PhD Students

Makuzeni Manyano

Mesozoic-cenozoic Evolutions of the South-Eastern margin of South Africa: A History of transtentional rifting, uplift and subsidence and sea-level changes.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: mmakuzeni@gmail.com

 

 

 

Unite Jeannette

How mining and humans’ relationship to minerals throughout history has impacted on Earth.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré and Dr Anton de Wit

Email: jeannette.r.unite@gmail.com

 

Claassen Debbie

Erosion in the Anthropocene, Mthatha, Eastern Cape – Assessing the mechanisms, rates and drivers

Supervisor: Dr Bastien Linol and Dr Greg Botha

Email: dkilian@geoscience.org.za

Mulabisana Thifhelimbilu

Active Tectonics, Crustal Deformation and Seismotectonic background for a realistic Seismic Hazard Assessment in Southern Africa.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré and Prof Mustapha Meghraoui

Email: tmulabisana@geoscience.org.za

 

Miller Warren

Design of new transdisciplinary geo-bio-science maps and data-management to stimulate visualisation of Africa’s natural evolution and its resources with a special case study of the Western Rift Valley.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: macwazmac@gmail.com

Winkler Susan

African Tectonics with focus on North Africa in an African Context.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: susanwinklerrsa@gmail.com

 

Eckert Catherine

Soil water retention in organic and conventional cropping systems in South Africa’s southern Cape.

Supervisor: Prof Raymond Auerbach

Email: eckertcj88@gmail.com

de Kock Roy

The impact of hydraulic fracturing fluid contamination on soils and vegetation in the Karoo Basin

Supervisor: Prof Eileen Campbell

Email: roydkock@gmail.com

 

Guzzo Gregorio

A Threatened Species in a Fragmented Habitat: Survey of the Samango Monkey population Of Hogsback.

Supervisor: Prof Judith Masters

Email: gregorioguzzo5@gmail.com

Mashele Nwa’Jama

A critical exploration of the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in facilitating the emergence and success of organic farming systems. 

Supervisor: Prof Raymond Auerbach and Prof Robert Fincham

Email: jama.mashele@mandela.ac.za

 

Bobbio Maria

The ecological role of chacma baboon: status survey and conservation action plan for Hogsback.

Supervisor: Prof Judith Masters

Email: maria.bobbio@gmail.com

Greve Jade

Magnetotelluric Modelling of the Eastern Karoo Basin near Jansenville, South Africa: Imaging a Potential Shale Gas Bearing Horizon

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: jadegreve@gmail.com

 

Holmes Marion

Diatoms as an ‘early warning’ monitoring tool for surface and groundwater contamination: towards a water baseline for the Karoo.

Supervisor: Prof Eileen Campbell 

Email: info@karoocats.org

Stroebel Divan

Baseline Groundwater Hydrochemistry and Aquifer Connectivity of Selected Areas in the Eastern Cape Karoo Prior to Anticipated Hydraulic Fracturing of Shale Gas.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Emaildivan.stroebel@mandela.ac.za

 

Morkel Barry

Political Economy of Shale Gas Development in the Karoo Basin of South Africa

Supervisor: Dr. Gavin Bradshaw and Prof Moctar Doucouré 

Email: barry.morkel@mandela.ac.za

 

Masters Students

Mlombo Ayabulela 

A feasibility study of the Karoo dolerites for exploitation as a sustainable building material in the old Transkei Region in the Eastern Cape.

Supervisor: Dr Bastien Linol

Email: ayamlombo@gmail.com

 

Keegan Stokes 

Mapping the cave sandstone natural heritage of the central- eastern Karoo: examples from the eastern cape (Maclear) and the eastern Free State (Clarens) provinces. 

Supervisor: Dr Bastien Linol

Email: keeganstokes716@gmail.com

Maqhubela Akhona 

Development of a numerical geohydrological model for a fractured rock aquifer in the Karoo, near Sutherland, South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr Gaathier Mahed

Email: maqhubelaakhona@yahoo.com

 

Maphumulo Bongeka

The development of hydrological sampling devices for representative sampling methods

Supervisor: Dr Gaathier Mahed

Email: maphumulobp@gmail.com

Gariremo Natasha

Ecohydrological Modelling of  a Coastal Wetland: The Case of Rietvlei Wetland, CapeTown.

Supervisor: Dr. Gaathier Mahed

Email: nrgariremo75@gmail.com

 

Williams Aarifah

Episodic Groundwater Recharge Around an Extreme Climatic Event in Beaufort West

Supervisor: Dr Gaathier Mahed

Email: aarifahw@gmail.com

Berkland James

Groundwater sampling methods for radioactive elements in the immediate vicinity of Beaufort West: Sampling as a Science

Supervisor: Dr Gaathier Mahed

Email: jmberklaj@gmail.com

 

Tembe Thandeka

The potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on Khoisan peoples sense of place in the Karoo Region, South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr. Leizel Williams-Bruinders

Email: thandeka.tembeh@gmail.com

Mangesi Silindokuhle

Climate change adaptation amongst small-scale livestock farmers in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr. Anton de Wit

Email: smangesi19@gmail.com

 

Musa Sameera

The application of carbonate clumped isotope geochemistry for paleo-climate reconstruction across southern Africa

Supervisor:  Dr. Bastien Linol

Email: sam16musa@gmail.com

Mathias Pwavidon

Omission or Commission: An Explanation of African art and indigenous conceptions of memorialization for the future creation of a Grassroots memorial suitable for any society that honours the victims/survivors of atrocities.

Supervisor: David A. Jones

Email: pwavidonmathias@gmail.com

 

Myburgh Jan

Structural and hydrogeological controls on groundwater occurrences associated with the Insizwa Complex in the Mount Ayliff area, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: jmyburgh@ages-group.com

Mey Angel

Towards visual storytelling: A research collaboration with AEON’S Africa Alive Corridors project

Supervisor: David A. Jones

Email: mey.angel6@gmail.com

 

Valashiya Khaya

Mapping in the Drakensberg

Supervisor: Dr. Bastien Linol

Email: khayav218@gmail.com

Sebake Tebogo

Quantifying variability of greenhouse gas (CO2 and CH4) emissions across selected soils and agricultural practices.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: tebogo.sebake@gmail.com

 

Kunjwa Thulisile

Using ambient seismic noise for quantification and monitoring of hazards in mine tailings dams with application to mineral evaluation.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: kunjwat@gmail.com

Verouschka Sonn

Comparisons of domestic water conservation actions across socioeconomic gradients in coastal (George) and inland (Cradock) towns, South Africa.

Supervisor: Prof Moctar Doucouré

Email: verousch27@gmail.com