Manganese and Iron Ore Deposits

Champion: Prof Bertus Smith

Major focus on characterization of the giant Kalahari Manganese Deposit and the high-grade Sishen-type iron ore deposits of the Transvaal Supergroupin the Northern Cape Province, with a secondary focus on manganese and iron ore deposits in other parts of Africa; coupled with geochronology to understand the timing of metallogenesisand geometallurgicalstudies to ensure proper future utilization of the deposits, including low-grade ore resources.

Student
Shadrack Phetla

Degree
MSc

Supervisor
Blignaut

University
University of Johannesburg

Student
Louis Coetzee 

Degree
PHD

Supervisor
Beukes

University
University of Johannesburg

Student
Albert Carow  

Degree
MSc 

Supervisor
Vorster

University
University of Johannesburg

Student
Juia Mapula maponya (Ms)   

Degree
MSc 

Supervisor
Ogola

University
University of Venda

Finishing 2019 not funded

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