Academic Staff

Malibongwe Manono

BSc.Eng in Chemical Engineering UCT (2010), MSc.Eng in Chemical Engineering UCT (2012), PGD in Business Management Regenesys (2013)


Malibongwe Manono joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCT as a Lecturer in July 2016 after having taught Hydrometallurgical and Pyrometallurgical Engineering elective courses at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) for a period of 2 years until June 2016. He holds an MSc.Eng in Chemical Engineering from UCT which he completed at the Centre for Minerals Research. His MSc.Eng work considered water as a reagent in flotation with a specific focus on the possible effects that water recirculation could have on the flotation performance of sulphidic ores. His work has been published and presented in international journals and conferences. He continues to explore this area of research in his current PhD study and is co-supervising MSc.Eng candidates whose research is in the theme of water in flotation.


2016 – present  Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, UCT
Sep 2014 – Jun 2016 Lecturer, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, VUT
Sep 2011 – Aug 2014 Process Engineer, Iron Making Plants, ArcelorMittal South Africa


Research Interests

Water in flotation

Selected Publications

Manono, M. S., Corin, K.C., Wiese, J.G. (2016). The influence of electrolytes present in process water on the flotation behaviour of a Cu-Ni containing ore. Minerals Engineering, 96-97, 99-107.

Manono, M. S., Corin, K. C., Wiese, J. G. (2013). The effect of ionic strength of plant water on foam stability: A 2-phase flotation study. Minerals Engineering, 40, 42-47.

Manono, M. S., Corin, K.C., Wiese, J.G. (2012). An investigation into the effect of various ions and their ionic strength on the flotation performance of a platinum bearing ore from the Merensky reef. Minerals Engineering, 36-38, 231-236.