The RVN Team

Senior Staff Members

The RVN Group has a good compliment of professionals with vast knowledge and experience covering the disciplines of the entire geoscience sphere. All our senior staff members are registered with the regulatory bodies. Below are the senior staff members:

Our Team

Mpfariseni Mudau

Managing Director and Resource Geology Manager

BSc (Hons Geology), MSc Eng (Mining, Mineral Resource Evaluation) Pr. Sci. Nat. Member of the Geological Society of South Africa and the Geostatistical Association of Southern Africa

Mpfari has 11 years of experience in geological and geostatistical modeling, exploration and mining geology. He has experience in copper, gold, platinum, chrome, iron ore, phosphate, zinc, coal, limestone, and heavy mineral sands. He has advanced knowledge in Mineral Resource Estimation and has compiled numerous Mineral Resource reports in accordance with the requirements of the various regulatory requirements or codes (SAMREC, JORC and NI43-101), and he has participated in several company press releases. He has conducted various Mineral Resource reviews and audits for large mining firms. He has experience in database management and quality control implementation and in addition to that, he gained his experience in the operational mines, exploration projects and consulting environment. He has conducted technical field investigations and resource modelling for the projects in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of South Africa. He has also been involved in resource modelling for the projects in Angola, Zambia, Nigeria and Mali. He has acted as Competent Person (CP) or Qualified Person (QP) on numerous projects.

David Whittaker

Principal Resource Geologist

BSc(Hons, Geology), GDE (Mining Engineering) Pr. Sci. Nat.

David has over 34 years’ experience within the minerals industry. His career has encompassed management, production, mineral resource estimation and exploration. David has undertaken Mineral Resource estimations for gold, uranium, lead, zinc and vanadium. He has held the position of Competent Person at mine and corporate level. His experience at MRM level has provided him with a holistic understanding of all the mineral resource disciplines.

Roman Szczecina

Principal Consultant – Resources

MSc (Crude Oil & Gas) – Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland, 1976. BSc (Hons) Mining Geology - Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Poland, 1975. Registered Natural Scientist Pr.Sci.Nat. 400179/07, South African Council for Natural Scientists, 1984.

Roman has specialist coal knowledge (over 39 years’ experience) and he provides expertise and guidance during the planning stage of new coal projects. He provides specialist expertise during data collection, validation and interpretation of QA/QC. Roman has managed numerous coal exploration projects. He has experience in due diligence studies, prefeasibility studies and bankable feasibility studies. He is a competent/qualified person for coal. Roman specializes in assessment and interpreting of coal quality impact on power station equipment (boilers and mills).

Prince Mukaswe

Project Geologist

BSc (Hons Geology), Member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)

Prince is a hardworking, committed, results driven individual with 7 years of experience. He has post graduate experience in diverse areas of natural resources, including coal geology, surface gold tailings resource definition, retreatment and mining. Prince gained valuable experience in mining (both underground and open pit workings) and exploration geology. He brings professionalism in co ordinating and planning of the existing and new projects. He plays a major role during database creation, validation and interpretation of QA/QC.

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