South32: Mining Learnership for 2022

Date: 21-Sep-2021

Location: Hotazel, Northern Cape, ZA, 8490

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.


The purpose of this role is to mine and extract ore according to Mining legislation and regulations.


  • Serious contenders will have a Grade 12 with Mathematics (external candidates) / Grade 10 (Internal candidates) with 3 years’ experience in a hard rock mining environment;
  • Underground blasting certificate for Metalliferous Mines is essential;
  • Knowledge of SAP and MS Office will be an added advantage.


  • Taking charge of the underground blasting operations within the designated area;
  • Ensure the delivery of quality product to the plant;
  • Achieve the daily production targets;
  • Be familiar with the Production process activities, trends and brief operators accordingly at the start of each shift;
  • Collect explosives and accessories, lock up and transport to the face;
  • Transport explosives and accessories by means of a Self-Propelled mobile machine;
  • Handle explosives in the mining environment;
  • Lock up extra or unused explosives and accessories;
  • Monitor and control Blasting accessories stock levels;
  • Organize and control general road maintenance activities.

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups)

Applications close 4 October 2021 at 17H00.                            

South32 has an overriding commitment to safety and environmental responsibility.

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