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MSc. Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
BSc. (Hons) Geoscience, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
BSc. Geology and Chemistry, University of Namibia, Namibia


Martha Amwaama holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Namibia, Bachelor of Science honors degree in Geology and Master of Science in Mining Engineering both from the University of the Witwatersrand. Ms. Amwaama has worked for Craton Mining and Exploration as a junior geologist before joining Langer Heinrich Uranium Mine. She then worked as a tutor and a mining lab technician at the University of the Witwatersrand while doing her master’s degree.


Brief Career Summary

  • 2017 Tutor/Laboratory demonstrator, School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • 2014 Geological Technician, Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Ltd, Swakopmund, Namibia


Professional Affiliation 

  • SAIMM (709239)


Research Focus Areas

  • Resource modelling and estimation
  • Rock Mechanics


Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Nghipulile, T., Moongo, T., Dzinomwa, G., Mapani, B., Kurasha, J, and Amwaama, M. (2023) Effect of process mineralogy on grindability – A case study of copper ores. This article is accepted by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. It will be published soon.
  • Kolapo, P., Onifade, M., Akinseye, P.O., Amwaama, M., Said, K.O., Abdulsalam, J., Lawal, A.I., Aladejare, A.E., (2022). An Overview of the Use of Rockbolts as Support Tools in Mining operations. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol 40, 1637-1661
  • Kolapo, P., Onifade, M., Said, K.O., Amwaama, M., Aladejare, A.E., Lawal, A.I., Akinseye, P.O.  (2021). On the Application of the Novel Thin Spray-on Liner (TSL): A Progress Report in Mining Operations. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol 39, 5445-5477



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