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Welcome to the

Graduation Ceremony

of the

University of Johannesburg

29 October 2019

Welkom by die

Gradeplegtigheid

van die

Universiteit van Johannesburg

29 Oktober 2019

Le a Amogelwa

Moletlong wa Dikapešo wa

Yunibesithi ya Johannesburg

29 Diphalane 2019

Niyamukelwa

eMcimbini wokweThweswa kweZiqu

weNyuvesi yaseJohannesburg

29 kuMfumfu 2019

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UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG

CHANCELLOR

Prof NS Ndebele

BA (Lesotho), MA (Cambridge UK), PhD (Denver USA)

SENIOR OFFICE-BEARERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

VICE-CHANCELLOR AND PRINCIPAL

Prof T Marwala

BS Eng (Case Western Reserve USA), MEng (UP), PhD (Cambridge UK)

DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR ACADEMIC

Prof A Parekh

BA, BA Hons, MA (UDW), MA (Kansas USA), DPhil (UDW)

DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLOR: RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONALISATION

Prof S Sinha

BEng, MEng, PhD (UP)

REGISTRAR

Prof IC Burger

BA, HEd, BA Hons, MA, PhD (RAU)

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Ms N Mamorare

BCom (Rhodes), BCom Hons (UKZN), CA (SA)

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Prof A Swart

NDip, NHDip (TWR), BEd, MEd (RAU), DTech (TWR)

GENERAL COUNSEL

Prof PH O’Brien

BCom, LLB, LLM, LLD (RAU)

SENIOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN THE VICE-CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE

Dr N Vukuza

BA (Fort Hare), BA Hons (Rhodes), DTE (UNISA), MA (Wits), PhD (Stellenbosch)

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EXECUTIVE DEANS

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Prof D van Lill

BSc, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD (US)

FACULTY OF ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

Ms A Breytenbach (Acting)

BArch (UP), MBA (UJ)

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

Prof SJ Gravett

BA, HEd (PU for CHE), BEd, MEd, DEd (RAU)

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Prof DJ Mashao

BSc Eng (UCT), MSc Eng (UCT), MSc AM (Brown, USA), PhD (Brown, USA)

FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Prof S Khan

BSc, BSc Hons, MSc, PhD (UWC)

FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

Prof AB Broadbent

BA, BA Hons, MPhil, PhD (Cambridge UK)

FACULTY OF LAW

Prof LG Mpedi

B Juris, LLB (Vista), LLM (RAU), LLD (UJ)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

Prof D Meyer

BSc, BSc Hons, MSc (RAU), PhD (California USA)

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MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

CHAIRPERSON

Mr MS Teke

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

Dr Y Ndema

MEMBERS

Prof H Abrahamse

Mr FM Baleni

Mr T Ditshego

Ms S Dlamini

Ms K Gugushe

Prof D Hildebrandt

Ms X Kakana

Mr G Khosa

Mr MS Khoza

Ms K Khumalo

Ms B Madikizela

Mr M Mahlasela

Prof T Marwala

Mr T Mati

Ms Z Matlala

Prof A Parekh

Dr WP Rowland

Prof A Strydom

PRESIDENT OF CONVOCATION

Dr BM Diale

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Programme

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 13:00

To ensure good order during the ceremony all those present are requested to leave

the Auditorium only after the ceremony has been concluded.

The academic procession enters the Auditorium and the members of the procession take

their seats on the stage.

The choir sings Gaudeamus Igitur (or a CD is played) while those present remain

standing.

The Chancellor constitutes the congregation.

Choir.

Welcome.

The relevant Executive Dean presents the candidates to the Chancellor for the

conferment of a degree/diploma/certificate.

Singing of the National Anthem.

The Chancellor dissolves the congregation.

The academic procession leaves the Auditorium while those present remain standing.

Lenaneo

Labobedi, 29 Diphalane 2019 ka 13:00

Go kgonthiša gore dilo di sepela ka tshwanelo nakong ya moletlo, bohle bao ba tlilego

moletlong ba kgopelwa go tšwa ka Holong ya kopano feela ka morago ga ge moletlo o

phethilwe.

Sehlopha sa dirutegi se tsena ka Holong ya kopano gomme maloko a sehlopha se a dula

ditulong tša ona sefaleng.

Khwaere e opela Gaudeamus Igitur (goba CD e tlo bapalwa) mola bao ba lego gona ba

tšwela pele go ema.

Mokhanseliri o kopanya phuthego.

Khwaere.

Dikamogelo.

Hlogophethiši ya maleba ya lefapha e hlagiša dialoga go Mokhanseliri gore di newe

tikrii/diploma/setifikeiti.

Go opelwa ga Koša ya Setšhaba.

Mokhanseliri o phatlalatša phuthego.

Sehlopha sa dirutegi se tšwa ka Holong ya kopano mola bao ba lego gona ba tšwela pele

go ema.

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Program

Dinsdag, 29 Oktober 2019 om 13:00

Ter wille van die ordelike verloop van die plegtigheid

word alle aanwesiges vriendelik versoek

om die Ouditorium nie voor die einde van die plegtigheid te verlaat nie.

Die akademiese prosessie kom die Ouditorium binne en neem op die verhoog plaas.

Die koor sing Gaudeamus Igitur (of ‘n CD word gespeel) terwyl die aanwesiges staan.

Die Kanselier stel die kongregasie saam.

Koor.

Verwelkoming.

Die betrokke uitvoerende dekaan stel die kandidate aan die Kanselier voor vir die

toekenning van ‘n graad/diploma/sertifikaat.

Sing van die volkslied.

Die Kanselier ontbind die kongregasie.

Terwyl die aanwesiges bly staan, verlaat die akademiese prosessie die Ouditorium.

Uhlelo

uLwesibili, 29 kuMfumfu 2019 ngelo-13:00

Ukuze kuqinisekwe ukuthi konke kuhamba kahle ngesikhathi somcimbi, bonke abakhona

bacelwa ukuba baphume eHholweni kuphela lapho umcimbi usuphothuliwe.

Udwendwe lezifundiswa lungena ehholweni bese amalungu odwendwe ahlala phansi

esiteji.

Ikwaya icula i-Gaudeamus Igitur (noma kudlalwa iCD) ngalenkathi labo abakhona

besamile.

UShansela uhlanganisa ibandla.

Ikwaya.

Ukwamukelwa.

Izinhloko Eziyiziphathimandla ezithintekayo zethula abafundi kuShansela weNyuvesi

ukuze bathole idigiri/idiploma/isitifiketi.

Kuculwa iHubo Lesizwe.

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Gaudeamus Igitur

Gaudeamus igitur,

Juvenes dum sumus;

Post iucundum iuventutem,

Post molestam senectutem

Nos habebit humus.

Vivat academia,

Vivant professores,

Vivat membrum quodlibet,

Vivat membra quaelibet;

Semper sint in flore!

English

Let us rejoice, therefore,

While we are young.

After a pleasant youth

After a troubling old age

The earth will have us.

Long live the academy!

Long live the professors!

Long live each student;

Long live the whole fraternity;

For ever may they flourish!

Sesotho sa Leboa

Ka gona, a re thabeng,

Re sa le ba bafsa.

Ka morago ga bofsa bjo bo bose

Ka morago ga go tšofala mo go nago le

mathata

Lefase le tla ba le rena.

Phela thuto phela!

Phelang diprofesa phelang!

Phelang baithuti phelang;

Phela kagišano ka botlalo phela;

O ka re ba ka phela gabotse goyagoile!

Afrikaans

Laat ons dan vrolik wees,

Terwyl ons jonk is;

Na ’n aangename jeug.

Na ’n onaangename oudag,

Sal die aarde ons hou.

Lank lewe die universiteit,

Lank lewe die professore,

Lank lewe elke student,

Lank lewe al die studente,

Mag hulle vir ewig hul jeug behou!

Zulu

Ngakho, masithokoze

Sisebasha nje.

Emva kobumnandi bobusha

Emva kwezinkinga zobudala

Umhlaba uzosithatha.

Phambili ngemfundo!

Phambili boSolwazi!

Phambili nakuwe mfundi;

Phambili ngenhlangano yonke;

Maziqhubeke ngonaphakade!

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QUALIFICATIONS

1. National Diploma (NDip)

Buthelezi, Nqobile Qiniso (Mining Engineering)

Chapwanya, Tafadzwa (Operations Management)

Chata, Benedict Siphesihle Christiana (Operations Management)

Chauke, Kenny (Extraction Metallurgy)

Ketwa, Nonzuzeko (Operations Management)

Kgagudi, Mpho (Management Services)

Khosa, Pride (Operations Management)

Maabane, Tholoana (Operations Management)

Maatloa, Timothy Pontsho (Extraction Metallurgy)

Mabaso, Mokwanda Zamankungwa (Operations Management)

Mabuza, Siphesihle Suprise (Management Services)

Madlala, Nqobile Valentia (Mining Engineering)

Mafisa, Letshela Perceverence (Operations Management)

Mahusi, Tsholofelo Vincent (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Makhado, Sharleene (Operations Management)

Makhoba, Nhlosenhle Bonga Manzini (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Makhubele, Ernest (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Makhubele, Mbhoni Witness (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Malamule, Thamisanca Vutlharhi (Operations Management)

Malatji, Masoto (Management Services)

Manyadze, Pfariso (Operations Management)

Maremane, Malibongwe Juniorjoe (Operations Management)

Mashau, Limuwani (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Mashiane, Tshiamo Paul (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Mashoene, Reneilwe Kate (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Matlepe, Lerato Sarah (Management Services)

Mawela, Rumani (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Mbatha, Sboniso Steven (Mining Engineering)

Mbongo, Vuyo (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Mhlanga, Matimu Given (Engineering: Chemical)

Mkhabela, Nqobile Glory (Mining Engineering)

Mlambo, Bongani Felicity (Operations Management)

Mnetwa, Lebohang (Operations Management)

Modishana, Mphothiedi Lorraine (Operations Management)

Mogwane, Shaun (Engineering: Chemical)

Monedi, Rethabile Innocentia (Operations Management)

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Mosiakoko, Rorisang (Operations Management)

Mukwevho, Todani Faranani (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Mzolo, Simangele Nozipho Mbalenhle (Operations Management)

Ndlovu, Lebogang (Management Services)

Nkabinde, Bethuel Samuel (Extraction Metallurgy)

Nkosi, Mavuso (Operations Management)

Nkosi, Sihle Terrence (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Raletjena, Mabilana Vincent (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Ramabulana, Tendamudzimu (Engineering: Chemical)

Ramasobane, Pushetso (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Ramushu, Matshego Meriam (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Ratshitanga, Murendeni (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Sekgobela, Katlego Zandile (Operations Management)

Sheela, Motumisheng (Operations Management)

Skosana, Keamogetse Ivor (Operations Management)

Skosana, Phumzile (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Tladi, Tebatso Jackson Nakamahlako (Mining Engineering)

Tlalang, Keoagile (Mining Engineering)

Tshimange, Malwela Sylvia (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Ziqubu, Celimpilo Bukelo (Operations Management)

Zitha, Thabang Arthur (Operations Management)

2. Baccalaureus Technologiae (BTech)

Burakeye, Sine Aurore (Operations Management)

Dlamini, Melusi Maxwell (Mining Engineering)

Dlamini, Sbanisamalangeni Richard (Mining Engineering)

Erasmus, Lebohang Dineo Faith (Quality)

Hage, Dani (Mining Engineering)

Kopanye, Ntao Joseph (Mining Engineering)

Makola, Atlegang (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Malekane, Aaron Mahlomola (Quality)

Mangope, Tebogo (Mining Engineering)

Masehla, Pretty (Mining Engineering)

Mdlovu, Vincent Zakhele (Mining Engineering)

Moswetsi, Mpho Lefa (Mining Engineering)

Mujinga, Mulombo Bertine (Quality)

Mutshinyali, Ndivhuho Nyengedzo Seitlhamo (Management Services)

Ndlovu, Sabelo (Operations Management)

Shamase, Anele (Extraction Metallurgy)

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3. Magister Technologiae (MTech)

Ajiteru, Oluwaniyi Azeez (Engineering: Metallurgy) (with distinction)

Dissertation: Effects of dispersion techniques on the structural integrity and

interfacial reaction of multiwalled Carbonnanotubes Ti64 alloy fabricated by Spark

Plasma Sintering route

Supervisor: Prof PA Olubambi

Co-Supervisor: Ms TS Tshephe

Baloyi, Keneilwe Primrose (Operations Management)

Dissertation: The impact of change and development at the university of

Johannesburg Soweto campus organizational change

Supervisor: Prof PA Kholopane

Bolipombo, Magaly Madeleine (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Lean manufacturing as a competitive advantage tool in the South

African snack industry

Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Co-Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Dikgale, Moyahabo Sarah (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Assessing the effectiveness of the Inventory Management System of

the Wind Tunnel facilities

Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Co-Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Harris, Virginia Aldine (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Impact of no business processes on strategy implementation in a

South African commercial bank

Supervisor: Dr S Akinlabi

Kanyi, Phumelele (Operations Management) (with distinction)

Dissertation: An assessment of factors affecting production planning in the South

African food processing industry

Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Co-Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Khumalo, Vangile Lesiah Valentine (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Implementation and effectiveness of 5S in a Mechanical workshop- A

case study

Supervisor: Prof K Gupta

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Lekhuleni, Abigail (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Exploring factors affecting the implementation of enterprise resource

planning system in the South African small and medium construction industry

Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Co-Supervisor: Prof P Kholopane

Lesufi, Miltia (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Dissertation: Dispersion characteristics of carbon nanotubes in metallic alloy and

metal oxides

Supervisor: Prof PA Olubambi

Co-Supervisor: Ms SS Lephuthing

Mabe, Koena Melida (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Maximising the capacity of water supplied to the community

members at Limpopo province

Supervisor: Dr EI Edoun

Co-Supervisor: Prof C Mbohwa

Mabotja, Tshepo Phuti (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Exploring factors affecting warehouse performance to gain

competitive market advantage: case study of the South African manufacturing

sector

Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Co-Supervisor: Prof P Kholopane

Madouma Ma Lewandja, Augustin (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Impact of Environmental Pollution on the quality of water in

Johannesburg

Supervisor: Dr SA Akinlabi

Co-Supervisor: Prof C Mbohwa

Mahlasela, Pathiswa (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Efficiency of basic water Supply to household consumers in

Johannesburg, South Africa

Supervisor: Dr A Oke

Co-Supervisor: Mr J Mabiza

Malifete, Linda (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Assessing the impact of lean manufacturing in the South African

airline industry

Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Co-Supervisor: Prof P Kholopane

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Manana, Cebsile (Operations Management)

Dissertation: An investigation into the role of innovation, digitisation and client

centricity in the future strategy of a bank

Supervisor: Dr EI Edoun

Co-Supervisor: Prof C Mbohwa

Mekgwe, Gadifele Nicolene (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Dissertation: Tribological properties of Graphite reinforced pure titanium

carbonitride

Supervisor: Prof PA Olubambi

Co-Supervisor: Dr OO Ajobola

Mueti, Ntwanano Ephraim (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Industry 4.0 as a competitive advantage tool for the South African

manufacturing sector

Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Co-Supervisor: Prof P Kholopane

Nemaxwi, Thabelo Portia (Operations Management)

Dissertation: The Impact of change management on service delivery in Limpopo

Municipality

Supervisor: Prof C Mbohwa

Ngoy, Didier Mwana Bute (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Dissertation: Reduction rate of MnO from two based charges in producing

ferromanganese

Supervisor: Mr MK Kalenga

Co-Supervisor: Prof M Tangstad

Niati, Dorcas (Operations Management)

Dissertation: Analysis of the causes of cost of poor quality in the South African

construction small and medium enterprises

Supervisor: Dr NY Mulongo

Co-Supervisor: Prof P Kholopane

Sanumi, Oluwafemi Joseph (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Dissertation: The study of corrosion inhibition of polyethylene glycol-tyrosine

composite on mild steel in 1M HCL

Supervisor: Prof ME Makhatha

Sedumedi, Boitshoko Kaelo (Engineering: Metallurgy)

Dissertation: Benchmarking techniques in Ferromanganese production

Supervisor: Dr X Pan

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Semetse, Lerato (Engineering: Metallurgy) (with distinction)

Dissertation: Bio-tribocorrosion behaviour of Spark Plasma Sintered Titanium

Composites in Simulated Body Fluid

Supervisor: Prof PA Olubambi

Co-Supervisor: Dr BA Obadele

Silase, Manti (Operations Management)

Dissertation: An assessment of factors influencing successful implementation of

ERP in mining industry

Supervisor: Prof PA Kholopane

Sithole, Cindy (Engineering: Metallurgy) (with distinction)

Dissertation: An analysis of the sand moulding process in a foundry using the six

sigma framework

Supervisor: Prof K Nyembwe

Co-Supervisor: Prof P Olubambi

Tayler, Talita (Engineering: Metallurgy) (with distinction)

Dissertation: Bio-tribocorrosion characteristics of sintered Titanium-Tantalumzirconium

shape memory alloys in simulated body fluid

Supervisor: Prof PA Olubambi

Co-Supervisor: Dr J Geringer

4. Magister Ingeneriae (MIng) - Master of Engineering (MEng)

Adewumi, Adelegan Adeyeri (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Effect of socio-Cultural diversity on Collaboration among

Construction Project Teams in Johannesburg

Supervisor: Prof I Musonda

Co-Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Clark, Derek Adrian Gardiner (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Virtual team performance factors: a systematic literature

review

Supervisor: Prof AL Marnewick

Co-Supervisor: Prof C Marnewick

Dube, Sikhumbuzo (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Earned Schedule as an extension to the anomalies of earned

value management

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Dr A Maneschijn

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Harvey, Nicholas David (Mechanical Engineering)

Dissertation: The Application of Artificial Lyriforms to Kinesthesia in Legged

Robots

Supervisor: Prof AL Nel

Maboa, Dikeledi Tumelo (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: A review of factors influencing the reliability of railway

infrastructure

Supervisor: Dr H Nel

Mabotja, Boitumelo (Mechanical Engineering)

Dissertation: Characterisation of tribocorrosion properties of friction stir processed

6061 aluminum Alloy

Supervisor: Prof ET Akinlabi

Co-Supervisor: Dr M Mashinini

Mangwiro, Vhalani Virginia (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Strategic planning and risk analysis to prevent induction motor

failure

Supervisor: Dr A Wessels

Co-Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Masangu, Ntsako (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: The potential benefits of a diversified engineering workforce

Supervisor: Prof AL Marnewick

Ngobeni, Bongani Lawrence (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Harmonic effects on locomotives in a railway supply network

Supervisor: Prof JH Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Dr A De Beer

Ngubane, Makole Kagisho (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Effectiveness and value add of project close out phase

execution in small scale capital projects

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Prof P Mativenga

Phokane, Thobadingoe Craven (Mechanical Engineering) (with distinction)

Dissertation: Investigation on abrasive water Jet machining of miniature gears

Supervisor: Prof K Gupta

Raseasala, Ken Joy (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Effective maintenance strategy and reliability engineering

techniques in a flexible manufacturing system

Supervisor: Dr H Nel

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Sagming, Marcel Nkamngang (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (with

distinction)

Dissertation: Correcting bursts of deletion errors using Convolutional Neural

Networks and Watermark codes

Supervisor: Dr R Heymann

Co-Supervisor: Dr E Hurwitz

Shekoni, Muyinat Olamide (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (with

distinction)

Dissertation: Detection and reduction of impulse noise and narrowband

interference in OFDM using machine learning

Supervisor: Dr AN Hasan

5. Magister Philosophiae (MPhil)

Adaurhere, Richard Emeka (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Contingency amount planning and management for South

African construction projects

Supervisor: Prof I Musonda

Co-Supervisor: Ms C Okoro

Aguba, Anayochukwu Vitalis (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)

Dissertation: Analysis of a self-starting synchronous reluctance machine with rotor

cage bars in the air barriers

Supervisor: Dr M Muteba

Co-Supervisor: Prof DV Nicolae

Akawi, Edzua Jirel (Engineering Management)

Dissertation: The cost of implementing Health and Safety: findings from

construction projects in Gauteng, South Africa.

Supervisor: Prof I Musonda

Co-Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Boshoman, Salaminah Bonolo (Mechanical Engineering) (with distinction)

Dissertation: Effect of scanning speed on the laser metal deposited

Ti-6Al-2Sn-2Mo2Cr-0,25Si Alloy

Supervisor: Prof ET Akinlabi

Co-Supervisor: Dr MF Erinosho

Kiewiet, Ntokozo Jan (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Water distribution systems network reliability, availability and

maintainability

Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie

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Kubjana, Mokwathi Dennis (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (with

distinction)

Dissertation: Impulse noise clipping and nulling in a hybrid PLC-VLC system

based on DCO/ACO-OFDM

Supervisor: Prof T Shongwe

Co-Supervisor: Dr AR Ndjiongue

Mahumapelo, Nthabiseng Portia (Engineering Management)

Dissertation: A study on enhancement plans for rural small to medium bricks

manufacturing

Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie

Malatsi, Mogale (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Evaluating the implementation of a planning framework within

Johannesburg urban areas, a case study of Midrand and Greenstone Hill traffic

Supervisor: Prof I Musonda

Co-Supervisor: Dr J Agumba

Malebye, Otumiseng Jenny (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: An investigation of the factors that contribute towards cost

overruns in African energy mega-projects

Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie

Mamburu, Rooi (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Application of total quality management in the

pyrometallurgical sector in South Africa.

Supervisor: Dr H Nel

Masita, Katleho Lerato (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (with distinction)

Dissertation: Effective use of advanced deep neural networks for category-specific

object detection

Supervisor: Dr AN Hasan

Mhlambi, Mthethwa John (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Technology transfer processes from Austria to South Africa: A

production line level study

Supervisor: Dr A Wessels

Co-Supervisor: Prof JH Pretorius

Mokganyetji, Christopher Serongwane (Engineering Management) (with

distinction)

Minor Dissertation: The Impact of broadcast digital migration delays on economic

development in South Africa

Supervisor: Prof K Gupta

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Mphahlele, Lekgalake Matshidiso (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Investigating service quality of passenger trains in Gauteng

Supervisor: Dr H Nel

Ndikumana, Joseph (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Lean as a tool for business sustainability in the manufacturing

sector

Supervisor: Dr H Nel

Co-Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie

Ngobeni, Fumani Harieth (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: The effectiveness of inventory management system at a

tobacco manufacturer

Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie

Nzima, Gcina Mduduzi (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: The effectiveness of inventory management system at a

tobacco manufacturer

Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie

Prins, Stefan Dennis (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: The measurement of cybersecurity awareness in an industrial

control systems company

Supervisor: Prof AL Marnewick

Co-Supervisor: Prof S Von Solms

Rasethe, Mohlatlego Jonas (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Critical success factors for improving quality culture in a coal

testing division

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Dr A Wessels

Seerane, Siziwe Renee (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: An evaluation of factors that affect a South African supply

chain organisation progress status to world-class manufacturing

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Prof AL Marnewick

Tambani, Mulalo Trace (Mechanical Engineering)

Dissertation: Green Machining of Titanium Based Powder Compacts

Supervisor: Dr DM Madyira

Co-Supervisor: Dr C Machio

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Zondo, Nhlanhla Lloyd (Engineering Management)

Minor Dissertation: Understanding the factors that influence wastewater reuse

Supervisor: Prof AL Marnewick

6. Doctor Ingeneriae (DIng)

Musonda, Vincent (Mechanical Engineering)

Thesis: Property evolution during the hot rolling process of low carbon steel

Supervisor: Prof ET Akinlabi

Co-Supervisor: Prof TC Jen

Tayisepi, Nicholas (Mechanical Engineering)

Thesis: Energy efficiency during outside turning of Titanium Alloy Ti6Al4V

Supervisor: Prof RF Laubscher

Co-Supervisor: Prof T Oosthuizen

7. Doctor Philosophiae (DPhil)

Ametepey, Simon Ofori (Civil Engineering)

Thesis: An integrated sustainable road infrastructure project implementation model

for developing countries

Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Co-Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala

Munsamy, Megashnee (Engineering Management)

Thesis: Industry 4.0 cyber physical model for energy optimisation

Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie

Ogunsanya, Oluwabukunmi Ayopo (Engineering Management)

Thesis: An integrated sustainable procurement model for the Nigerian construction

industry

Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Co-Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala

Okoro, Chioma Sylvia (Engineering Management)

Thesis: Delivering sustainable transportation infrastructure: critical role of a

comprehensive feasibility study

Supervisor: Prof I Musonda

Co-Supervisor: Dr JN Agumba

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Sesane, Tshavhuyo (Engineering Management)

Thesis: A framework for lean six sigma sustainability in the South Africa business

environment

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Dr A Vermeulen

Seshoene, Reggy (Engineering Management)

Thesis: Lean six sigma principles to optimise port capacity utilisation

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Dr A Vermeulen

Somiah, Matthew Kwaw (Civil Engineering)

Thesis: An integrated competitive advantage model for indigenous construction

firms in the Ghanaian construction industry

Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Co-Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala

Yankah, Jonas Ekow (Engineering Management)

Thesis: An integrated framework for marketing construction contracting enterprises

in the Ghanaian construction industry

Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala

Co-Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa


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Musonda, Vincent (DIng)

Vincent Musonda received a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University

of Zambia and an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town

(UCT) in South Africa. He gained admission to the University of Johannesburg, South

Africa, in 2016 for his doctorate degree. Mr Musonda is a lecturer in the School of

Engineering at the University of Zambia.

Mr Musonda’s doctorate research was on property evolution during the hot rolling process

of low-carbon steel. In order to achieve the desired microstructure and mechanical

properties during the evolution, the candidate developed a property-evolution prediction

model using the production of the reinforcement bar as a case study. Hot-rolling finite

element modelling simulations were conducted satisfactorily on these rebars, using the

industry-optimised processing parameters. The prediction model revealed that the status

of key variables, such as temperature distribution in the deformation zone, depended on

the roll-gap reliability, proper front and back tension adjustments in the mill stand,

appropriate selection of the work rolls and Interfacial Heat Transfer Coefficient (IHTC) at

the roll-workpiece interface. The model was validated through material characterisations.

This integrated approach is novel and unique and its implementation is used for the

improvement of the hot rolling process as well as the quality of the rolled products.

Supervisor: Prof ET Akinlabi

Co-Supervisor: Prof T-C Jen


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Tayisepi, Nicholas (DIng)

Nicholas Tayisepi holds a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems and

Operations Management and a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Industrial and

Manufacturing Engineering, both from the National University of Science and Technology

in Zimbabwe. He also holds a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, an

Executive Diploma in Business Leadership, and a National Diploma in Technical and

Vocational Education. Nicholas has published a total of 16 peer-reviewed papers and

conference proceedings. He is currently employed at the National University of Science

and Technology in Zimbabwe where he is the incumbent departmental chairperson for the

Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

The candidate developed a new methodology and a tool for predicting the specific cutting

and total machining energy used during the turning of Ti6Al4V titanium alloy. The tool is

based on solving an optimisation problem as regards the cutting strategy that aims to

minimise energy use for a specific manufacturing outcome. The study showed that the

cutting strategy may be optimised for most efficient energy use for various different

outcomes, including appropriate surface integrity, lowest tool wear and best productivity.

The predictive tool is based on and validated by an extensive experimental programme.

Supervisor: Prof RF Laubscher

Co-Supervisor: Prof T Oosthuizen


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Ametepey, Simon Ofori (DPhil)

Simon Ofori Ametepey obtained his Higher National Diploma in Building Technology from

Ho Technical University in Ghana. He further obtained a BTech Honours in Building

Technology from Cape Coast Technical University, Ghana. He completed an MA in

Environmental Management and Policy and an MPhil in Construction Technology at the

University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba, in Ghana,

respectively. Simon is a registered Project Management professional and is professionally

registered with the Engineering Council of Ghana. He is currently employed by Koforidua

Technical University, Ghana, as a lecturer and at Wenjay Construction Solutions Limited

as a managing director. He enrolled for his doctoral studies at the University of

Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2016. The candidate has published two peer-reviewed

conference papers and has prepared and submitted three journal manuscripts currently

under review.

In his research study, the candidate developed and validated an integrated sustainable

road infrastructure project implementation (SRIPI) model for developing countries. The

integrated model advances that sustainable road infrastructure project implementation is

a twelve-factor construct. The results revealed the theory that stakeholder management;

public participation; cultural sustainability; and resource utilisation and management

significantly determine sustainable road infrastructure project implementation outcomes.

By introducing three new constructs (climate change response; public participation; and

stakeholder management) to the constructs adopted by existing sustainable infrastructure

models, the study provided a valuable contribution to the subject of road infrastructure

project implementation in developing countries.

Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Co-Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala


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Munsamy, Megashnee (DPhil)

Megashnee Munsamy completed a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering,

cum laude, at the Durban University of Technology in 2006. She then graduated cum

laude with a Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the Durban University of

Technology in 2011. She is a registered Professional Engineering Technologist with the

Engineering Council of South Africa. Megashnee is an experienced engineer, having

worked in the power generation and FMCG sectors. She is currently employed at

Mangosuthu University of Technology as a senior lecturer.

Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are encountering significant challenges in energy

demand and GHG emissions reduction. Further to this, the Fourth Industrial Revolution

(4IR) is transforming operational practice of the manufacturing, mining and logistics

sectors. This study developed the Process Centric Energy Model (PCEM), which is a

cyber physical energy optimisation model driven by business processes that applies 4IR

and cleaner production technologies for total business energy optimisation.

Multidisciplinary knowledge domains were integrated, which provided a comprehensive

energy optimisation approach. The model was validated by application to logistics and

power utility MNEs, where the results showed reductions in energy demand and CO2

emissions via the implementation of 4IR and cleaner production technologies. The

contributions of this study are: introduction of a new paradigm to energy modelling, which

is the application of business processes for energy demand optimisation; the alignment to

the National Strategy Grand Challenge: Energy Security; and an energy optimisation tool

for businesses.

Supervisor: Prof A Telukdarie


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Ogunsanya, Oluwabukunmi (DPhil)

Oluwabukunmi Ogunsanya has a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Civil Engineering and a

Master’s degree in Project Management. His experience spans over 15 years as a civil

engineer, a project manager and lately a lecturer at Bells University of Technology,

Nigeria, before commencing his doctorate programme. The candidate has published

three journal papers and seven peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

The doctoral thesis was focused on the development of an integrated sustainable

procurement model for the Nigerian construction industry. The study uses Delphi

technique and structural equation modelling to explore the hypothesised model. The

study established that a sustainable procurement model was a five-factor construct

consisting of the regulatory environment, organisational orientation, procurement method

selection, adoption of newer methodologies, and construction industry development. This

model is a major contribution to procurement research in the construction industry. The

research findings are particularly relevant to policymakers, government departments,

corporate organisations, and other construction industry stakeholders in the Nigerian

construction industry. Furthermore, the validated model is useful for the integration of

sustainability in the procurement of infrastructure in the built environment.

Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Co-Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala


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Okoro, Chioma (DPhil)

Chioma Okoro earned her BSc. in Estate Management from University of Nigeria,

Nsukka, and MTech in Construction Management from University of Johannesburg (UJ).

She has published over 45 articles in accredited journals, conference proceedings, and

book chapters, and some of them won Best Paper Awards. A top performer, she won the

Golden Key Award in 2016. With her well-horned skills and passion, she joined the

Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in the Built Environment (CARINBE) at UJ

and Awoyokun Real Estate Consulting in Nigeria, as a Researcher, and the College of

Business and Economics at UJ as a Lecturer.

In the study, the candidate argued that a comprehensive feasibility study for

transportation infrastructure was a key factor in project sustainability. A conceptualised

Transportation Infrastructure Feasibility Study (TIFS) model to ensure sustainability, was

theorised from a comprehensive literature review and multi-case studies, and

subsequently tested and validated using structural equation modelling (SEM). Results

were statistically significant, demonstrating that without adequate attention to investment

appraisal methods, finance source and availability, user needs, local environment,

available data and strategic project support, including the quality of the study defined by

people and processes involved, the chances of delivering sustainable transportation

infrastructure, able to fulfil the intended objectives over their life span, was unlikely. The

novelty of the study lies in its contribution to understanding the components and link

between feasibility studies and infrastructure sustainability. In addition, the contribution to

knowledge and practice extends to the methods employed, being a mixed-method

sequential exploratory strategy.

Supervisor: Prof I Musonda

Co-Supervisor: Dr JN Agumba


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Sesane, Tshavhuyo (DPhil)

Tshavhuyo Sesane received both her National Diploma and BTech degree in Industrial

Engineering from the Tshwane University of Technology in 2002. She also obtained an

Honours degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pretoria in 2005 and an

MBA from Tshwane University of Technology Business School in 2012. She is a

registered member of the Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE).

Tshavhuyo is an experienced Industrial Engineer and a certified Lean Six Sigma Black

Belt. Her practical experience accumulates to over 17 years in various industries, in the

areas of Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Operations Management, and

Project Management.

The candidate, while participating in the deployment of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) at a

company in South Africa, observed that the factors and efforts responsible for the

maintenance and sustainability of the methodology beyond implementation were still

unknown. The study contributed to the body of knowledge by increasing the

understanding of the factors required to sustain LSS implementation. A dynamic LSS

sustainability model in the context of the South African corporate environment was

developed, based on existing literature, multiple case study findings and a survey

questionnaire. The proposed model could be used as a decision support tool by LSS

deployment leaders to clarify, develop and implement sustainable LSS programmes.

Decision makers will be able to strategically plan for LSS sustainability by determining

the best deployment strategy, change management and factors affecting sustainability.

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Dr A Vermeulen


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Seshoene, Reggy (DPhil)

Reggy Seshoene grew up and completed his matric in Bolobedu outside Tzaneen in the

Limpopo province. He obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree in Industrial

Engineering from Vaal University of Technology, followed by several other professional

certifications, including Lean Six Sigma and Project Management. He completed his

Master of Philosophy in Engineering Management at the University of Johannesburg in

2013. He is currently working at the Transnet National Ports Authority as Executive

Manager in acting capacity, where he is responsible for overseeing the strategic portfolio

and advising on capital investment as the Chairperson of the Investment Forum. His

research interests have been in the optimisation of efficiencies through best practice

methodologies, such as Lean Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints.

In this thesis the candidate investigated the optimal ways of reducing the container

terminal congestion at the Port of Durban, using simulation modelling and the application

of Lean Six Sigma principles. The research study explored the causal relationship

between the congestion of vessels and container terminal efficiency through an analysis

of vessel turnaround times for the Ports of Durban and Antwerp in Belgium, respectively.

Through linear regression analysis, the thesis indicates that there is a positive correlation

between vessels waiting in anchorage and terminal efficiency, implying over utilisation of

capacity. Capacity utilisation was studied as a function of container terminal efficiency.

The thesis introduces the unconventional approach for measuring the container terminal

improvement by using both systems dynamics to simulate the scale of inefficiency and

the application of best practice methodology. It contributes further in providing the

framework for applying the statistical analysis to optimisation of capacity utilisation at the

container terminal.

Supervisor: Prof JHC Pretorius

Co-Supervisor: Dr A Vermeulen


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Somiah, Matthew Kwaw (DPhil)

Matthew Kwaw Somiah is currently a lecturer in the Department of Building Technology at

Takoradi Technical University, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in

Building Technology, and a Master’s degree in Construction Management from Kwame

Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He is a member of the

Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana. His doctoral studies focused on

indigenous construction firms and competitive advantage in the Ghanaian construction

industry.

In his study, the candidate developed an integrated competitive advantage model to

address the lack of a framework to aid indigenous construction firms to obtain a

competitive advantage in the Ghanaian construction industry, and for assessing the

competitive advantage of indigenous construction firms in the Ghanaian construction

industry. The Delphi methodology technique and structural equation modelling using

Equation Software were used in the analysis of the research data. The study revealed

that indigenous construction firms could obtain competitive advantage in the Ghanaian

construction industry through the integrated variables of firms’ strategies and structures,

internal factors, demand factors, competitive intelligence, corporate social responsibility,

and the entrepreneurial competencies of firm owners. The study professed methodical,

theoretical and practical contributions that have the potential to aid indigenous

construction firms to obtain competitive advantage in the Ghanaian construction industry.

Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa

Co-Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala


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Yankah, Jonas Ekow (DPhil)

Jonas Ekow Yankah is currently a senior lecturer in the Building Technology Department

at Cape Coast Technical University, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in

Building Technology, and a Master’s degree in Construction Management from the

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is a member of the

Institution of Engineering and Technology, Ghana. His doctoral studies focused on the

marketing performance and human factor influences of construction contacting

enterprises, in the construction industry. The candidate has published four peer-reviewed

book chapters, nine papers in peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and one journal

manuscript currently under review, based on his doctoral thesis.

In his study, the candidate developed an integrated construction marketing framework to

address the lack of frameworks for construction marketing, and to improve the marketing

performance of construction contracting enterprises. The Delphi technique and structural

equation modelling using the equations software were used in the analysis of the

research data. The study revealed that construction contracting enterprises could improve

their marketing performance and achieve successful outcomes through the integrated

variables of strategic planning, such as environmental analysis, marketing planning,

marketing activities, implementation of activities and their evaluation, which are

complemented by human factors, such as acceptance and behaviour. The contribution to

knowledge for the study is found in the methodological, theoretical and practical thinking

that has the potential to improve the marketing performance of construction contracting

enterprises and to stimulate business survival, growth and profitability in the Ghanaian

construction industry.

Supervisor: Prof WD Thwala

Co-Supervisor: Prof CO Aigbavboa


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