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Kim Hein (Ncube-Hein)

Chamber of Mines Chair and Professor of Mining Geology, University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg


Born in Enschede Netherlands

Prof Kim Ncube-Hein is a graduate of the University of Adelaide in Economic Geology, and was the 1989 recipient of the Ralph Tate Medal for Geology and the 1989 Homestake Prize for Economic Geology. She gained her PhD from the University of Tasmania in 1995 and taught economic geoscience at the Universiteit Utrecht from 2000 to 2004. In 2004 she accepted the Chamber of Mines Chair and Professorship of Mining Geology at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg and is actively involved in geoscience research and education in South Africa and francophone West Africa. She has many years of experience in the fields of metals exploration and mining, research and development, management, and geoscience education. She has specialised on the structural geology, exploration and mining of Archaean and Proterozoic gold deposits in Australia and West Africa. Kim has held field, project, research and senior geology positions with the major mining companies including Billiton-Zapopan, Zapopan NL, WMC Resources Limited, North Limited, and Energy Resources of Australia. Her education portfolio includes education management, development of mentoring programs for the Edward De Bono Institute in Australia, and student empowerment training.



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Chamber of Mines Chair, Professor of Mining Geology | University of the Witwatersrand

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