• Cape Town Western Cape
  • 0788879614
  • smthethwa@outlook.com

Simangele Mthethwa

Analytical Chemistry graduate


Recent graduate with excellent research, time management and problem solving skills. Ability to function at a high level in a wide variety of settings.


  • Reports generation and analysis
  • Creative problem solving
  • Multi-tasking
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Results-oriented
  • Self-directed

Work History

Work History

Experiential trainee

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
Black Mountain Mining
  • Initiated assays, sampling, moisture determination, grading, wet chemistry and titrations.
  • Tested samples for various chemical analyses.
  • Analyzed base metals such as Pb, Cu, Zn, S, Bi, Fe and Ag.
  • Operated Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
  • Analyzed pH, conductivity and hardness in water
  • Prepared solution and standards

In-service trainee

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Helped S3 and S4 students with Analytical Chemistry, Bio-technology and Chemical Quality Assurance practicals.
  • Guided students on the operation of IR, AAS, pH meters, Auto-titrator and GC.
  • Prepared solution and standards

Pharmacist assistant (volunteer)

Apr 2009 - Dec 2009
Gugulethu Day Hospital
  • Pre-packing (Counting tablets)
  • Help process prescriptions
  • Packaging prescriptions
  • Preparing prescription labels



National Diploma: Analytical Chemistry

Jan 2010 - Jul 2014
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Education and professional training:

  • Completed 10 month experiential training at Black Mountain Mining Laboratory, a specialty Lead-Zinc mine

Matric Senior Certificate

Jan 2000 - Dec 2004
Sinethemba Senior Secondary School

Science Stream

Technical Experctise

Instruments & Methodologies:

  • pH meters; Chromatography Systems; Mass Spectrometers; Conductivity Meters, Titration Meters; Spectrophotometers; Density &Sound Velocity Meters; Karl Fischer Coulometric & Volumetric Titration Meters.