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Full Name: Rodric Jackson KEMANE
Position: Mining Engineer (Short Term Planning)

What contribution do you see yourself making to the Young Professionals Council and the SAIMM?:
Africa has the greatest mineral wealth in the world as such an establishment to beneficiate need to be driven to exploit value of the wealth. If I become part of the YPC I would drive the nurturing initiative, mineral beneficiation and research & development for the industry to be better suited to lead the fourth industrial revolution.

Interaction/activities that you currently participate in within the SAIMM (if applicable):

  • SAIMM Botswana Branch Registration.


  • Bachelor of Applied Science Engineering (Mining) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics)

Brief career history:
Highly talented, knowledgeable and resourceful Mining Engineer with eight years of experience in Open Cast and Underground Mining. Minerals/metals covered through my career includes but not limited to gold, nickel and diamond ore bodies, both undeveloped and remnant mining. Currently working as a Short Term Planner for Debswana Diamond Company. Previously employed with Mupane Gold Mining, 100% subsidiary of Galane Gold Ltd. Inspector of Mines with Department of Mines, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy, Botswana. I started my postgraduate career with Vale Canada Limited, Manitoba Operations where I spent just over four years as a Mining Engineer in Training covering roles for Production and Capital Planning.

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