Earth Sciences
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Department of Earth Sciences

The Mission and Vision

Our vision is that the Department will provide the best possible environment within which both staff and students can maximise their potential, for the benefit of South Africa, through sound and practical training in our disciplines, research and scholarship. Read more ...




 Postgrad at SU Earth ​Sciences?

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 Are you interested ? Check here.                   Prize winners of the honours outreach project 2017
Don't miss the video our honours students made about their year and the honours tour:

 Earth Sciences

Honours presentations 2017

Thur.16.11.2017+ Fri. 17.11.2017 click for program​​


MSc defences
Wed.15. Nov. 2017

Jason Indongo:
The lithological and structural characterization of the Sperlingsputs Shear Zone in Southern Namibia
Time: 10:00 – 11:00


Thendo Netshidzivhe
A petrographic, geochemical and geochronological study of mafic sills within the Transvaal Supergroup, east of the Bushveld Igneous Complex
Time: 11:00 – 12.00

Room 2004 (Chamber of Mines Building)


 ​Two high school from Strand visit the Department of Earth Sciences read more...​