Bongiwe Mshengu

Dr B.P. Mshengu


Tel:                 +27 (0)12 420-2515
Email:             [email protected]
Office:             NS1 4-68

Position:         Lecturer   

Academic qualification: PhD in Organic Chemistry


General Chemistry (first year) and Organic Chemistry at undergraduate level.

Modules: CMY127

Research interests

  • Phytochemical investigation of South African Medicinal plants.
  •  Synthesis of biologically-active natural products and their analogues.
  • Analytical chemistry of medicinal plants.


Wonder Women Recipient (2020): College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science-University of KwaZulu-Natal

Selected publications

Journal articles
  • Bongiwe P. Mshengu, Emmanuel Gakuba, Fanie R. van Heerden, 2017. Chemical constituents from Elytropappus rhinocerotis (L.f.) Less. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 75, 18-20.
  • Bongiwe Mshengu, Valentine Uwumubyeyi, Roshila Moodley, 2020. Chemical constituents from Rhoicissus digitata and Rhoicissus tomentosa and their chemotaxonomic significance. South African Journal of Botany. 135, 87-91.


  • Prof Roshila Moodley: School of Chemistry and Physics-University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN).
  • Dr Wendy Mdlalose, School of Chemistry and Physics, UKZN.
  • Dr Blessing Mkhwanazi, School of Agriculture, Earth, and Environmental Science, UKZN.

Postgraduate students




Document Title


Valentine Uwumubyeyi




Elemental and phytochemical studies of two Rhoicissus species (Rhoicissus digitata and Rhoicissus tomentosa) found in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.


Andile Gumede




The nutritional and medicinal value of mung beans (Vigna radiata L.).


Zamokuhle Buthelezi




Elemental and phytochemical studies of traditional medicinal plants, Cissus rotundifolia and Cyphostemma natalitium, found in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Devashni Mudaly



Biogenic Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles from Centella asiatica (L.) Urban (Gotu kola) and their Biological Activity.

- Author Dr Bongiwe Mshengu
Published by Anita Botha

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