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Education

Jul 2007Jul 2008

B. Tech

Extraction Metallurgy

University of Johannesburg

 Jan 2003Dec 2005

National Diploma in Extraction Metallurgy

Extraction Metallurgy

University of Johannesburg

Jan 1998Dec 2002

National Certificate

Motswedi High School

Matric

Additional Training

Dr. Paul Wilson                              Mineral Processing Plant Optimisation and Control

Dr. Francis Pitard                          International Sampling and Blending Course

University of Stellenbosch      Project Management Level 1

University of Namibia                Finance for non-finance Managers

Knowledge Connect                   Advanced Spreadsheet Technique 

Tandem Training                          Leadership Development Programme Phase 1

Anglogold Ashanti                      Advanced Principles of Safety Management

Student Life Employment

January 2005 - To December 2005

Employer                Harmony Gold Mine,Elandsrand Gold Plant South Africa

Position                   Student Experiential Training

Responsibilities      

  • Completion of experiential training program set out by the University of Johannesburg and management at Elandsrand Gold Plant

Projects Completed                 

  • Variance analysis between the head grade reported by the shaft and the recovered grade.
  • Flocculent make-up and dosing optimisation.

Skills

Operation of Metallurgical Circuits (Gold and Uranium)
  • Operation of the uranium alkaline heap leach circuit  (Crushing, Agglomeration, Stacking, Alkaline heap leach, NIMCIX Ion Exchange, Precipitation, Filtration, Drying and Product Packaging)
  • Operation of the gold circuit (Milling, Clarification, Leaching, Carbon-In-Pulp, Elution, Electrowinning and Smelting)
Technical Optimisation & Profitability Enhancement
  • Identifying process constraints and opportunities, and implementing action plans to improve process efficiency,effectiveness and sustainability.
  Personnel Management
  • Performance evaluation, management and motivation
  • Training, development, mentoring and coaching
Plant Commissioning and Decommissioning
  • Ensuring accurate design specifications
  • Compiling the start-up procedures ahead of plant commissioning
  • Conducting the risk assessments to ensure safe and effective plant start-up
  • Developing the correct commissioning schedule and the plant optimisation programs
  • Instituting proper control parameters and measurements, metal accounting and reporting facilities
  • Developing the decommissioning schedule and ensuring that the correct rehabilitation programs are implemented