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OUR TEAMS

We believe in strong, diverse and focused teams, led by experienced and qualified mining engineers. Each team is structured to allow each individual to bring his experience to the tested Ukwazi planning processes. This way, we ensure that the solution that we apply at each mine is uniquely focused on its requirements. The disciplines of mine planning and mining engineering add significant value when a small but diverse team applies a proven and outcome-driven planning process from inception through to execution.

Our teams are structured based on mining method, commodity and practical experience to ensure that the plan is delivered by competent specialists with appropriate experience in project management, mining engineering, mine planning and mine planning tools. We have a flat management and control structure based on focused and dedicated teams.

Christo Els

Christo joined Sasol Mining in 1989 as a student mining engineer. In 1996, he joined Bosjesspruit Colliery as mine overseer, where he progressed to projects engineer and then shaft manager. In 2005, Christo joined Concor Mining as a contracts manager. He joined Syferfontein Colliery Secunda as mine manager in 2007, where he remained until joining Ukwazi in 2012, where he is the divisional lead for Ukwazi turnaround studies and outsourced medium- and short-term mine planning.

Christo Els Mine plans & turnarounds
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His team comprises a number of specialist mine planners and mine planning engineers with extensive experience on coal and open pit mine planning, and mine planning best practices. His planning team currently plans and schedules the movement of more than 3 million tonnes of rock per day on a number of mine sites, covering various commodities and mining methods and assisting mines to achieve their potential.

Christo Els Mine plans & turnarounds
Christo Els
Mine plans & turnarounds
Mine plans & turnarounds: Christo Els

Christo joined Sasol Mining in 1989 as a student mining engineer. In 1996, he joined Bosjesspruit Colliery as mine overseer, where he progressed to projects engineer and then shaft manager. In 2005, Christo joined Concor Mining as a contracts manager. He joined Syferfontein Colliery Secunda as mine manager in 2007, where he remained until joining Ukwazi in 2012, where he is the divisional lead for Ukwazi turnaround studies and outsourced medium- and short-term mine planning.

His team comprises a number of specialist mine planners and mine planning engineers with extensive experience on coal and open pit mine planning, and mine planning best practices. His planning team currently plans and schedules the movement of more than 3 million tonnes of rock per day on a number of mine sites, covering various commodities and mining methods and assisting mines to achieve their potential.

Christo Els
Lead mining engineer
27 years experience
 
Senior mining engineer
12 years experience
 
Senior mine planner & surveyor
20 years experience
 
Senior mine planner
11 years experience
 
Mine planner
6 years experience
 
Mine planner & draughtsperson
2 years experience
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