Meet our Team
Sperrô vd Westhuizen
NATIONAL HIGHER DIPLOMA: MINE SURVEYING – WITWATERSRAND TECHNIKON; GOVERNMENT MINE SURVEYORS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY– DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES; INTERNATIONAL LOSS CONTROL DIPLOMA IN PRACTICAL RISK ASSESSMENT – CHAMBER OF MINES OF SOUTH AFRICA; REGISTERED ASSESSOR AND MODERATOR – EDUCATION, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT PRACTICES SECTOR
Sperrô is a highly experienced Certificated Professional Mine Surveyor skilled in training Surveyors Samplers and Valuators with a strong safety, health, as well as technical background. Sperrô has 51 years experience in the South African Mining Industries. Sperrô’s experience in the Skills Development and Competency Analyses arena which includes a 14 year term as Inspector of Mines Mine Surveying and a period of two years with the MQA, the SETA for the Mining and Minerals Sector, where he is a member of the TRG 2 team, responsible for sectoral research as well as developing the competency unit standards for the Mineral Surveying Unit.
Sperrô as the sole prop tier of Spiro Survey Services with his team of 6 facilitators conduct training for Surveyors and Mine Managers in the Survey and Evaluation field in the RSA and abroad.
Engineering, 24 years in Information Technology, 2 years in Sales and 3 years Survey experience.
Cassie also received assessors and moderation accreditation at SETA. Cassie provides facilitation from Basic to Advanced Mine Surveyor courses and projects.
Cassie as a member of Spiro Survey Services with his team of 6 facilitators conduct training for Surveyors and Mine Managers in the Survey and Evaluation field in the RSA and abroad.
W.A. Booth (Billy)
Chamber of Mines Elementary Survey Certificate. Chamber of Mines Advanced Survey Certificate Basic Instructional Techniques (BIT). Skills Analysis. Criteria Referenced Instruction (CRI)
Billy is a highly experienced Facilitator skilled in training Surveyors Samplers and Valuators with a strong safety, health, as well as technical background. Billy has 37 years experience in the South African Mining Industries. Billy`s experience in the Skills Development and Competency Analyses arena which includes a 17 year term as Training Manager at Vaal Reefs in the Survey and evaluation sector. Was involved with Recruiting and Training of first surveyors of colour in Anglo American Corporation. Served on Anglo American Corporation EDP Training Committee. Assisted with Survey Training courses presented at AAC Central Training Unit at Macauvlei, Vereeniging. Presented Mining Survey to non-Mining Managers. Was involved in recruiting of personnel to the department. Mentor to Technician students. Lecturer at Technical College for Mining Officials who attended the N3 Mining Survey
Johan vd Westhuizen (Wessie)
Technical College Kempton park (1987) National Technical Diploma Electricity/Electronics Technic on SA National Teachers Diploma (1994) Competitive Edge Training and Consulting Conduct Outcome-based Assessment Competitive Edge Training and Consulting Conduct Outcome-based Assessment
Johan is a highly experienced Facilitator skilled in training Mathematics for Surveyors Samplers and Valuators with a strong safety, health, as well as technical background. Johan has 37 years experience in teaching mathematics at various institutions
NATIONAL HIGHER DIPLOMA IN MINE SURVEYING – WITWATERSRAND TECHNIKON
GOVERNMENT MINE SURVEYORS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY – DMR
INTERNATIONAL LOSS CONTROL DIPLOMA – MINERALS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA
REGISTERED ASSESSOR AND MODERATOR – EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SETA
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL MINE SURVEYOR – GEOMATICS COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA
A FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTE OF MINE SURVEYORS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
Dennis has more than 50 years of mine surveying experience, 37 of which were at various Gold and Platinum mines and 16 as an Inspector of Mines with the Department of Mineral Resources from where he retired in 2012 as Director of Mine Surveying. During his time with the DMR he was the Technical Task Group Facilitator tasked with the development and compiling of unit standards based Mine Surveying and Minerals Valuation qualifications for the Mines Qualification Authority.
He has also served as Council Member of the Institute of Mine Surveyors where he was Chairman of the Technical Committee and is currently Chairman of the Minerals Council of South Africa Examination Board for Mine Surveying.
Since his retirement Dennis was a lecturer at UNISA and guest lectured at the University of Johannesburg as well as Witwatersrand University. He has been on the team of Spiro Survey Services since 2014 as facilitator for the Mine Surveyors Certificate of Competency subjects of Survey I, II and III, Geology and Mining Legislation.
NATIONAL HIGHER DIPLOMA: MINE SURVEYING – WITWATERSRAND TECHNIKON; GOVERNMENT MINE SURVEYORS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY– DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES; MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN MINERAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT- UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND
Obie is a highly experienced Certificated Professional Mine Surveyor with a 35 years of experience in the gold mining industry as mine surveyor and planning manager. Two year experience in training the BPF process to the mining industry. Worked with the MQA setting the curriculum for sampling and survey training for the mining industry.
Chamber of Mines of South Africa; Certificates in Advance Mine Surveying. Advanced Mine Valuation. Elementary Mine Environmental Control. Diploma in Loss Control Management. Anglo gold Ashanti Mine Design and Scheduling.
Willie is an experienced Mine Surveyor with 33 years of experience in the gold mining industry as mine surveyor.
SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL, RISK and QUALITY SPECIALIST
Willie Retief started his Mining Career in 1975 as a learner Official.
On his retirement (2017) he held the position as Group Occupational Hygiene Manager/ Group Environmental Engineer at Harmony Mines.
During his career he obtain he obtained all the required qualifications in the Mining Industry in his field of work.
Willie`s portfolio at Spiro Survey Services will be the training of students in the
COM and QCTO curriculums for Environmental Management and Safety and Health.
JOHN ROSS COLLEGE
1985 – 1989
Masters: Leadership, Performance and Change [UJ];
Formed part of a collaborative team of UJ and Vrije University in Amsterdam
Developed the first conceptualized definition of work identity from a SA Perspective.
Advanced Labor Law;
Advanced University Diploma; Education, Training and Development
SA National Parks [ Training and HR Manager: ISCU] [2003–2008]
Lonmin [ Mine Technical Services Training: Head of Department] [2008-2010]
DITASA: Business Improvement and Private FET Principal [2010-2011]
Lonmin [ Mine Technical Services Training: Head of Department] [2011-2015]
De Beers Group: HR Practitioner Technical Training Surface [2016}
And Underground Technical Training Project Lead Venetia Mine [2016–2019]
Managed Surface; Process and Underground Training implementation:
SKILLS & OTHER CERTIFICATIONS
• ISO 9001:2000 QMS System;
• ISO 14000: Environmental Auditing;
• ISO 18001: Occupational Health and Safety;
• Skills Development Facilitator;
• Learning Materials Developer;
• Anglo American / University of Queensland / University of Pretoria Risk Management
• Chamber of Mines Underground Strata Control Ticket
• Chamber of Mines Basic Survey
Chamber of Mines Survey Draughting (Theory)
ZIMBABWE MINE SURVEYORS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY – SOUTH AFRICAN MINE SURVEYORS CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY – ELECTED A FELLOW OF THE INSTITUTE OF MINE SURVEYORS IN 1992 – REGISTERED AS A PROFESIONAL MINE SURVEYOR WITH PLATO 1995
Ian is a highly experienced surveyor with 40 years practical mine surveying on gold, copper, coal and platinum.
He was responsible for setting up and managing a training department for mine surveyors at Lonmin during the last two years before retirement in 2009.
Since retirement he has spent the past 10 years in the training environment facilitating courses at Anglo (Bleskop), Spiro Survey Services, Sibanya Gold Academy and UNISA, preparing students for survey and valuation exams covering Chamber of Mines, National Diploma, Government Mine Surveyors, Mine Managers and Mine Captain certificates.
At UNISA he has been involved in researching and preparing survey and mine valuation study material for the impending introduction of a mine surveying degree.
Petrus Francois Poklenberg Pretorius (Peet)
MINERAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT EVALUATION TECHNIQUES
ROLE OF SURVEYING MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
MINE FINANCIAL EVALUATION MINERAL ECONOMICS ROCK RNGINEERING SUSTANABLE DEVELOPMENT AND LEGAL ISSUES
Original employed as a Senior Geologist and promoted to Sectional Geologist in 2010.
He is a resourceful hard working and dedicated individual. Possesses excellent technical geotechnical skills.
Daniel Frederik Gibson
Registered facilitator, assessor and moderator
Registered assessor and moderator
Facilitating and assessing in various mining and safety fields and moderating portfolios of evidence against unit standards, as well as developing unit standard aligned learning material.
Developing unit standard aligned learning material.
ADMINSTRATION HEAD OF SPIRO SURVEY SERVICES
PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CEO OF SPIRO SURVEY SERVICES
Wanda is a highly skilled person in all aspects of office administration.
She held the position of Marketing Manager, Store Manager at businesses such as Edgars and CNA.
She is well trained in Pastel.
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