Metallurgical Plant Operations (Gold,Uranium,Vermiculite)From Supervisor To Met Manager.


Capable to Operate and improve production performance, reduce costs and implement advanced methods, Implement and control Safety Environment, Slime Dams, train and control of Staff Met and Eng.

Work History

Met Manager

Blyvoor Gold Mine

October 2012 - August 2013

In charge of all plant operations and surface mining, extracting gold.

Production Foreman

Gulf resources Uganda

November 2010 - August 2012

Supervise the extraction of vermiculite for export to other countries.
Other duties included: Maintenance, Boiler making, Fitting, Electrical,
Since early retirement: April 2005 to Nov 2010
Restoration done to my house in Wilro Park. Sold my house in Wilro Park and bought a Property on the KZN south coast Widenham. Relocated to this property. August 2006. Upgraded this Property by building a double garage and a 2 bedroom garden cottage and many other things.


Pant Supt

June 2000 - April 2005

Harmony gold Mining took over R E G M. During this time I was in charge of Lindum Gold Plant. Reporting to Mr. Dario Clemente. We were treating opencast mine ore and waste dump material. Lindum Plant were running well and cost affective we closed the Smelt house and started sending all loaded carbon to Cooke plant. Doornkop Plant started increasing their open cast mining material and due to their higher monthly tonnage Lindum could not compete with their Rand per ton, therefore it was no longer viable to run Lindum Plant. Lindum Plant slimes dam were also over loaded and became a Safety risk. Lindum was closed down. While busy with the cleanup of Lindum Plant Dario Clemente sent me to Kalgold to assist with problems they had high residues and problems with tonnage throughput. Also recovered a large amount of contaminated carbon with a group of my Lindum Personnel.
From Kalgold I returned to Cooke Plant as Unit Leader in charge of all Plant personnel and running the Thickener Leach cip and smelt house section I made a good impact on improved production performance and reduce cost r/t.

Lindum Plant as acting production overseer

Production Overseer Lindum Plant

February 1998 - June 2000

to assist in Production problems experienced at Lindum Plant. With the effort I put into Lindum Plant it was becoming a Plant to be proud of with Safety and health, Production and Human relations. I was promoted from Met Foreman to General Foreman as from the 1st of September 98. This was after a failed attempt to promote me as Production overseer, (turned down by head office JCI) the grading committee were busy to establish a position in this category for Lindum Plant. February 1999 I was appointed Production Overseer Lindum Plant.

Metallurgical Foreman

Doornkop Plant

July 1993 - February 1998

Transferred from Lindum Reefs to Doornkop Plant as Lindum Management decided that my (seconded services) to Lindum Reefs was no longer required. Ones again at Doornkop Plant I have proved that I can improve systems. With my follow up and determination I believe I had the Milling, Cip, reclaim and stores section running well.

Met Foreman

Lindum Reefs

June 1990 - July 1993

with company car as a benefit, at this stage Mr. Phillips could not make me any promises as they did not know if Lindum Reefs would survive financially. We were only Milling and treating sand and slime at that stage. We were doing well until the availability of a payable grade were no longer available, Then Lindum Reefs Management decided to do open cast mining, they appointed a Plant Superintendent and soon after I returned to REGM Doornkop Plant.

Met Foreman

Cooke Uranium Plant

January 1986 - June 1990

January 1986 to June 1990
The Met Manager gave me the opportunity to go and study for my Metallurgical diploma, this was all approved and had to start college in January 1986. Then the position of Met Foreman came up and I chose to take that position. I was then transferred to Cooke Uranium Plant as Met Foreman
When the Uranium Plant closed down I was transferred to the Gold Plant at Cooke Plant. Soon after they started building the CIP Plant. Mr. Kallie Schultz and myself was fully involved in the commissioning of the new CIP Plant, at that time I was acting Production Overseer ( Mr. D De Jager ) being on Leave.

Met Clerk

Millsite Plant

Up to January 1986

at that time all the met accounting were done manually very few people could cope with the accounting figures at my level. I have proved to be competent in this area as well.

Plant Foreman

Cooke Uranium Plant

Reduction Official

Millsite Uranium Plant

Millsite Uranium Plant, soon promoted to DSS and later again to Senior Shift Supervisor. At Millsite I was also involved in the commissioning of the Pipe Reactor.

Storeman and Buyer

West Rand Cons Store

Bus Driver and Bus Inspector

Greyhound Buslines

Worked for Greyhound bus services Krugersdorp (Gauteng)

Chief Storekeeper

Dowson and Dobson

Apprentice motor mechanic at Cydney Clows, Later

Industrial Sands

working for my Father in his Butchery. Then I worked for Industrial Sands as a Buyer and Store man.

Qualifications & Certifications



school education

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