List of award winners: S2A3 Medal for Original Research at the Masters Level

The S2A3 Masters Medals (bronze) have been awarded annually to the most outstanding research student in a scientific subject graduating at the Masters level at each South African university (since 1981) and university of technology (since 2001).

 

1981

Potchefstroom University for CHE. Mnr J.J. Broekman, MSc (Bodemkunde): ‘n Evaluering van die begaanbaarheidsvermoë van ‘n verskeidenheid voertuie op kohesielose grond.

Rand Afrikaans University. Mej. Susanna Jacoba Magaretha Brits, MSc (Wiskundige Statistiek): Rangtransformasies as ‘n koppeling tussen parametriese en verdelingsvrye metodes.

University of Cape Town: Mr John Bernard Wegerhoff, MEd: A readability evaluation of junior secondary science textbooks used in selected Cape Education Department schools.

University of Durban-Westville: Mr A.I. Vawda, MSc (Zoology): Our experimental study into some aspects of glucose homeostasis in the common toad, Bufo regularis (Reuss).

University of Pretoria: Miss Laurette Rolfes: A global method for solving stiff differential equations.

University of South Africa: Mrs Joy E. Singleton, MSc (Mathematics): Spectral theory of pairs of operators.

University of the Orange Free State: Mr A.J. Weideman: Systematic concepts in linguistics.

University of the Western Cape: Mr F.N.G. Engelbrecht, MSc (Botany): A comparative anatomical study of the southern African species of Olea L.

University of the Witwatersrand: Dr I. Meskin, MSc (Entomology): The guild of necrophagous blowflies (Diptera Calliphoridae) of the Highveld region of the Transvaal.

1982

Potchefstroom University for CHE. Mnr Marion Scheepers, MSc (Mathematics).

Rand Afrikaans University: Mnr Jan Abraham Ferreira, MIng (Elektries en Elektronies): Die optimalisasie van stelsels met wisselspanningstussenkringmutators as elektroniese koppelstelsels tussen wisselspanningsnette en gelykspanningsnette.

Rhodes University: Mr A.C. Marsh: A contribution to the ecology and systematics of the genus Petrotilapia (pisces cichlidae) in Lake Malawi.

University of Durban-Westville: Mrs A. Padayachee, MA (Criminology): A study of deviant behaviour in selected Indian high schools in Durban.

University of Natal: Miss Lesley Karen Maclachlan, MSc (Chemistry): Limonoid extractives from Nymania Capensis.

University of Port Elizabeth: Mr Colin Desmond du Toit: The relationship between personality and a history of multiple parasuicide.

University of Pretoria: Mr J. Steyn, MA (Greek): Towards a method of analysing the texts of text-restricted languages.

University of South Africa: Mnr G.S. du Toit: Die kapitaalmarkprysmodel-benadering.

University of the Orange Free State: Mr L.T. du Plessis: ‘n Kritiese beskouing van die identifikasie van die Afrikaanse taalbewegings en hulle funksies.

University of the Western Cape: Mr T.G. Schultz: On FGC-rings and their injective modules.

University of the Witwatersrand: Mr D.C. Levendis: The molecular and crystal structures of binuclear sandwich compounds.

1983

Potchefstroom University for CHE. Mnr B.C.J. Labuschagne: Verwantskappe tussen olie-agglomerasie en oppervlakeienskappe van steenkool.

Rand Afrikaans University. Mnr S.A. Viljoen: ‘n Taksonomiese studie van visektoparasitiese sessiele Ciliphora van Suid-Afrika en Israel.

Rhodes University. Mr J.L. Jonas: Observation and processing of 2.3GH radio astronomy survey.

University of Natal. Miss O.R. Oellerman: Aspects of high tracebility of graphs and digraphs

University of Pretoria. Mnr M.J. de Kock: Sisteemdinamika van ‘n wapenstelsel tydens kanonvuur.

University of South Africa. Mr J.K. Celliers: A critique on selected aspects of the Rhodesian security force’s counter-insurgency strategy, 1972-1980.

University of the Orange Free State. Mr A.S. Powell: An investigation into methods of predicting underachievement of above average IQ pupils at a boys’ school.

University of the Witwatersrand. Mr M.M. Sibaran: Characterization of micro-organism isolated from citrus with “Greening” disease.

1984

Medunsa: Mev Sanet Aspinall, MSc

Potchefstroom University for CHE. Mnr M.J.C. Bosman: ‘n Vergelykende studie van die eetkwaliteit van kommersieel-bevrore peule van twee groenboonkultivars na spesifieke tydperke van opberging.

University of Port Elizabeth. Mej. Elsa Jacomina Crause, MA: Bejaardheid en die Kleurling – Die ontwikkeling van sosiale gerontologie en ‘n studie van sosiale integrasie van Kleurlingbejaardes in ‘n tehuis.

1985

Potchefstroom University for CHE. Mnr Coenraad Eduard van Zyl Cloete, MSc (Chemistry).

Rand Afrikaans University. Mrs Dalla Adriana Rubinstein, MA (Psychology): Motivational and personality determinants of patient attrition in the out-patient treatment of alcoholism.

Rhodes University: Mr J.S. Donaldson, MSc (Entomology): Sex ratios of Coccophagus atratus Compere(Hymenoptera Aphelinidae) in relation to host availability.

University of Natal: Mrs B. Turner, MSc (Land Surveying): A computer aided study of the variables in the identification classification using digital, multitemporal Landsat MSS data.

University of Port Elizabeth. Mr Wolsey Otto Barnard, MSc: Angular dependence of Auger signals from a GaAs (III) surface.

University of Pretoria. Mnr Johannes Jacobur Fourie, MIng (Meganiese Ingenieurswese): Die bepaling van struktuurdinamiese insetkragte vir gegewe reaksiekragte.

University of South Africa. Mr Ian William Alderton, MSc (Mathematics): Initially structured categories: Subcategories, supercategories and Cartesian closedness.

University of the Orange Free State. Mnr J.H. Vorster (Sosiologie).

University of the Witwatersrand. Mr John Pierrus, MSc (Physics)

1986

Potchefstroom University for CHE. Mej Wilhelmine Nancy De Vries, MSc (Biochemie): Biosintese van ‘n afwykende vorm van Tipe I prokollageen in ‘n familie met Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

Rhodes University. Mr M.A. Parker, MA (Psychology).

University of Cape Town. Miss S.G. Chadwick, MSc (Botany): A 15N study of the effects of nitrate, ammonium and nitrate plus ammonium nutrition on nitrogen assimilation in Hordeum Vulgare L

University of Durban-Westville. Miss J.P. Backhouse, MSc (Mathematics): Nearness semigoups.

University of Natal. Miss Jill Margaret Farrant, MSc (Biological Sciences): Some studies on the recalcitrant behaviour of propagules of Avicennia marina (Forrsk.) Vierh. 

University of Port Elizabeth. Mr N.S. Bruton, MCom: A theoretical introduction to forecasting demand for motor vehicles in South Africa.

University of Pretoria. Mr Jan Abraham Visser, MIng (Mechanical Engineering): The numerical prediction of temperature distribution in steel billets during hot rolling.

University of the Orange Free State. Miss Michele Cottrell, MSc: The value of cellular long-chain fatty acid and organic acid composition in the taxonomy of the Genera Kluyveromyces and Saccharomyces.

University of South Africa: Mr J.P.G. Dickens, MSc (Statistics).

University of the Western Cape. Mr Ronald Colin Jones, MEd: Large-scale implementation of a computer-based education programme for disadvantaged high school pupils at matriculation level.

1987

Potchefstroom University for CHE. Mnr Elardus Erasmus, MSc (Biochemie).

Rhodes University. Mr A.J.S. Weaving, MSc (Entomology): A comparison of nesting behaviour and prey selection in some southern African Ammophila.

University of Natal (Durban). Mr Edward Sidney Boje, MSc (Electrical Engineering): Linear model identification for multivariable continuous time systems. 

University of the Orange Free State. Mnr E.L.J. Venter.

University of the Witwatersrand. Miss Tania Ruth Marshall, MSc (Geology).

1988

Potchefstroom University for CHE: Mr C.F. de Beer, MSc (Statistics and Operational Research): Die skoenlusmetode toegepas op hipotesetoetsing.

Rand Afrikaans University. Mnr Oscar Heino Stielau, MIng (Elektries en Elektronies): Saamgestelde hoëfrekwensie-tussenkringmutators met selfgestuurde wisselrigter en toevoergekommuteerde direkomsetter.

Rhodes University. Mr M.B.J. Foster, MSc (Geography): Geological control of aquifer properties of the Chuniespoort Group in the Klip River Valley and Natalspruit Basin, Transvaal.

Stellenbosch University: Mr E.A. de Kock, MSc (Physics): Seniority mappings for probing phenomenological nuclear boson models.

University of Cape Town. Mr Andre Eric Punt, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Model selection for the dynamics of southern African hake resources.

University of Durban-Westville. Mrs Karunagarie Nair, MA (Sociology): Social problems associated with the care of the Indian aged in the home environment as evidenced in municipal Durban.

University of Fort Hare. Miss B.D. Brown: Comparative socio-ecology of Otomys irroratus and Otomys unisulcatus.

University of Natal (Durban): Mr Mark Andrew Gower Darroch, MSc (Agric) (Agricultural Economics): An economic analysis of lending to Natal sugar cane farmers.

University of the Orange Free State. Mr L.O.K. Lategan, MSc.

University of Port Elizabeth. Miss J.L. Broadhurst, MSc (Chemistry): The chemistry of the dissolution of gold in aequeous thiocyanate medium.

University of Pretoria. Mr Pieter Hendrik Joubert, MIng (Mechanical Engineering): Numerical simulation of the thermal performance of naturally ventilated buildings.

University of South Africa. A.J.M. Maritz.

University of the Witwatersrand. Mr J.G. Levitt, MSc (Geophysics): Ultrasonic measurement of the elastic properties of fused quartz at elevated temperatures and pressures.

1989

Rand Afrikaans University:Mnr N.W. Alberts, MA (Sielkunde).

Rhodes University:Miss K.C. Sole, MSc (Chemistry): Kinetics and mechanism of the oxidation of chromium (111) chloride.

University of Cape Town:Mr J.C. Knight, MSc (Physics): The morphology-dependent resonances in the inelastic optical scattering from spherical droplets.

University of Durban-Westville:Mr P. Singh, MSc (Plasma Physics): A study of the interaction of strong electromagnetic waves and anisotropic ion beams with a background plasma.

University of Fort Hare:Miss E D Brown: Comparative socio-ecology of Otomys irroratus and Otomys unisulcatus.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg): Mr N.S. Ferguson, MSc (Agricluture): An approach to modelling feed intake, body composition and nutrient requirements in growing pigs.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr S.J. Foster, MSc (Chemistry): The photochemical kinetics of thymine and related compounds.

University of Port Elizabeth: Miss J.L. Lee, MSc (Physics): Steady-state numerical solutions for Schottky barrier diodes.

University of Pretoria:Mr J.H. Barnard, MEng (Electronics and Computer Science): Phase-shift keying on fast Rayleigh fading channels.

University of South Africa:Mr A.J.M. Snyders, MSc (Mathematics): Weak choice principles.

1990

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mr B. von M. Harmse, MEng (Chemical): A quantification of chemical and physical factors on SO2 oxidation catalysts.

Rand Afrikaans University:Mnr N.W. Alberts, MA (Sielkunde): Sosiale vaardigheid, streshantering en chroniese siektegedrag.

Rhodes University:Miss K.M. Dower, MSc (Zoology): Sand inundation on rocky shores: Its effects on species richness and the structure of species assemblages.

University of Fort Hare: Mr P.J.C. Conradie, MSc Agric (Animal Science): Evaluation of whole maize versus milled maize as concentrate component for high producing dairy cows.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Miss F.E. Drewes, MSc (Botany): an examination of the thermoinhibition of Tagetes minuta L Achenes.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr R.L. Portsmouth, MSc (Chemical Engineering): The kinetics of 2-methyl-3-buten-2oL dehydration over an alumina catalyst.

University of Port Elizabeth:Mr V. Alberts, MSc (Physics): Epitaxial growth of GaAs on Si.

University of Pretoria:Mr C.P. Crosby, MEng (Mechanical): The numerical prediction of airflow through and around permeable windbreaks and over buildings.

University of the Witwatersrand:Miss D.G. Evans, MSc (Chemistry): The linear space of ring conformations.

1991

Medunsa:Mr P.T. Manyike, M Med Sci (Microbiology/Virology): Prevalence of Hepatitis B virus and controlled immunisation in a developing community.

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mev E.S. van der Westhuizen, MA (Afrikaans-Nederlands): De Toekomst der Religie en De Koperen Tuin van Simon Vestdijk: ‘n Intertekstuele ondersoek.

Rand Afrikaans University:Mnr T.L. van der Merwe, MSc (Chemie): Palladium – gekataliseerde substitusiereaksies van pseudoglikale.

Stellenbosch University:Mr J. von Delft, MSc (Physics): Delta-resonances in the Walecka model and the high spin problem.

University of Cape Town:Miss G.A.M. Kauffmann, MSc (Astronomy): Voids in the distribution of galaxies – an assessment of their significance and implications for large-scale structure formation theories.

University of Fort Hare:Mrs E. Dixon, MA (Music).

University of the North:Mr A.M. Hamese, MSc (Chemistry): The use of organocobalt and organotitanium compounds in organic synthesis.

University of the Orange Free State:Mr G.J. Strauss, MA (Philosopy): Christian philosophy and the transformation of African culture.

University of Port Elizabeth:Miss J.R. Burkinshaw, MSc (Geology): A study of the airflow on the windward slope of a transverse dune in the Alexandria coastal dunefield.

University of Pretoria:Mr C. Lombaard, MEng (Mechanical): Further refinements and a new efficient solution of a novel model for predicting indoor climate.

University of the Witwatersrand:Mr O.D. Goldbach, MSc (Geophysics): The use of seismogram waveforms to characterize the fracture zone around a mine excavation.

University of the Witwatersrand:Mr O. Turnbull, MSc (Psychology): Neuropsychology changes associated with human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

1992

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mnr M.A. Coetzee, MSc: Meetkundige kontinuiteit en Bezierkrommes.

Rand Afrikaans University:Mev A.E. Loots, MCom (Ekonomie): Die belangrikheid van die informele sektor in die Suid-Afrikaanse ekonomie.

Rhodes University:Miss J.B. Lang, MSc (Ichthyology and Fisheries Science): The growth characteristics of Sparid Otoliths.

Stellenbosch University:Mrs R. Prins, MSc Agric (Genetics): The cytogenetics of the telosomic series in the semi-dwarf bread wheat cultivar ‘Pavon 76’

University of Cape Town:Mr Christiaan le Roux, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Mixed variational problems associated with stationary viscous incompressible free boundary flows.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Ms A.A. Tothill, MA (Political Studies): Educational values in a divided South Africa: ‘People’s Education’ and the ‘Needs of Society’.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr N.P. Rubin, MSc (Electrical Engineering): Slip estimation for induction motors in speed control applications with particular reference to sensorless field oriented controlled drive.

University of Port Elizabeth:Mr J.R. Botha, MSc (Physics): A study of GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well structures grown by metalorganic vapour phase epitaxy.

University of Pretoria:Mr J. van Rooy, MSc: A taxonomic revision of the macromitrioideae (orthotricaceae: musci) in southern Africa.

University of the Witwatersrand:Ms Glynis Cron, MSc.

1993

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mnr L. van Rensburg, MSc (Plantfisiologie): Vogstremming-geinduseerde veranderings in fotosintese en verwante metabolise prosesse in Nicotiana tabacum L.

Rand Afrikaans University:Mev. Y. Struwig.

Rhodes University:Miss A. Coetzee, MSc (Chemistry): Thermal decomposition of mixed metal oxalates.

Stellenbosch University:Mev L. Human, MSc (Toegepaste Wiskunde): Evaluering van belangrike punte in kommunikasiegrafieke.

Stellenbosch University:Mnr J. Colyn, MEng (Elektries/Elektronies).

University of Cape Town:Mrs D. Patterton, MSc (Biochemistry): Purification and characterisation of a poly (dG). Poly (dC)-binding protein from Parechinus angulosis.

University of Durban-Westville:Mr P.M.U. Schmitz, MSc: The impact of land use pattern on certain aspects of the hydrology of the Manzimtoti River.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Mr M.W. Steward, MSc (Chemistry): Chemical transformations at unsaturated diphophazane-bridged diruthenium centres.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr M.W. Pickering, MSc Eng (Electrical): Speed control of an induction motor by the application of field oriented control using a current source inverter.

University of the Orange Free State:S.J. van Niekerk, MSc: An appraisal of the problems related to species identity and species diversity within the African Anuran Polystromatidae (Monogenea).

University of Port Elizabeth:Mnr R.J. Fourie, MEd (Didaktiek): Die ontwerp van ‘n instrument om verandering in houdinge tussen Wit en Swart kinders te meet.

University of Pretoria:Mr L.T. Hildebrand, MEng (Electronics): The analysis of microstrip wire-grid antenna arrays.

University of the Witwatersrand:Tonia Price, MSc.

1994

Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO:Mev N. Potgieter, MSc: Defekte tetrahidrobiopterien homeostase in ‘n swart familie met hiperfenielalanienemie.

Randse Afrikaanse Universiteit:Mnr L. Fouche, Ming (Electroniese Ingenieurswese): Multisimbool lynkodes met hoër orde spektrale nulle by gelykstroom.

Rhodes University:Mr S.D. Bangay, MSc (Computer Science): Parallel implementation of a virtual reality system on a transputer architecture.

University of Cape Town:Mr P.O. Moon, MSc (Electrical Engineering): An investigation into the design of a satellite based stereo imaging sensor and the use of automatic image matching in the production of digital elevation models.

University of Cape Town (2):Jennifer Leigh Butt, MSc Medicine (Genetics): A molecular investigation of Waardenburg Syndrome in southern Africa.

University of Durban-Westville:Mr K. Permaul, MSc: Molecular characterization and detection of Xanthomonas albilineans, the sugarcane leaf scald pathogen.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr C.A. Meijer, MSc (Electronic Engineering): A study of patch antennas for arrays: Modelling and measurement.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Mr D.F. van der Riet, MSc (Agricultural Economics): Impact of export demand on South African deciduous fruit and farmland values.

University of the Orange Free State: Annerita Kuhn, MSc: Purification and characterization of an Aldo/Keto Reductase of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.

University of Port Elizabeth:Dr I. Truter, MSc (Clinical Pharmacology): A drug utilization study to establish norms for rational and cost-effective use of medicine.

University of Pretoria:Mnr K.J. Swanepoel, MSc (Wiskunde): Euclidean Ramsey Theory.

University of South Africa:Petrus Jochemus Paulus Grobler, MSc (Mathematics): Functional generalisations of dominating sets of graphs.

University of the Western Cape:Mr Q. Johnson, MSc (Zoology): The effects of elevated protein concentrations on calcium metabolism and its implications for Bent-Leg Syndrome in South African mutton Merino rams.

University of the Witwatersrand:Richard Brooksbank

1995

Medunsa: Mr M.J. Mphahlele, M Medical Science (Virology): Molecular characterization of the VP4 (P) genotypes of human rotaviruses.

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mej Mariette Hatting, MSc (Fisika): Dryf van kosmiese strale by ‘n golwende neutrale vlak in die heliosfeer.

Rand Afrikaans University:Mej Louise Strydom MA (Afrikaans, Filologie).

Rhodes University:Mr Craig Milton Williams, MSc (Geology): Petrogenesis of a new Amalfi Sheet: A highly differentiated Karoo intrusion.

University of Cape Town:Ms Eva Plaganyi, MSc (Marine Biology): A model of Copepod population dynamics in the southern Benguela upwelling region.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr M. Govender, MSc (Physics): Radiating solutions with heat flow in general relativity.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Ms N.S. Whitley, MSc (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics): Fischer matricies and character tables of group extensions.

University of the Orange Free State:Mrs Gerbrecht Elizabeth Cronje (born Veldman), MSc: Effect of thermoinhibition of aspects of respiratory metabolism in Great Lakes 659 lettuce seeds.

University of Port Elizabeth:Mrs C. Hicks, MA (Clinical Psychology): Sources of psychological strength in a disadvantaged township community in Port Elizabeth.

University of Pretoria:M.P. Lötter, MEng (Electronic Engineering): Micro-cellular CDMA communication system employing complex spreading sequences.

University of South Africa: Mr R.P. Raghubir, MA: The origin and development of Art Education in Indian secondary schools in Natal from 1860 to 1993: An historical pedagogical survey and appraisal.

Universiteit van Stellenbosch:Mej L.L. van Zyl, MA (Filosofie): Gesondheidsorg en geregtigheid: ‘n Filosofies-etiese ondersoek.

University of the Witwatersrand:Dion Brandt.

1996

Pothchefstroom University for CHE:Mrs S.D.M. Cerisier, MEng (Chemistry): The electrochemical generation of ferric ions in cooling water as an alternative for ferric chloride dosing to effect flocculation.

Rand Afrikaans University:Miss L. Marais, MSc (Chemistry): A synthetic approach to the sugar moiety of a cotyledoside analogue.

Rhodes University:Miss Annemarie de la Croix, MSc (Chemistry): Computer modelling of the thermal decomposition of solids.

University of Cape Town:Mr Clifford A. Meyer, MSc (Chemical Engineering): Calculation of phase and chemical equilibria.

University of Durban-Westville:Mr T.S. Pather, MSc (Chemical Engineering): Coal pyrolysis: The influence of bed depth on volatiles produced by low pyrolysis.

University of Fort Hare:Mr J. Hansen-Quartey, MSc (Soil Science): The effect of introduction of African Wormwood (Artemisa afra) on the rhizosphere of agricultural lands.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr Bruce Burton, MSc (Electrical Engineering): Analysis and practical implementation of a continually online trained artificial neural network to identify and control VSI fed induction motor stator currents.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg): Mr Mervlyn Moodly, MSc (Physics): Phase transitions in induced lattice gauge models.

University of the Orange Free State:Mrs Karin Jacobs (born Van der Westhuizen), MSc (Microbiology): The occurrence of Ophiostomatoid fungi on conifers with special reference to species in Japan.

University of Port Elizabeth:Mr M.A. Vockerodt, MSc (Computer Science): Design and implementation of an environment for speech storage and recognition.

University of Pretoria:Mr Paul van der Merwe Sauer, MSc (Mathematics): The complexity of counting over polynomially bounded processes.

University of Stellenbosch:Mnr D.H. Malan, MIng (Elektries/Elektronies).

University of the Transkei:Mrs Namrita Lall, MSc (Botany): A study of morphological and enzymatic changes in Impatiens flanaganiae grown under different light conditions.

University of the Witwatersrand:Philippe Alberto Friedrich Ferrera, MSc: Approximating the nucleon as a relativistic three-particle system.

University of the Witwatersrand (2):Susan van den Heever.

1997

Rand Afrikaans University:Miss D. Siegruhn, MCom (Economics): The external debt problems of the sub-Saharan countries, 1970-1993.

Rhodes University:Miss Lynne Alison Collett, MSc (Chemistry): Structural and stereochemical investigations of terrestrial and marine pyrone metabolites.

University of Durban Westville:Ms S. Penchaliah, MEd (Psychology of Mathematics Education): Young children’s intuitive strategies for multiplication and division word problems in a problem-centered approach.

University of Natal (Durban):Ms Christine S. Swart, MSc (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics): Distance measures in graphs and subgraphs.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Mr Ross C. Stockil, MSc (Agricultural Economics): Risk and market deregulation: Attitudes of commercial farmers in Kwa-Zulu.

University of the Orange Free State:Mrs A.M. Engelbrecht, M. Med. Sci. (Anatomy and Cell morphology): Comparison of the total fatty acid composition in intraepithelial and infiltrating lesions of the cervix.

University of Port Elizabeth:Ms Carol B. Schonegevel, MSc (Clinical Psychology), The structural validity of Holland’s Hexagon for Black South African adolescents.

University of Pretoria:Mr M.M. Bapela, MSc (Mathematics): Yamamoto type theorems in Banach algebras.

University of Stellenbosch:Mr G.H. Botes, MEng (Chemical Engineering): The development and modelling of jet reactors.

1998

Medunsa:Ms M.W. Diale, MSc (Physics): A study of silicide formation using tantalum.

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mr Leon Rikus Koekemoer, MIng (Chemical Engineering): The extraction of nickel with the use of supported liquid membrane capsules.

Rand Afrikaans University:Me Marena du Toit, MEd (Onderwyslinguistiek): Die aard van Technikon Noord-Transvaal-studente se sone van naaste-ontwikkeling in Afrikaans vreemdetaal.

Rhodes University:Mr J.C.S. Lancaster, MSc (Chemistry): Structural and stereochemical investigations of terrestrial and marine pyrone metabolites.

Rhodes University (2):Ms N.S. Cattaneo, MSc (Economics): The theoretical and empirical analysis of trade integration among unequal partners; implications for the Southern African Development community.

University of Cape Town:Mr B.A.C.C. Bassett, MSc (Mathematics): Aspects of modern cosmology.

University of Durban-Westville:Mrs Rita Ramsuruth, MSc (Applied Mathematics): The minimum eigenvalue problem.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr Jacques Baudouin Allan Verstraete, MSc (Mathematics): Vulnerability and cycle structure of planar graphs.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Mr David Buchanan Woods, MSc (School of Environment and Development): Fighting artificial water points in Mkuzi Game Reserve.

University of the Orange Free State:Mr Martin Petrus Albertus Coetzee, MSc (Microbiology): Characteristics of Armillaria in South Africa.

University of Port Elizabeth:Ms M.L. Bursey, MSc (Zoology): The benthic macrofauna of an estuarine flood-tidal delta.

University of Pretoria: Mr S. Kok, MEng: Rapid heating and cooling of pressure vessels through optimum temperature control: A general methodology.

University of Stellenbosch:Mr S.W.P. Esterhuyse, MEng (Mechanical Engineering): The influence of geometry on dragline bucket filling performance.

University of Transkei:Mr S. Tyiso, MSc (Botany): A study on the germination of Flagellaria guineensis seeds.

University of Pretoria:Mr S. Kok, MEng (Mechanical Engineering): Rapid heating and cooling of pressure vessels through optimal temperature control: A general methodology.

University of the Witwatersrand:Samantha Leticia Green, MSc (Microbiology): Molecular variation of the high affinity immunoglobulin E receptor, C1 esterase inhibitor, protease and protease inhibitor genes in atopic asthmatics and control individuals.

1999

Medunsa:Mrs Johanna C. Meyer, MSc (Med) (Pharmacy): The impact of effective prescribing training in primary care.

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Miss Jeanette Lotter, MSc (Pharmaceutical chemistry): The resolution of chlorthalidone enantiomers by a liquid membrane.

Rand Afrikaans University:Mr Wiehan Le Roux, MEng (Elektric and Electronic): An investigation of the limits of compensation of distortion in electrical energy distribution networks.

Rhodes University:Mr Andrew Arnold Eales, MSc (Computer Science): An object-orientated toolkit for music notation.

University of Cape Town:Mr Gregory John Dickason, MSc (Chemical Engineering): Image analysis of Bacillus thuringiensis.

University of Durban-Westville:Ms Busisiwe Precious Alant, MEd (Science Education): An exploration of the relation between metalearning and conceptual change in the development of the conceptions of force of six Grade 7 pupils.

University of Natal (Durban):Neil Anthony Koorbanally, MSc (Chemistry): Extractives from the Amaryllidaceae and Fabaceae.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Miss Leigh McLoughlin, MSc (Agriculture): An investigation of factors influencing rate of lay, egg weight and embryonic growth in broiler breeder hens.

University of the Orange Free State:Mr Bernard Slippers, MSc (Microbiology): The Amylostereum of Sirex noctilio in South Africa.

University of Port Elizabeth:Mrs Jane Ball (born Webb), MSc (Pharmacy): A drug utilisation study in a South African asthma patient population.

University of Pretoria: Lukas Johannes du Plessis, MEng (Mechanical Engineering): An optimization approach to the determination of manipulator workspaces.

University of Stellenbosch:Ms J.M. Swart, MSc Agric (Genetics): Evaluation of the genetic variation in naturalised populations of Medicago polymorpha in the winter rainfall region of South Africa and the feasibility of a breeding programme to develop the species as a fodder crop.

University of the Witwatersrand:Alastair Paulin-Campbell, MSc (Physics): Stabilisation of lower dimensional string matrix models.

2000

Medunsa:Mary Pipedi, MSc (Med) (Physiology): Pavetta harborii as a cardiotoxin in the rat.

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mr Gerhard Koekemoer, MSc (Statistics): A comparative study of non-parametric density estimators.

Rand Afrikaans University:Miss Jackie Price, MA (Psychology): The phenomenological experience of siblings of traumatic head injuries survivors.

University of Cape Town:Mr Karl J. Westerlund, MSc (Mantle Geochemistry): A geochemical study of diamonds, diamond inclusion minerals and other mantle minerals from the Klipspringer kimberlites, South Africa.

University of Natal (Durban):Ms Carryn Lee Cowan, MSc: Mathematical modelling of the cellular and population dynamics of HIV and AIDS. 

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Mr Anthony Norman Brown, MAgricMgt: Factors influencing farmers’ choice amongst various marketing alternatives for maize in South Africa.

University of Port Elizabeth:Mr Hugh Donald Munro, MCom (Computer Science): An object oriented framework for implementing 3-dimensional world wide web sites.

University of Pretoria:Rocco de Villiers Duvenhage, MSc (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics): Quantum statistical mechanics, KMS states and Tomita-Takesaki theory.

University of Stellenbosch:Miss Christine Margarete Steinmann, MSc (Physics): Development and characterisation of a tunable laser source in the vacuum ultraviolet.

University of the Witwatersrand:Babalwa Atalanta Mbalo, MSc (Botany): Post-fire effects on the germination of seeds of selected savannah woody plant species.

2001

Medunsa:Miss Nicola Anne Page, MSc (Med): Antigenic and genetic variation of DS-1 genogroup (G2P1b[4]) human rotaviruses.

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mrs Yolanda Combrink (born Van Niekerk), MSc (Physics): An investigation into the causes and consequences of north-south asymmetries in the heliosphere.

Rand Afrikaans University:Mr Yorick Hardy, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Classical and quantum computing.

Rhodes University:Miss Kimberley Jane Machin, MSc (Geology): Processes and products in kimberlitic crater facies of the south lobe, Jwaneng mine, Botswana.

Technikon Pretoria:Patience Xulu, MTech (Chemistry): Preparation and characterisation of magnetic and temperature sensitive polymer gels.

University of Cape Town:Ms Mairi Kilkenny, MSc (Chemistry): Structures and thermal analyses of Werner clathrates and co‑ordination polymers.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr Marc Ashley Joseph, MSc Eng (Chemical Engineering): Computer-aided VLE measurements in a dynamic still at sub-atmospheric pressures.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Mr Joseph Cyril Guillaume Maurel, MSc (Agric) (Horticultural Science): Biosynthetic origin of abscisic acid in ripening avocado fruit.

University of Port Elizabeth:Frederick Jacobus Vorster, MSc (Physics): On the evaluation of a photovoltaic concentrator system.

University of Pretoria:Ms Reinette Grobler, MSc (Computer Science): Signalling and scheduling for efficient bulk data transfer in circuit-switched networks.

University of Stellenbosch: Mr Robert Helmut Schumann, MSc (Physics): Quantum information theory.

University of the Witwatersrand:Lucinda Ruth Backwell, MSc (Anatomical Sciences): A critical assessment of southern African early hominid bone tools.

2002

University of Cape Town:Ms Justine Heather Tinker, MSc (Geological Sciences): Stratigraphic and structural interpretation of seismic reflection data across selected sections of the Kaapvaal Craton. 

University of Stellenbosch:Mr Rodney Gordan Urban, MSc Eng (Electronic Engineering): Modelling corona noise on high‑voltage transmission lines.

Potchefstroom University for CHE:Mrs Juanita Peacock, MSc (Botany): Role of boundary layer resistance and wall ultrastructure in determining differential drought tolerance in tobacco.

Port Elizabeth Technikon:Miss Petra Hoffmann, MTech (Chemistry): The development and evaluation of procedures for the synthesis of phenolic ethers by Baeyer‑Villiger oxidation.

Rand Afrikaans University:Hillel Louis Zidel, MComm (Economics): Inflation targeting: An unrecognised dilemma for South Africa.

Technikon Natal:Mrs Usha Govinden, MTech (Biotechnology): Purification and characterisation of the AmpC ß‑lactamase from a South African Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate.

Technikon Free State:Jacobus Gert van der Walt, MTech (Mechanical Engineering): Development of a numerically controlled, radial milling machine for use in radio therapy.

Rhodes University:Miss Tracey Pamela Fairweather, MSc (Fisheries Science): An analysis of the trawl and longline fisheries for Merluccius capensisoff the West Coast of South Africa.

Medunsa: Mrs Maria Christina de Beer, MSc (Med) (Virology): Molecular and serological characterization of a caprine rotavirus.

University of the Witwatersrand:Mr David Dago N'Da, MSc (Chemistry): Synthesis of polymeric iron and platinum compounds for anticancer activity screening.

Technikon Pretoria:Ms Ntebogeng Sharon Mokgalaka, MTech (Chemistry): Improved method for the analysis of the Platinum Group Metals.

University of Port Elizabeth:Ms Constance H Dixie, MSc (Computer Science): The development of a framework for outcomes‑based introductory technology education.

University of Pretoria:Ms Irene Barnes, MSc (Microbiology): Taxonomy, phylogeny and population biology of Ceratocystis species with particular reference to Ceratocytis fimbriata.

University of Durban‑Westville:Ms Lelika Ramsaroop, MMedSci (Anatomy): An anatomical investigation of the sympathetic outflow to the upper limb.

University of Natal (Durban):Mr Telex Magloire Nkouatchah Ngatched, MSc (Engineering): Performance of turbo coded DS‑CDMA systems in fading and burst channels.

University of Natal (Pietermaritzburg):Ms Sarah Rosalind Pryke, MSc: Sexual selection of multiple ornaments in the red‑collared Widowbird(Euplectes ardens).

2003

University of Stellenbosch:  Thomas Jens Scriba, MSc (Virology): Accessory gene components for an HIV‑1 subtype C Vaccine: Functional analysis of mutated Tat, Rev and Nef antigens. Supervisor: Prof Estrelita Janse van Rensburg.

Potchefstroom University: Ilse Maria Röntgen, MSc (Mathematics): Applications of p‑summing multipliers in Banach space theory. Supervisor: Prof JH Fourie.

Rhodes University: Hester Elizabeth Williams (born Sparks), MSc (Entomology): The suitability of Alagoasa extreme Jacoby (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticinae), as a biological control agent for Lantana Camara L. in South Africa. Supervisor: Prof MP Hill.

Rand Afrikaans University: Jonathan Albert Olivier, MIng (Mechanical Engineering): Pressure drop during condensation inside smooth, helical micro‑fin, and herringbone micro‑fin tubes. Supervisor: Dr Leon Liebenberg; Co‑Supervisor: Prof Josua P Meyer.

Port Elizabeth Technikon: Martin Konz, MTech (Mechanical Engineering): A generic simulation of energy consumption of automobile air conditioning systems. Supervisors: Prof Hinrick Holdack‑Janssen and Mr Jozsef Maczek.

Technikon Pretoria: Cheila Martins Canario, MTech (Chemistry): Chemical and mass spectra of the vapours of gallium, indium and thallium nitrates and chlorides in a graphite furnace. Supervisor: Prof DA Katskov.

Technikon Free State: Pierre Ferreira, MTech (Agriculture): The influence of row width and seed treatment on soybeans (Glycine max L. Merr.) in different environments. Supervisor: Dr MA Smit; Co‑supervisor:  Dr C van der Westhuizen.

 Durban Institute of Technology: Mr CW Klusener, MTech (Biotechnology): The formation of diacetyl in high pressure sugarcane bagasse reactors. Supervisors: Prof PM Middleton and Mrs D Macdonald.

University of the Witwatersrand: Simona Svoboda.

 Medunsa: Angeline Tholakele Mhlongo, MSc (Med) (Microbiology): The characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae strains prevalent at Ga‑Rankuwa Hospital. Supervisor: Prof AA Hoosen.

 University of Port Elizabeth: Deon Walter Viljoen, MSc (Computer Science and Information Systems): The specification and design of a prototype 2‑D MPEG‑4 authoring tool. Supervisors: Prof AP Calitz and Mr NLO Cowley.

 University of Natal, Durban Campus: Subhas Karan Venayagamoorthy, MSc (Engineering): Turbulent mixing and dispersion in environmental flows. Supervisor: Prof Derek Stretch.

University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus: Olwen Megan Grace, MSc (Botany): Bark in traditional healthcare in KwaZulu‑Natal, South Africa ‑ usage, authentication and sustainability. Supervisor: Prof J van Staden.

University of Pretoria: Augustinus Johannes van Zyl, MSc (Mathematics): A general discrete‑time arbitrage theorem. Supervisor: Prof Johan Swart.

University of Cape Town: Mr Ashley Muller, MSc (Eng) (Civil Engineering): Measurement of ordinary heterotroph organism anoxic yield in anoxic‑aerobic activated sludge systems. Supervisor: Prof Mark Wentzel.

University of Durban-Westville: Algasan Govender, MSc (Microbiology): Mobilisation and sequence analysis of a plasmid indigenous to Xanthomonas albilineans. Supervisors: Proff D Pillay and DE Rawlings.

2004

Rhodes University:Amanda Morgan Ellis, MSc (Zoology): An assessment of density estimation methods for forest ungulates.

North-West University: Gordon Wayne Towers, MSc (Molecular Human Genetics):Molecular screening of the Calpain10 and Adiponectin genes in a black Type 2 diabetic South African population.

Port Elizabeth Technikon:Christof Böttcher, MTech (Mechanical Engineering): An automotive carbon dioxide air‑conditioning system with heat pump.

Rand Afrikaans University:Michiel Olivier De Kock, MSc (Geology): Selected magnetostratigraphic studies in the main Karoo basin (South Africa): Implications for mass extinction events and the supercontinent of Pangea.

University of the Free State:Pieter Rutger Taljaard, MSc (Agricultural Economics): Econometric estimation of the demand for meat in South Africa.

University of the Western Cape:Morne Graham Du Plessis, MSc (Biochemistry): The use of mouse regions syntenic to the PFHBI region for identifying novel genes and the mutation screening of a candidate gene[s].

University of the Free State:Tania Venter, MSc (Microbiology): The production of citric acid by Yarrowia lipolytica when cultivated on edible and waste fats.

University of the Witwatersrand: OPM Horwood, MSc (Chemistry): Solid‑state isomerisation reactions of six co‑ordinate ruthenium complexes.

Medunsa:Mahlatse Lucky Moropeng, MSc (Medical Virology): Investigating the effect of HIV co‑infection on HBY detection in South Africa.

Durban Institute of Technology:DE Stephens, MTech (Biotechnology): Directed evolution of b-xylanase from Thermomyces lanuginosus.

Tshwane University of Technology: Dirk Jacobus Greyling, MTech (Veterinary Technology): The use of disodium etreaborae decahydrate for the control of three ectoparasites in poultry houses.

University of Port Elizabeth:Timothy Gibbon, MSc (Physics): The measurement of polarization mode dispersion in an optical fibre.

University of Pretoria: Gordon Andreas Wells, MSc (Biochemistry): Structural model and properties of the adoMetDC domain of the bifunctional plasmodium Falciparum S‑adenosylmethionine decarboxylase / Ornithine decarboxylase.

Central University of Technology, Free State: Dennis Raymond Willemse, MTech (Electrical Engineering): Investigation into the possibility of using partial discharge measuring equipment to diagnose faults on 3.3 kV electrical machines.

University of Cape Town: Rebecca Anne Rademeyer, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Assessment of and management procedures for the hake stocks off Southern Africa.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Campus: Jolyon Steven Clulow, MSc (Mathematical and Statistical Sciences): The design and analysis of cryptographic application.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus: Desigan Reddy, MSc (Chemistry): An investigation into the effects of donicity and the role of cyclometallation on the reactivity of polypyridyl and amine complexes of platinum [II].

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus: Mzolisi Ntlahla Shezi, MSc (Chemistry): Development of a Delphi based program to simulate complex chemical kinetic reaction mechanisms and optimize the estimated rate constants.

Stellenbosch University: Shivani Ghorun, MSc (Medical Physics): The influence of reconstruction and attenuation correction techniques on the detection of hypo‑perfused lesions in brain SPECT images.

2005

Central University of Technology, Free State Dennis Raymond Willemse, MTech (Electrical Engineering): Investigation into the possibility of using partial discharge measuring equipment to diagnose faults on 3.3 kV electrical machines.

Northwest University Christo Venter, MSc (Physics): The effect of general relativistic frame dragging on millisecond pulsar visibility for the H.E.S.S. telescope.

University of Johannesburg Ockmer Louren Oosthuizen, MSc (Computer Science):A multi-agent collaborative personalized web mining system model.

Rhodes University Genevieve James, MSc (Human Kinetics and Ergonomics):The effects of personalised adjustments to computer workstations on the efficiency and physical comfort of computer operators.

University of the Free State Olihile Moses Sebola, MSc (Microbiology): The lipid composition of the yeast genus Saccharomycopsis Schönning.

University of the Witwatersrand Wen-Chi (Angel) Kuo, MSc (Mathematics).

Tshwane University of Technology Mercia Kebonetsala Lemme, MTech (Chemistry):Vapor absorption spectra of sulfur compounds in graphite electrothermal vaporizers for atomic absorption spectrometry.

Durban Institute of Technology Lerosha Govender, MTech (Biotechnology):Partial characterization of toxigenic Fusarium.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Simon A. Schumacher, MSc (Physics): A photoluminescence study of Cu(in Ga)(S, Se)2 thin films.

University of Pretoria Jonika Marx, MSc (Anatomy [cell biology]): Investigation of the cytotoxic potential of aqueous extracts of Dicerocarynum zanguebarium and Urginea sanguinea in vitro.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban Campus Ai-N-l Hsieh, MSc (Mathematics and Statistical Sciences):Loghics with the mingle and contraction axioms.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus Sandra D. Strydom, MSc (Chemistry):Synthesis and structural characterization of Tin(IV) porphyrin phenoxide complexes and Schiff base derivatives for the polymerization of epoxides.

University of Natal, Westville Campus Ramona Moodley, MSc (Microbiology): Molecular typing of Vibrio cholerae isolates recovered during localized outbreaks of cholera in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2000-2001).

University of Cape Town Antony Michael Millner, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Non-communicative phenomena in flat and curved space-times.

University of Stellenbosch Johannes Nicolaas Kriel, MSc (Theoretical Physics): Non-perturbative flow equations from continuous unitary transformations.

 2006

North-West University Fimmie Reinecke, MSc (Biochemistry): Functional properties of metallothionein over-expressionin mitochondrial NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase deficient cell cultures.

University of Johannesburg R.M. Bell, MIng: The use of correlation coefficients for load identifiers and a fundamental approach towards power definitions in non-Sinusoidal conditions.

Rhodes University Amber-Bobyn Childs, MSc (Chemistry): Movement patterns of spotted grunter, Pomadasys commersonnii (Haemulidae), in the Great Fish Estuary, South Africa.

University of the Free State Olubukola Ayodeji Oyewumi, MSc (Agriculture): Modeling tariff rate quotas in the South African livestock industry.

Central University of Technology, Free State Dawid Schalk van der Merwe, MTech (Mechanical Engineering): The use of stereolithography and related technologies to produce short run tooling.

Tshwane University of Technology Biljana Marjanovic, MTech (Chemistry): Determination of metals in avocado oil by supercritical fluid extractions and ICP-MS.

Vaal University of Technology Johannes Paulus du Toit, MTech (Electrical Engineering): Design and development of a 100 W proton exchange membrane fuel cell uninterruptible power supply.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus Stephen Wesson, MSc (Engineering): Radar reflectivity infilling techniques.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus Tinashe Mushayanyama, MSc (Agricultural Economics): Improving access by smallholder farmers to organic crop supply chains: Evidence from the Ezemvelo Farmer’s Organization, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus Poobalan Naidoo, M Med Sci (Pharmacology): The determination of the effects of gliclazide in regulating postprandial hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetic patients.

University of Pretoria Leanne Hart, MSc (Zoology): Reproductive biology of the Cape dune mole-rat, Bathyergus suillus (Schreber, 1782).

University of Cape Town Lucy Valeska Kemp, MSc (Zoology - Applied Marine Science): Ancient stonewall fish traps on the  south coast of South Africa: Documentation, current use, ecological effects and management implications.

University of the Witwatersrand Lisa Desiree Majmin, MSc (Advanced Mathematics of Finance): Local and stochastic volatility models: An investigation into the pricing and hedging of exotic options.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Yatish Jaganath, MSc (Chemistry): Non-classical platinum anticancer complexes.

University of Stellenbosch Gareth Lloyd, MSc (Chemistry): Crystal engineering of porosity.

2007

University of the Free State Ané van Heerden, MSc (Microbiology): Oxylipin production and novel ascospore release mechanisms in the yeast Dipodascus.

University of Johannesburg Anthony Richard Magee, MSc (Botany): A taxonomic study of the Cape species of Peucedanum (Apiaceae).

Vaal University of Technology Antoinette Lombard, MTech (Information Technology): A conceptual comparison of warthog and conventional application development tools.

University of the Witwatersrand Nevena Selic, MSc (Computational and Applied Mathematics): The LIBOR market model.

Rhodes University Oliver Gray King, MSc (Physics and Electronics): The C-Band: continuum mapping and measuring the radio environment.

North-West University Renée Greyvenstein, MEng (Mechanical): Techno-economic comparison of power conversion units for the next generation nuclear power plant.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Mari Terblanche, MSc (Computer Science & Information Systems): An extensible framework for data mining.

Tshwane University of Technology Victor Harley, MTech (Nature Conservation): An optimised monitoring programme for ungulate numbers in the North West Parks, South Africa.

Central University of Technology, Free State Gerrie Jacobus Booysen, MTech (Mechanical Engineering): Bridge tooling through layered sintering of powder.

University of Pretoria Li-Chang Johnny Lo, MSc (Computer Science): A framework for cryptography algorithms on mobile Devices.

2008

Rhodes University Rhett Hamilton Bennett, MSc (Ichthyology): Optimisation of a sampling protocol for long-term monitoring of temperate reef fishes.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Ismail Yunus Akhalwaya, MSc (Theoretical Physics): A single qubit in a random environment: From random matrices to free probability.

University of the Free State Mbulelo Desmond Ncango, MSc (Microbiology): Oxylipins in the yeast genus Ascoidea.

University of the Witwatersrand Youtaro Shibayama, MSc (Genetics and Developmental Biology): Rapid screening for antimicrobial genes in novel nocardiophages.

Stellenbosch University Maria Johanna (Marlie) Lottering, MSc Eng (Extractive Metallurgical Engineering): Characterisation of the uranium leaching behavior of low grade Vaal River ores.

North-West University Petrus Jansen van Vuren, MSc (Biochemistry): Development of a recombinant antigen for the detection of antibodies against Rift Valley fever virus in humans and animals.

Central University of Technology Deirdré Long, MTech (Radiography): An analysis of dose effectiveness and incidence of late rectal complications of high dose-rate brachytherapy in the radical treatment of cervical cancer.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Louis George von Wielligh, MTech (Mechanical Engineering): Characterization of laser cladding process variables on a light metal substrate.

Tshwane University of Technology Pieter Julian Jacobus Marais, MTech (Mathematical Technology): Application of non-smooth eigenfunction to partial differential equations.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Jothi Moodley, MSc (Mathematics): Global embeddings of pseudo-Riemannian spaces.

University of Stellenbosch  Ethel Emmarantia Phiri, MSc (Zoology): Species occupancy, distribution and abundance: indigenous and alien invasive vascular plants on sub-Antarctic Marion Island.

University of Cape Town  Dorit Hockman, MSc (Molecular and Cellular Biology): Limbs gone batty: the role of the anterior posterior patterning signal, Sonic Hedgehog, in the development of the unique bat limb.

University of Pretoria  Jacomine Grobler, MEng (Industrial Engineering): Particle swarm optimization and differential evolution for multi-objective multiple machine scheduling.

2009

University of Stellenbosch medal) Margaretha Bester, MedSci (Medical Biochemistry): Defining mechanisms that determine the levels of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Central University of Technology, Free State Rudolph Johannes Pretorius, MTech (Agriculture): A plant health management system for Aphididae on lettuce under variable shadehouse conditions in the central Free State, South Africa.

University of Limpopo (Medunsa Campus) Lisbeth Ramokone Lebelo, MSc Med (Medical Virology): Pre-vaccination exposure to hepatitis B virus infection and protective efficacy of the hepatitis B vaccine in infants from Pretoria region, South Africa.

Rhodes University Justin Oliver Gordon Kemp, MSc (Fisheries Science): Mariculture as a means to add value to the east coast rock lobster, Panulirus homarus rubellus, subsistence fishery: a physiological approach to define transport and growout protocols for wild caught juveniles.

University of Cape Town  Renée Hlozek, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Challenges in the hunt for dark energy dynamics.

University of the Free State Marietjie Schutte, MSc (Chemistry): A mechanistic study of substitution reactions on tricarbonyl complexes of rhenium(I).

University of Johannesburg Tarryn Susan Pentz, MSc (Chemistry): Chemical characterisation of sediments and its correlation with the bioavailability of selected heavy metals.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Ayoub Basheer Mohammed Basheer, MSc (Chemistry): Character tables of the general linear group and some of its subgroups.

University of Pretoria  Claudia Zander, MSc (Physics): Information measures, entanglement and quantum evolution.

University of the Witwatersrand Philip Charles Haycock, MSc (Med): Exposure of mouse embryos to ethanol during preimplantation development: effect on DNA-methylation in the H19 imprinting control region.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Brian Reeves, MSc (Botany): A resource allocation system for invasive alien plant control on the St Francis conservancy.

Tshwane University of Technology Monika Brigitte Ogden (néé Lehmann), MTech (Nature Conservation): The behavioural ecology of a solitary lion pride in Karongwe Game Reserve.

North-West University Mmamontsho Charlotte Senosi, MSc (Mathematics): Discrete dynamics of bank credit and capital and their cyclicality.

University of the Witwatersrand Priyanka Anjali Parbhoo, MSc (Computational and Applied Mathematics). Positive interest, potentials and the pricing kernel.

2010/11

University of the Free State (2010) Charlene Randall, MSc (Microbiology, Biochemical and Food Biotechnology): Construction of self-sufficient CYP153 chimeras.

University of Johannesburg (2010) Philip Eric Robinson, MIng (Electrical & Electronic Engineering): Exploration of the mitigation of the effects of terrestrial atmospheric turbulence in long range video surveillance.

Central University of Technology, Free State (2010) Dreyer Bester, MTech (Clinical Technology): A study of the effects of warm ischaemic times on harvested homografts.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (2010) Kim Carey Potgieter, MSc (Chemistry): Complexes of the ReO3+/Re(CO)3+ cores with multidentate N20 donor chelates.

Tshwane University of Technology (2010) Ilze Vermaak, MTech (Pharmaceutical Sciences): Antimicrobial activity and stability of medicinal plant extracts: Effects of simulated gastrointestinal conditions.

Rhodes University(2010) James Munnik Hamilton Barry, MSc (Physics): Comparison of A4 neutrino mass models.

University of KwaZulu-Natal(2010) Natalie Dawn Mackenzie, MSc (Financial Mathematics): Real options: Duopoly dynamics with more than one source of randomness.

North-West University (2010) Roelf Du Toit Strauss, MSc (Physics): Modelling of anomalous cosmic rays.

University of Stellenbosch(2010) Beatrix Coetzee, MSc (Genetics): A metagenomic approach using next-generation sequencing for viral profiling of a vineyard and genetic characterization of Grapevine virus E.

Tshwane University of Technology(September 2010) Frank C. Lujaji, MTech (Mechanical Engineering): Effects of fuel blends containing croton oil, butanol and diesel on the performance and emissions of diesel engines.

University of Johannesburg(2011) Sandile Bongani Simelane, MSc (Chemistry): Aluminium triflate mediated reactions of cyclic enol ethers.

Rhodes University(2011) Candice Leigh Bromley, MSc (Chemistry): Studies in South African marine molluscan chemistry.

University of Cape Town(2011) Musa Mlambo, MSc (Zoology): Biodiversity patterns of wetland macroinvertebrate assemblages in the south-western Cape, South Africa.

University of Pretoria (2011) Alfons Willi Bogalecki, MEng (Microelectronic Engineering): Design and manufacture of nanometer-scale SOI light sources.

2011/2

University of the Free State (May 2011) Christina Wilhelmina Miles, MSc (Plant Breeding): Mixogram parameters and their relationship to other bread wheat quality characteristics.

Central University of Technology, Free State (March 2011) De Ville Ian Weppenaar, MTech (Electrical Engineering): Intelligent maintenance management in a reconfigurable environment using multi-agent systems.

University of KwaZulu-Natal(Sept 2011) Garreth David Sparks, MSc (Agriculture): The economic feasibility of on-farm biodiesel production in KwaZulu-Natal.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University(November 2011) Timothy Vernon Light, MEng (Mechatronics): Dynamic modelling of a reconfigurable machine tool.

North-West University(October 2011) Suné van Solms, MEng (Computer Engineering): Exploiting the implicit error correcting ability of networks that use random network coding.

University of Stellenbosch(December 2011) M.J. Janse van Vuuren (born Leeuwner), MScEng (Metallurgic Engineering): On-line monitoring of hydrocyclones by use of image analysis.

University of Cape Town(May 2011) Fhumulani Nemulodi, MSc (Physics): Third order relativistic dissipative fluid dynamics for heavy-ion collisions.

University of Pretoria(February 2012) Matteus Theodor Loots, MSc (Mathematical Statistics): The development of the quaternion normal distribution.

Rhodes University(April 2012) Rory Biggs, MSc (Mathematics): A study of four-dimensional oscillator groups and the associated left-invariant control affine systems.

2012/3

Central University of Technology, Free State (2013) Matshidiso Bailekae Masenya, M Tech (Agriculture): Development of cryopreservation strategies for improved reproductive competence in South African pig genotypes. Supervisors: Prof TL Nedambale and Prof DO Umesiobi.

North-West University (2012) Abdulli Rashid Adem, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Solutions of a generalized (3+1)-dimensional Kadomtsev-Petviashvili equation. Supervisor: Prof CM Khalique.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (2012) Barend Adriaan Grobler, MSc (Botany): A systematic conservation assessment and plan for the Baakens River Valley, Port Elizabeth. Supervisors: Prof EE Campbell and Dr D du Preez.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (2013) Hayley Susan Clements, MSc (Zoology): Incorporating prey demographics and predator social structure into prey selection and carrying capacity estimates for cheetah. Supervisors: Prof G Kerley and Dr CJ Tambling.

Tshwane University of Technology (2012) TT Kivevele, M Tech (Mechanical Engineering): Oxidation stability of biodiesel from non-edible oils. Supervisor: Prof M Mbarawa.

Tshwane University of Technology (2013) Nomcebo Happiness Mthombeni, M Tech (Chemical Engineering): Experimental investigation and modelling of oligodynamic nanoparticle based filtration systems for water disinfection. Supervisors: Prof MS Omyango, Dr G Nameni and Prof MNB Momba.

University of the Free State (2012) Jessika Potgieter, MSc (Geology): Volatiles around two dimensional defect structures in the diamond window as indicated by microdiamonds in decompression cracks. Supervisor: Dr H Sommer.

University of the Free State (2013) Amanda-Lee Ezra Volmink, MSc (Chemistry): Rhenium and technetium radio-isotope complexes linked to biologically active molecules. Supervisor: Prof HG Visser.

University of Cape Town (2013) Andrea Ross-Gillespie (born Muller), MSc (Applied Mathematics; upgraded to the doctoral degree): Humpback whales, rock lobsters and mathematics: Exploration of assessment models incorporating stock-structures. Supervisor: Prof D Butterworth.

Rhodes University (April 2013) Robert Ian Jones, MSc (Human Kinetics and Ergonomics): The influence of soccer-specific fatigue on the risk of thigh injuries in amateur black African players. Supervisor: Mr A. Todd.

University of Johannesburg (2012) Dehann Fourie, M Eng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering): Optimisation of electric long endurance unmanned aerial vehicles. Supervisor: Prof J Meyer.

University of Johannesburg (May 2013) Prosper Ngabonziza, MSc (Physics): Angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy study of the three-layered strontium ruthenate Sr4Ru3O10. Supervisors: Dr BP Doyle and Dr E Carleschi.

University of KwaZulu-Natal (2013) Ryan Baruch Sweke, MSc (Physics): Dissipative preparation of entanglement in cavity QED. Supervisor: Prof F Petruccione.

2013/4

University of Pretoria (2013) Estelle van Wyk, MEng (Industrial Engineering): Modelling of inventory management in humanitarian logistics.

North-West University (2013) Ernst Lodewyk Johannes Kleynhans, MEng (Development and Management): Unique challenges of clay binders in a pelletised chromite pre-reduction process.

University of Cape Town (2013) James Lee-Thorpe, MSc (Applied Mathematics): Spectral continuation study of the temporally periodic solitons of the damped-driven nonlinear Schrödinger equations.

University of the Free State (2013) Ansori Maré (née Du Plessis), MSc Agriculturae (Plant Breeding): Molecular and biochemical characterisation of rust and Fusarium head blight resistant wheat lines.

University of Johannesburg (2014) Nontando Thembekile Mkhize, MSc (Chemistry): Development of analytical methods for the determination of volatile fatty acids and nutrients.

Rhodes University (2014) Dennis Ian Barrett, MSc (Mathematics): Invariant optimal control on the three-dimensional semi-Euclidian group: control affine and quadratic Hamilton-Poisson systems.

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Xandri Schoultz, MSc (Chemistry): Isocyanide Complexes of Rhenium.