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Reasons to be Proud #R2bP: Mandela University master’s student in Geosciences Bamanye Takashe won first prize for his poster at the Worldwide Congress of International Association of Hydrogeologists in Cape Town.


The title of Bamanye’s poster presentation at the congress was "Hydrogeological Characterization of the Coastal Aquifer of Gqeberha, South Africa."

The poster is a significant component of his recently  submitted thesis for his master’s degree.

This project is particularly relevant due to the water challenges we have faced in the Nelson Mandela Bay in recent years.

It focuses on the groundwater aspects of the coastal residential areas and the impact of increased borehole usage during droughts on aquifers.

The research encompasses soil and wetland analysis, geology, hydrogeology, water chemistry, and geophysics, Bamanye said.

“Having completed both my undergraduate and honours degrees at Nelson Mandela University, it was an honour to represent our institution at this international conference, with 500 delegates from 52 countries attending.

"Winning this award underscores the exceptional work we are currently doing at the University’s Department of Geosciences, recognised on an international stage," he said.

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