Tertiary qualifications: BSc + CDE, BSc Hons, M.Sc (Geology), GDE (Economic Geology), EDP
Number of years' experience: 27 Years
Specialization: Mineral Resource Management (MRM)
Mr. Mbongeni Mabuza obtained his junior BSc and Education Diploma in 1986 from the University of Swaziland. He then enrolled for a BSc Geology (Honors) degree obtained in 1989 at the Scottsville Campus of the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg (UNP).
He got his MSc in Geology in 1993 from UNP as well. He then enrolled for the GDE with Wits University and obtained the GDE diploma in 2006. In 2012 he obtained a diploma in Executive Development Programme (EDP) from UNISA.
His geo-professional career started in 1987 when he worked for the Swaziland Geological Survey and Mines Department as Field Geologist working on the Pongola Sequence field relations, geochemistry and petrology until 1992.
In 1993 he joined Rand Mines in Virginia; Free State, where he served as Junior Geologist at V1 and V2 gold producing shafts. In 1994 Mbongeni moved on and joined Anglovaal Mining who appointed him Section Geologist at Eastern Transvaal Consolidated Mines (ETC), at New Consort and Agnes Gold Mines in Barberton.
At the beginning of 1998, Mbongeni was moved to Allanridge, Free State where he joined the Target, Sun and Oribi exploration camp and also served as Senior Geologist in the development of the Target Gold Mine also for Aglovaal Ltd.
In 2001 he was appointed Chief Geologist for the Two Rivers Platinum Project near Steelport in the Eastern Bushveld Complex. In 2004 he became Geology Leader for the Two Rivers Platinum mine development for the ARM/Impala JV until the later part of 2006 after which he joined Redwing Mining Ltd as Geology Manager looking after and guiding the Mineral Resource Management (MRM) inputs at 5 producing gold mines in Zimbabwe until the global recession in 2008.
In 2009 he re-joined ARM as Geology Manager, a post he still holds todate.
He is a member and fellow of the GSSA, SAIMM as well as SACNSP registered.