Zandile is an engineer at a leading mineral technology council with ~7 years of working history in the mining and metals industry. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering and is skilled in flotation data acquisition, technical reporting and project management.


  • Engineer (Chief Investigator)

    at Mintek

    January 2013 - at Present


    •Compile proposal for research/commercial work as per client request including detailed schedule & cost breakdown. •Conducting & manage project lifecycle (Initiating, planning-execution-monitoring and controlling and closing). •Conduct SHEQ evaluations and briefings on the potential hazards associated with the work to be undertaken. •Concurrently run and manage different projects by applying project management principles to ensure deadlines are met within the budgeted time and cost. •Set deliverables and objectives (for technicians, operators, students) and actively control the achievement thereof e.g. quality control, timekeeping. •Give & receive verbal/written instructions and feedback. •Compile comprehensive data including error checking and data validation calculations. •Produce a technical report on the findings of test work analysis & implications on flotation performance during mineral processing.

  • Engineer in training

    at Mintek

    January 2012 - at Present


    • Read and understand proposals for research work or commercial work as per client request. • Attend all SHEQ evaluations and briefings on the potential hazards associated with the work to be undertaken. • Attend training on sample preparation, rod milling, and flotation testwork and reagent makeup. • Conduct all laboratory tests including sample preparation, rod milling, and flotation testwork. • Observe the laboratory tests and communicate all findings during the test to the supervisor. • Record all masses, put on Excel spreadsheet and send to the supervisor. • Sit with the supervisor to learn how to interpret data from all other divisions; e.g. chemical analysis or mineralogy. • Compile a report on all the findings and laboratory testwork following Mintek report writing structure.

  • Vacation Student

    at Mintek

    December 2010 - January 2011


    • Be competent in the in-house online programming tools; StarCS. • Conduct a project on StarCS under supervision showing the flow of samples through all the metallurgical processes ensuring to report to the supervisor regarding any updates and issues during the project. • Prepare a report on the work conducted and prepare a PowerPoint presentation for the entire company. • Submit a written report to University for credit on practical training.


  • Introduction to Geology

    at University of Pretoria

    2012 - 2012 (1 year) Gauteng

  • Chemical Engineering

    at University of Pretoria

    2007 - 2011 (4 years) Gauteng


  • English Native

  • Zulu Conversation