Why Nedtex 217?

It is the vision of NEDTEX 217 to be a profitable service provider in the South African mining companies, delivering quality drilling and blasting of orepasses with cover drilling and general underground mining work.

Our Business

NEDTEX is one of south Africa’s leaders in the mining industry. The company, established over 5 years ago and is active in underground mining development and exploration drilling, cementation works and pre-cementation of shafts as well as grout pack support systems. The company has long-term contracts with leading mining companies such as Goldfields, Anglo Platinum, Implats and Lonmin, Hernic Ferrochrome, Styldrift Platinum (Rasimone).



Mr S. M Tshabalala

With an extensive ;list of qulifications in the following Mineral Surveying (National Diploma), Chamber of Mines (Unisa), Basic Sampling & Survey (2005, 2006) , Elementary Survey & Sampling (08, 10), Advance Mine Survey (2010)and Land Rehabilitation and Reclamation Mr Tshabalala is a force to be reckon with in the minning industry with the company delivering world class standard services. download full cv bellow.

Work Experience

Glencore (SA) : Senior Surveyor


Open Cast models update and checks, Month end volumes calculation for Pre-strip, Coal, Dragline, Month end rehabilitation report as per design, Reconciliation of figures weekly, mid-month & month end, Dragline monitoring, Training of Students and Junior Surveyors, Creating drills patterns for over burden and mid burden drilling, Creating the blast radius plans for blasting purposes, Rehabilitation Schedule and Planning,All other general surveying and mine plans.

Glencore (SA) : Acting Chief Surveyor


Mine Plans submissions and checks to DMR, Month end Recon Calculations and checks , Figures report to Mining, Finance and Planning Departments, Check Senior Surveyor’s Figures and Calculations verses the Contractors, Check Stockpiles Audit with External Surveyors, Burning Stockpiles measuring Procedure Review, General Chief Surveyor’s daily routines.

Glencore (SA) : Acting Planning Manager


Daily and Weekly Reports compiling, Scheduling and Mine Planning 3Months and 6Months, Weekly Mine Planning Meetings (co-ordinating & Chair the meeting), Explosives forecast for 3Months and 6Months , Financial forecast information for 3Months and 6Months , General Planning observations and advise to the Mine’s Senior Management.

(Jindal Africa) JSPL Moz. Minerais, Lda : Junior Manager Survey


Opencast models update & month end calculations(Waste and Coal), Reconciliation of figures on month end and stockpile measuring., Relocation of dweller’s to new settlement area, New Wash Plant-Assist Civil Engineer’s with points, concrete monitoring, New Power Plant-Quantify the material excavated , monitor ground levels, Training and check survey for the survey team, Planning and Scheduling for mine coal and waste , Mine Chambers, Super Elevation establishment and monitoring.


Total Stations (TCR 307,307auto & 407), Robotic Station (Trimble S6 Series), Trimble Scanner (VX), Trimble GPS (R7 & R8), Leica GPS (CS Viva) .


Model Maker Systems , Micro Station V8i, Surpec, Auto Cad, Leica(CS Viva Simulation), Trimble Geomatics Office, Bentley Geopak Site XM, Microsoft Office, Xact 1.6 .

Mr T Shabalala

Mr Shabalala graduateed with the following qualifications: Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Science with Specialisation in Waste Managemen(Still in Progress) he many years of first hand experience in the minning industry alongside some of the world's most well renowned companies in minning such as Anglo (Twickenham Platinum Mine) Foreman (Specialised Drilling and Underground exploration for Nedtex 217 CC.

Work Experience

nedtex 217 CC : Senior Surveyor


Diamond drill Assistant (Diamond Drilling for nedtex 217 CC Dilokong chrome mine)(2013 September – March 2014), Foreman (Specialised Drilling and Underground exploration for Nedtex 217 CC Anglo (Twickenham Platinum Mine(March 2014 – Present),Diamond drill Site Supervisor(Specialised Drilling and Underground exploration for Nedtex 217 CC(Dwarsrivier Chrome mine(May 2015 – Present) .

Mr T.E Sithole

  • On consulting basis

    Another important part of this company with the following qualifications ND Mine Surveying, NHD Mineral Resources Management, ND Coal Mining, Effective Manager ProgrammeBlasting Certificate for Fiery Mines, Gas testing certificate, Mine Surveyors certificate, Mine Manager’s certificate. Mr Sithole plays a key role in running one of the most successful minning companies in South Africa. Download cv below.