Erudite | Hector Mapheto
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Hector has been part of the team from the early days and adds enormous value to our company through his technical capability and tenacity.  He is a strong leader and takes responsibility for Process Engineering.

Hector holds over 15 years’ experience in the Mineral Processing Industry, specialising in the following areas:

  • Metallurgical production management
  • Projects and Plants Design
  • Plant Audits
  • Optimisation and improvement studies in PGMs, Base Metals, Coal and Phosphates

Some of his successes include, the turnaround and optimisation of Eland Platinum Concentrator in 2009, test-work and optimisation of RADOS XRF Pilot Plant at Mintek in 2010.  He also completed the design, start-up, commissioning and design operation of Phoenix Platinum CTRP in 2011 as well as the turnaround and optimisation strategy of Hernic – Jubilee CTRP in 2017.

Hector’s Metallurgical career started in 2005 after he achieved his B.Sc. Eng. (Chemical) from the University of Cape Town, when he joined Lonmin Platinum as a Plant Metallurgist, from there he moved to Foskor (Pty) Ltd in 2007 as a Production Metallurgist, Senior Process Engineer at Metallicon Process Consulting in 2008, Plant Superintendent at Xstrata Alloys – Eland Platinum in 2010, Plant Manager at Metanza Mineral Processors from 2011 until 2018. His international experience includes a five-month contract in the Russian Federation, managing the test-work programme for the Baimskaya Copper Project feasibility study. He has since partnered with Erudite as a Process Consultant and became a Director in 2019.

He is a registered, professional engineer with ECSA and a member of SAIMM and MMMA.

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