The South African landscape consists of diverse geological features that contain ancient fossils and rich resource deposits. The identification and sustainable management of these resources are essential to create a thriving economy as well as ensure healthy environments. Geology involves the science of the physical structure, substances, history and processes acting on the earth.
Geologists can perform long hours of fieldwork above and below ground that can be physically taxing. They additionally work in laboratories and offices, testing material samples and reporting on findings.
Geologists must have a thorough geological knowledge of varied ores, soils, minerals and rock types as well as the ability to conduct extensive and complex fieldwork and research. They will also benefit from:
Study the composition and processes impacting varied earth surfaces
Identify and survey geological risks and opportunities
Locate and map the nature and extent of varied resource deposits
Measure seismic, gravitational, thermal, and other forces impacting the earth
B.Sc., B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. in Geology at NMU, NWU, RU, SU, UCT, UFH, UFS, UJ, UKZN, UL, UP, UWC and Wits
B., M. in Mining and Environmental Geology at Univen
Diploma, Advanced Diploma, M.Tech in Geology at TUT
National, provincial and local government.
NGOs, development organisations and private consultancies.