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Irvin Matsheka

Irvin Ratanang Matsheka

Nickname: 'Ratz'

Passionate about the minerals industry


Currently resides in: North West, South Africa

Born in Rustenburg South Africa

Geologist with a passion for the mineral industry and the discovery of new deposits in the African continent

Contact details

matshekai@bafokengplatinum.co.za

Irvin.Matsheka@gmail.com

O: 014 573 2112

M: 082 050 7835



Professional details

Current Position(s)

Section Geologist | Geology | ROYAL BAFOKENG PLATINUM LTD
Rustenburg, South Africa | November 2013 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

In charge of the Merensky Reef Section at the Royal Bafokeng Platinum, BRPM South Shaft, for both stoping, development and drilling management.


Previous Position(s)

Graduate Geologist | Geology | Royal Bafokeng Platinum
Rustenburg, South Africa | 2012 - 2013

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Geology Graduate Programme covering
Geological Mapping (Underground mapping and Electronic capturing on Microstation)
Borehole Logging (Cover and Prospect hole logging and capturing on Sable Programme)
Geological Plotting (Using Microstation, plotting of geological structures)
Drilling management (Includes designing of borehole layouts, smooth running of drilling in progress)
Grade control (Grade meeting with the Mining Personnel to achieve optimum extraction at a higher grade with low dilution rates)
Manual Contouring
Geological Communication (Through pre-planning to planning meetings, State of the shaft meetings, Safety meetings)


MSc Candidate (Student) | Geosciences | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2010 - 2012

Academia, Education and Training

Research Report: Character, morphology and origin of gold from selected mines in the Yatela and Sadiola goldfields, Mali, West Africa.

Investigating the morphology of recovered gold grains using techniques such as the Scanning Electron Microscope, EDS, etc.

Provenance model for the Yatela deposit

Stratigraphy of the Yatela deposit and comparison with the geology of Western Mali (KK Inlier)

Geochronology of the Yatela deposit and dating the age of gold mineralisation

Genesis of the Yatela gold deposit and defining the events and controlling mechanism to gold mineralisation


Student Tutor | University of the Witwatersrand
2009 - 2011

Academia, Education and Training

PG Student Tutor and Demonstrator for

1. Sedimentology II Year (2009-2011)
2. Metamorphic Petrology II Year (2010)
3. Geological Mapping for Geologists II (2011 First Semester)
4. Geological Mapping for Mining Engineers II (2011 2nd Semester)


Call Agent (Credit Card Authorizations) | NEDBANK GROUP LTD
2007 - 2008

Accounting, Banking and Finance

Credit Card Auths, Customer Queries and Admin

Educational history

Secondary

Letsatsing High School, Mmabatho, South Africa (2005)

Tertiary

University of South Africa - UNISA

Rustenburg, South Africa | June 2014 - present

BCom - Law

Bachelor of Commerce, with specialisation in Law

University of the Witwatersrand

2010 - 2012

Master of Science (MSc) - Geology/Earth Science, General

University of the Witwatersrand

2006 - 2011

Bachelor of Science Honours - Geology/Earth Science, General

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SACNASP

Member

Geological Society of South Africa

Member

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Online Avenue SA

Managing Director, May 2015 - present

Creating an online platform for individuals and organisation.

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