|Date||Thu 19 March 2020, 17:30|
|Location||Worley, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg|
CV - UMS - James Keir - 2019 SH.pdf
CV - UMS - Takalani Randima - 2019 SH.pdf
Date: 19 March
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Location: Worley, 39 Melrose Boulevard, Melrose Arch
Many mines in South Africa, especially in the gold structure, are reaching the end of their design life. In the current economic climate, it is not economical to develop a new shaft. Instead, existing shafts are being used for longer thank originally intended.
This can be done, however, just like humans require more medical attention as we grow older, mine shafts require more attention too.
James completed his mechanical engineering degree at the University of Natal (Durban) in 2003 after which he moved to Johannesburg, working in the petrochemical sector.
Entering the mining sector in 2006 as the project mechanical engineer on the Impala 20 Shaft project for TWP, he has not left the industry. In his 15 years of experience, James has moved up the ranks, working for EPCM’s, on owners’ teams and as a consultant on deep level vertical shaft projects.
In his current role, James is responsible for the engineering and technical services of the UMS group, overseeing the various projects in both the Greenfields and Brownfields sphere. Recent projects conducted by the UMS group have been involved with the rehabilitation of aging shaft infrastructure, including the installation of a reef intersect tower in a mine on the East Rand.
Takalani completed a Bachelor of Engineering in mining degree at University of Pretoria in 2007 as a Harmony bursar. He has a mine overseer and manager certificate of competency and a certificate in finance for nonfinancial managers from GIBS Business School. He has a master’s in engineering project management from University of Pretoria, his dissertation was based on factors affecting the ineffectiveness and nonsustainability of self-directed working team implementation in South Africa mining industry.
He joined Aveng Mining (Grinaker-LTA) in 2008 as a trainee mining engineer in a shaft sinking environment. As part of Aveng Mining team in Burnstone shaft sinking project in Mpumalanga, as a trainee and sinker. On completion of the equipping he moved to Burnstone decline project where he worked as a miner, shift supervisor and mine overseer in charge of +/-400 employees.
In 2012 he moved to Wesizwe shaft sinking project by Aveng Mining as a site manager for site establishment, the project value was R1.2B in Rustenburg. On completion of the site establishment, he was promoted to contracts manager for Kalagadi shaft sinking project in Northern Cape.
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