The Founder of Spiro Survey Training & Mathematics Academy, Sperro van der Westhuizen, after years of working in Gold Coal and Platinum Mines, in 1993 joined the Department of Mineral Resources as an Inspector of Mines – Mine Surveying Mineral. On his retirement in 2006 he was he was asked by AngloGold Ashanti to re-instate the training for Mine Surveyors and Samplers at ATDS Training centre at Carletonville on the same basis as the well-known Maccauvlei and James Park Training centres. Following the successful implementation of the training at AngloGold Ashanti, other mining companies contacted him to assist them as well in this regard.
Since then, various ex Chief Surveyors, Teachers and MRM’s joined the organisation which served as a Training provider for 94 different companies all over Southern Africa.
The mines are employing individuals who are working in some challenging conditions without the basic technical mineral resource and related ore body safety knowledge. This is a concern both from a Health and Safety and a production point of view. It is not in the mines economic interest to have a workforce that is untrained. Our Facilitators decided it was time to set up a training and consulting company to fill the gap that was emerging in the industry and so Spiro Survey Training & Mathematics Academy’s mission is to fill that gap in the future
Our strength lies in a group of experienced, qualified and registered Geoscience, Rock Engineering, Mine Planning and Survey professionals
The bold step of becoming an accredited training provider through the South African Mining SETA (Sector Education and Training Authority), was awarded and QCTO (Quality Council for Trade & Occupations) Accreditation.
This implies that clients who utilize the services of Spiro Survey Training & Mathematics Academy can be assured of their learners receiving National Qualifications with accompanying credits delivered by registered Assessors and Moderators. Spiro Survey Training & Mathematics Academy can, therefore, provide training for the QCTO Occupational Certificates Level 4 qualifications.
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