Tshivhase - Bsc Honours Student (2013) - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Konanani Dolly Tshivhase

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Bsc Honours Student (2013)


I am currently a post-graduate student working towards my honours geology degree in the University of Johannesburg (2013) and I am a firm believer in the importance of being well-rounded and taking on new challenges, and I believe this shows through in my assortment of both academic and work experiences during my undergraduate studies as both a chemistry and geology student. I have enjoyed the fieldwork component of my degree immensely and am keen to work in diverse and remote locations.

Work History

Member of The Geological Society of South Africa

member no. 968416.


IAEG - International Association

network programme member

UJ Alumni

Student Alumni member

Student research assistant

Universiy of Johannesburg

August 2011 - December 2011

I have had the opportunity to engage in organic research as a student research assistant (2011), which was based on performing alcohol subgroup experiments in order to minimise costs in the industries as well as trying to use environmentally friendly reagents. Such a research was under the supervision of Prof H Kinfe from the Department of Chemistry in the University of Johannesburg.

Bsc honours student

University of Johannesburg

Degree obtained: BSc Geology and Chemistry.
2013: University of Johannesburg
Current degree: BSc Hons (Geology/Geosciences).

Professional Affiliations

Relevant Training Provided

Research Student Assistant in organic chemistry (2011) in University of Johannesburg


(South African Student Chapter of the Society of Economic Geologists) from 2010-2011.

Research Student Assistant in organic chemistry (2011) in University of Johannesburg. Students Publication paper within organic chemistry field under the supervision of Dr H knife in the University of Johannesburg, under alcohol experimentation and costs limitation (2011).
Honours year project on studies of clastic sediments of the Sterkfontein Caves (specifically breccias) currently supervised by Prof D. Jan Kramers from the University of Johannesburg, using technical instruments such as SEM, electron microprobe, Raman microscopy, XRD and XRF (current).
Geology practical assistant/Demi (present) in the University of Johannesburg.

Limpopo Province

Highest grade passed: Grade 12(Bachelor).


Petrography and mineralogy of clastic cave sediments in drillcores from Sterkfontein Cave

Mineralogical analysis done on cave sediments (specifically breccia sediments) using boreholes two and three from members five and four respectively coming from Sterkfontein caves. The main focus was on mineralogical description, specifically of three minerals from cave sediments and weathered horizon, which are cryptomelane, goethite and hematite and describing the texture of the cave sediments hosting them. This analysis was conducted with the use of four mineralogical instruments, namely; petrological microscope, electron microprobe, Joel Scanning Electron Microscope and Raman spectroscopy.

Qualifications & Certifications

Bsc (hons) geology

University of Johannesburg

Thohoyandou secondary school

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