Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

Mrs MP Nkobane

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Chemical Engineering
Tel: 011 471 2156


  • Currently registered for her PhD in Physics
  • M-Tech in Chemical engineering from the University of South Africa
  • B-Tech in Metallurgical engineering (Extraction) from the university of Johannesburg
  • ND in Extractive Metallurgy from the University of Johannesburg

Fields of academic interests

Research interests

  • Research focus on various aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology ranging from preparation of the nano sized materials and their various applications in the industry.
  • Optimising the green synthesis process of these Nano metal oxides, as well as their Environmental impact.

Paper presentations

  • Molebogeng Nkobane, Rudzani Sigwadi, Am bali Abdulkareem  and Ayo Afolabi (20 II). Scoping and Leaching Studies of Uranium from its Phosphate Ores. Paper presented at  the International Conference on Chemical, Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ICCEES'2011) Pattaya Dec. 2011
  • Molebogeng   Nkobane, Ayo  Afolabi  and  Saka  Abdulkareem   (2015).  Evaluation  of  Heavy Metals in Platinum Tailings Dam Site. Paper presented at World Congress of Engineering  (WCE 2015) London July 2015.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards



Short Biography

Mrs Molebogeng Nkobane is an ambitious, hardworking and one persistent individual.Her working experience track record is as follows:

In-service training at Total Coal South Africa(2008 to 2009) Shift work (plant operator)
Metallurgical projects included:

  • Investigating Magnetite losses in the plant
  • Investigating Efficiency  of a magnetic Separator
  • Investigating high moisture content  in coal products
  • Determining near size particles by investigating the efficiency of a cyclone
  • Feasibility study on modifications and the implementation of the modifications  to the current coal plants at TCSA.
  • Washability  curves
  • Laboratory work on testing the quality of coai:Calorific value,Moisture,Ash and volitiles

Trainee  Metallurgist  at SGS (2010)
Duties: Project Lead on the recovery of Gold  on Baberton   tails

  • Sample preparation
  • Cyanide leaching(CIL)
  • Screen and grading
  • Report writing

Mrs M Nkobane was firstly employed as an intern (2011) at the research office in the College of Science Engineering and Technology of UNISA. She then was employed as a research assistant in the school of Civil and Chemical Engineering-UNISA, where now she is currently a Lecturer in the department.