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The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University - Stellenbosch University student symposium was held on the 11 and 12 November in Stellenbosch.

Below is a list of the NMMU students who presented at the symposium:



 Keith Nare (MSc 1)

 The study of the interaction between rubber crumbs and Bitumen

 Pumza Mente (MSc 1)

 Natural fibre reinforced waste rubber composites

 Vuyolwethu Mazwi (BTech)

 The development of a protocol for identifying and quantifying the curatives in a rubber crumb

 Onthatile Osiile (BTech) & Nosiphiwo Horn (In-  service trainee) 

 Heterogeneity in rubber networks of virgin/rubber crumbs blends

 Phuti Tsipa (BSc Honours)

 Investigative analysis of oil derived from waste rubber

 Lukhanyo Bolo (Scientific Officer) – just  started with the project

 Study of EPM/crumb rubber mixture as a compatibilizer and/or a processing aid for the processing of recycled plastics

Photographs of the symposium can be viewed here.

Contact information
Dr Shanganyane Hlangothi
Lecturer in Physical & Polymer Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Rubber Science & Technology
Tel: 27 41 504 2437