Chenjerai - Workforce Management Professional - Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Kosmas Goriat Chenjerai

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa


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I am a Geologist by profession, with more that 25 years in the mining industry. Currently I am the CEO of Pan African Mineral Development Company, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Work History

Chief Geologist

Pan African Minerals Development Company

From June 2013

Name of Employer Pan African Minerals Development Company (Zambia, Zimbabwe & South Africa)
Duties Responsible for all the technical aspects of the company (Base metal exploration)

Deputy General Manager

Ruschrome Mining (Pvt) Ltd

April 2010 - May 2012

Responsible for all technical aspects of the company

Private Consultancy

October 2006 - March 2010

Own private consultancy offering services to medium and small scale gold miners. Main clients are Bilboes Holdings Ltd (Isabella and Bubi Mines)

Metallon Exploration Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

September 2005 - September 2006

v)Name of Employer: Metallon Exploration Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd

Exploration Manager

Redwing Mine, Metallon Gold Zimbabwe

September 2004 - August 2005

Duties: Management of Exclusive Prospecting Orders (EPOs) searching for gold deposits. Leading four field teams each team comprising a Senior Exploration Geologist, Technicians and field workers. The four EPOs cover an area approximately 300 ha and the annual budget exceeds US $ 2 million.
Name of Employer: Redwing Mine, Metallon Gold Zimbabwe

Technical Services Manager

Arcturus Mine, Metallon

January 2002 - August 2004

Duties: Responsible for Geology, Survey, Assay and Safety, Occupational Health & Environment. Led a team of three Geologists, four Surveyors, one Assayer and one SHE Officer
Name of Employer: Arcturus Mine, Metallon (formerly Indepgold)

Resident Geologist

Running the Geology Department

March 1996 - December 2001

at Arcturus Mine. Two mine Geologists reported to me (one on underground production and the other on surface exploration) and a SHE Officer (a) Surface exploration around the mine - aerial photo and satellite image interpretation, aeromag, ground IP, soil sampling and trenching to delineate areas of economic potential. Reverse circulation and diamond drilling was used to follow up some of the anomalies. Three open pitable resources totalling 70 000 ounces of gold were discovered and are being exploited. (b) Underground - mapping of the various lithological units and structures that control the gold mineralisation. A mine model was developed upon which exploration was based. New zones of mineralisation were realised and are being mined. Grade control measures introduced resulted in the improvement of the head grade by more than 50% (c) Open Pit - pit design and optimisation, grade control leading to production and maintaining safety at the open pits. (d) Safety, Occupational health and Environment -monitoring the impact of all mining activities on the environment. Programmes were set up to protect the environment according to the various legislations. Several seminars on the NOSA safety system, ISO 9001 and 9002 have been attended. (e) Liason with other mining departments (review and planning meetings).


Geological Survey Department, Ministry of Mines, Zimbabwe

March 1986 - April 1993

Highest Office held: Regional Geologist
Responsibilities: Promotion of mining interest i.e free consultation to mines including geological mapping, sampling and evaluation. Advising the mining sector on the various grants and loans available from the Government, recommending the disbursment of grants on completion of recommended work. Liason with other departments in government to ensure viable and efficient exploration of the mineral resources. Regional geochemical surveys for gold and base metals. Mining companies showed an active interest in the results and this area was covered by EPOs. Together with Prof. A. Wilson I was invoved in the preliminary evaluation of the Great Dyke platinum potential. Also took part in the planning and interpretation of aeromagnetic surveys that resulted in the subsequent identification of kimberlite pipes.
Reason for leaving: Accepted a Germany scholarship to carry out Ph.D research in Germany.

Mine Geologist

Bindura Nickel Corporation

December 1985 - February 1986

Reason for leaving: Accepted an offer by the Geological Survey Department, Ministry of Mines, Zimbabwe.

Vacational student Geologist

December 1984 - February 1985

Reason for leaving: Vacational employment


Shabanie and Mashaba Mines

December 1982 - March 1983

December 1983 to March 1984;

Customs Officer

Depatment of Customs and Excise, Zimbabwe

November 1978 - December 1980

Reason for leaving: University education in 1981

6. Proffessional Publications
i) Reviewed papers: 10 papers have been published
ii) Extended abstracts and conference papers:10 abstracts and conference papers have been submitted

7. Personnal hobbies: Travelling, reading, art, music and sport.

Chief Executive Officer

Pan African Mineral Development Company (Pty) Ltd

Name of Employer Pan African Mineral Development Company (Pty) Ltd

Qualifications & Certifications

Management Training Skills

Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management

University of Zimbabwe

Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources


University of Goettingen


University of Zimbabwe

Goromonzi High School

Holy Cross Secondary School

Primary School

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