Graduated & former students



 PhD students


 MSc students

KRUGER, TOLENE​Controls of melt migration and emplacement around the Ida Dome, Damara Belt, and its bearing on uranium mineralizationA Kisters​MSc


Honours students


Name​Working title​SU SupervisorType
BAGLEY, AF​​Geochemical Comparisons Between Suites of Igneous Enclaves in Central Victorian Granitic Rocks: Was There a Common Source?​JD Clemens​Hons
​BEYERS, MA​The evaluation of newly descovered vertebrate track site in the Elliot Formation (Karoo Supergroup) Lesotho : implication for the macro vertebrate bio-stratigraphic framework and temporal placement.​R Tucker​Hons
​BLIGNAUT, J​Analysis of the geochemical characteristics of the groundwater and artesian aquifers of the Klein Karoo Rural Water Supply Scheme​AN Roychoudhury​​Hons
​BOOYSEN, MA​Distribution, petrography and geochemistry of Archaean plagioclase-megacrystic dykes across the Kaapvaal Craton​M Klausen​​Hons
​BUCHANAN, JA​Modeling of partial melting in Mount Stafford, Central Australia​I Buick​Hons
​CISNEROS LAZARO, DG​Mineralogical and textural variation in gneisses of the Kakamas Domain, southern Namibia​J Miller​Hons
​COCKBURN, CR​Different gold mineralization types and associated host lithology’s within the KweKwe region, Zimbabwe​B v d Heyden​Hons
​DORFLING, JA​Petrology of the landslides along the Kaaimans River Pass​R Heyn​Hons
​GLOYN-JONES, JN​Geology of the Donkerhuk Granite, Namibia.​A Kisters​Hons
​HENRY, SL​Geology of the Donkerhuk Granite, Namibia.​A Kisters​Hons
​KOLWANE, BMR​Mineral and geochemical characteristics of the hydrothermal alteration within feldspar in the Neoproterozoic Riviera Pluton, Cape Granite Suite Western Cape South Africa​R Heyn​Hons
​KRUGER, E​Field relationships, petrography and geochemistry of Jozini rhyolites along the Olifants River and the Mwenezi Igneous Complex​M Klausen​Hons
​LAZARUS, LR​Urban river pollution​​AN Roychoudhury/ S Fietz
​LOUW, P​Modelling Contact Metamorphism in the North-Eastern Rustenberg Layered Suite​​I Buick​Hons
​MOLIFIE, A​Mineralogical and textural characterisation of UG2 ore with implications for mineral benefication​J Miller​Hons
​NKABINDE, WNN​Investigation of the impacts of Spontaneous Combustion on yields & coal qualities. Kleinkopje Colliery, Witbank.​B v d Heyden / J Miller​Hons
​PYPER,  J​Geometry and internal structure of the Saldanha-Postberg quartz porphyry​M Klausen / A Kisters​Hons
​STEMMET, WC​Field relationships, petrography and geochemistry of gabbroic layered intrusions within the Mwenezi Igneous Complex​M Klausen​Hons
​SYMONS, RCR​Elucidating the geobiological and temporal context for a newly discovered Tyrannosaurus (Dinosauria Coelurosauria) in the Late Cretaceous sediments of New Mexico, Western North America​R Tucker​Hons
​TEEK, ST​Using Sr isotopes to trace the role of bedrock geology on groundwater compositions along the west coast of southern AfricaJ Miller​Hons
​UKENA, CL​The mineralogical and geochemical variation in the Upper Ore Body and the controls in the formation of the Swartberg ore deposit​B v d Heyden​Hons
​VAN ROOYEN, JD​ Use of tritium isotopes to determine the presence and extent of modern groundwater along the west coast of southern AfricaJ Miller​Hons
​VAN ZYL, MMineralogical, Geochemical variation in the Lower Orebody and controls in the formation of the Swartberh ore deposit.​B v d Heyden​Hons
​VILJOEN, JJ​Setup of phytoplankton pigment analysis and phytoplankton group composition in the Southern Ocean​S Fietz ​Hons
​VILJOEN, A​Evolution of iron mineralization at Sishen​J Miller / B v d Heyden​Hons
ZEEMANN, AS​Sedimentological facies analysis of the Verlorenvlei catchmentR TuckerHons




PhD students

    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

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

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

    Geometallurgy of the Namakwa Sands Deposit 


MSc students 

  • ANGOMBE, MOSES: Lithological and structural evolution of the Eureka shear zone and its relationship to the Pofadder-Marshall Rocks shear zone

  • DUNFORD, ALEXANDER: Salt and trace metal accumulation in the Buffels River as a result of modified flow conditions due to installation of an artificial membrane

  • ENGELBRECHT, CORNé: Hydrogeochemical characterization of groundwater and assessment of hydrological processes using environmental tracers in the Mokolo cathment, Limpopo. 

  • INDONGO, JASON: Structural and metamorphic characterisation of the Southern Namaqua Front and Sperrlingsputs shear zones

  • ISAACS, CLINT: Assembly 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.

  • PIETERSE, LEAHN: Crustal development of the concealed crystalline basement below the Karoo Supergroup in the southeastern, southern and southwestern sectors of the Kaapvaal Craton

  • SMITH, HENDRIK: Structural evolution of the Lower Fish River - Onseepkans Thrust

  • 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, NATASHA: Photosynthetic 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


Honours students

    Emplacement and internal structure of the Donkerhuk batholith, Namibia

    The distribution and controls of bio-active trace metals (Cu, Zn) in the Southern Ocean

    Petrogenesis and  magmatic evolution of three (linked?) outcrops of intrusive complexes along the north-eastern margin of the Late Archean Skjoldungen Alkaline Province (SE Greenland).

  • HUMAN:
    Wall rock characteristics and associated exo-skarn related mineralization of the Neoproterozoic Riviera Pluton, Cape Granite Suite Western Cape South Africa.

  • JONK:
    Palao environmental  and lithostratigraphic reconstruction at the Elandsfontein Farm, Langebaan,

  • JOONE:
    Controls of gold in the Calcsilicate layers of the Navachab gold mine in the Sout Central Zone of the Damara belt, Namibia.

    Determining the trace metal composition of river sediments from Namibia using sequential extraction

  • LOOCK:
    The Distribution and Controls of Bio-active trace metals (Co/Cd) in the Southern Ocean

    Onshore distribution, magma compositions and petrogenesis of potential Tertiary mafic dykes along the rifted margin of southern SE Greenland

  • MAREE:
    P-T conditions of Barrovian metamorphism in the West Coast Belt, South Africa.

    The Geology of the Ai Ais Suite, Namibia

    Modelling and Predicting Changes of Aquifer Chemistry Due to Artificial Recharge in Groenwaterspruit, Kolomela Mine

    Nutrient availability for primary production in the Southern Ocean

    Geology of the Otjimbingwe Syenite Complex and its structural relationship with respect to the Donkerhoek granites

    Magnesium isotopes in groundwater in the Naukluft region of Namibia and Buffelsriver, Northern Cape.

  • PRIOR:
    A detailed mineralogical and textural analysis of low density Iron ores with implications for mineral processing

    Providing palaeoenvironmental context for newly discovered floral assemblages along the confluence of the Olifants River, within Kruger National Park.​

    Salinization of Groundwater in the Berg River Catchment, Western Cape.

  • SCOTT:
    The impact of dust additions on phytoplankton photophysiology of the Southern Ocean

    Mapping of the Ai Ais terrane, southern Namibia

  • STUCK:
    Petrographic and pseudosection analysis of Barrovian-style metamorphism in the Danba Domal

    The distribution and abundance of hydroxylated GDGTs and their use as a paleo-environmental proxy in the Southern Ocean

    The petrographic and geochemical interaction between eclogite xenoliths and kimberlite magma, a case study from the Jagersfontein kimberlite.

    Re-evaluation of vertebrate tracks in the Elliot and Clarens Formations (Karoo Supergroup), Lesotho: implications for the biostratigraphic framework and faunal turnover in the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic.

  • WAHL:
    Petrogenic study of ‘picrites’ from the Letaba River Basalt Formation (Karoo Igneous Province) using magma geochemistry and melt inclusions.

  • WATT:
    An investigation into the emplacement style and internal structures of the Donkerhuk Granite Batholith, Namibia