Department of Environmental Sciences

Mrs HJ van Niekerk

College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences
Department: Environmental Sciences
Tel: 011 471 2325

Fields of academic interests

Teaching Interests

  • Soil Science
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Remote Sensing
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology

Research Interests

  • Geological Heritage
  • Hot water Springs Project
  • Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS applications
  • Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
  • Geoparks in SA

Journal articles

  • Van Niekerk, H. J. and Viljoen, M. J. 2005: Causes and consequences of the Merriespruit and other tailings-dam failures. Land Degradation and Development, Vol 16 No 2, 201-212
  • Van Niekerk, H. J. and van der Walt, I. J. 2006: dewatering of the Far West Rand dolomitic area by gold mining activities and subsequent ground instability. Land Degradation and Development.


Community service

  • IUCN Karst Working Group steering committee