2021 NACA Conference Programme

Programme Draft

Day 1

Wednesday, 6 October
10:00 - 12:30

Workshop DFFE & NACA

Joint Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) and NACA, Multi-Stakeholder Workshop

The topics of the workshop will be:

  • Low-cost sensor technologies in ambient air quality monitoring

(Click here to register for the Workshop)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:15

NACA Conference Opening

Ms Gabi Mkhatshwa
NACA President
Opening address

2021 Conference Diamond  Sponsor, Eskom
Mr Bryan Mccourt

National Air Quality Officer, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), Multi-Stakeholder Workshop, State of the Air Report

15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:35

Mr Zbigniew Klimont
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Air Pollution and Climate Change, The GAINS model framework for development of cost-effective air quality strategies at various scales, considering climate and air quality policy linkages

2021 Conference Diamond  Sponsor, GCRF Mine Dust and Health Network
Dr Johanna von Holdt

Applying Theory of Change to Identify Key Assumptions in Air Quality Management Planning in South Africa
Phathutshedzo Mukwevho, North-West University

Air Pollution in the South African Twitterverse: Exploring User Awareness Over the Past Decade
Farina Lindeque, University of Limpopo

The role of Institutional Networks in Air Quality Management in Africa
Dr Aderiana Mbandi, South Eastern Kenya University

NACA Awards
Session Ends

Day 2

Thursday, 7 October
08:25- 09:40


Prof Francois Engelbrecht
University of the Witwatersrand, Global Change Institute,
“The IPCC Assessment Report Six: key findings and implications for southern Africa”

Mr Gary Kleiman and Ms Elizabeth Masekoameng, World Bank Group, World Bank’s Pollution Management and Environmental Program to Stimulate Evidence-based Air Quality Management in Africa

2021 Conference Platinum Sponsor, SACNASP
Dr Pradish Rampersadh, CEO, SACNASP

09:40 – 11:00

Air Quality and Human Health

The Contribution of Informal Waste Burning in Wedela to Ambient Particulate Matter
Aneska Richter, North-West University

The Influence of Coal Pellet Properties on its Emissions and Thermal Performance in a Semi-Continuous Coal Stove
Coenraad Meyer, North-West University

Air Pollution and Health in Two South African Low-income Communities on the Highveld
Bianca Wernecke, SA Medical Research Council

Assessing the Contribution of the Health and Vulnerability of Urban Communities: The Evidence Base for Urban Air Quality Management
Juanette John, CSIR

11:00 - 11:15 Mid-morning Break
11:15 – 12:20

Urban and Industrial Air Quality

A Novel Application of Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Air Quality Management
Avishkar Ramandh, Air Resource Management

Effect of Alkaline Activator Composition on Geopolymer Properties Produced from South African Power Station Fly Ash
Tshiamo Geneke, North-West University

First-time Observations and Analysis of Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations over the South African Highveld Atmosphere using Pandora-2s Data
Refilwe Kai, University of the Witwatersrand

12:20 - 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 - 14:30

Air Quality Monitoring

Outdoor Air Quality Monitoring of Particle Mass Concentration Using Dylos DC1700
Tolulope Aniyikaiye, University of Venda

Diffusive Sampling of Trace Gases for a South African Township: Ezamokuhle, Mpumalanga
Fred Goede, Air Resource Management

Observations of Aerosol Size Distributions During Marine and Continental Air Masses in Simon’s Town, False Bay
Faith February , University of Cape Town

Local Meteorology and Ambient Particulate Aerosol Loadings on the West Coast of southern Africa: Swakopmund, Namibia
Prof. Stuart Piketh, North-West University

14:30 - 15:00 Break

Public Session

15:00 - 17:00

Technical Session: "Mine Dust & Gold Tailings".

The Global Challenges Research Fund Mine dust & Health Network and NACA invite you to join us for a discussion on the emissions and impacts of windborne dust from gold tailings storage facilities (TSFs) in the West Rand District.

Welcome remarks and Introduction of panel members

Presentations by panel members:
Prof. May Hermanus: Chairperson, Tshiamiso Trust

Prof. Harold Annegarn: Extraordinary Professor, North-West University

Prof. Gill Nelson: Head of Occupational Health Division, University of the Witwatersrand

Mr David van Wyk: Lead Researcher, Bench Marks Foundation

Ms Marriette Liefferink: CEO, Federation for a Sustainable Environment

Dr Charlene Andros: Medical Scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health

Dr Raeesa Moolla: Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Session Ends

Day 3

Friday, 8 October
08:25 - 09:15


Mr Keketsi Ramahali, Specialist in Flue Gas Desulphurization, Air Quality Control, Eskom
Flue Gas Desulphurisation (FGD) System at the Kusile Power Station

09:15 – 10:35

Air Quality Modelling

A Baseline Air Quality Modelling Assessment for a South African Township: A case Study of the Ezamokuhle Township, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Anesu Shamu, Air Resource Management

Quantification of Vehicle Emission Inventory in Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Ibironke Enitan, University of Venda

Estimation of Landfill Gases and Potential Utilisation in a South Africa Landfill
Prince Njoku, University of Venda

Simulating Air Quality in the Highveld: Reflections on Recent Findings, Challenges, and Research Needs
Dr Rebecca Garland and Mr Mogesh Naidoo, CSIR

10:35 - 10:50 Mid-morning Break

Public Session

10:50 – 11:50

3MT Session

11:50 – 12:50

Air Quality Research, Validation and Uncertainty

South African Weather Service on the Role of SAWS on Air Quality Research
Dr Mary-Jane Bopape, South African Weather Service

Development of Reactive and Non-reactive Multi-Component Reference Gas Mixtures in Support of South African Air Pollution Industry
Wilson Magobo, NMISA

Concepts for an Improved Vehicle Emission Inventory for Gauteng
Prof. Harold Annegarn, North-West University

12:50 - 13:35 Lunch Break

Public Session

13:35 - 14:00
Awards for Best Paper and 3MT
14:00 - 14:05

2021 Conference Platinum Sponsor, Lakes Environmental Software (Canada)
Dr Jesse Van Griensven The

14:05 - 17:05

Public Session

Eskom and North-West University Technical Session: Source Apportionment

Welcome and Introduction
Dr Brigitte Language, North-West University

Laboratory Activities and Preparation
Dr Brigitte Language, North-West University

Species Analysis/Chemistry IC & ECOC
Dr Jan-Stefan Swartz, North-West University

Source Apportionment Modelling
Prof. Roelof Burger, North-West University

Overview of ongoing Highveld Source Apportionment Study
Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Session Ends