Department of Environmental Sciences

Prof T McKay

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences
Department: Environmental Sciences
Associate Professor
Tel: 011 670 9461

Currently teaching

  • Integrated Environmental Management (4806)

Completed MSc projects under my supervision:

  • Rethabile Sehlabi 2010: Commercial organic composting: A case study of the Panorama Composting Plant, City of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Bridget Thovlahake 2011: Retrofitting to lower energy consumption: Comparing two commercial buildings in Sandton, Johannesburg.
  • Paul Monare 2012: Neighbourhood renewal in Parkhurst, Johannesburg: A case study of gentrification?
  • Yagneshni Govende-Ragubeer 2013: The challenge of protecting urban wetlands from destruction : a case study of the Libradene wetland, Boksburg, Gauteng.
  • Nandarani Maistry 2013: Energy Efficiency at a South African Higher Education Institution: A case study of the Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, University of Johannesburg.
  • Debbie Machard 2014: A case study of the socio-economic impacts of the school commute within the inner city of Johannesburg.

Current MSc students:

  • Vukosi Nhlapo: Water quality deterioration, alien vegetation encroachment and decreased avian biodiversity: The case of the Blesbokspruit Wetland System.
  • Richelle Pienaar: The spatial distribution of matriculation success rates across the province of Gauteng.
  • Yvette Terblans: The impact of heavy trucking on Gauteng: Air and road quality.
  • Michelle Lawton: Historical Land Planning, Transport Poverty and Sustainable Cities: The Case of Johannesburg.
  • John Mbanda: Sustainable solid waste management in Douala, Cameroon, the case for small scale waste recyclers.  

Field of Specialisation

  • The urban environment
  • Environmental management

Journal articles