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AMIS staff



Raksha Naidoo

Managing Director

Raksha has a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Pure and Applied Chemistry, from the University of Natal. 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. She also has very detailed knowledge and experience in process development and commissioning on a plant scale, as well as extensive experience in various mineral and metallurgical processing techniques. Raksha joined the AMIS team in October 2013.
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jumien3Jumien Peceur


Senior Specialist: Technical Sales & Marketing


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 good understanding of geology, different ore deposits, and mining principles has him well equipped to be a technical sales specialist, as well as has enabled his product marketing skills. He is experienced in customer relations, logistics, and digital marketing. He has recently 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.
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thokozaniThokozani Gumede

Operations Coordinator

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.
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ThivaThivhafuni Matodzi

Quality Specialist

Thivhafuni holds a B-Tech in Chemistry obtained from Tswane University of technology and also has a certificate in Total Quality Management from UNISA. She has more than 10 years of experience working in ISO 17025 accredited laboratories and is a SANAS technical signatory. She has extensive experience in various laboratory instrumentation and laboratory sample preparation procedures including XRF, ICP, AAS. She also has knowledge and experience of interpretation of results, laboratory quality control processes, method development and statistical method development. Contact Thivhafuni



meleshaMelesha 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 BTech in chemistry from the Durban University of Technology.
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.
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nthabelengNthabeleng Sekhobo

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.
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siyandaSiyanda Gumede

Technical Sales Co-ordinator

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.
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