Thabo Balopi

Head of Mineral Resources Management



Thabo Balopi has been in the mining industry since 1995, having joined Debswana from the Debswana Scholarship programme with a BSc(Hons) Degree in Applied Geology from Imperial College London, UK. Attained post graduate Masters in Engineering MEng (Mining) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), RSA.

Thabo has experience in Mineral Resources Management and Exploration across Diamonds and Base Metals as well as managing at different levels of the business and worked for Debswana Diamond Company, De Beers and Tati Nickel Mining Company.

He has occupied different roles over the years with the last two being Senior Mineral Resources Manager at OLDM (2008-2011) and Senior Mineral Resources Manager at Jwaneng Mine (2012-2015), before being appointed Head of Mineral Resources Management for Debswana at the Beginning of 2016.

Mineral resources management in Debswana comprises of the following disciplines: Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydrogeology, Survey, Mine Planning and Mineral Resource Systems Integration.

« Back