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Mr Frikkie Louw

Co-Coordinator for the Geomatics Programmes
Faculty and Departmental Timetabler

Phone : +264 61 207 2045
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Office Location : Office Building


Master of Environment and Development - Land Information Management (UKZN)
National Diploma in Surveying (CPUT)


Frikkie earned his Nasional Diploma Surveying in 1991 at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (Cape Technikon). Frikkie earned his Master of Environment and Development (Land Information Management) in 2005 at the University of Kwazulu-Natal. He joined the Department of Land Management in 2001 as a lab technician. He got appointed as a lecturer in 2004. He got appointed as Deputy Head of Department from October 2005 until December 2013. He got appointed Head of Department of the newly created Department of Geo-Spatial Sciences and Technology from January 2014 to December 2015. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Land and Spatial Sciences.


Professional Affiliation 

  • Registered Technical Surveyor with the Council for Professional Land Surveyors, Technical Surveyors and Survey Technicians in Namibia (SURCON)
  • Member of the Association of Namibian Professional Land Surveyors and Technical Surveyors 


Research Interest

  • Land registration and related legislation
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) surveys


Courses Currently Teaching


  • Basic Surveying
  • Survey Project 1
  • Surveying 2
  • Survey Project 2
  • Work Integrated Learning co-ordinator


Supervision of Mini thesis of students in the Bachelor of Geomatics




  • Principal Investigator (Coordinator) for SASSCAL Task 303 - Collaborative Postgraduate Programme in Applied Science in Earth Observation, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Project Coordinator - the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) programme.


Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Louw, F., Mwewa, L., Maphanyane, J., Sakala, E., Motala, S. (2018). Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management in Southern Africa. Collaborative Postgraduate Programme in Applied Science in Earth Observation, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.


Mater’s Thesis

  • Louw, F.,  (2004). Cadastral Lease Diagrams for Resettlement Farms in Namibia. “Digital orthophotos as an alternative to current field surveying technique”.


Conference presentations

  • An oral presentation at the SASSCAL Science Symposium, from 16 to 20 April 2018, at the Mulungushi Convention Centre, Lusaka, Zambia.  Capacity building - Development of collaborative Master of Science in GIS, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation 

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