16-20 JUNE 2019




Sunday, 16 June 2019, Umfolozi Casino

Arrival of delegates and guests

9h00am- Organizing committee meeting

10h00am-18h30pm- Registration

14h00pm- IGU Commission on African Studies Annual Meeting


Monday, 17 June 2019, Umfolozi Casino

8h00am-10h00am- Opening session: Welcoming address (Director of Programme-NP Ndimande)

Professor Nokuthula, W Kunene: Dean Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Zululand

Professor Xolile Mtose, Vice Chancellor: University of Zululand

Mayor of the City of UMhlathuze

Premier-KwaZulu-Natal Province

Dr I. Moyo: Chairperson: IGU Commission on African Studies, University of Zululand


Sonto Mayise: CEO Durban-KwaZulu-Natal Convention Bureau

Mr A T Mthembu: Head of Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Zululand

10h15am- 11h00am- Tea Break

11h00am-11h05am- Introduction of first keynote speaker, Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni by Dr Inocent Moyo

11h15-12h15 – Key note address by Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni (University of South Africa)

12h15-13h00- Discussant: Dr Christopher Nshimbi, Institute of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria

13h00pm-14h00pm- Lunch

14h00pm-14h05pm- Introduction of Second Key Note Speaker – Professor Maano Ramutsindela by Dr Inocent Moyo

14h05-15h05- Second key note address: Professor Maano Ramutsindela (University of Cape Town)

15h05-15h45- Discussant: Dr Christopher Nshimbi, Institute of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria

15h45pm-16h00pm- Tea Break

16h00pm-17h30pm Parallel paper presentations (Panels 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Theme: Africa and climate change

Venue: Umoba Function Space 1

Time: 16h00pm-17h30pm

Discussant: Dr H. Chikoore-University of Venda

Panel 1

Regards historiques et recents sur le contexte climatique dela region de fatick au Senegal

Ibrahima Mbaye

The Relevance and utilization of indigenous knowledge systems in climate change adaptation

Nomcebo R Ubisi, Unathi Kolanisi and Obert Jiri

Africa and the Crisis of Climate Change Response: Does the 21st Century Belong to Africa?

Prof Victor Ojakorotu & Bamidele Olajide

An analysis of small scale farmers’ response to drought between 2014 and 2016 in Mfekayi, Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal.

Bukhosini Ziphozethu

The Influence of Winds On ambient air quality at Cape Point

Madonsela Nonkululeko Lethiwe 

Theme: African Development challenges and trajectories

Venue: Sugar Room Lounge

Time: 16h00pm-17h30pm

Discussant: Dr I. Nojiyeza-University of Zululand

Panel 2

South Africa’s development challenges and prospects: interpreting the WEF global competitiveness report (WEF GCR) 2018

Mpolokeng Gaopalelwe and Loftus Mmusinyane  

The relevance of Land Expropriation Without Compensation in gender inequality in land ownership, Mandla Mabecua

Sustainable Tourism and the SDG’s in Botswana: Moving Towards 2030

Lesego S. Stone, Ph.D, Patricia K. Mogomotsi, PhD, Moren T. Stone, Ph.D, and Goemeone Mogomotsi

Feature films and the depiction of racialized landscapes in southern Africa

 DeVivo, M.S (Prof)

Rethinking the African Space in a Global History Curriculum Project: A Representational Reflection

Roland Ndille (Dr)

Theme: Environmental issues and problems in Africa

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2

Time: 16h00pm-17h30pm

Discussant: Mr N, G. Xulu-University of Zululand

Panel 3

Assessing the environmental impact of cement locations in Beni Suef, Egypt using GIS

Dr. Gamal Mohamed Attia Mostafa

The Response of sugarcane production on drought conditions in KwaZulu Natal sugar mills. (Felixton, Sezela and Pongola)

Myeza Ntombinkulu Zandile Ingrid      

Determining environmental perceptions and attitudes in Gauteng, South Africa

  1. Dlamini, Tesfamichael and T. Mokhele

Land-cover Status and Challenges of managing Forest Reserves and Protected Areas in Southwest Nigeria

Mayowa Fasona, Akinlabi Akintuyi, Tamarabrakemi Akoso and Samuel Udofia, Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Assessment of water quality indicators within a mining environment using Landsat reflectance data– the case study of Mooi River near Carletonville

Modiegi O. Monaledi, Solomon G. Tesfamichael and Isaac T. Rampedi

Response of Dukuduku Indigenous Forest to Severe Drought :2015–2016

Msweli Thandazile Betty

Theme: Environmental Justice in Africa

Venue: Jabulani Dome

Time: 16h00pm-17h30pm

Discussant: S. Nsukwini-University of Mpumalanga

Panel 4

An analysis of the land rehabilitation programme of the Tronox mine, Gobandlovu, using remote sensing: Environmental justice and the community of Gobandlovu

Terry Phungula

An analysis of medical waste management in KwaZulu-Natal

Ntshangase, RT    

Environmental Justice in South Africa

Dr Hali Healy, Dr. Mbuso Moyo, Dalitso Materechera

Mangrove degradation and its implication on a coastal habitat

Jokotola TAIWO and Samuel UDOFIA

The Impacts of Failure of Enforcement of Zero Gas Flaring Regime in Nigerian Oil Sector on Heat Radiation, Global Warming and Climate Change

Earnest Aniche

The effect of meteorological parameters on air pollution around Richards Bay

Buthelezi Mandisa Sikhonzile   

Analysing the impact of Aerosols on rainfall formation in Richards Bay

Dube Sipho

18h00pm-20h00pm- Welcome Party. All delegates to gather in the parking areas at 17h45pm: Umfolozi Casino


Tuesday, 18 June 2019, Umfolozi Casino

8h00am-9h30am- Parallel paper presentations (Panels 5, 6, 7 and 8)

Theme: Food Security

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2

Time: 8h00am-9h30am

Discussant: Dr M. Masuku-University of Mpumalanga

Panel 5

Cowpea Utilization and Sensory acceptability of cowpea-wheat biscuit blend by rural youth in KwaZulu-Natal

TP Kheswa, M Siwela, U Kolanisi and N Ngobese

Interventions, challenges and trends: Food security status in BRICS countries

Mandla Masuku

Assessing the importance of small scale farming in food security and poverty alleviation: Understanding the role of women

Nkosinathi, J Ndimande

Exploring Bushmeat Consumption Dynamics: An analysis of the contribution of Ecotourism in bushmeat Consumption in Chobe District, Botswana

Moren Tibabo Stone

Theme: Marginality

Venue: Sugar Room Lounge

Time: 8h00am-9h30am

Discussant: S. Nsukwini-University of Mpumalanga

Panel 6

Evaluating the contribution of Indigenous Knowledge Systems to the Phinda Private Game Reserve environmental conservation programmes

Simphiwe Xulu

Indigenous communities, hegemonic subjugation and environmental conservation: On Protected Areas, marginalization and livelihoods in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cele HMS and Inocent Moyo (Dr)

Men’s health care seeking behaviour patterns: Evidence from the National Income Dynamic Study (NIDS)

Qinisile Pearl Dlamini and Josue Mbonigaba

Theorizing Community Tourism in Local Economic Development

Clifford Duma

Can Geographical Information System (GIS) be a valuable planning and management tool for education management? A spatial distribution analysis of public schools

 Thendo Mugwena and Aphiwe Mkhongi

Theme: Migration, poverty and development

Venue: Umoba Function Space 1

Time: 8h00am-9h30am

Discussant: Dr C. Nshimbi-Institute of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria

Panel 7 

Migration and development: The contribution of remittances towards socio economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa

 V Mlambo

Leveraging and mobilising diaspora remittances as catalyst for national development architecture

Temitope Joshua Owolabi

The rise of African migrant informal enterprises in uMhlathuze Municipality: Perspective of street vendors

Makhathini Mandisa, M S and Inocent Moyo (Dr)

The evolution of migration practices and climate variability factors in Musina

Eliot Moyo

Exploring the lived experiences of the informal cross border traders at South Africa- Zimbabwe, the border at Beitbridge

Mzimela Nokubonga Zuziwe     

9h30am-10h00am- Tea Break

10h00am-12h00pm- Introduction of the third keynote speaker (Professor Richard Grant) by Dr Inocent Moyo

Discussant: Dr S.S Nhlabathi, Department of Anthropoplogy and Development Studies, University of Zululand

12h00pm-13h00pm- Lunch

13h00pm-14h30pm- Parallel paper presentations (Panels 9, 10, 11 and 12)

Theme: Rural Development

Venue: Sugar Room Lounge

Time: 13h00pm-14h30pm

Discussant: Dr M. Masuku-University of Mpumalanga

Panel 9

Rural livelihood and commodity value chains: a case study of charcoal value chain in South-Western Nigeria

A.O. Daramola, A.S.O, Soneye, and Balogun I.I.

An analysis of the sustainability of small-scale farming in Dukuduku, KwaZulu Natal

N Mashiyane

Public-private partnership facilitates land reform programme. The case of Kokame Communal Property Association in South Africa

Mokgadi Molope

Subsistence agriculture as a strategy in improving rural livelihoods in Msinga Local Municipality

Mfaniseni Wiseman Mbatha and Mandla Mfundo Masuku

Harnessing Rural Development: The Local Economic Development Implementation within Bushbuckridge Local Municipality, Mpumalanga Province

Primrose T. Sabela, Lazarus Lucky Nkuna and, Efe M. Isike

Theme: Urban Development

Venue: Umoba Function Space 1

Time: 13h00pm-14h30pm

Discussant: Dr S S. Nhlabathi-University of Zululand

Panel 10

An exploration of public perceptions and awareness on the role of urban densification in Umhlanga and Amanzimtoti in Durban KwaZulu Natal

Fidelis Chihambakwe

Dealing with spatialised disorder: Exploring the policy response of uMhlathuze Municipality to African migrant informal enterprises

Makhathini Mandisa, MS and Inocent Moyo (Dr)

An assessment of urban resilience to drought in Durban, South Africa

Ncumile Mdingi

Enjeux et stratégies de production de l’habitat face à l’absence des promoteurs immobiliers dans les villes secondaires ivoiriennes: l’exemple de la ville de Divo (Côte d’Ivoire)

DJAH Armand Josué

An Analysis of the Underlying Components That Account for Service Delivery Protests in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal

Xulu Vuyokazi Nothando Lwanele

Theme: Urban Governance

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2 

Time: 13h00pm-14h30pm

Discussant: Professor Loukou Alain François- Université Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast

Panel 11

Dynamique urbaine d’une ville moyenne de Cote d’Ivoire: le cas de la ville de Yamoussoukro

Ange Jocelyne N’guessan KOFFI, Frédéric Armel MEMEL and Joachim Bohou Konan KOFFI

Marginal Spaces in Hollow Places: Reviewing the Social Sustainability of Low-Cost Housing in Port Elizabeth

Ms Leizel Williams-Bruinders and Dr Anton de Wit

Assessing Land use Land cover change at Ezulwini and Matsapha Peri-Urban Areas Between 1997 and 2017

Shongwe Lindokuhle       

Les déterminants de la précarité urbaine dans la ville de guiglo (oueste de la Cote d’Ivoire)

ZOMBO Jean Philippe, MAI Gilles – Harold Wilfried, and ALOKO-N’GUESSAN Jérôme

An analysis of squatter settlement dwellers` coping strategies to living conditions in Section A-KwaMashu, Durban

Sibiya Nqobile Evedance

Assessing the nature of service delivery protests in Alexandra, Johannesburg

Xaba Thandeka Mbalenhle Cynthia

Theme: Water resources management and governance

Venue: Jabulani Dome

Time: 13h00pm-14h30pm

Discussant: Dr M L. Mdoka-University of Zululand

Panel 12

Assessing seasonal changes in waterbodies within wetlands using Landsat imagery – the case of southern Johannesburg

Lutendo Zwedzi, Solomon G., Tesfamichael 

Assessing the utility of Landsat 8 OLI imagery in chlorophyll-a and turbidity retrieval in inland water bodies

Craig Mahlasi and Solomon G. Tesfamichael

Assessing chlorophyll-a and turbidity in the Hartbeespoort dam (South Africa) using Landsat 8 OLI imagery

Craig Mahlasi, Solomon G. Tesfamichael and Richard Greenfield

An analysis of sector based water use and catchment protection strategies: Mapping the possible development and management ways for Sanyati Catchment, Zimbabwe

Kusena Winmore and Nojiyeza Inocent Simphiwe

Climate variability and its effects on water availability in Goedertrouw, Midmar and Pongolapoort in KwaZulu-Natal

Sithole Sandile Thabiso

14h30pm-14h45pm- Tea Break

14h45-15h30: Plenary Lecture by officials from the City of uMhlathuze

Theme: Urban Resilience

Venue: Jabulani Dome

Discussant: Mr S Xulu, University of Zululand

Parallel paper presentations (Panels 1, 2, 3 and 4)

Theme: Africa and climate change

Venue: Umoba Function Space 1

Time: 15h30pm-17h00pm

Discussant: Dr H. Chikoore-University of Venda

Panel 1

Modelling the relationship between climatic variables and NDVI with Markov-switching model

Solomon G. Tesfamichael, Margaret Phiri1, Tatenda Turukai Chibi1 and Yegnanew A. Shiferaw

Assessing the impacts of climatic variables on NDVI using time-series analysis: a biome-level assessment

Margaret Phiri Yegnanew A. Shiferaw and Solomon G. Tesfamichael

Refugeeship as adaptation to a changing environment: Exploring the stories of young asylum-seekers in Musina, Limpopo, South Africa

Ngowenani Nohayi

Spatio-temporal analysis of tropospheric CO2 over South Africa

Bongani Cyprian Mkhize

The Influence of Climate Modes on Streamflow in the Western Cape: A Wavelet Approach

Thabani, T Dlamini

Theme: African development and trajectories

Venue: Sugar Room Lounge

Time: 15h30pm-17h00pm

Discussant: Dr S. S. Nhlabathi-University of Zululand

Panel 2

Ubuntu Diplomacy meet Kimchi Diplomacy: Soft Power Lessons from South Korea to South Africa

Menefee Fatimaah

Privatisation et territoires en crise: quelle perspective de developpement pour les villages oublies dans les ex-complexes agro-industriels du nord de la Cote D’ivoire de la sucaf 1 et 2 ?

Dr KOFFI Yéboué Stéphane Koissy, Dr KRA Kouadio Joseph, Dr KONAN Kouamé Hyacinthe

Africa Inaction in Globalisation- Contests and Prospect

Phemelo Olifile Marumo

A Shift-Share Analysis for the Performance of the Manufacturing Sector at uMhlathuze Local Municipality

Ndovela M & Nhlabathi S.S (Dr)

Theme: Environmental issues and problems in Africa

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2

Time: 15h30pm-17h00pm

Discussant: Mr S Xulu-University of Zululand

Panel 3

Modelisations prospectives de l’occupation du sol d’une zone a forte pression anthropique: cas du site Ramsar de grand-Bassam, (sud-est de la Cote d’Ivoire) AKADJE Amani Léocadie Marie-Claude épouse KONAN, BOUSSOUGOU BOUSSOUGOU Guy, HAUHOUOT Asseypo Célestin, BROU Yao Télesphore

An analysis of the land rehabilitation programme of the Tronox mine, Gobandlovu, using remote sensing

Terry Phungula

Influence of Land use /Land cover Soil Type and Geology on Ecosystem Biomass in Osun State, Nigeria

Udofia, Samuel, Odunuga, Shakirudeen, Fasona, Mayowa, Department of Geography, University of Lagos

A Time Series Analysis of Land Cover Change: A case study of the Bewaarklo of Nature Reserve, Limpopo, South Africa

Nesisa Analisa Nyathi and Thendo Mugwena

Theme: Environmental Justice in Africa

Venue: Jabulani Dome

Time: 15h30pm-17h00pm

Discussant: S. Nsukwini-University of Mpumalanga

Panel 4

Assessing the environmental impacts and issues of illegal mining and land use change on natural resources in KwaZulu Natal

Senamile S Mnguni 

Assessment of Ecosystem Degradation and Poverty in Peri-urban Area of Lagos: A case of Obafemi-Owode LGA, Ogun State, Nigeria

Ayeni A. O. and Aborisade A. G.

Spatio-temporal analysis of RBMs land rehabilitation using Landsat data

Dlamini Lubanzi

Theme: Migration, poverty and development

Venue: Umoba Function Space 1

Time: 15h30pm-17h00pm

Discussant: Dr M Sibanda, University of Zululand

Panel 7

Open to whose business Zimbabwe? Voices from the margins of state borders in Mutare, Zimbabwe

Eric Manyonda

Exploring the narrative of socio-economic, political entitlement, mobility claim and sentimentality of ‘Lagos city as no-man’s land’

Dickson Asijafe

Labour migration and socio-cultural impacts on migrant families: A review

Malindisa Nomzamo        

A Literature Review of Environmental Migration in Southern Africa: Navigating the Complexities of Evidence-based Policy-making

Lynn Madziwanzira and Nora Hanke-Louw

Theme: Natural resources management and governance

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2

Time: 15h30pm-17h00pm

Discussant: Prof Kevin Mearns, University of South Africa

Panel 8

The perceptions and attitudes of KwaNibela, KZN Indigenous people towards Isimangaliso Wetland Park conservation strategies

Zwelakhe Maseko

Community socio-economic practices and their effects on natural resource conservation at the Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya

Tom Okello

The empirical analysis of conflict and coexistence of traditional and contemporary land uses: the case of agriculture and tourism

 Patricia K. Mogomotsi, Melville Saayman and Andrea Saayman


Wednesday, 19 June 2019, Umfolozi Casino

8h00am-9h30am- Parallel paper presentations (Panels 1, 2, 11 and 12)

Theme: Africa and climate change

Venue: Umoba Function Space 1 

Time: 8h00am-9h30am

Discussant: Dr H. Chikoore-University of Venda

Panel 1

OMI tropospheric NO2 column over Southern Africa: The influence of meteorological variability

Mxolisi Mavundla

Impact of spatio-temporal variability of the Mascarene high on weather and climate over Southern Africa

Nkosinathi, G Xulu

Seasonal changes in springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) herd composition and age ratios Tshepo Moatswia, Emily Bennitta, Glyn Maudeb, Richard Reading and Moses Selebatso

Effects of climate change on jatropha water requirements in semi-arid conditions of Botswana

Ofentse Mosekia, Michael Murray-Hudsona and Keotshephile Kashea

The impact of climate variability on the spatial distribution of natural protected forests in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Khumalo Nkanyezi Nicholas

Theme: African development challenges and trajectories

Venue: Sugar Room Lounge

Time: 9h00am-9h30am

Discussant: Dr M. Sibanda-University of Zululand

Panel 2

The African economic and political integration in the digital age, Loukou Alain François, Maitre de Conférences, Université Alassane Ouattara (Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire)

Economic Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Rim Association: institutional contradictions?

KGame A. Molope

Armed Conflict and the increasing use of child soldiers in the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan: Implications for Regional Security

Victor H. Mlambo

An assessment of rural transport and mobility in Manguzi (Thandizwe, Mahlungulu, Mfakubheka), uMhlabuyalingana Local Municipality

Mayise Zama Cynthia

Analyzing water shortage and coping strategies of rural communities in Nongoma

Methula Nozuko

Theme: Urban Governance

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2

Time: 8h00am-9h30am

Discussant: Mr A.T. Mthembu-University of Zululand

Panel 11

From Segregation to Integration: Tracing the Changing Demographics, Population and Educational Trends in Buffalo City from 1991-2015

Pakama Q. Siyongwana1 & Nelson Chanza

A Spatial Analysis of the Influence of Inadequate Infrastructural Planning on Solid Waste Management: Lessons from Peleng Township in Lobatse, Botswana

Phonchi-Tshekiso N.D, Patricia K Mogomotsi, Goemeone EJ Mogomotsi, Reniko Gondo

Exploring the efficacy of urban agriculture as strategy of enhancing township economies

Khulekani Sicelo Tembe

An assessment of the impacts of Chinese retail shops on South African retails in Stanger

Mthethwa Nokuphila Pearl         

Theme: Water resources management and governance

Venue: Jabulani Dome

Time: 8h00am-9h30am

Discussant: Dr N. Mbatha-University of Zululand

Panel 12

Hydrological modelling of Mazowe Dam Catchment through regionalization of parameters

Ellen Gozo

Household water demand management strategies for sustainable use in Maun, Botswana

Manga Motho, Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole, Moseki Ronald Motsholapheko & Patricia Kefilwe Mogomotsi

Assainissement pluvial a lome: enjeux et contraintes de gestion


Water management in the wildlife lodge industry: a Southern African perspective

Mr JJ Grobler and Prof Kevin Mearns

9h30am-10h00am- Tea Break

10h00am-12h00pm- Round table discussion (Collaboration for a socially just transition towards a Green Economy) Dr Hali Healy, Department of Anthropology and Development Studies, University of Johannesburg. Jabulani Dome

12h00pm-13h00pm- Lunch

13h00pm- 14h30pm- Parallel paper presentations (Panels 1, 8, 9)

Theme: Africa and climate change

Venue: Umoba Space 1

Time: 13h00pm-14h30pm

Discussant: Dr M L. Mdoka-University of Zululand

Panel 1

An Analysis of the Adaptive Capacity of Small-scale Farmers to Climate Change and Variability

Mogomotsi, G.J.E., Mogomotsi, P.K., Sekelemani, A. Kolawole, O.D and Hambira, W

Simulating South African climate with super parameterized community atmosphere model (SPCAM)

Nohlahla Dlamini, Hector Chikoore, Mary-Jane M Bopape and Nthaduleni S Nethengwe

Households and institutional coping strategies to water scarcity resulting from a changing climate: a case study of the Greater-Giyani local municipality, South Africa

Mmbadi E., Chikoore H., Okaka F. & Netshisaulu K.H.

Evaluation of atmospheric aerosols in Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT)

Jiyane Nqobile Nonqubeko       

Evaluation of land surface interactions over Richards Bay

Hlophe Nhlakanipho Mduduzi   

Theme: Natural resources management and governance

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2

Time: 13h00pm-14h30pm

Discussant: S. Xulu- University of Zululand

Panel 8

Influence of human management strategies on soil erosion in Nzhelele Valley, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Blessing Mavhuru, Nthaduleni Nethengwe, Hector Chikoore and Onyango Beneah Daniel Odhiambo

Assessing the impact of natural resource conservation on the livelihoods of the community of KwaNibela

Zwelakhe Maseko

Youth Empowerment in Water Resource Management

Thenjiwe Mngadi

Theme: Rural Development

Venue: Jabulani Dome

Time: 13h00pm-14h30pm

Discussant: Dr S.S Nhlabathi, University of Zululand

Panel 9

The clash between the practices of customary law and South African constitution: challenges of women in land use, transfer and control

Mandla Mubecua

How women mobilize funds for rural entrepreneurship development in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Oluwatoyin Dare Kolawole, Gagoitseope Mmopelwab, Wame Lucretia Hambiraa and Patricia Mogomotsia

Traditional health care services in UMkhanyakude District Municipality

Amos T. Mthembu and Inocent Moyo (Dr)

The influence of donor funded community development on population growth in selected communities bordering the Phinda Private Game Reserve (South Africa)

Claire Fordred and Prof Kevin Mearns

Investigating the collapse of Kwahlaza Farm Project in Nkwalini, KZN

Khumalo Nokubonga Marcia

14h30pm-15h00pm-Tea Break

15h00pm- 16h30pm- Parallel paper presentations (Panel 1, 3 and 8)

Theme: Africa and climate change

Venue: Umoba Function Space 1

Time: 15h00pm-16h30pm

Discussant: Dr N. Mbatha-University of Zululand

Panel 1

Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought Hazards in Mopani District Municipality, South Africa: Towards Disaster Risk Reduction

N Nembilwi and H Chikoore

Rainfall variability and change in South Africa (1976-2065),

T M Ncube, H Chikoore and MM Bopape

Simulation of deep moist convection and rainfall in cutoff lows over South Africa, Tshimbiluni Percy Muofhe

 The influence of ENSO on rainfall variability over southern Africa (1987-2017)

Mbele Sipho           

Impact of the Atlantic Niño on the Weather and Climate of the west coast of Southern Africa

Mhlongo Kholwani Mabutho      

Climatology of methane over South Africa using Atmospheric Infrared Sounder

Mlambo Zethembiso Sphephile

Theme: Environmental issues and problems in Africa

Venue: Umoba Function Space 2

Time: 15h00pm-16h30pm

Discussant: Mr N.G. Xulu-University of Zululand

Panel 3

Local, political and scientific knowledge: the question of characterizing environmental changes in rural Africa

Laurent Bruckmann

Trends of tropospheric ozone over South Africa

Todani S Phuluwa, Hector Chikoore, Nkanyiso Mbatha, and Nthaduleni S Nethengwe

Les dechets plastiques a lome: de la gestion empirique vers une economie circulaire

Koffi Djiwonou ADJALO

Time series analysis of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides concentrations in industrial town at Mpumangala

Mngomezulu Bonisiwe    

Performance of the satellite derived Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) sensor for remote sensing in KwaZulu-Natal Province

Mnyandu Nomcebo          

Combined TRMM, CFS-Reanalysis and ground based precipitation: validation over the eastern region of South Africa

Mthethwa Sibonelo Wandile

Theme: Natural Resources Management and Governance

Venue: Sugar Room Lounge

Time: 15h00pm-16h30pm

Discussant: Professor K. Mearns- University of South Africa

Panel 8

Protected areas, community costs and benefits: A comparative study of selected conservation case studies from northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Sakhile Nsukwini and Urmilla Bob

Investigating Afforestation and Catchment Management Area in Mbazwana, KZN: Livelihoods, Policy and Conflict.

Lindokuhle Sibiya

Evaluating the Co-Management plan of the Okhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Cele, HMS and Inocent Moyo (Dr)

Exploitation et gestion durable des ressources halieutiques en lagune aby (Côte d’Ivoire)

KOULAI-DJEDJE EDITH, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny-Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

18h30pm- 22h30pm- Gala Dinner

The shuttle will pick up the delegates at 18h00pm at the parking area: Umfolozi Casino


Thursday, 20 June 2019, St Lucia

Fieldtrip/ excursion


Friday, 21 June 2019

Departure and farewell.