Mine Overseer


  1. An original testimonial of sobriety and suitability of the prospective candidate by a certificated Mine Manager must be supplied. The testimonial must be on the company letterhead, with full contact details.
  2. That he or she is the holder of a permanent Blasting Certificate recognized by the Mine Health and Safety Inspectorate for the purposes of the examination.
  3. That he or she has attained the age of 22 years.
  4. That, with certain exceptions, he or she has had at least four years of practical experience, acceptable to the Commission of Examiners, gained in the workings of a mine and such experience shall include at least six months at the working face on rock-breaking or winning minerals or work directly connected therewith.

NB!  A Commissioner of Oaths must certify all copies as true copies of the original document.

  1. Plan reading
  2. Dust
  3. Gases
  4. Ventilation
  5.  Shaft Operations
  6. Legal Knowledge
  7.  Mining Operations
  8. Underground machinery