Postgraduate Students

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This page lists postgraduate research output for all Masters (both full and mini dissertations) and PhD students for the last few years. Please also visit the University of Pretoria online repository for a comprehensive list of publications, mini dissertations, dissertations, and theses. You can access the repository at https://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/31863.

 

2021

Ecology and epidemiology of African swine fever in Ndumo Game Reserve. Mapendere, Cynthia (2021) MSc. Supervisor: JWH Ferguson, co-supervisor: Eric Etter.

The effects of roads on medium to large mammals in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.Misha Malherbe. MSc. Supervisor: Natalie Haussmann

Historical gully erosion growth in the Lower Thina Catchment, Eastern Cape. Boihang, Lerato M. (2021) MSc. Supervisor: Christel Hansen.

Invertebrate species of the Mariepskop Summit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa: Affinities with Afromontane Natal Drakensberg fynbos and Cape fynbos. Taylor, Liesl (2021) MSc. Supervisor: David H Jacobs, co-supervisors: JWH Ferguson Ansie Dippenaar.

The resolution of inter-sphere conflict on governance for sustainable potable water in Limpopo, South Africa. Makhubu, Fortunate (2021) PhD. Supervisor: JWH Ferguson, co-supervisor: M Bourblanc.

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2020

Analysis of land use and land cover dynamics and its implications on natural resources in Dedza District, Malawi. Munthali, Maggie (2020) PhD. Supervisor: Nerhene Davis, co-supervisor: Joel Botai.

Assessing the correlation between Malaria case mortality rates and specific socioeconomic factors. Coetzer, Ryno Harm (2020) MSc. Supervisor: A Adeola.

Assessment of river health using in Situ Water Quality Parameters and Miniass protocol in the Marico and Crocodile Rivers, North West Province, South Africa. Tshivhase, Ndivhuwo Samuel (2020) MSc. Supervisor: GJ Cilliers.

Composition and stand dynamics of Karee (Searsia lancea (L.f.) F.A. Barkley) clusters in the Central Bushveld, Marikana-Brits area, North West Province. Kruger, Carene (2020) MSc. Supervisor: Coert Geldenhuys.

Determination of heavy metal composition of particulate matter in a typical chrome and platinum mine area in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Tshehla, Cheledi (2020) PhD. Supervisor: Caradee Wright, co-supervisor: G. Djolov.

Development of a robbery prediction model for the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality. Kemp, Nicolas (2020) MSc. Supervisor: Greg Breetzke, co-supervisor: Anthony Cooper.

Disaggregating employment data to building level: A multi-objective optimisation approach. Ludick, Chantel (2020), MSc. Supervisor: Victoria Rautenbach.

Drought impact assessment in Southern African biomes. Marumbwa, Farai (2020) DPhil. Supervisor: Moses Cho.

Environmental influences on the effectiveness of the measles booster vaccine among 18-month-old children in a rural community of Limpopo province, South Africa. Albers, Patricia (2020), PhD. Supervisor: Caradee Wright.

Evaluation of satellite laser ranging errors associated with pressure sensor height offsets. Barasa, Benedict (2020) MSc. Evaluation Supervisor: Ludwig Combrinck, co-supervisor: Joel Botai.

Examining the spatial association between tuberculosis and alcohol availability in Mamelodi, Tshwane. Booi, Lazola (2020), MSc. Supervisor: Greg Breetzke.

Integrating Heritage Resources Management and Environmental Management processes and practice in accordance with South African legislation and international standards. Nienaber, Willem (2020) MSc. Supervisor: Advocate PJ Snijman.

Investigating the costs and impacts of water leakages in the Midrand region through implementation of the economic model for leakage management. Pillay, Deshree (2020), MSc. Supervisor: Francis Wasswa Nsubuga.

Mapping invasive alien plant species using remote sensing: a case study of Prosopis glandulosa in Prieska, Northern Cape, South Africa. De Villiers, Colette (2020), MSc. Supervisor: Cilence Munghemezulu, co-supervisor: Philemon Tsele.

Optical remote sensing techniques for estimating forageable pasture biomass in semi-arid areas in the Northern Cape. Cullen, Sean (2020), MSc. Supervisor: Joel Botai.

Renewable energy strategies for alleviating energy poverty in informal settlements: a case study of Diepsloot South Africa. Tlhatlha, Pheladi V (2020) MSc. Supervisor: Francis Wasswa Nsubuga.

The hydrogeomorphic distribution of the wetlands in Swaziland, and their prediction. Le Roux, Jason (2020) MSc. Supervisor: Heinz Beckedahl.

The risk of exposure to indoor air pollution in low income settlements in Durban, South Africa. Buthelezi, Sikhumbuzo (2020), PhD. Supervisor: Caradee Wright.

The role of local government in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals: A case of Tshwane Municipality. Nkhabu, Malilomo Francisca (2020) MA. Supervisor: Dan Darkey.

The seasonality of crime on the Cape Flats of South Africa. Schutte, Francois (2020), MSc. Supervisor: Greg Breetzke.

Understanding the acceptance and use of open source geospatial software – The case of QGIS in South Africa. Henrico, Susanna (2020) DPhil. Supervisor: Serena Coetzee.

Utilization of Indigenous Trees and Its Impact on Species Diversity in Soto, Eastern Cape. Mzoboshe, Skhumbuzo (2020), MSc. Supervisor: Dr IC Madakadza

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2019

Coastline dynamics at Thukela Mouth and the Amatigulu and Umlalazi river estuary areas KwaZulu-Natal, Esterhuizen, Jozua (2019), MSc. Supervisor: Paul Sumner.

Desirable benefit-sharing mechanisms in forestry-based land restitution projects in Livubu and Tzaneen communities in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Makhubele, L. (2019) MSc. Supervisor: Paxie Chirwa.

Evaluating the effectiveness of SO14001 - Environmental Management System (EMS) in improving key environmental performance indicators of ESKOM distribution: A case study of Mpumalanga operating unit. Manake, Adelaine (2019), MSc. Supervisor: Isa van Aardt.

Formation and Development of Tropical Temperate Troughs across Southern Africa as Simulated by a State-of-the-art Coupled Model, Erasmus, Magdel (2019) MSc. Supervisor: Willem Landmann, co-supervisor: Christine Engelbrecht.

A historical overview of protected area management plans in South Africa. Smit, D.W.J. (2019) PhD. Supervisor: Isa van Aardt, co-supervisor: Howard Hendriks.

Integrated assessment of the environmental impacts of the KwaZulu Natal electrification programme: a case study of Ndumo Gezina 132/22kV multi-circuit power line. Debe, X.A. (2019) MSc. Supervisor: Dan Darkey.

Investigating the influence of present and projected climate on the livelihood of small-scale farmers in the uThungulu District Municipality, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Zwane, Nosipho Ntombani (2019), MSc. Supervisor: Joel Botai.

Knowledge and perception of the Impacts of Climate Change in naledi Local Municipality, North West, South Africa. Mahlaule, Life (2019) MA. Supervisor: Francis Wasswa Nsubuga.

Land acquisition and the growth of informal settlements in Mamelodi, City of Tshwane, 1994-2014. Mgushelo, Apiwe (2019) MSc. Supervisor: Dan Darkey.

Long term salinity changes in the Crocodile River Catchment upstream of the Hartebeespoort Dam. van Eeden, Jacobus A (2019) MSc. Supervisor: H van Niekerk.

A multi-technique appraisal of city-scale atmospheric pollution in Nigeria, Aliyu, Yahaya Abbas (2019), PhD. Supervisor: Joel Botai.

Predictive modelling of Namibian fairy circles and their co-occurrence with Euphorbia species using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Schutte, Christiaan (2019), MSc. Supervisor: Greg Breetzke.

Remote sensing of environmental variables for mapping malaria distribution: the case of Vhembe District Municipality South Africa, Malahlela, Oupa Ermos (2019), PhD. Supervisor: Jane Olwoch.

Renewable energy strategies for alleviating energy poverty in informal settlements: a case study of diepsloot - south Africa, Tlhatlha, Pheladi Venda (2019), MSc. Supervisor: Francis Wasswa Nsubuga.

Surface-strip coal mine rehabilitation risk assessment: The development of an integrated rehabilitation risk assessment model for use in South Africa and Australia. Weyer, Vanessa (2019) PhD. Supervisor: Wayne Truter.

A synoptic climatology of Continental Tropical Low pressure systems over southern Africa and their contribution to rainfall over South Africa, Webster, Elizabeth May (2019), MSc. Supervisor: Liesl Dyson.

The role of an emerging wetland system in nutrient assimilation. Hattingh, Tarryn (2019) MSc. Supervisor: Marius Claassen, co-supervisor: Liesl Hill.

The use of satellite-derived data and neural-network analysis to examine variation in maize yield under changing climate, Adisa, Omolola Mayowa (2019), PhD Supervisor: Daniel Darkey, co-supervisor: Joel Botai.

Towards development of a thermal monitoring system and analysis of meteorological parameters for the HartRAO lunar laser ranging telescope. Tsele, Philemon (2019), PhD. Supervisor: Ludwig Combrinck.

Understanding farmer knowledge, perceptions and management of burrowing mammals: a study from the Ottosdal region in South Africa. Foster, Izak B (2019). MA Supervisor: Natalie Haussmann.

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2018

Analysing the influence of TNT on Southern African trees grass and shrubs using in-situ hyperspectral data, Du Plooy, Niell (2018), MSc

Analysis of land cover changes of the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory environment over five decades , Mbwia, Lisa Nyadzua (2018), MSc

Blocking gap flow and mountain wave interaction along the coastal escarpment of South Africa , Geldenhuys, Markus (2018), MSc

Competing Values in the Integrated Environmental Management Process ~ Understanding the Dynamics Between Evidence Versus Value-Based Decision-Making, De Beer, Jessica (2018), MA

Development of an Integrated Timing System for the HartRAO Lunar Laser Ranging Station, Munghemezulu, Cilence (2018), PhD. Supervisor: Ludwig Combrinck.

Drought characterization in South Africa under changing climate, Phaduli, Elelwani (2018), MSc

Environmental impacts integrated assessment of KwaZulu-Natal Electrification Programme: A case study of Ndumo Gezisa 132/22kV multi-circuit power line KwaZulu-Natal, Debe, Asanda Asanda (2018), MSc

Exploring the usability and suitability of different techniques for visualising uncertainty in 3D maps for regional level wind farm planning, Bevis, Yvette (2018), MSc

Framework for semi-automated object-based image classification of invasive alien plant species in South Africa: Harrisia pomanensis as a case study, Mafanya, Madodomzi (2018), MSc. Supervisors: Philemon Tsele and Joel Botai

Framework to guide mine-related land use planning towards optimisation of the coal mining rehabilitated landscape, Hattingh, Raina (2018), MSc

Gravel road and mammal path impacts on above- and belowground vegetation characteristics in an urban grassland nature reserve, Galloway, TL (2018), MSc supervisor: Natalie Haussmann, Co-supervisor: Peter le Roux (UFS)

Impacts of new buildings on urban liveability: a socio-economic study on Pretoria South AfricaTerblanche, Alissa Agneta (2018), MSc

Interactive effects of disturbances on soil and vegetation characteristics: A study of Rietvlei Nature Reserve and the Eastern Cape, Mashiane, Katlego (2018), MSc Supervisor: Natalie Haussmann, Co-supervisor: Peter le Roux (UFS)

Land acquisition and the growth of informal settlements in South Africa: the case of informal settlements in Mamelodi City of Tshwane 1994 - 2014, Mgushelo, Aphiwe (2018), MA

Modelling land use and land cover change in the Western Cape Province, Tizora, Petronella Chenayi (2018), MSc

Quantifying the structure of the woody element in Savannahs using integrated optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) approach: a stepping stone towards country wide monitoring in South Africa, Naidoo, Laven (2018), PhD

Rainfall variability and drought in the central and northern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg: 1955-2015, Smart, Catherine Ann (2018), MSc

River discharge dynamics climate and land-use change: the Amatikulu and Nyoni rivers KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, Van Heerden, Renate (2018), MSc

Single and multi-temporal assessment approach of natural resources using remote sensing, Mahlayeye, Mbali (2018), MSc

Towards a heat-watch warning system for South Africa for the benefit of the health sector, Mulovhedzi, Tlangelani, Patience (2018), MSc

Trends in soil erosion and land use in the Upper Tugela catchment, Kuse, Mzukisi (2018), MSc

Understanding environmental injustice: the case of Imizamo Yethu and the poverty-population-environment nexus, Johnston, Matt Paul (2018), MA

Vegetation characterisation, termite diversity and soil condition in natural forest and agroecosystems in Salima District, Malawi, Nyirenda, Harrington, MSc. Supervisor: Francis Wasswa Nsubuga.

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2017

A laboratory simulation of the potential groundwater contamination associated with burial materials, Van Allemann, Sunette Toinette (2017), MSc

A Work System Theory Approach to the Study of Knowledge Integration: the University of Pretoria, Pretorius, Jaco (2017), DPhil

An Investigation of Ground-Based GNSS Atmospheric Remote Sensing Techniques for Weather and Climate Monitoring in Nigeria, Isioye, Olalekan Adekunle (2017), PhD

Analysing the influence of TNT on Southern African trees grass and shrubs using in-situ hyperspectral data, Du Plooy, Niell (2017), MSc

Analysing the practical feasibility of using free and open source software for geographical information systems (FOSSGIS) in military operations , Henrico, Susan Jacoba (2017), MA

Assessment of the Baseline Meteorological and Air Quality Conditions over Uubvlei Oranjemund Namibia, Swart, Anzel (2017), MSc

Distribution and characteristics of palaeo-mass movements in the northern and central Drakensberg South Africa, Greyling, Carel (2017), MSc

Empirical tests using search engine optimisation techniques to compare the effectiveness of two metadata vocabularies for geospatial data discovery on the Web, Katumba, Samy Kabangu (2017), MSc

Estimating a dynamically adjusted carrying capacity output for Limpopo Province using seasonal forecasts and remote sensing products, Maluleke, Phumzile (2017), MSc

Evaluating the use of neural networks to predict river flow gauge values, Walford, Wesley Michael (2017), MSc

Evaluation of climate change impacts on rain-fed crop production in the Wami-Ruvu basin of Tanzania, Luhunga, Philbert Modest (2017), PhD

Evaluation of Fire Danger and Fire Potential Indices for South Africa: case studies in Mpumalanga and the Western Cape, Burgess, Melissa (2017), MSc

Exploring the usability and suitability of different techniques for visualising uncertainty in 3D maps for regional level wind farm planning, Bevis, Yvette (2017)

Fur seals as terrestrial ecosystem engineers on sub-Antarctic Marion Island, Isenegger, Gareth D. (2017), MSc supervisor: Natalie Haussmann, Co-supervisor: Trevor McIntyre

Geometric accuracy improvement of VHR satellite imagery during orthorectification with the use of ground control points, Henrico, Ivan (2017), PhD

Modelling dryland winter wheat yield using remotely sensed imagery and agrometeorological parameters, Mashaba, Zinhle (2017), MSc

Modelling intra-seasonal rainfall characteristics over South Africa, Phakula, Steven (2017), MSc

Optimising geographic accessibility in rural areas: a case study of the Thusong Service Centres in Limpopo province, Snyman, Lourens F. (2017), MA

Quantifying the structure of the woody element in Savannahs using integrated optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) approach: a stepping stone towards country wide monitoring in South Africa, Naidoo, Laven (2017), PhD

Rainfall variability and drought in the central and northern KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg: 1955-2015, Smart, Catherine Ann (2017), MSc

Sediment yield modelling in the upper Tsitsa Catchment Eastern Cape South Africa, Pretorius, Simone Norah (2017), MSc

Single and multi-temporal assessment approach of natural resources using remote sensing, Mahlayeye, Mbali (2017), MSc

Towards a heat-watch warning system for South Africa for the benefit of the health sector, Mulovhedzi, Patience Tlangelani (2017), MSc

The use of 3D geovisualisations for urban design: the case of informal settlement upgrading in South Africa, Rautenbach, Victoria-Justine (2017), PhD

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2016

A comparative study of gully erosion contributing factors in two tertiary catchments in Mpumalanga South Africa, Mararakanye, Ndifelani (2016), MSc

A GIS-based DRASTIC approach to assessing aquifer vulnerability adapted for intrinsic risks posed by differing land uses (Rustenburg Municipality), Mostert, Samuel Jakobus (2016), MSc

A lightning threat index for South Africa using numerical weather prediction data, Gijben, Morne (2016), MSc

Analysing the practical feasibility of using free and open source software for geographical information systems (FOSSGIS) in military operations, Henrico, Susan Jacoba (2016), MA

Analysis of vegetation structure in a trans-frontier savanna region using in-situ observations and SPOT 5 imagery, Pretorius, Erika (2016), MA

The application of Forensic Geomorphology in rhinoceros poaching (South Africa), De Bruin, Mauritz (2016), MSc

Application of remotely sensed environmental variables for predicting malaria cases in Nkomazi municipality South Africa, Adeola, A.M. (Abiodun Morakinyo) (2016), PhD

Assessment of the Baseline Meteorological and Air Quality Conditions over Uubvlei Oranjemund Namibia, Swart, Anzel (2016), MSc

Assessment of the surface water quality of the main rivers feeding at Katse Dam Lesotho, Mathebula, Beaulla (2016), MSc

The distribution and characteristics of deep-seated palaeo-mass movements in the northern and central Drakensberg, South Africa, Greyling, Abraham Carel (2016), MSc

Drivers of ecosystem services and sustainable development in a mountain environment at Mariepskop South Africa, Ngwenya, Sipiwe Janet (2016), MSc

Dynamics of climate variability over the all-year rainfall region of South Africa, Engelbrecht, Johanna (2016), PhD

ECHAM4.5 global circulation model as a seasonal forecasting system for southern Africa: coupled vs. uncoupled, Beraki, Asmerom Fissehatsion (2016), PhD

Effects of land-use change on benthic macroinvertebrates in the upper reaches of the Apies-Pienaar catchment, Mulders, Joseph Alexander (2016), MSc

Evaluating different options of integrating linked open data into standard geospatial web services for thematic mapping, Owusu-Banahene, Wiafe (2016), PhD

Estimating a dynamically adjusted carrying capacity output for Limpopo Province using seasonal forecasts and remote sensing products, Maluleke, Phumzile (2016), MSc

Evaluation of climate change impacts on rain-fed crop production in the Wami-Ruvu basin of Tanzania, Luhunga, Philbert Modest (2016), PhD

Geometric accuracy improvement of VHR satellite imagery during orthorectification with the use of ground control points, Henrico, Ivan (2016), PhD

Impact of climate on health: a specific focus on Malaria in South Africa's Limpopo Province, Komen, Daniel Kibii (2016), PhD

Impact of lower stratospheric dynamics on the predictability of summer rainfall over South Africa, Mathole, Kelebogile (2016), MSc

Intra-storm attributes and climatology of extreme erosive events on Mauritius 2004 - 2008, Hauptfleisch, Alexia (2016), MSc

Modelling seasonal rainfall characteristics over South Africa, Phakula, Steven (2016), MSc

Projected potential for wind energy generation in South Africa under conditions of climate change, Herbst, Lynette (2016), MSc

Sediment yield modelling in the upper Tsitsa Catchment, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Pretorius, Simone Norah (2016), MSc

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