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Work experience

Oct 2013Present

Business Improvement Consultant

SMB Connexion
Business Improvement Consultant. Operational Excellence: manage Kaizen projects and Innovation management. in currently: Determining dilution ratios Merensky and UG2 settling rate test vs. Flocculants dosages. Determining effect of process water vs. rand water on PGM recovery. Developing functional specifications and system design specifications. Value stream/Process mapping and Lean manufacturing Process mapping and Optimization(simplification, speed, safety, efficiency & costs). Workshop facilitation(Team buildings, strategy sessions, review of goal alignment KPI's) Total quality management, Auditing/Coaching. Basic and advanced problem solving.
Jan 2012Sep 2013

Junior Metallurgist

Sylvania Metals
Junior Metallurgist Identify, suggest and implement corrective actions to improve quality of output Drive continuous improvement through KPI management. Review analytical results and make process adjustments. Secondary classification, Thickeners, Floatation circuit optimization and water treatment management. Assessing samples and laboratory results Compiling plant performance and improvement reports Running and optimizing the thickeners at an existing acid mine drainage plant Optimization projects completed The effect of incremented densities in terms of both recovery and grade using lab testing scale(hot floats). Copper recovery using leach/solvent extraction from chalcopyrite ore. To identify the benefit of Dithiocarbamate addition in the plant in terms of grade, recovery on LG6 ore. Nondestructive testing of laser treated Silicon nitrate using Ultrasonic testing.
Dec 2010Jan 2012


Sylvania Metals
Internship metallurgy Operate and adjust treatment plant pumps, motors, feeders and other equipment to maintain appropriate plant operations. Maintain, compile and update plant operations logs and reports; perform and record mathematical calculations related to plant operational activities. Ensure that plant throughput is consistently optimised through all sections during all shifts.







Tshwane University of Technology


Tshwane University of Technology