About us




UkuqaphaVirus was formed by a group of concerned scientists in 2020. All are experts in their field and together form a formidable team to assist scientifically in the fight against the SARS-Cov-2 (Covid 19). The Team are

Mr Austin Hlongwane
Mr Trevor Khumalo
Dr Shaun Groenink
Prof Timothy Fasheun
Ms Stephanie Ramsamy
Mr Neil Madgwick
Mr Mark Ross


Figure 11: Focus Areas in the water value chain

UkuqaphaVirus (Pty) Ltd

a team of highly specialised professionals founded UkuqaphaVirus (Pty) Ltd to implement this novel and more cost-effective method of identifying hot and cold spots of the virulence of the virus. By being able to identify hot spots, health resources are able to be deployed to these areas while the rest of the economy can open in safety.

We have footprints in the rural areas who are usually not fully catered for by individual swab testing.

The Company has the compliment of a state-of-the art accredited laboratory.


To monitor virus loadings in wastewater and rivers to ensure timely human and environmental health management.


Tapping into dense network sewerage systems and pit latrines, and harnessing the power of science and technology, we can provide rapid monitoring and analytical results for planning for appropriate interventions.

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Email: admin@ukuqaphavirus.co.za

Phone: 033 347 1304

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