Raksha has a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Pure and Applied Chemistry, from the University of Natal, as well as completed the General Management Programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science.
She has extensive knowledge and experience in both laboratory and production processes and techniques as well as optimization and troubleshooting methodology and techniques in both fields. This includes a thorough and detailed knowledge of laboratory method development, method validation and research and development. Raksha joined the AMIS team in October 2013.
Head of Finance
Andrew is a registered member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). He obtained his CA(SA) in 2005 after completing his articles with Deloitte and has 12 additional years’ work experience post articles. He has worked in multiple countries and within multiple industries, taking on various roles ultimately leading to him taking on the role as Head of Finance for AMIS. Andrew joined the AMIS team in February 2016.
Thokozani has higher certificates in Metal Theory and Chemical Operations, both obtained from the Richtek College. He has more than 10 years of operational experience; with a detailed knowledge of various production operations as well as a good understanding of analytical procedures and interpretation of results. Thokozani joined the AMIS team in January 2016.
Business Development Manager
Jumien has a Bachelor of Earth Science degree and a BSc. Honours degree in Geology, from the University of Stellenbosch. Jumien’s detailed knowledge and experience in working closely with professionals from different mining operations has given him a good understanding of geology, different ore deposits and upstream mining principles. Four years in a marketing role working closely on marketing as well as business growth strategy and sound theoretical background has equipped him to become the Business Development Professional.. He is experienced in customer relations, logistics, and digital marketing and has obtained a certificate of competence in the Future Leaders Development program from the WITS Business School as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from the IMM. Jumien joined the AMIS team in January 2012.
Senior Technical Sales Specialist
Siyanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, majoring in Geology and Geography. He is knowledgeable in ore forming processes, data collection and sampling. He worked as research assistant at his former University. The experience gained has enabled him to have a comprehensive understanding of sample preparation and analysis. Siyanda joined the AMIS team in July 2016.
Mbumba holds a Bachelor of Science in geology and a BSc. Honours degree in Geography from the University of the Free State (UFS), majoring in geology, geography and GIS. He has a good foundation and knowledge of the various discipline. He worked for UFS Department of Geography for two years. Furthermore, he has experience in administrative work, as well as working with people. Mbumba joined the AMIS team in July 2017.
Melesha G Mungaroo
Technical Project Specialist
Melesha has achieved the Cum Laude student and Dean Merit of excellence achievement awards for her National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry and has a Bachelor of Technology in Chemistry from the Durban University of Technology. She has completed a Programme in Project Management at the University of Pretoria (Enterprises). She has detailed laboratory experience and knowledge of various laboratory techniques and processes, including method development, wet chemistry and instrumentation. Melesha joined the AMIS team in January 2016.
Makhosi holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemistry from the Durban University of Technology. She has remarkable knowledge and experience across the mining industry which include iron ore, mineral sands and PGMs. She has worked in multiple mining companies, taking on various roles ultimately leading to her taking on the role as Quality Specialist for AMIS. Makhosi joined the AMIS team in October 2018.
Technical Project Analyst
Nthabeleng Sekhobo has a degree in B.A. Geography and Environmental Management from the University of the Free State (Bloemfontein Campus). She has acquired knowledge in various environmental issues locally and internationally. She also has good knowledge of Environmental Management regulations used in South Africa as well as the ISO14000 standards used internationally. She also has sound skills in research and report writing. She joined AMIS in July 2016 and currently compiles statistical data for AMIS and assist in acquiring accreditation.