Dr Henk Coetzee

Dr Henk Coetzee

Dr Henk Coetzee

Dr Henk Coetzee works as a Specialist Scientist at the Council for Geoscience. He holds a PhD in Geophysics from the University of the Witwatersrand and specialises in the study and assessment of the environmental impacts of mining, focusing on inter-disciplinary studies including diverse techniques such as geochemistry, geophysics and remote sensing. In recent years he has played a key role in the development of a national strategy for the management of impacts due to derelict and ownerless mines in South Africa, the proposal of regional closure strategies for the Witwatersrand Gold Fields and the Team of Experts’ report to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Acid Mine Drainage.