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Warwick William Hastie

Warwick William Hastie

Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal
I obtained my PhD in structural geology from UKZN in 2013, and am a member of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA). I have received three research awards from the GSSA, including the Haughton Award (2006), Corstophine Medal (2009) and the John Handley Prize (2009). I worked in consultancy from 2013 until 2015, before taking up a contract teaching position at Mount Royal University in Canada. I currently teach rock mechanics, rock engineering and an introductory course in mining at UKZN, and am very curious about researching the myriad ways in which rocks deform and how this may impact society.

Why African countries must invest more in earth sciences

Feb 12, 2021 09:23 am UTC| Nature Investing

The African continent contains some of the worlds richest mineral resources. For instance, the Democratic Republic of Congo produces most of the worlds cobalt; Rwanda, Ethiopia and Mozambique are major contributors to...

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