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Mehluli Ncube


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Mehluli Ncube

Patent Searcher and Examiner

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Bulawayo Zimbabwe

A Physicist, Tech savvy and avid photographer.

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Current Position(s)

Patent Searcher and Substantive Examiner | Patents | Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
Pretoria, South Africa | January 2016 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Perform patent searches to establish state of- the- art, novelty, inventive step, infringement or patentability of inventions
Perform preliminary examination based on the search results
Provide opinion on patentability
Provide search reports and preliminary examination reports
Receive and resolve customer queries;
Report on performance and to identify and escalate performance constraints

PhD Student | Physics | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2012 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Solid state semiconductor research work in the Mossbauer Lab (WITS) and ISOLDE-CERN,
Perform research experiments with other schools in the Mossbauer Lab,
Mentor the work of MSc students in the Mossbauer Group

Director | Bez'alel Investments
Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2009 - present

Entrepreneurship and Small Business

Graphics Designs
Websites Designs
Security Systems

Previous Position(s)

Lecturer | Agriculture and Science | University of Zululand
Richards Bay, South Africa | February 2015 - December 2015

Academia, Education and Training

Lecturing Physics Courses:
SPHY211: Analytical Mechanics,
SPHY322: Solid State Physics and Material Science

Teaching Assistant | Physics | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2010 - November 2014

Academia, Education and Training

Tutoring first year Physics courses, Demonstrate and supervise undergraduate Physics experiments. Test and Exam marking, Laboratory Revision.

Lecturer | Science | Dam Technical College
Johannesburg, South Africa | September 2006 - October 2008

Academia, Education and Training

Lecturing the following course for NQF Level 4 - NQF Level 6:
Engineering Science, Engineering Mathematics, Statistics
Java, Website design using HTML, Graphic Design.

Physics Teacher | Science | Pumula High School
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | March 2006 - August 2006

Academia, Education and Training

Delivering Physical Science lessons to O Level Science pupils
Delivering Physical Science lessons to Junior Science pupils.
Demonstrate and supervise experiments,
Teaching Computers in computer literacy class.

Trainee Telecommunications Engineer | Signals | National Railways of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | May 2003 - July 2014

Transportation and Logistics

Microwave radio network maintenance, fault clearing and programming of GEC analogue microwave, digital microwave system employing Atio FSK radios and Mainstreet 3600 multiplexers.
Telecommunication (wired) network maintenance of Siemens Hicom 330E PABX and telephone faults from MDF to subscribers’ instrument via distribution points
Wireless radio network systems maintenance including installation and repair of portable mobile and base station radios Motorola GM series, 2000, 300 series.

Educational history


Manama High School, Gwanda, Zimbabwe (1999)


Shaw Academy

United Kingdom | March 2015 - May 2015

Diploma - Photography

What is Photography. Demystifying Camera Functions. Capturing the Light
Motion and Depth. Composition. Advanced Composition. How Much Light is Enough.
Manual Mode - The Relationship between Shutter Speed and Aperture.
The Colour of Light: White Balance. The Digital Image.

University of the Witswatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2012 - present

Doctor of Philosophy - Solid State Physics

Identification of lattice sites and diffusion behaviour of Fe interstitial and vacancy complexes in Si, implantation of 57Mn and 119In ions using Mossbauer Emission Spectroscopy at ISOLDE, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | September 2009 - March 2013

Master of Science - Physics

Research on the structural and magnetic properties of Ho substituted BiFeO3 held at ambient temperatures followed by cooling and annealing studied using Transmission Mossbauer Spectroscopy

National University of Science and Technology (NUST)

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe | August 2001 - October 2005

Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Applied Physics

Undergraduate course in Applied Physics with emphasis on telecommunications.
Honours Project: Using a DTMF enabled Telephone Line as a switching system for home appliances



National Research Foundation (NRF) Grant | 2010

MSc Bursary

National Research Foundation (NRF) Grant | 2012

PhD Bursary

Competitive Accomplishments

Finisher | Comrades Marathon | 2014

Completed in 9 hours 47 min

Academic Achievements

Postgraduate Merit Award (WITS) | 2012

2012 - 2014

Postgraduate University Council Postgraduate Scholarship (WITS) | 2013

UG University Council Merit Scholarship (WITS) | 2013

University Council Postgraduate Scholarship (WITS) | 2012

University Council Postgraduate Scholarship (WITS) | 2011

Other Achievements

Scuba diving | 2015



Mössbauer Collaboration at ISOLDE, CERN

Member, May 2011 - present

Golden Key International Honour Society

Member, December 2012 - present


Brethren In Christ Church (Hillbrow)

Worship Leader, May 2009 - May 2013

Brethren In Christ Church (Hillbrow)

Vice Chairperson, May 2010 - May 2012

Part of the day to day church administration.

Brethren In Christ Church (Hillbrow)

Chairperson Building Committee, May 2010 - May 2013

Spearheading the building of the church building


Volunter teacher, January 2010 - December 2011

Volunteering Teaching Physical Science to Matric (Grade 11 - 12) learners on Saturday, except school holidays and public holidays, who were living mostly in Alexandra. (Central Johannesburg College, Alexandra Campus)

Other Activities

Comrades Marathon

Finisher, May 2014 - May 2014

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