Mining and Environmental Geology

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tour][vc_tta_section title=”About Us” tab_id=”1468226903231-96e4fb7f-ae71″][vc_column_text]The Department of Mining and Environmental Geology of University of Venda was established in 2000 in response to a challenge posed by the Limpopo Provincial Government to the two universities in the Province.  The Provincial Government observed that in spite of the fact that mining is one of the top economic nodes of the province; there is no training programme in mining in the two universities. In response to this challenge, University of Venda mandated the School of Environmental Sciences to develop a mining programme for the University.  The School responded in earnest and established the current Department of Mining and Environmental Geology (MEG).

The MEG department has therefore been a most successful and gratifying response to the challenge posed by the Limpopo Provincial Government in 1999.  Most importantly MEG is on course in contributing to the youths of the region by providing access to the mining profession, thus linking the youths with a profession that their fore-bearers patronized merely as unskilled mine workers.  In this context the MEG curricula has helped to advance the mission and vision of linking UNIVEN with the needs of its community.

Mission

To advance the community learning by engaging in scientific research; provide a high quality educational experience to students in a diverse learning environment; and partnership with communities to provide educational, technical and cultural support to increase their liveability.

Vision

To provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum with emphasis on effective exploitation of mineral resources and management of the environment through teaching and community-based research.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Programmes” tab_id=”1468226903271-8fd9fbf6-a42a”][vc_column_text]

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mining and Environmental Geology
  • Master of Earth Sciences in Mining and Environmental Geology (MESMEG)
  • Bachelor of Earth Sciences in Mining and Environmental Geology (BESMEG)
  • Bachelor of Earth Sciences in Mine Surveying (BESMIS)
  • Diploma in Mining Impact and Post-Mining Rehabilitation

The minimum admission requirement for the above-mentioned degree programme is as follows:

  • A Matriculation Certificate or Senior Certificate endorsed for university admission.
  • Mathematics and Physical Science – 60% and English 50%

Admission requirements

There is a limited number of places and therefore meeting the minimum entry requirement does not guarantee a place. Selection will be based on a student’s M score (the sum of the points) obtained on the basis of results achieved in the matriculation a, Mathematics, Physical Science but excluding Life Orientation and Life Science).

Diploma in Mining Impact and Post-Mining Rehabilitation – NSC or 20-credits subjects[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Projects” tab_id=”1468228261929-c2de6c99-28f1″][vc_column_text]Since its establishment in 2000, the Department of Mining and Environmental Geology has made great strides in developing partnerships and collaborations with the mining industry, Government departments, non-governmental organizations and other universities both nationally and internationally.

 

Departmental initiatives include partnerships with:

 

  • Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Through this collaboration, some third year students visited four academic institutions in Germany (Technical University of Clausthal, Gottingen University, Technical University of Berlin, and Technical University of Freiberg). Currently we have collaboration with Technical University of Clausthal.

 

  • Water Research Commission of South Africa; We have received research funds for our Honours and Masters students, and mobility funds for participation in conferences.
  • University of Witwatersrand; We have several joint projects incorporating postgraduate students and co-supervision.
  • University of Cape Town; We have collaboration in teaching, research and co-supervision.
  • Many companies/mines provide mine visit and industrial attachment opportunities for our students. Below are just a few of these companies and mines: Gold Fields (Kloof Mine and Driefonten Mine), Venetia Diamond Mine, Kumba Resources (Tshikondeni Coal Mine and Grootegeluk Coal Mine), Impala Platinum (Rustenburg Operations) and many more
  • Department of Mineral Resources has supported the department in diverse ways. These include bursary scheme for top performing students and practical training/internship opportunities for our students.
  • South Africa/ Germany joint science and technology research cooperation – Giyani project.
  • Collaboration in research and staff/students exchange with the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan, Germany.
  • Collaborative research work with the Council for Geoscience –Giyani Project.

Collaborative research work with University of Virginia – Clay mining, pottery and water filter project at Ha-Mashamba Village in Limpopo Province. Three honours students are currently attached to the project.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Modules” tab_id=”1468226949087-9430b421-a96b”][vc_column_text]BACHELOR OF EARTH SCIENCE IN MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Code MODULE TITLE Prerequisite(s)
1ST Year (BESMEG)
MEG 1541 Introduction to geology
MEG 1542 Introduction to Mining and Mineral Economics
MEG 1641 Introduction to hydrogeology and soil science
MEG 1642 Introduction to the strength of materials and rock mechanics
2nd year (BESMEG)
MEG 2541 Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis MEG 1541
MEG 2542 Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology MEG 1642
MEG 2543 Geochemistry and Mineral Processing MEG 1542
MEG 2641 Introduction to photogeology and Remote sensing MEG 1641
MEG 2642 Introduction to GIS
MEG 2643 Introduction to Geomadicene
MEG 2644 Introduction to Surveying
MEG 2655 Mine Water Generation and South African Policies and Guidelines
3rd year (BESMEG)
MEG 3541 Economic Ecology and Mineral Resources of Southern Africa MEG 2542
MEG 3542 Environmental Geology and Rehabilitation MEG 2541
MEG 3543 Introduction to Geophysics MEG 2642
MEG 3544 Mine Development and Mining Operations MEG 2543
MEG 3547 Integrated Mine Water Management MEG 2645
MEG 3641 Exploration and Mining geology MEG 2542
MEG 3642 Geological Field Mapping
MEG 3643 Surface Mining and Mine Management
MEG 3644 Surface Surveying MEG 2644
MEG 3645 Geotechnical Engineering
MEG 3600 Industrial Attachment
MEG 3646 GIS and Map Production MEG 2642
MEG 3647 Geo-environment and Health MEG 2641
4th Year (BESMEG)
MEG 4541 Mineral Exploration and Advance Mineral Economics: MEG 4541 MEG 3541
MEG 4542 Exploration Geophysics :MEG 4542 MEG 3543
MEG 4543 Underground Mining MEG 3544
MEG 4544 Mine Safety and Health MEG 3647
MEG 4545 Engineering and Transport System MEG 3643
MEG 4546 Non-Entry Mining MEG 3645
MEG 4641 Hydrogeology MEG 3641
MEG 4642 Advanced Mine and Environmental Management MEG 3542
MEG 4644 Small-scale Mining
MEG 4647 Underground Mine Surveying MEG 3644
MEG 4990 Research Project and dissertation

 

 

HONOURS MINING AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

CODE MODULE TITLE PREREQUISITE(S)
MEG 5541 Mineral Exploration and Advance Mineral Economics MEG 3541
MEG 5542 Exploration Geophysics MEG 3543
MEG 5543 Underground Mining MEG 3543
MEG 5544 Mine Safety and Health MEG 3647
MEG 5545 Engineering and Transport System MEG 3643
MEG 5546 Non-Entry Mining MEG 3645
MEG 5641 Hydrogeology MEG 3641
MEG 5642 Advanced Mine and Environmental Management MEG 3542
MEG 5644 Small-scale Mining  
MEG 5647 Underground Mine Surveying MEG 3644
MEG 5990 Research Project and dissertation  
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  1. A. Momoh., S. E. Mhlongo, O. Abiodun, C. Muzerengi, M. Mudanalwo (2013). Potential Implications of Mine Dusts on Human Health: A case study of Mukula Mine, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. Vol. 29 No. 6: ISSN 1682-024X, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.296.3787
  2. A. Momoh, T.C. Davies, H.A. Akinsola, S. Akinyemi, S.E. Mhlongo, W.M. Gitari and G.K. Pindihama (2013). Human Bioaccessibility of Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu from Consumed Earth Materials in Vhembe District, South Africa. Royal Society of South Africa, Taylor and Francis. ISSN: 0035-919X.: DOI: 10.1080/0035919X.2012.755715
  1. Momoh, Henry A. Akinsola, Makhado Nengovhela, Segun A. Akinyemi and Olusola J. Ojo (2015) Geophagic Practice in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology, Volume 51(3): 273-278 (2015).

 

  1. Amponsah-Dacosta, F. and Annegarn, H. J. (1998) Assessment of fugitive dust emissions from opencast coal mine, Journal of the Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, January/March, 5 – 11.

 

  1. Amponsah-Dacosta, F. and Blight, G. E. (2002) The effect of wind on surfaces of mine tailings dams, 33rd Annual Conference of Erosion Control Association, Orlando, Florida, USA, 25 Feb. – 1 March 2002. (Winner: the Most Distinguished Technical Paper award). ISSN 1092-2806

 

  1. Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (2002) Field investigation of morphological characteristics and erosion assessment of natural hillslopes and slopes of tailings dams, 3rd International Conference on Integrated Environmental Management in Southern Africa, Eskom Conference Centre, Johannesburg. 27 – 30 August 2002.

 

  1. Amponsah-Dacosta, F. and Blight, G. E. (2003) A quest for long-term erosion-resistant tailings dam slopes, 34th Annual Conference of International Erosion Control Association, Las Vegas, USA. 24 – 28 February 2003. ISSN 1092-2806

 

  1. Amponsah-Dacosta, F., Muzerengi, C., Mhlongo, S. E. and Mukwevho, G. F. (2013) Characterization of clays for making ceramic pots and water filters at Mukondeni Village, Limpopo Province, South Africa, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 11, November 2013, ISSN 1819-6608.

 

  1. Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (2015) A Field-Scale Performance Evaluation of Erosion Control Measures for Slopes of Mine Tailings Dams; 10th International Conference of Acid Rock Drainage & International Mine Water Association Annual Conference, Santiago, Chile, ISBN: 978-956-9393-28-0.

 

  1. C., J. R. Gumbo & C. Muzerengi (2014). Pollutants in sewage effluent and sludge and its impact on downstream water quality: A Case study of Malamulele sewage plant, South Africa. Water Pollution, XII, WIT Press. ISBN-10: 1845647769.

 

  1. Blight, G. E. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (1999) Improving erosional stability of tailings dam slopes, Tailings and Mine Waste’ 99, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 24 January 1999, 197 – 206. ISBN 90 5809 025 6

 

  1. Blight, G. E. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (1999) Erosion control and slope stability of tailings dams, Ground and Water Bioengineering for Erosion Control and Slope Stabilisation, Manila, The Philippines, 307 – 314.

 

  1. Blight, G. E. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (1999) In search of the 1000 year tailings dam slope, Civil Engineering, Oct. 1999.

 

  1. Blight, G. E. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (1999) Strategies for ensuring long-term stability of tailings dam slopes, 3rd Conference on Environmental Engineering, Kwamaritane, South Africa.

 

  1. Blight, G. E. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (2001) On the mechanics of wind erosion from tailings dams, Tailings and Mine Waste 2001, 8th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste, Balkema, Fort Collins, Co. USA. ISBN 13: 9789058091826.
  1. Blight, G. E. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (2005) Erosion control and slope stabilisation of tailings dams, in Ground and Water Bioengineering for Erosion Control and Slope Stabilisation, D. H. Barker et al. (Eds), Science Publishers Inc., New Hampshire, ISBN 1578082099, 419 pp.
  1. Davies, T.C. and Mundalamo, H.R. (2010). Environmental Health Impacts of Dispersed Mineralisation in South Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences. Elsevier, Vol. 58. pp. 652 -666.
  1. Diko, M. L., Ekosse, G. I. E. and Ogola, J.S., 2011. “Phase transformations associated with thermal decomposition of Duthuni kaolin, South Africa.” African Clay and Clay Minerals Research Group Publ. ISNB 978-0-629-51541-2, pp.17-24.
  1. Goldbach O.D., Rangasamy, T., Linzer, L.M., Kataka, M.O., and Spottiswoode, S.M. 2007. Quantification of Lead-lag Distances in South African Gold Mines. Redefining the boundaries, South African Institute of Rock Engineering, Vereeniging Johannesburg, South Africa, pp.37-60.
  1. Goldbach, O.D., Rangasamy, T., Linzer, L.M., Kataka, M.O., and Spottiswoode, S.M. 2008. Optimum Lead-lag Distances in South African Gold Mines. 6th International symposium on ground support in mining and civil engineering 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 665-691, (ISBN 978-1-920211-12-7).
  1. Hellewel, EG and F. O. Korkor (1984) The Accuracy of Magnetic Correlation. Mining Science and Technology Vol. 2(1984) 79-84.
  1. Jeleni MN, Gumbo JR, Muzerengi C, Dacosta FA, (2012). An Assessment of Toxic Metals in Soda Mine Tailings and a Native Grass: A Case Study of an Abandoned Nyala Magnesite Mine, Limpopo, South Africa. Page 415-426. Water Pollution XI. ISBN 9781845646080.
  1. Kataka, M.O., Hildyard, M.W. and Sellers, E.J. 2003. Integration of seismic observations from deep level gold mines with dynamic numerical modelling.  ISRM 2003–Technology roadmap for rock mechanics, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy vol2. pg 617-623, (ISBN-1-919783-52-0).
  1. Kataka M.O., Spottiswoode, S.M., and Sellers, E.J. Integration of numerical modelling with seismic observations for design of mine layouts. Fourth South African Conference on Applied Mechanics January 2004 (SACAM’04), Johannesburg South Africa, PP39-46, (ISBN 978-0-620-43166-8).
  1. Kataka M.O., Spottiswoode, S.M., Singh, N. and Sellers, E.J. 2005. Integration of numerical modelling with seismic observations for design of mine layouts. , Southern African Rock Mech. Symp., (SARES 2005) Johannesburg, pp 47-60, (ISBN-1-90919783-79-2).
  1. Kataka, M.O., Sellers, E.J. and Singh, N. 2008. Elastic and Inelastic Numerical modelling in Remnant Mining. 6th South African Conference on Computational and Applied Mechanics, March 2008, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 51-59, (ISBN 978-0-620-43166-8).
  1. Linzer, L.M., Bejaichund, M., Cichowicz, A., Durrheim, R.J Goldbach, O.D., Kataka, M.O., Kijko, A., Milev, A., Saunders, I., Spottiswoode, S.M. and Webb, S.J. 2007. Recent research in seismology in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, Vol. 103 No 9/10, pp. 419-426.
  1. Korkor, F.O. (1998) Historical review of mine surveying and correlation from the earliest times. Proceedings of FIG ad hoc Commission on History of surveying symposium, Brighton, U.K. 22 July 1998, 68-79.
  1. Korkor F.O. (1998) Effects of refraction on survey measurements in inclined shafts.Proceedings of the 39th Australian surveyor’s congress, Launceston, 8-13 November 1998, 287-294.
  1. Korkor F.O. (1999)  The Rural Cadastre: Concepts and  importance in agricultural development strategy in Ghana. Proceedings of the 6th South East Asian Surveyors Congress, Fremantle, Western Australia 1-6 November, 1999, 333 – 339.
  1. Korkor F.O. (2000)   A technical history of instruments and methods for tunneling surveying. Proceedings of the 2nd Trans -Tasman surveyors conference. Queenston New Zealand 20-25 August 2000, 96-103.
  1. Korkor F.O. (2001) The Surveyor and the Boundary.  A Spatial Odyssey Proceedings of  the 42nd Australian Surveyors  Camberra, Australia.
  1. Korkor, F.O. (2003) Introduction to GPS Surveying. University of Zimbabwe Publications pp 69 ISBN 0 – 908307-91-8.
  1. Korkor, F.O. (2003) Mine Surveying: A Theoretical and Practical Approach, University of Zimbabwe Publications, pp71, ISBN, 0-07974-2930-1.
  1. Linzer, L.M., Bejaichund, M., Cichowicz, A., Durrheim, R.J Goldbach, O.D., Kataka, M.O., Kijko, A., Milev, A., Saunders, I., Spottiswoode, S.M. and Webb, S.J. 2007. Recent research in seismology in South Africa. South African Journal of Science, Vol. 103 No 9/10, pp. 419-426.
  1. Maas, K., Ogola, J.S. and Benndorf, J. 2011. “Rapid Eye-datam als secundire Information in Rahmen der geostatischen Analyse bergbaubendingter Bodenkontamination in der Limpopo Province, Südafrika.” RapidEye Science Archive, German Aerospace Agency (DCR) publ.
  1. Maiyana, A.B., B. Zhao., W. Pulles., J.S. Ogola and B. Yibas (2004). Pyrite surface area determination and its application to geochemical modelling for long-term water quality prediction at Brandspuit Colliery in South Africa. Geoscience Africa 2004, Abstract Volume, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, pp 404 – 405.
  1. Maiyana, A. B., S Ogola and B. Yibas (2009) Water balance determination in mine residue deposits; case studies in the Witwatersrand Basin, Biennial Groundwater Conference 16th -18th November 2009 NH The Lord Charles, Somerset West.
  1. Magonono, F. A., Gumbo, J. R., Chigayo, K., Amponsah-Dacosta, F., Mojapelo, P. (2011). Bioaccumulation of Toxic Metals by Hyparrhenia Grass Species: A Case Study of New Union
  1. Makuya, N., Gumbo, J. R., Muzerengi, C., and Amponsah-Dacosta, F., (2012). Manganese and Vanadium Uptake by Cynodon Dactylon grass species: A Case study in New Union Gold Mine Tailings, Limpopo, South Africa. Page 689-696. IMWA conference proceedings, ISBN 9780729807074.
  1. Matshusa-Masithi, M.P., Ogola, J.S. and Chimuka, L., 2009). “Use of compost bacteria to degrade cellulose from grass cuttings in biological removal of sulphide from acid mine drainage.” Water SA., Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 111-116.
  1. Mhlongo, S. E. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. “Development of Environmental and Physical Hazard Maps for Prioritization of Rehabilitation Operations at Abandoned Nyala Magnesite Mine”, International Workshop on Small Scale Mining, 27- 30 June 2012, Kumasi, Ghana.
  1. Mhlongo, S. E., Amponsah-Dacosta, F. and Mphephu, N. F. (2013) In search of appropriate rehabilitation strategies for abandoned Nyala Magnesite Mine, Limpopo Province of South Africa, International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, March 2013. Vol. 2, No.4, ISSN 2305-8269, 18 30.
  1. Mhlongo, S.E., Amponsah-Dacosta, F., Mphephu, F (2013). Rehabilitation Prioritization of Abandoned Mines and its Application to Nyala Magnesite Mine. Journal of African Earth Sciences, Vol. 88, pp. 53-61. ISSN: 1464-343X.
  2. Mhlongo S.E, Amponsah-Dacosta F (2014). Assessment of Safety Status of Open Excavations and Water Quality of Pit Lake at Abandoned Nyala Mine in Limpopo Province of South Africa. In: Sui, Sun and Wang. Proceedings of the 12th IMWA Congress, An Interdisciplinary Response to Mine Water Challenges, China University of Mining and Technology Press, Xuzhou, ISBN 978-7-5646-2437-8, pp. 395-399.
  3. Mhlongo S.E and Amponsah-Dacosta. F (2015). Rehabilitation of Abandoned Open Excavation for Beneficial use of the Pit Lake at Nyala Magnesite Mine, International Journal of Environmental Research, ISSN: 1735-6865, Vol.9, No.1, pp.303-308.
  4. Mhlongo S. E and Francis Amponsah-Dacosta (2015). Environmental and Physical Hazards of Historic Magnesite Mining Sites in the Tshipise Magnesite Field: A Conceptual Site Model (CSM) and Implications. In: Jorge Chávez & Fernando Valenzuela (Editors), Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining (Environmine2015), Gecamin, Chile, ISBN 978-956-9393-41-9, pp. 111-120.
  1. Mhlongo E and Amponsah-Dacosta F (2016). A Review of Problems and Solutions of Abandoned Mines in South Africa, International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, Taylor and Francis. Volume 30, Issue No. 4, pp. 279–294 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2015.1044046.
  2. Mitileni C, Gumbo JR, Muzerengi C, Amponsah-Dacosta, F., (2011). The Distribution of Toxic Metals in Sediments: Case study of New Union Gold Mine Tailings, Limpopo, South Africa. International Mine Water Conference. Page 609-614, ISBN 978-3-00-035543-1
  1. Momoh A, T.C. Davies, H.A. Akinsola, S. Akinyemi, S. E. Mhlongo1, W.M. Gitari4 and G.K. Pindihama (2013). Human bioaccessibility of Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu from consumed Earth materials in Vhembe District, South Africa. Royal Society of South Africa, Taylor and Francis. ISSN: 0035-919X.
  1. Mulugisi G, Gumbo JR, Amponsah-Dacosta, F., and Muzerengi C.(2009) The use of indigenous grass species as part of Rehabilitation of mine tailings: a case study of New union gold mine, International Mine Water Conference, Proceedings ISBN Number: 978-0-9802623-5-3, 19th – 23rd October 2009, Pretoria, South Africa.
  1. Mulugisi G, Gumbo JR, Amponsah-Dacosta, F., and Muzerengi C.(2010) Evaluating the suitability of Paspalum as a candidate for Rehabilitation of Mine Tailings dams: A Case study of New Union Gold Mine, Mine Water and Innovative Thinking, IMWA 2010, Wolkersdorfer & Freund (Editors), Sydney, NS, pp 583 – 586. ISBN 978-9-9802623-8-3.
  1. Mundalamo, T., Gumbo, J. R., Muzerengi, C. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (2015). Assessment of As and Hg in Mine Tailings and Indigenous Grass: A Case Study of Non-Functional New Union Gold Mine, South Africa, 10th International Conference of Acid Rock Drainage & International Mine Water Association Annual Conference, Santiago, Chile. ISBN: 978-956-9393-28-0
  1. Munyati, C., Ratshibvumo, T. and Ogola, J.S., 2009. “Landsat TM segmentation for delineating geological zone correlated vegetation stratification in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Journ. Phys. Chem. Earth, pp. 1-10.
  1. Muzerengi, Confidence Heavy Metal Contamination of Soils in the Vicinity of Louis Moore Gold Mine, South Africa. In: Jorge Chávez & Fernando Valenzuela (Editors), Proceedings of the 4th International Seminar on Environmental Issues in Mining (Environmine2015), Gecamin, Chile, ISBN 978-956-9393-41-9, pp. 111-120.
  1. Nelushi, K., Gumbo, J. R. and Amponsah-Dacosta, F. (2013) An investigation of the bioaccumulation of chromium and uranium metals by Cynodon dactylon: A case study of abandoned New Union Gold Mine Tailings, Limpopo, South Africa,  African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 12(46), pp. 6517-6525, 13 November, 2013 DOI: 10.5897/AJB12.2321 ISSN 1684-5315
  1. Ogasawara, H., Sato, S., Nishii, S., Sumimoto, N., Ishii, H., Lio, Y., Nakao, S., Ando, M., Takano, M., Nagai, N., Ohkura, T., Kawakata, H., Satoh, T., Kusunose, K., Cho, A., Medecki, A. J., Cichowicz, A., Green, R. W. E., and Kataka, M .O.  Semi-controlled seismogenic experiments in South African deep gold mines. Journal of South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 102 (4), pp. 243-250.
  1. Ogola, J.S., Chimuka, L. and Maina, D., 2009. “Occurrence and fate of trace metals in and around treatment and disposal facilities in Limpopo Province, South Africa: A case study of two areas.” The IASTED International Conference on Environmental Management and Engineering, Banff, Alberta, Canada, ISBN:978-0-88986-797-0, pp. 92-96.
  1. Ogola, J. S., 2010. “Dispersion of Heavy Metals and their Potential Impacts on the Environment: A Case Study of Gold Tailings Dams in Giyani Belt, Limpopo Province, South Africa.” In: Wolkersdorfer  and Freund (eds.): Mine Water and Innovative Thinking, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada,  CBU Press,  ISBN 978-1-897009-47-5, pp. 591 – 595.
  1. Ogola, J. S and H. R. Mundalamo, 2010; Investigation of Origin, Distribution, Impacts of Heavy Metals on Soils in and around Polokwane, Limpopo Province, S.A, Water S.A, in press.
  1. Ogola, J.S. and Sebola, A.M., 2010. “Investigation of Heavy Metals Dispersion Around the Messina Copper Mine Tailings Dam, South Africa.” In R.S. Alhaji, V.C.M. Leung, R. Petela, M. Saif, and R. Thring (eds.): IASTED Technology Conference Papers, ACTA Press, 699-013, ISBN 978-0-889867-843-4, pp. 888-893.
  1. Ogola, J.S., Chimuka, L. and Tshivhase, S., 2011. “Management of municipal solid wastes: A case study in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.” In S. Kumar (ed.): Waste Management Book 1, ISBN 978-953-307-469-6, chap.6, pp. 91-112.
  1. Ogola, J.S., Maiyana, B. and Bisrat, Y., 2011. “Water balance in mine residue deposits: Cass studies in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa.” IMWA Publ., ISBN: 978-3-00-035543-1, pp. 615-618.
  1. Ogola, J.S., Maas, K. and Matshusa, K., 2011. “Dispersion of heavy metals at Klein Letaba gold tailings dam, Limpopo Province, South Africa.” IASTED publ., ISBN 978-0-88986-886-1, pp.75-83.
  1. Ogola, J.S., Mundalamo, R.H. and Brandl, G., 2011. “Investigation of the origin, distribution and potential impacts of heavy metals within and around Ebenezer dam, Limpopo Province, South Africa.” Water SA, Vol. 37, N0.2, ISSN 0378-4738, pp. 173-179.
  1. Ogola, J.S., Matshusa, K. and Maas, K. (2012). “Dispersion of heavy metals at Louis Moore gold tailings, Limpopo Province, South Africa.” IMWA Publ., ISBN: 978-3-00-035543-1, pp. 334A-334E.
  1. Ogola, J.S. and Mundalamo, R.H. (2012). “Messina copper deposits revisited: Geological and structural study of the deposits.” SGEM Publ., ISSN 1314-2704.
  1. Rembuluwani, R., Amponsah-Dacosta, F, and Gumbo, R. G. (2014) Environmental risk assessment and risk management strategies for abandoned New Union Gold Mine in Malamulele in Limpopo province of South Africa, in Proc. Of An Interdisciplinary Response to Mine Water Challenges, Sui W, Sun Y., and Wang, C eds., Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China, 18 – 22 august 2014, pp. 367 – 373, ISBN 978 7 5646 2437 8.
  1. Sellers, E.J., Kataka, M.O. and Linzer, L.M. 2003. Source parameters of acoustic emission events and scaling with mining-induced seismicity, Journal Geophysical Research, Vol. 108. No. B9, pp. 2418-2434.
  1. Sellers, E.J., Kataka, M.O., Milev, A.M., Singh, N., Spottiswoode, S.M. and Ebrahaim-Trollope, R. 2005. Characterization of hazards and rock mass response during remnant mining in South African gold mines. Proc. 6th International Symposium on Rockburst and Seismicity in Mines, RASIM6 Australia, pg. 180-190, (ISBN 0-9756756-1-3).
  1. Sibanda Z., Amponsah-Dacosta F. and Mhlongo S. E. (2013) Characterization and evaluation of magnesite tailings for their potential utilization: a case study of Nyala Magnesite Mine, Limpopo province of South Africa, Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Asian Research Publishing Network (ARPN), Vol. 8, No. 8, August 2013, ISSN 1819-6608
  1. Singh, N., Kataka, M.O., Milev, A. and Sellers, E. 2006. Remnant Mining in South African Gold Mines. Proc. 3rd Int. Seminar. Deep and High Stress Mining Conference, Universite Laval, Canada, section 8, pp. 121-134, (ISBN 2980571577, 9782980581571).
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[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Staff” tab_id=”1468226969375-1daffb5a-614a”][persons photo=”2197″ name=”Amponsah-Dacosta F” job=”Senior lecturer (HoD)”]Qualifications: PhD (Mining & Geotechnical Engineering), MSc (Mining Engineering), and BSc. Hons (Geodetic Engineering).

Specialization: Mine Development and Mining Operations, Innovative Mining Techniques, Mine Safety Engineering, Statistical and Geostatistical Mineral Resource Evaluation, Stability of Mine Slopes and Waste Disposal Facilities, Mine and Project Management, Mining Systems Engineering, and Mine Environmental Management. Joined Univen in 2002

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8569
Email: fdacosta@univen.ac.za
Office: No G08, School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”2201″ name=”Ogola J.S” job=”Professor”]Qualifications: Ph.D. Economic Geology; MSc, Mining Geology;  Postgrad. Dip. Geology and Mineral Exploration; Dip. Education.

Specialization: Mining Geology and Mineral Economics, Geochemistry, Fluid Inclusion Geothermometry, Ore Mineralogy and Ore Microscopy, Cathodoluminescence and Scanning Electron Microscopy. Joined Univen in 2000

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8513
Email: jsogola@univen.ac.za
Office: G06, School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”2206″ name=”Kataka M. O” job=”Senior lecturer”]Qualifications: Ph.D. Geophysics (Mining Seismology); MSc. Geology and Geophysics; Bsc. Geology (Hons); Strata Control Certificate; Certificate Seismology.

Specialization: Application of Geophysics in Mineral, Groundwater and Contaminants Explorations, Interactions of Groundwater and Surface water and Groundwater Recharge Modeling; Influence of Engineering Geological Conditions on Engineering Structures; Mining Seismology; Fundamentals of Rock Mass Behaviour in Underground Mining. Joined Univen in 2013

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8571
Email: milton.kataka@univen.ac.za
Office: G05, School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”3393″ name=”Muzerengi. C” job=”Chief Lab Technician”]Qualifications: MSc. Earth Sciences in Mining and Environmental Geology, Bachelor of Earth Sciences in Mining and Environmental Geology, Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education -Teaching and Learning, Diploma in Metallurgical Assaying.

Specialization: Soil and lithogeochemistry, Environmental Geochemistry Mineral Exploration, Laboratory and Analytical techniques. Joined Univen in 2003

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8645
Email: confidence@univen.ac.za
Office: GL04, School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”2209″ name=”Mhlongo. S” job=”Lecturer “]Qualifications: Bachelor of Earth Science in Mining and     Environmental Geology (Hons) (BESMEG); Master of Earth Sciences in Mining and Environmental Geology (MESMEG), Post Graduate Diploma: Higher Education (PGDip.HE), Certificate in advanced Remote Sensing Techniques For Environmental Modeling

Specialization: Underground Mining, Abandoned Mines, Mine Closure and Rehabilitation; Mine Environment Management. Environmental Geology; Digital Terrain Modeling. Joined Univen in 2008

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8576
Email: emmanuel.mhlongo@univen.ac.za
Office: G010, School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”2211″ name=”Nemapate N” job=”Lab technician “]Qualifications: Bachelor of Earth Science in Mining and Environmental Geology (BESMEG)

Specialization: Geobotany, Economic evaluation of tailings material, Environmental impact assessment. Geological flied mapping. Joined Univen in 2014

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8645
Email: ndivhuwo.nemapate@univen.ac.za
Office: School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”2213″ name=”Mundalamo H.R.” job=”Lecturer “]Qualifications: Certificate in Laboratory practice; Certificate in Computer literacy; Certificate in Preparation of Thin Sections;   BSc (Chemistry);  B.Sc. Hons (Earth Sciences in Geology);  Master of Earth Sciences (Geology).

Specialization: Mineral Exploration, Ore mineralogy and ore microscopy,  Fluid Inclusion, Cathodoluminescence studies, isotopes geochemistry and Medical Geology. Joined Univen in 1999

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8565
Email: mundalh@univen.ac.za
Office: No G04, School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”2215″ name=”Rembuluwani. N” job=”Junior lecturer”]Qualifications: Bachelor of Earth Science in Mining and Environmental Geology (BESMEG)

Specialization: Small scale mining, geological flied mapping, mine development, environmental risk assessment and risk management; and post mining impact. Joined Univen in 2012

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8178
Email: ndivhudzannyi.rembuluwani@univen.ac.za
Office: School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”3746″ name=”M Nengovhela” job=”Junior lecturer”]Qualifications: Bachelor of Earth Science in Mining and Environmental Geology (BESMEG): Certificate in Mechanics and design of major rock slopes.

Specialization: Geotechnical risk assessment, Soil and rockmass characterization, Roof hazard plan development, strata control, Tailings Stability assessments. Joined Univen in 2012

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8456
Email: makhado.nengovhela@univen.ac.za
Office: No GE05,  School of Environmental Sciences[/persons][persons photo=”3747″ name=”Mahlaule N.A” job=”Lecturer”]Qualifications: MSc (geology) Univen,  BESMEG(Univen)

Specialization: Block modelling,Mineral resource modelling and estimation, mining geology, structural geology, environmetal geology,economic and exploration geology.geostatical analysis, resource calculation and reporting:tonnage grade estimates.

Department: Department of Mining and Environmental Geology

Telephone: +27 15 962 8456
Email: ally.mahlaule@univen.ac.za
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