Dr Nandi Malumbazo


University of Witwatersrand


Dr Malumbazo was born and bread in the Cape Flats.

She obtained her BSc in Chemistry in 2005 from the University of the Western Cape (UWC).

She then continued to do her Honors' degree majoring in Chemistry and completed in 2006.

In 2007, Dr Malumbazo was a recipient of a Sasol Bursary to study her MSc and PhD (from Wits University) which she completed at the age of 26 years.

She then commenced her working career in the field of coal to energy as well as coal mining as a Coal Scientist.

She worked for the CSIR, the Council for Geoscience thereafter.

She is currently holding a position as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher on Clean Coal Technology at the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Witwatersrand.

She is also a Sessional Lecturer at the Wits Business School African Energy Leadership Centre with a focus on Energy Policy and Regulation.

Her research interests are centred on different energy topics and has a keen interest on the "Use of Coal resources beyond Power Generation", "Just Energy Transition", "Storage of Carbon Dioxide in Sandstones", "Shale gas resource exploration in the Karoo" and "Coal-bed Methane potential in South Africa".

She holds various technical membership and board member positions that supports the government's energy initiatives.

She has co-authored a book and various technical papers in both national and international platforms.

Dr Nandi Malumbazo is a recipient of the2022 Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Sub-Saharan Energy Development award winner.



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