirwa, S., and O’Brien G. 2019. Nutritional value of the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) Meal for Aquaculture Feeds in South Africa. Journal of 20-25.
  • Luthada R.W. & Jerling H.L. 2013. Effect of feeding frequency and feeding rate on growth of Oreochromis mossambicusfry.  African Journal of Aquatic Sciences38(3): 273-278.


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