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Mashala John Mokgopa

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Mashala John Mokgopa

MJ Mokgopa

TSM at PPM Tuschenkomst Pit


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Katlehong South Africa

Integrity, honesty and fairness are cornerstones of my character coupled with a good sense of humour


Business Address

Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa


Professional details

Current Position(s)

Chief Geologist | Pilanesberg Platinum Mine
2011 - present

Opencast Platinum Mine


Previous Position(s)

Manager Geologist | Lonmin
2005 - 2011

Planning & Drilling
Resource allocation
Grade Control
Reconciliation
Budgeting
Training
General Management of Geology & Sampling teams


Senior Geologist | Lonmin Platinum
2003 - 2005

Mapping Underground (SCAD and MCAD)
Exploration drilling and Logging
Data Management (Sable)
Mine Personnel Guidance on Production
Structural Mapping & Modelling
Safe Mining (Collaboration with Rock Engineering)
Training of Newly Geological Recruits


Exploration Geologist | G&W Base & Industrial Minerals
1998 - 2002

Mozambique - Bentonite Project
Piet Retief Masala Mine - Pyrophyllite Mine
Koppies Mine - Exploration and Mining Bentonite
Dwaalboom - Attapulgite Mining
Namibia (Dordabis) - Talc Exploration


Graduate Geologist | Goldfields of SA
1997 - 1998

Underground Mapping
-raise
-development
-cross-cuts
Logging of core
Updating of plans
Reporting to mining teams

Achievements

Other Achievements

Managament Advanced Programme | 2011

Wits Business School Course

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Memberships

Black Management Forum

Member, 2009 - present

SACNASP

Member, 2005 - present

Professional Natural Scientist 400086/05

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Community Policing Forum

Member, 2008 - present

Creating safety awareness through household owners communication.
Building relationships amongst community members.

Other Activities

Reading and Gardening

Reader and Designer, 1984 - present

Reading helps in relaxing the mind and Gardening is a physical relaxer. And I collect different rock units throughout my visits inside and outside the country. As result of my career, my love for travelling and at times mountain climb excite me.

Jazz, Soul, New Age CD and DVD collector

Jazz Collector, 1991 - present

I love music and Jazz in particular, and regularly I surf and find old school Jazz and collect. Then share the taste with relatives, friends and at times colleagues.

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