About Prof. Frederick T Cawood,
Director of Minserv


Fred CawoodQualifications

  • GDE, MSc & Ph.D. Wits University (Mineral Economics)
  • LLM. Dundee University, Scotland (Mining Law and Policy)
  • ND & HND. Technikons RSA and Witwatersrand (Mine Surveying)
  • Cert. Competency. Department of Mines (Mine Surveying)
  • Pr. Mine Surveyor (SAGC)
  • Visiting Professor: Wits University (South Africa), Akita University (Japan) and China University of Mining and Technology


Professional Experience

Through the Wits Mining Institute and School of Mining Engineering (Wits University) Professor Cawood has dedicated much of his life to mining education and research into state-of-the-art twenty first century mining. He has assisted the South African Government on mineral/royalty law and policy matters. Extending his expertise beyond South Africa, he has been involved in country mining and fiscal policy development/analysis for Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe as well as large entities such as the World Bank, UNECA, and SADC. His experience includes strategy, risk and Techno-Economic-Law studies along the mining value chain.

Now with Minserv CC, he is delivering mineral development and research services in a developing country context.  He is a convener of specialised seminars and workshops for problem-solving outcomes within the mining sector and has a passion for accelerated vocational learning and skills development for workplace readiness.


Personal Mission

To build the people who must first, build the mining sector and second, make a positive contribution to society while doing it.

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