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Wendy Hlungwane

MSc student
Name: Rhulani Wendy Hlungwane
Location: C1 Lab 442 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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About Rhulani Wendy Hlungwane

Wendy Hlungwane is currently a second-year Master’s candidate in Geology at the University of Johannesburg. She has one year of demonstrating/tutoring experience in modules related to cosmology, rocks, minerals, and optical mineralogy. She did her undergraduate and BTech in Geology at Tshwane University of Technology.

Project title:
Mineralogy and geochemistry of Soutpansburg Coals (Tshipise Sub-basin), South Africa, with a focus on rare earth elements

Dr Marvin Moroeng

Prof Nikki Wagner

Research Interests:

  • Rare earth elements in coal and coal byproducts
  • Critical raw materials in coal and coal byproducts


  • Presented at the 2023 Research Symposium – Critical Raw Materials in Coal, Ash, and Related Products with a Specific Focus on Rare Earth Elements at the University of Johannesburg
  • Attended the 2023 African Critical Mineral Summit