Former students

former PhD students

  • ​COUZINIE, SIMON:           Melting of late orogenic lithospheres, a petrological and experimental approach​

  • ​KITT, SHAWN-LESLEY: ​    Geology and mineralization of the Omitiomire copper deposits, Damara Belt, Namibia 

  • BAKER, ANDREA:              Bulk geochemical, biomarker and compound specific isotope records of palaeoenvironmental controls on peat forming processes in   Mfabeni peatlands, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa since the late Pleistocene

  • HALL, DUNCAN:               Mechanisms of melt migration and emplacement in the Damara Belt, Namibia - field based case studies and theoretical considerations. 

  • KOEGELENBERG, CORNE: Geology, fluid flow and gold mineralization in the Kibaran-age Karagwe-Ankolean and Bukoban of western Tanzania 

  • PHILANDER, CARLO:         Geometallurgy of the Namakwa Sands Deposit 


former MSc students 

​EILERS, ANYA​Recharge estimation in the Verlorenvlei catchment through the use of stable isotopes, chloride mass balance and historical rainfall records​J Miller
​INDONGO, JASON​Structural and metamorphic characterisation of the Southern Namaqua Front and Sperrlingsputs shear zones​​J Miller
​KANGUEEHI, KAUKURAUEECharacterisation of southern Africa's major dust plumes: do they fertilise the ocean?​S Fietz
​MTHETHWA, MBALI​An experimental study of the digestion of entrained peritectic crystals by S-type graniteG Stevens​
​NETSHIDZIVHE, THENDO​Petrography, geochemistry and age of Bushveld's sills​M Klausen
​PETRONIO, ALICE​Development of a baseline for Mg isotopes in groundwater on the west coast of southern Africa, from Cape Town to Walvis Bay​J Miller
​SIGIDI, NTHABELISENI​Geochemical and isotopic fingerprinting of salinity inputs into the Verlorenvlei estuarine lake​J Miller
​SOORAJLAL, ROXANNE​The petrogenesis of the Budduso pluton, Sadinia​G Stevens
​VAN GEND, JANI​Experimental constraints on precipitation of Iron- and Manganese-oxyhydroxides in response to ozonation of groundwater. ​​J Miller
​WALTERS, SCHALK​Reanalysis of cryptic sedimentological relationships involving the Southern Karoo Ripon Formation ​R Tucker
ANGOMBE, MOSESLithological and structural evolution of the Eureka shear zone and its relationship to the Pofadder-Marshall Rocks shear zone

Controls of melt migration and emplacement around the Ida Dome, Damara Belt, and its bearing on uranium mineralization​
DUNFORD, ALEXANDERSalt and trace metal accumulation in the Buffels River as a result of modified flow conditions due to installation of an artificial membrane 
​INDONGO, JASON  Structural and metamorphic characterisation of the Southern Namaqua Front and Sperrlingsputs shear zones​ 
ISAACS, CLINTAssembly history of the Darling batholith-conjectures on the evolution of sources and structural controls of granite emplacement  
MADLAKANA, NONKUSELO Ca-rich inclusions in peritectic garnet from the SMZ of the Limpopo Belt 
MAYNE, MATHEW An investigation of the processes that control differentiation of the crust using new in-house software 
MCCALL, MICHAEL-JOHN Mineralogical and textural characterisation of the UG2 from the eastern and western Bushveld Complex with implications for minerals processing. 
SWANA, KELLEY Hydrochemical fingerprinting of shallow groundwate in the Karoo Basin, and what it tells about about the composition and residence time of deeper Karoo groundwaters 
VAN HORSTEN, NATASHAPhotosynthetic response of Southern Ocean phytoplankton under Fe and light limitations: Bioassay 
ZARREBINI, SARA  An experimental study of the digestion of entrained peritectic crystals by I-type granite​