Hofisi - Mining Engineer/Mine Overseer/Mine Shiftboss/ - Durban, KZN, South Africa

Kunofiwa Hofisi

Durban, KZN, South Africa


Mining Engineer/Mine Overseer/Mine Shiftboss/

Work History

production and planning manager


From February 2013

Duties Include
planning and setting development and production targets
planning and managing the exportation of copper concentrates budgeting operational costs
enforcing worker safety at the mine
enforce Management and Safety & Explosives regulations

Regional Inspector of Mines and Explosives

Ministry of Mines and Mines Development

Up to February 2013

Enforcement of: Mining Management and safety Regulations
Explosives Regulations
Mining (health and sanitation ) Regulations
Accident Prevention and CompensationScheme
• Conduct training and examination of mining personel for blasting license issuance
• Conduct safety and legal compliance of mining houses in the mining region such as MIMOSA MINING COMPANY, RENCO MINE, MUROWA DIAMONDS, SHABANIE MINE, GATHS MINE, RIVER RANGE and Artisanal Mines
• Carry out routine mining and plant inspection
• Conduct safety audits
• Investigate all mining related accidents
• Lead and perfom rescue operations at mines
• Carry out technical training evaluations to dertemine effectiveness of systems in the mine
• Development, Incorporation, Intergration and Implementation of SHEQ standards at the mine
• systematically dertemine safety and training needs of personnel organization

learner miner

African Associated Mines

Coal Zimbabwe Surface mining Miner

Coal Zimbabwe Surface mining Overseer miner

Belingwe Star( Antimony) Underground Manager

Description of roles

• Management of Shift crew
• Management of team safety
• Crew fittness check
• Conduct safety talk
• Delegate duties accordingly

• Carry out re entry procedures as per ming regulations( haulages, drives and flat end winzes, stopes, raises, including gas checking and dertemining suitable support methods passive or active in both temporary and permanent support
• Measuring and marking out as per company or geology standard
• Management and control of underground distribution stores
• Oversee drilling charging, connection and blasting
• Shift management
• Planning, Management and scheduling of duties
• Conduct shaft examinations
• Planning and compiling of development, production, daily, weekly and monthly reports

Survey assistant

Mimosa Platinum Mine

Iron duke mine ( anglo american)-survey assistant and safety health assistant
Duties included assisting the mine surveyor and also assist the safety heath officer

Ministry of Education- Temporary Teacher2000 jan to 2000 december

Duties included teaching grade seven pupils the following subjects English and environmental sciences

Assistant safety officer

B.H.P Minerals

Duties included conducting safety audit, re entry procedures, training employees basic mining first aid, hold awareness campaigns in safety and H.I.V at work places

Personal achievements and strengths

• Was awarded the chamber of mines gold medal zimbabwe two times that is 2003 and 2005

• Was awarded with a certificate of appreciation in the team that came first in first Aid competition for the underground team of Zimbabwe school of Mines

• Was the secretary general in the student representative committee

• I have a proffessional approach to my work, good orgarnisational skills, team player with strong influencing ability, ability to work in a small or big team and to adapt to environmental changes.
• am a self driven individual who has personal motivation

Qualifications & Certifications

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