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BSc Honours 2015

Miengah Abrahams

Thesis Title: The stratigraphic value of the Pronksberg bentonite in the upper Elliot Formation (Early Jurassic) Eastern Cape, South Africa. ​

Supervisor/s: Emese Bordy and Ryan Tucker

Contact details:
Email: abrmie002@myuct.ac.za

Quote: I have always loved science fiction and its ideas of time travel and teleportation. By understanding geology, when I hold a rock, I am truly transported back millions of years to a different world. ​

 

 

 

 


Travis America

Thesis Title: Provenance history of the Cretaceous megaconglomerates and associated clastic rocks, ~NNW of Mossel Bay, Western Cape, South Africa​

Supervisor/s: Emese Bordy

Contact details:
Email:  amrtra001@myuct.ac.za or amrtra001@gmail.com​​

LinkedIn: Travis America​

QuoteThe top of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest standing at ~8840m above sea level, is marine limestone.​

 


Sascha Dyer

Thesis Title: Petrology of the metapelites in the Cape Peninsula Batholith aureole, Western Cape, South Africa

Supervisor/s: Johann Diener

Contact details:
Email:  dyrsas001@myuct.ac.za​​

 

 

 


Jennifer Ehima

Thesis Title: Late Quaternary depositional history of the western continental slope of South Africa, South of the Cape Canyon.​​

Supervisor/s: John Compton and Eugene Bergh

Contact details:
Email:  ehmjen001@myuct.ac.za​​

 

 

 

 


James Lister

Thesis Title: Using seismic, and other available, data to establish the controlling factors for sedimentation within the Orange Basin

Supervisor/s: John Compton and Beth Kahle

Contact details:
Email:  lstjam001@myuct.ac.za

 

 

 

 


Lucrecia Maboane

Thesis Title: Stable isotope analysis of the Garies wollastonite​

Supervisor/s: Chris Harris

Contact details:
Email: mbnluc002@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology: ''When I break a rock open with my pick, I;m a prophet. I see the past. I see the future. I know where the world is going, and where it's been.''- Chrstina Dodd, Virtue Falls

 

 

 


Silence Magagula

Thesis Title: Nyanzian (Kenya) Basalt Geochemical classification​

Supervisor/s: Lynnette Greyling

Contact details:
Email: magagulasilence@gmail.com

Why I love geology: The story of the earth is the most fascinating story out there, and just like human history (before the invention of paper, of course) this history is stored in the rocks. I just want to learn how to read it

 

 

 


Aquinar Malatji

Thesis Title: Short-term investigation of the recharge rates of Table Mountain springs using both oxygen and hydrogen isotopes.

Supervisor/s: Chris Harris

Contact details:
Email: mltaqu001@myuct. ac.za​

 

 

 

 


Jonny Martin

Thesis Title: The accomodation of Strain in Migmatites​

Supervisor/s: Johann Diener

Contact details:
Email:  Jonny.Martin@alumni.uct.ac.za

Research interests: metamorphic and structural geology

 

 

 

 


Justin Paul

Thesis Title: The petrology of the Ondermatjie kimberlite, South East Namibia​

Supervisor/s: Phil Janney

Contact details:
Email:  plxjus001@gmail.com
LinkedIn: Justin Paul

Research interests: Petrology of kimberlites and understanding how the composition of primary kimberlite magma chnages as it rises to the surface of the earth.

 

Why I study geology: Geology allows me to explore the new places while at the same time contributing to research and the needs of society.