About Sabine Danala Danga
Sabine Danala Danga is a PhD student in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Ngaoundéré in Cameroon and a fellow of the OWSD (Organization for Women in Science for Developing Countries). She is hosted in the Department of Geology at the University of Johannesburg by Professor Wlady Altermann. Her thesis project is about the impact of gold mining on the soils and sediments in Meiganga area, Cameroon, and aims to assess the level of environmental degradation and metallic pollution of soil and sediment following gold mining and the consequences on the food chain. During her 6-month stay in South Africa she plans to do analytical work on samples taken in Cameroon.