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Dr NP Ngqwala

Dr NP Ngqwala

Nosiphiwe Ngqwala

Qualification
Bsc (Fort Hare),MSc (Rhodes),PhD (Rhodes)

Position
Lecturer

Room no: T8 Telephone: 0466037427 Email: mailto:n.ngqwala@ru.ac.za

Teaching

  • Pharmaceutical Biochemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Research methodology

Research

My special area of focus is on pharmaceutical chemistry, water, sanitation and the removal of pharmaceuticals from wastewater. I concentrate on waste water treatment, wastewater, and antimicrobial resistance in the environment

Recent research projects

  • Removal of pharmaceuticals from freshwater systems
  • Calibration of the citizen-based water quality monitoring programme for Makana Municipality
  • Investigating the viability and performance of a for pilot-scale flyash/lime filter tower (FLFT) for greywater treatment and the fate of Triclosan post treatment
  • Significance of heavy metals in domestic wastewater
  • Investigate consumers use and disposal of the selected pharmaceuticals and explore means of reducing exposures through possible change in disposal pattern, behaviour and knowledge exchange
  • Explore selected expert stakeholders’ views on possible management strategies for the presence of pharmaceutically active compounds in South African water resources.
  • Available local natural products from plants and animals

Selected publications

  1. Nondlazi, S., Ngwala, N. P., Tandlich, R., Zuma, B. M. (2016). Investigating the viability and performance of the pilot scale fly ash/lime filter tower for onsite greywater treatment. Desalination and Water Treatment (manuscript number TDWT-2016-1430)
  1. Ngqwala, N. P., Srinivas, C. S., Tandlich, R., Pyle, D. M., Oosthuizen, R. (2016). Participatory multi-stakeholder platforms for effective disaster management in South Africa. Journal of Disaster Research (manuscript number Dr8316)
  1. Ngqwala, N.P., Tandlich, R., Al-Adawi, S., Ahmed, M., Madikizela, P. (2015). Reuse of greywater to retrench water needs. Caledonian Journal of Engineering – Oman 11(1): 2-6
  1. Tandlich, R., Luyt, C. D., Ngqwala, N. P. (2014). A community-based rainwater monitoring and treatment programme in Grahamstown, South Africa. Journal of Hydrocarbons, Mines and Environmental Research 5(1): 46-51
  1. Okoh, A. I., Cwala, Z. N., Ngqwala, N. P., Igbinosa, E. O., Odjadjare, E. O. and Okoh, O. O. (2012). Assessment of Listeria bacteria abundance and physicochemical quality of the effluents of a typical semi-urban wastewater treatment in South Africa. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 6(40; 1645-1652
  1. Eden Padayachee, Nosiphiwe Ngqwala, and Chris G Whiteley (2011) Association of β-amyloid peptide fragments with neuronal nitric oxide synthase: Implications in the etiology of Alzheimers disease Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry,28(4):727-331-9

Other publications

https://equleni.wordpress.com/

http://mywaterafrica.weebly.com/contributors.html

Technical reports

  1. 1.      Tandlich, R., Luyt, C., Ngqwala, N. P. (2013). Final project report on the rainwater community monitoring and treatment programme. Direct Aid Programme, Embassy of Australia in South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

Awards and grants

Web presence

Twitter: @Nosie_Ngqwala: https://twitter.com/Nosie_Ngqwala

Instagram: Nosie Mahlaba Ngqwala: https://www.instagram.com/nosiemahlaba/

Linked in: Nosiphiwe Ngqwala: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nosiphiwe-ngqwala-phd-28251826/

Recent former students

Supervision of PhD students

February 2017 -present                                Mr Adebayo Farounbi (main supervisor with Dr. P. Mensah as co-supervisor p.mensah@ru.ac.za (PhDin science- ongoing).The occurrence of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and pathogenic organisms in sludge and water resources pose a serious threat to water ecosystems sustainability

February 2016--present                                Phindile Madikizela (co supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as main-supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za). PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry – Solid waste management policies and strategies in addressing solid waste service delivery in the informal settlements of South Africa and the use of waste transfer stations in the informal settlements to improve solid waste service delivery

Supervision of Master of Science students

February 2017 -present                                Ms. Sesethu Vumazonke (main supervisor with Dr. S. Khamanga as co-supervisor s.khamanga@ru.ac.za (Masters of Pharmacy -ongoing) – Removal of pharmaceuticals from freshwater systems

Febraury 2015-present                                  Ms. Hallo Angala (main supervisor with Dr R. Tandlich as co-supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za) Bachelor of Science Honours candidate – Calibration of the citizen-based water quality monitoring programme for Makana Municipality (degree awarded in April 2016). The candidate continued to Masters (main supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as co-supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za)

February 2015-May 2017                              Cyril S. Dube (co supervisor with Dr R. Tandlich as main supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za). Master of Science completed with distinction and graduated in April 2018) – Project title: Sorptive and microbial properties of low-cost adsorbents used in the extraction of ciprofloxacin and isoniazid from aqueous solution

February 2015-present                                  Sinoyolo Nondlazi (main supervisor with Dr R. Tandlich as co-supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za). Master of Science is completed and to be graduated in 2018). Project title: Investigating the viability and performance of a for pilot-scale flyash/lime filter tower (FLFT) for greywater treatment and the fate of Triclosan post treatment

February 2014-June 2016                              Thomas J. Nicholson (co supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as main-supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za). Master of Science in Pharmacy completed and graduated in April 2018. Project title: The applicability of anaerobically digested pasteurized pit latrine faecal sludge as a fertilizer to grow radish and garden cress

Supervision of final Bachelor of Science Honours in Biotechnology students

February 2017-present                                  Chidinma Uche (co supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as the main supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za) Bachelor of Science Honours in Biotechnology is ongoing) – Project title: The potential use of fly ash as an additive in ventilated improved pit latrines to improve onsite waste management and to assess environmental impact assessment

February 2016-November 2016                  Thandiswa Nqowana (co supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as the main supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za) Bachelor of Science Honours in Biotechnology completed with graduation in April 2017) – Project title: Monitoring of potable water quality utilized in the Grahamstown region and the development of an information channel that serves to breach the information gap

February 2016-November 2016                  Dylan Collings (co supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as the main supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za)  Bachelor of Science Honours in Biotechnology completed with graduation in April 2017) – Project title: The potential use of fly ash as a pit latrine additive to inhibit bacterial Growth

February 2013-December 2013                   Ethel Chifunda (BSc Honours in Biotechnology – degree completed with graduation in April 2014): Concentrations and risk assessment from Bacillus anthracis and Brucella spp. in surface water bodies in Grahamstown
February 2015-November 2015         Hallo Angala (co supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as the main supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za) Bachelor of Science Honours in Biotechnology completed with graduation in April 2016) – Project title: Calibration of the citizen-based water quality monitoring programme for Makana Municipality

Supervision of final Bachelor of Pharmacy students (Honours level mini-thesis)

Students supervised

February 2017-present                                 Ms. Siphe Tsibani (sole supervisor; Bachelor of Pharmacy - ongoing) – Significance of heavy metals in domestic wastewater

February 2017 -present                                Ms. Anathi Makhonya (sole supervisor; Bachelor of Pharmacy c- ongoing) – “Hospital-acquired infections”

February 2017 -present                                Ms. Yolisa Pepu (sole supervisor; Bachelor of Pharmacy - ongoing) – Investigate consumers use and disposal of the selected pharmaceuticals and explore means of reducing exposures through possible change in disposal pattern, behaviour and knowledge exchange

February 2017 --present                             Mr. Bathandwa Gobingca (sole supervisor; Bachelor of Pharmacy- ongoing) – Explore selected expert stakeholders’ views on possible management strategies for the presence of pharmaceutically active compounds in South African water resources

February 2016-November 2016                  Ms. Nonhlanhla Fortunate Magagula (sole supervisor; Bachelor of Pharmacy completed) – Available local natural products from plants and animals

February 2016-November 2016                  Ms. Vuyolwethu Qata (sole supervisor; Bachelor of Pharmacy completed) – Investigating the Presence of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater Effluents and Sludges, Including Pathogenic Microrganisms

February 2016-November 2016                  Ms. Wendy Radebe (sole supervisor; Bachelor of Pharmacy candidate completed) – Grahamstown water quality testing with the focus on Rhodes University

February 2015-November 2015                  Mr. Thabo Dube (main supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as co-supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za) (Bachelor of Pharmacy completed) – “Building a scientific laboratory off the grid”
February 2015-November 2015                  Mr. Richard Ndava (co supervisor with Dr. R. Tandlich as the main supervisor r.tandlich@ru.ac.za) (Bachelor of Pharmacy completed) – Current status of biomedical waste processing in South Africa

Professional affiliations

2016 -present                   Member of South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
2016 -present                   Member of and Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP)
2013 -present                   Member of AfriAlliance: Integrated Water Resources Management and Ethics working group
2016 -present                   Member of South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
2012 -present                   South African Society of Biochemistry (SASBM), Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA), International Water Association-Young Water Professionals

Hobbies and interests

Mentoring, running, and squash

 

 

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