The Department of Chemistry on the Bloemfontein Campus has four divisions, i.e. Inorganic Chemistry, Organic/Process Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. The management committee of the department consists of Proff Walter Purcell (Departmental Chairperson), André Roodt, Ben Bezuidenhoudt, Karel von Eschwege, and Dr Ernie Langner.

The undergraduate students on the Bloemfontein Campus are trained in theory and practical aspects of all four classical Chemistry divisions (Analytical, Inorganic, Physical, and Organic) from the first to the third year, which include approximately 600 first-year students, 100 second-years, and 50 third-year students. Practicals for the first-years’ total are organised, prepared, and controlled by Mss. Magda Meyburgh and Jeanette Mmope for approximately 800 students, which include students who access the mainstream programmes from the University Preparation and extended programmes on the South Campus. The honours course involves the teaching of 24 students in all four divisions of Chemistry.


Faculty Manager: Mrs Velaphi Makgwahla
T: + 27 51 401 3199

Marketing Manager: Mrs Elfrieda Lötter
T: +27 51 401 2531

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