Students involved in the project on MSc and PhD levels:

Pic Name Degree Email Desciption

Miss L Madiseng

(Mine Water Irrigation Research Coordinator)

PhD Agronomy [email protected]

Background: Plant and Soil Sciences, Mine Rehabilitation and Closure

Research Focus: Irrigation with untreated mine waters

Tel: +27 (012) 420 8368
Mr Gideon van der Walt

MSc Agric (Soil Science)

[email protected]

Background: Agronomy, Soil and irrigation

Research Focus: Agricultural potential of rehabilitated mined land and irrigation of rehabilitated mined land with mine water

Mr Mzwandile Mabuza PhD Agronomy [email protected]

Background: Agronomy and Crop Science

Research Focus: Crop response to irrigation with acidic mine waters

Mr Karabo Deane PhD Soil Science

[email protected] 

[email protected]

Background: Geology and Soil Sciences

Research Focus: Commercial scale irrigation of field crops using untreated mine waters. Modelling of effects of irrigating field crops using untreated mine waters of varying qualities.

Mr Siboniso Magwaza

PhD Agronomy  [email protected]

Background: Agronomy and Crop modelling

Research Focus: Irrigation with neutralised acid mine drainage from high density sludge and biological sulphate reduction treatment plants

Mr Prosper Sibanda

BSc Hons Environmental Soil Sciences  [email protected]

Background: Agronomy and Horticulture

Research Focus: Evaluation of irrigation water quality guidelines for selected trace metals with implications for mine water irrigation



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