Centre for Environmental Management Selection Form
MSc majoring in Environmental Management

Closing date for applications: 30 September 

You will not be able to submit the form without completing all the compulsory fields.


Applicant details

Educational background

List your main subjects in your final year of your highest qualification

Employment and expertise

Current employment:
Other employment related to environmental management:


Preliminary Research Proposal

If you do not have a work-related research project, do you have a research ideas that matches your background, experience and expertise and that can be supervised by one of the following staff members at CEM? If so, please identify the staff member and briefly (2-3 sentences) outline your research idea.
A list of staff members is provided at the end of this section. 

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Prof Paul Oberholster
Water quality expert, with specific focus on novel applications in ecotoxicology, pollution control and freshwater treatment and rehabilitation.

Dr Shola Ololade
Sustainability scientist focusing on the mining sector and the nexus between water consumption and supply; energy generation and usage; and food production.

Marinda Avenant
Aquatic ecologist, with specific focus on environmental water flow requirements in river systems in light of environmental change.

Dr Surina Esterhuyse
Geohydrologist exploring the policy options to prevent ground water contamination during the exploitation of unconventional oil and gas. 

Dr Tascha Vos
Limnologist, with expertise in water quality and a specific focus on aquatic monitoring using phytoplankton

Marthie Kemp
Plant ecologist, with specific focus on using dendrochronology (tree rings) to determine water usage in natural ecosystems.

Dr Bimo Nkhata
Leading expert on environmental and water management and water management, planning and policy


We require information of two recommenders who might be contacted during the selection process. 


Where did you hear about this course?

If choice above is "Advertisement" or "Online", please state where? If choice above is "Friend or colleague", please state who?

Document Uploads

Certified copy of my ID or passport
Certified copies of my previous qualifications (certificates):
Please include certified official transcripts from previous academic institutions and SAQA Verification Certificate


Please ensure that all supporting documents have been uploaded.

If you have not received a response from us within 72 hours after completing this form, it means that we have not received your form. Please email the Centre for Environmental Management at cem@ufs.ac.za.


Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531


Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284

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