The Council for Geoscience (CGS) mourns the passing of Professor Maarten de Wit, an internationally acclaimed geoscientist who worked over several decades in numerous fields, including the evolution of the early Earth; Earth system processes and science transdisciplinarity. Professor de Wit’s passion, commitment to geoscience education and development led him to occupy various prominent positions at research institutions around the world and the supervision of several hundred Master’s and Doctoral graduates. His contribution toward the body of geoscience knowledge and understanding of the Earth is unrivalled and has assisted in the characterisation of numerous critical Earth processes and the development of applied geoscience solutions, especially on the African continent.
The CGS family expresses its heartfelt condolences to Professor de Wit’s family, protégés, students, colleagues and the geoscience community at large. May his feisty soul rest in eternal peace.
Yours in Service,
Mosa Mabuza (Mr)
Chief Executive Officer