Mrs. Funzani Takalani is a Laboratory Technician in the Department of Advanced Nursing Sciences. She has worked for over 8 years in the higher education sector. She has vast knowledge of Medical Science, especially Anatomy and Physiology. She specializes in Biostatistics and Epidemiology and has published in peer reviewed and accredited journals. Among her recent publications are:

  • Nkosi, V., Rathogwa-Takalani, F. and Voyi, K., 2020. The frequency of fast food consumption in relation to wheeze and asthma among adolescents in Gauteng and North West Provinces, South Africa. International journal of environmental research and public health17(6), p.1994.
  • Nkosi, V., Rathogwa-Takalani, F. and Voyi, K., 2020. Non-allergic rhinitis and associated risk factors among the elderly in communities close to gold mine dumps in Gauteng and North West provinces in South Africa: a cross-sectional study. International archives of occupational and environmental health, pp.1-7.
  • Nkosi, V., Shirinde, J., Rathogwa-Takalani, F. and Voyi, K., 2021. High blood pressure and exposure to dust from gold mine dumps among the elderly in South Africa: A cross-sectional study. Public Health in Practice2, p.100146.

Full name: Mrs Funzani Takalani
Designation: Laboratory Technician
Department of Advanced Nursing Science
Qualifications: BSc (Medical BioScience) (UWC), BSc Hons (Medical BioScience) (UWC), MSc (Public Health) (UP).
Email address:
Office No: Office 16- New Nursing Simulation Laboratory

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