Matthews Nzimande is a Mining Engineer by profession, and he started his career in Hard-rock mining in
1989 on Western Deep Levels as a Learner Miner. He
obtained his NHD Metal Mining from Technikon
Witwatersrand in 1993 whilst a Learner Diplomat on
President Steyn Mine in Welkom. He moved up the
mining hierarchy rapidly, from Learner Miner to
eventually serving as General Manager On Northam
Platinum Ltd, Anglogold Ashanti (Tau-Lekoa Mine)
and also Anglo American Platinum (Swartklip Mine as
well as Rustenburg Central Services). He is a member
of Professional Bodies like Association of Mine Managers (AMMSA), Engineering Council of South Africa
(ECSA) and South African Institute of Mining and
Metallurgy (SAIIM). He was an AMMSA President in

Backround - MD

  • Professional Mining Engineer
  • 24 Years Mining experience
  • Areas – Carletonville, Welkom, Klerksdorp, Northam & Rustenburg
  • 8 Years – GM
  • AMMSA President 2012
  • Visited Operations in Africa, Brazil, Chile, Australia , Spain, Canada & Finland
  • Tychoflash was registered in 2013
  • Tychoflash started operating 2015
  • 9 Years in Business/Consulting
  • Ex- Examiner for Mine Managers Certificate – 7 years (Blst Cert & M/O 8 years)
  • Responsible for all Tychoflash Projects


  • Started off as a Learner Miner & moved up the ranks
  • GM in 15 years ( Target was 20 years)
  • Part of Mponeng 1st 1MFFS in 24 years as Section Manager (60% of Shaft)
  • First GM to achieve 1MFFS in 24 years at Tau Lekoa Mine
  • 1MFFS & 2MFFS at Northam Plats after Belt fire multiple fatality
  • Managed Swartklip and Northam Platinum Ltd Mines – 8600
  •      work – force each