The Mine Surveyors’ certificate of competency is a licence to practice at a South African mine. These certificates are issued to a competent person who can be appointed legally to perform duties of a mine surveyor at a South African mine as stipulated in the Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 (Act 29 of 1996) as amended and its regulations.
A candidate must meet the required number of practical mine shifts and other application requirements before an application to become a candidate is made. The candidates can then apply to write the examination after acceptance as a candidate by the Department of Mineral Resources, and the individual will be subjected to an assessment to determine his/her competence. It is only when found competent by the Department of Mineral Resources that a Mine Surveyors’ certificate of competence is issued. The written examination consists of two parts for all required subjects.
All applications and enquiries - acceptance as a candidate and acceptance to write examinations - should be directed to email@example.com.
The following documents must be supplied before writing the Mine Surveyor's Government Certificate of Competency examination:
Once you have had confirmation of acceptance as a candidate, the following must be completed and submitted before the closing date of the examinations: