Musa S.D. Manzi

School of Geosciences

University of the Witwatersrand


Wits, 2050

(a) Education

University of the WitwatersrandPhyscics and MathematicsBSc. 2007 
 University of the Witwatersrand    Geophysics    BSc (Hons) 2008
 University of the Witwatersrand Geophysics   MSc 2010
 University of the Witwatersrand Geophysics    Ph.D.   2013

(b) Appointments and field experience          

2013 – Geophysics Lecturer, School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand

2009-2012      Demonstrator and Supervisor, School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Africa Array Annual Field School

2009-2011      Teaching Assistant, School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Africa Array Annual Field School

2005 – 2006     Research Assistant, School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand 2004 –

2004 – 2005    Senior Tutor, School of Physics and Mathematics, University of the Witwatersrand

(c) Selected Publications

Manzi, M.S.D., Gibson, M.A.S., Hein, K.A.A., King, N., Durrheim, R.J., Application of 3D seismic techniques to evaluate ore resources in the West Wits line goldfield and portions of the West Rand goldfield, South Africa. Geophysics 77, WC163–WC171, doi:10.1190/GEO2012-0133.1.x, 2012a.

Manzi, M.S.D., Durrheim, R.J., Hein, K.A.A., King, N., 3D edge detection seismic attributes used to map potential conduits for water and methane in deep gold mines in the Witwatersrand basin, South Africa. Geophysics, 77, WC133–WC147, doi: 10.1190/GEO2012-0135.1.x, 2012b.

Manzi, M.S.D., Hein, K.A.A., King, N., Durrheim, R.J., Neoarchaean tectonic history of the Witwatersrand Basin and Ventersdorp Supergroup: New constraints from high resolution 3D seismic reflection data. Tectonophysics 590, 94-105, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.01.014 .x, 2013.

Musa S.D. Manzi, Kim A.A. Hein, Raymond J. Durrheim,and Nick King, Seismic attribute analysis to enhance detection of thin gold-bearing reefs: South Deep Gold mine, Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 98, 212-228, doi: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2013.08.017.x, 2013.

Musa S.D. Manzi, Kim A.A. Hein, Raymond J. Durrheim,and Nick King, The Ventersdorp Contact Reef (VCR) model in the Kloof Gold Mine (South Africa) as derived from 3D seismics, geological mapping and exploration borehole datasets. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, doi: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.08.017.x, 2013.

Manzi, M. S.D., Hein, K. A.A., Durrheim, R. J., 2013c. 3D modeling of the ore body structural complexities: KDC East Gold Mine, South Africa, 12th Biennial SGA Meeting, Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world, 12–15th August 2013, Uppsala, Sweden.12-15 August, Sweden, pg. 85-88, ISBN 978-91-7403-207-9.

Manzi, M.S.D., in press, Spatial derivatives applied to seismic data, Journal of Applied Geophysics.

Alireza Malehmir, Emilia Koivisto, Musa Manzi, Saeid Cheraghi, Raymond J. Durrheim, Gilles Bellefleur, Chris Wijns, Kim A.A. Hein, Nick King., A review of reflection seismic investigations in three major metallogenic regions: The Kevitsa Ni–Cu–PGE district (Finland), Witwatersrand goldfields (South Africa), and the Bathurst Mining Camp (Canada).Ore Geology Reviews, 56, 423-441., 2013.

P.W. Mambane K.A.A. HeinS.G. TwemlowM.S.D. Manzi, Pseudotachylites in the South Boundary Fault at the Cooke Shaft, Witwatersrand basin, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 114, 109-120.x, 2011.

(c) Selected Awards

  • Won the award of the Society of Exploration Geophysics for the Best Paper published in “Geophysics” in 2012.
  • Gap Geophysics Saga 2013 Price Awardfor the international best paper published by South African geophysicist in “Geophysics” in 2012.
  • 2014 Thuthuka-National Research Funding (NRF); a three-year research funding for successful research proposal to South African early career academics.
  • 2014 Golden Key International Honorable Member for academic excellence at Wits University.

(f) Student supervision

Wits Graduate Students: Hons:4; MSc: 4. PhD: 2