Philip van Vuuren is a Mining Engineer with a wide range of experience in all types of mining operations, with particular emphasis on computer-based mine modelling and design, scheduling, strategic and operational mine planning and budgeting.
Mr van Vuuren has been involved at senior management level on mine sites and has been an associate of Mindset since 2010.
Gavin O’Connell-Jones (Pr. Sci. Nat. 400387/11) is a coal geologist and associate of Mindset who has been practising for almost 40 years.
Mr O’Connell -Jones specialises in coal geological modelling and resource estimation and is well-versed in the use of Minescape Stratmodel, used for geological modelling.
Mr O’Connell-Jones is also an expert in the auditing of geological models built in the Minescape Stratmodel and compiling reports based on his audits.
Electrical Engineer (SCANZ)
SCANZ was established in 2018 as a consulting company that specialises in engineering services for the mining industry in South Africa. SCANZ is a Level 4 BBBEE contributing company. SCANZ is owned and managed by Alex Austin, a GCC electrical engineer with 25 years’ operational experience, having spent 13 years as an engineering manager at Anglo American Operations.
Mr Austin started his career in hard rock, but the bulk of his experience has been in soft rock. Experience gained include but is not limited to the safe management of winder and shafts, ventilation fans, conveyor installations, continuous miner sections, longwall sections and SIB projects.
Visit the SCANZ website at www.scanzsa.co.za.
Environmental Specialist (Geo Soil & Water)
Adri Joubert almost 20 years’ experience in the environmental and health/safety field in the mining industry and as an environmental consultant (mainly in mining).
In industry, her main responsibilities are to embed a culture of environmental excellence, through the implementation of environmental management systems, cost-effective measures and compliance with legal, corporate and interested and affected party’s requirements.
Ms Joubert has experience with OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 introduction, implementation, auditing and training.
Ms Joubert Awards included a ‘Highly Commended Award for Technical Excellence’ from Eskom (2003).
Visit the Geo Soil & Water website at www.geowater.co.za.
Quantity Surveyor (Bossert KPO)
Bossert KPO has more than 20 years of professional quantity surveying service to the construction industry experience. Bossert KPO is geared to serve clients with advanced forms of contracts, unique cost estimating services and the latest in project cost and project information management technology.
Fritz Bossert is a registered professional quantity surveyor responsible for industrial, environmental and mining projects, throughout the entire project lifecycle. Mr Bossert’s experience includes feasibility studies, commercial terms, tender and procurement processes, and adjudication requirements. He has extensive experience in project execution, cost reporting and project closure, that includes final negotiations and final accounts.
Visit the Bossert KPO website at bossertcoza.wordpress.com.
Civil & Structural Engineer (CCE Consulting)
CCE was established in 2010 with a team with extensive experience and knowledge in civil engineering and contract management. With a strong and reliable network of professionals, CCE addresses projects in the fields of geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, structural defects investigations, mining, process plants, water management, and the building environment.
Mr Jooste has completed projects feasibility studies and cost estimation analysis for new infrastructure, quality management during construction work of concrete and structural steelwork, as well as structural audits on building defects, among others.