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Dr Mulemwa Akombelwa
 Mulemwa-Akombelwa  
Dr Akombelwa is a recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship Award. He is a Registered Professional Engineering Surveyor with the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) and is also a Fellow and Registered Engineer of the Engineering Institution of Zambia.

Dr Akombelwa recently took part in a Geodetic Site Survey of the main reference station for South Africa’s coordinate system at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory which is part of the International Earth Rotation Service (IERS) network that monitors polar motion and defines the precise shape of the Earth. He is currently in the process of setting up a Seismic station at UKZN in collaboration with colleagues specialised in Geophysics at UKZN.
     
 Position:   Senior Lecturer
Qualifications:   Professional Engineering Surveyor
REng (EIZ), FEIZ
PhD
MSc
BEng
     
Discipline:   Land Surveying
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:   031 260 7556
Email:   akombelwa@ukzn.ac.za
     
Research interests:   Research interests lie primarily in the investigation of spatial decision-making of land use in rural areas.

Also interested in Geodesy and currently carrying out collaborative research in Geophysics in Seismo-tectonics and also in the area of Exchangeability in Mathematics.
     
Publications:   Ogunode, A. and Akombelwa, M., 2017. An algorithm to retrieve land surface temperature using Landsat-8 dataset. South African Journal of Geomatics, vol. 6(2), pp262-276.

Landman, K., Akombelwa, M., and Forbes, A., 2017. The establishment of the early scholarship of professional and technical surveying education in South Africa for the period 1657 to 1929. South African Journal of Geomatics, vol. 6(1), pp1-10.

Ndlovu, S, Combrinck, L., Akombelwa M. and Chetty N. (2016). Variable link equation parameters and expected photon returns for the HartRAO Lunar Laser Ranger - Improving our understanding of the Earth-Moon system. South African Journal of Geology, Vol 119

Nkosi, N, Combrinck, L. and Akombelwa M. (2016). Optical configuration optical tests of the HartRAO Lunar Laser Ranger. South African Journal of Geology, Vol 119

Singh, M., Akombelwa, M., and Maud, R. (2015). Analysis of possible sources of some unregistered historical earthquake tremors that affected the KwaZulu-Natal coastal regions of South Africa for seismo-tectonic investigations. Natural Hazards, 75(3), 2279-2289.
Singh, K., Forbes, A. and Akombelwa, M., 2013. The evaluation of high resolution aerial imagery for monitoring of Bracken Fern. South African Journal of Geomatics, vol. 2(4), pp296-308.

Akombelwa, M., Abrahart, R. J. and Haines-Young, R. H., 2011. Local Stakeholder Perceptions and the modelling of Land-Use Decisions: A case study of the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. Proceedings of the AfricaGeo Conference, Cape Town, 19pp

Akombelwa, M., Abrahart, R. J. and Haines-Young, R. H., 2004. Hierarchical distributed network analysis of spatial decision making for land use allocation in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, Proceedings of the 5th AARSE Conference, Nairobi Kenya, 6pp

Reddy, K., Akombelwa, M. and Chilufya, M., 2014. A seamless Land to Sea Cadastre: A South African Perspective. Proceedings of the AfricaGeo Conference, Cape Town.

Dlamini, S., Akombelwa, M. and Chilufya, M., 2014. Exploring Spatial Growth Pattern of Settlements in Customary Land – A study of Adams Rural, KwaZulu-Natal. Proceedings of the AfricaGeo Conference, Cape Town.

Chilufya, M., Akombelwa, M. and Stretch, D., 2014. Identification of Optimal Field Spectral Measurements Wavebands for Discriminating among Spatial Features in support of Mapping Using Hyper-spectral Imagery. Proceedings of the AfricaGeo Conference, Cape Town.

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