Profile of Dr Wonga Hexana

Dr Wonga Hexana is a scientist, legal mind, author and speaker. He is a Trustee for the Wilson Manor Body Corporate and is currently completing his LLB degree through UNISA and Intellectual Property Exams through the DTI Patent Examination Board. In addition to possessing an inquisitive mind he is blessed with an innate ability to cut across a multi-faced plethora of fields. He is an international citizen having lived, studied and worked in 4 different countries. He has travelled extensively to countries dispersed in 4 different continents.

Some of his education qualifications, achievements and accolades are as follows:

University of the Witwatersrand


BSc (2003), BSc Honours in Applied Chemistry (2004) and PhD in Chemistry (2008)

Honors and Awards

CATSA Postgraduate Student Travel award:
Presenting work at the International Catalysis Congress in Seoul, South Korea (2008)
Royal Society (London) Award:
Conducting chemistry research at Aberdeen (Scotland) and Cardiff (Wales) universities (2007)
University of the Witwatersrand Travel Award:
Presenting research work at a Vibrational Spectroscopy workshop in Caen, France (2007)
Penny Huddle Memorial Award for best undergraduate lab demonstrator (2006)
Postgraduate Merit award (2004, 2007-2008)
NRF Merit award (2003)
First-Class Certificate for Chemistry (2002)
Academic Excellence Scholarship (2001)

Activities and Societies:

Team member of the winners of the Inter-Faculty Cricket tournament (2008)
Team member of the winners of the Lenn Smith Inter Faculty 4 Km Campus Race (2008)
Opening batsman - Wits Cricket Club (2005-2008)
Chairperson IPHCSS (2005)
Vice-Chairperson IPHCSS (2002)
Member of Golden Key International Honour Society (2002-Present)

Chris Jan Botha Secondary School

Honors and Awards

Top/Best student (1999, 2000)
Merit certificates for the following subjects: English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Sciences, Geography, Business Economics, Accounting (1996-2000)

Activities and Societies

Gauteng Provincial winner of the annual Mintek Minquiz Science competition (2000)
Member of Winners of the 7-A-Side annual soccer tournament (1999)
English Olympiad (1998), Science Olympiad (1999)
Prefect (1998-1999)
Debating Society (1997-1998)

Latest Blog Post

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