Award for best mining engineer in surveying

June 3rd, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT


IMSSA President Nape Mojapela (left) and Takudzwa Caleb Maposa (right)

IMSSA President Nape Mojapelo (left) and Takudzwa Caleb Maposa (right)

University of the Witwatersrand student, Takudzwa Caleb Maposa, has been awarded the Institute of Mine Surveyors of South Africa (IMSSA) award for the Best Mining Engineer in Surveying for 2013. The award was handed over by IMSSA President Nape Mojapelo at a prize giving evening held on 29 May 2014 in the Wits Great Hall.

The award is presented on a yearly basis to the best Wits mining engineer student in mine surveying, and was first presented in 2002 for the academic year of 2001. The award includes a floating trophy with the student’s name engraved on it, one year’s free membership to IMSSA as a student member, and a monetary prize of R1000.

The trophy is unique and eye-catching, comprising a classic late 19th century brass Wye level, which is mounted on a small wooden box as a base. Inside the wooden box are some other surveying tools.

Contact Veruska Bates, IMSSA, Tel 011 498-7682,




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