Gavin Selfe

Director and Consulting

Geophysicist at Geofocus

Geofocus (Pty) Ltd


Gavin Selfe has 35 years experience in the minerals exploration industry. He graduated from Wits in 1987 with a dual major BSc in geology and geophysics, and a BSc Honours in geology. He subsequently worked as a geophysicist for De Beers and Anglo American for the following 15 years, based in the field and head office, as well as doing a 5-year stint in West Africa based in Ghana and Togo. In January 2004 Gavin started his own consultancy (GRS Consulting) and then for 12 years consulted to many of the major and junior mineral exploration companies in Africa. His experience includes diamonds, gold, nickel, copper, platinum, iron ore and zinc exploration using the entire array of airborne and ground geophysical techniques. In 2016 he started the very successful and now well-known GeoFocus (Pty) Ltd. with Bjorn Havemann, which undertakes ground and UAV geophysical surveys for the minerals exploration and engineering industries, as well as general consulting. He has given papers at numerous conferences, and is an ex-president of the SA Geophysical Association (SAGA).