Performance Consultant
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Expert consultant with 42 years of wide-ranging experience in mining operations, including the mining of gold, platinum, copper, nickel and chrome. A professional who has mastered a variety of mining methods, with experience in operating and managing mechanised operations and in-depth knowledge of regulatory and legislative challenges associated with the local mining industry.


  • Mining engineering principles
  • Leadership
  • Operations management
  • Process mapping Project management
  • Statistical process controls
  • Technical expertise


  • National Intermediate Dip. Mining
  • National Diploma, Mining
  • Leadership Development Program
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Economics
  • Master of Business Leadership
  • Master of Science, Engineering
  • Department of Mineral Resources Mine Overseers Certificate of Competency
  • Department of Mineral Resources Mine Managers Certificate of Competency

Peter Adam Tendaupenyu

28 May 1959 – 11 February 2021

It is with sadness that the Mining365 team say farewell to their friend and collogue Peter Adam Tendaupenyu. Tenda was much loved by the team, and we will miss his guidance, sense of humour and conviction of belief. Tenda was a mentor and a friend.

Peter Adam Tendaupenyu joined the Mining365 team in September 2020 and added great value to the project and the team, in both his professional and personal capacity. Peter leaves behind his lifelong loving wife Nawaal and their young son Imraan.

Those of us who worked closely with him got to know Tenda as a profoundly passionate man about his family, the mining industry and making it safer for all. The Mining365 team hold hands today amid the significant loss of a friend.

His commitment to a safe and prosperous mining industry remains our compass.

Tenda will be sorely missed – and in his own words:


Anglo American Platinum – General Manager (2018 – 2020); Examined sub-optimal performance of on-going underground mining operations; Optimised infrastructure and workflow; Modernised technology application and converted to a mechanised operation; Re-defined and validated extraction strategies; Mentored junior employees; Collated technical services input in generating sustainable business plans
Pan African Resources PLC – Group Projects Manager (2017 – 2018); Project scoping and evaluation conducted feasibility and due diligence studies
Evander Gold Mines – General Manager (2016 – 2017); Process mapping to provide strategic direction; Implemented executive mandate from exploration through to metal recovery; Defined value chain and compiled operation profitability and Life of Mine; Predicted output; Managed sustainable development and social responsibility, and compliance with legislative regulations
Sibanye-Stillwater – Manager Operations and Head of Kloof Mining Unit 1 (2016); Developed tactical plans to assist in achieving company objectives, compiled short and medium-term plan for the business area of responsibility; Delivered Business Area budget and managed ore reserve and day-to-day operations
Anglo American – Senior Principal Mining Engineer (2013 – 2015); Provided operational and corporate support by defining mining extraction strategies, defining and interrogation of the mining value chain and defining performance drivers; Audited value chain performance drivers
Anglo American – General Manager (2011 – 2013); Provided strategic and operational direction; Instituted and directed social responsibility and labour plan; Managed adherence legislation
Gold Fields Ltd. – Senior Manager Operations (2006 – 2007); Same as prior
Anglo American – Production Manager (2007); Initiated and evaluated projects; Supervised successful evaluation and execution of 4B Decline project
Anglo American – Section Manager (2002 – 2006); Developed short- and medium-term plan; Directed execution of tactical plans.
Murray & Robberts – Contracts Manager (2000 – 2002); Managed contracts and contractual obligations, created milestones; Responsible for project execution.
Gold Fields Ltd. – Unit Manager (1998 – 2000); Same as prior.
Johannesburg Consolidated Investments Ltd. – Mine Overseer (1996 – 1998); Same as prior
Johannesburg Consolidated Investments Ltd. – Shift Boss (1993 – 1996); Led and organised work teams to achieve short-term goals
Falconbridge Ltd. – Underground Manager (1988 – 1992); Same as prior
Falcon Mines Ltd. – Mine Captain (1987); Same as prior
RioZim Ltd. – Learner Official, Mine Overseer, Mining Foreman (1978 – 1986); Acquired practical mining experience, organised work teams to achieve daily targets
The Messina (Transvaal) Development Company Limited – Trainee (1978-1979); Induction into mining


  • General Manager: 2011 – 2013, 2016 – 2020
  • Principal Mining Engineer: 2013 – 2015
  • Multi-level Manager: 1998 – 2007
  • Mine overseer: 1978 – 1996