Mkwelo holds an MSc Eng degree in electrical engineering from the University of the Cape Town. He joined the CSIR in 2014 and leads its work in optronics systems.
Mabuza-Hocquet holds a PhD (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Johannesburg. She joined the CSIR in 2011 as a PhD candidate.
John's current research focus is the development of materials from renewable and sustainable resources, and includes areas on natural-fibre-reinforced composites, bio-based materials and agro-waste