Fatheela Brovko

CSIR impact area manager: Mining and Minerals Resources

Brovko’s interest are in the application of geophysical techniques and inter-disciplinary research in mining for the optimal extraction of ore and the improvement of health and safety.  

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Brovko is geophysicist who joined the CSIR in 2013. . Her industry experience with a leading international mining house has given her a sound understanding of both open-pit and underground mining operations in platinum, coal and diamond environments. She successfully implemented geophysical techniques in both green-fields and brown-fields exploration, which added significant value in ore body delineation, mine expansion, risk mitigation and in-mine safety.  

Expertise: Geophysics

Academic qualifications: 
  • BSc, University of Witwatersrand, 2002
  • BSc Hons (Industrial Mathematics), University of Witwatersrand, 2004
  • BSc Hons (Geophysics), University of Witwatersrand, 2005
  • MRes (Physics of the Earth and Atmosphere), Leeds University, England, 2007


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Fatheela Brovko