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Name: Ntando Ngwenya
Location: 279 Maropeng Building Doornfontein Campus
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Contact Details:
Tel: +27 (0)11 559 6185


About Mr Ntando Ngwenya

Ntando Ngwenya is a qualified professional geologist and lecturer at the University of Johannesburg (DFC) who currently holds an MSc qualification, with research focused on diamondiferous lamproites in eastern Zambia completed under the supervision of Prof. Sebastian Tappe. He is currently completing his PhD studies focused broadly on diamondiferous deposits in sub-Saharan Africa, while responsible for teaching introductory geology courses to beginner level engineering students.


Research interests:

Geochemistry of kimberlites and lamproites; mantle petrology; mineralogy; economic geology; geometallurgy



  1. Fundamentals of Metallurgy: Introduction to Geology (1st-year Metallurgy Engineering students)
  2. Engineering Geology for Civil Engineering (1st-year Civil Engineering students)



  • Ngwenya, N.S., Tappe, S. (2021). Diamondiferous lamproites of the Luangwa Rift in central Africa and links to remobilized cratonic lithosphere. Chemical Geology 568, 120019.
    • Tappe, S., Ngwenya, N.S., Stracke, A., Romer, R.L., Glodny, J., Schmitt, A.K. (2023). Plume–lithosphere interactions and LIP-triggered climate crises constrained by the origin of Karoo lamproites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 350, 87–105.