Ms Mpho Tshisaphungo

Position: Space Weather Pracitioner Qualifications: MSc (Physics)

Ms Mpho Tshisaphungo completed her bachelor of science degree in Mathematics and Physics from University of Venda in 2006. In 2007 she joined the National Astrophysics and Space Programme (NASSP) to pursue her BSc. Honours degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT). After completing her BSc. Hon at UCT in 2007, she obtained her MSc. Degree in Physics at Rhodes University in 2010.

Ms Mpho Tshisaphungo is currently the Space Weather Practitioner at SANSA. She is responsible for coordinating and managing the Space Weather Centre as well as ensuring that the space weather services reach the end-users. Her role includes monitoring and analysing space weather events and preparing space weather forecasts, warnings and alerts for government and private industry users. She is also currently working part time towards obtaining her PhD.

Research Interests

  • Modelling ionospheric storm
  • Ionospheric index
  • Space Weather forecasting
  • HF propagation predictions


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