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ORCID : 0000-0001-7217-7794


M.Eng. Mining, University of the Witwatersrand (2018)
BSc. Engineering (Hons) Mining Engineering, University of Engineering (2008)


Brief Career Summary

  • 2018+ Lecturer, Mining Engineering, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2012+ Junior Lecturer, Mining Engineering, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2010+ Lecturer & Assessment Manager, MSC Namibia
  • 2008+ Junior Mining Engineer, Gath’s Mine, Zimbabwe


Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng. – PE 2016 -24) – Engineering Council of Namibia


Research Focus Areas

  • Cut-off grading in polymetallic base metal deposits
  • Production scheduling


Courses Currently Teaching

  • SUM710S – Surface Mining 315
  • MPD720S – Mine Planning and Design 324
  • MPD810S – Mine Planning and Design 414
  • AMG720S – Accounting and Management 324


Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • Shava, P., & Madziwa, L., 2017. The Impact of Depressed Commodity Prices on the Namibian Uranium Sub-sector. Swakopmund, Uranium 2017 International Conference.
  • Shava, P., 2017. The Role and Importance of Engineering Education in the Attainment of a Knowledge Economy. Windhoek, Commonwealth Education Conference.
  • Madziwa, L., Namate, N., Shava, P., Magombedze. C., 2017. Application of Risk Management in making a disused mine safe: Case study of an underground mine. Livingstone, Social Responsibility in Geology, Mining, Mineral and Groundwater Resource Education. 
  • Shava, P., & Musingwini, C., 2018. A Net Smelter Return for a Polymetallic Deposit. Johannesburg, Society of Mining Professors 6th Regional Conference.
  • Musiyarira, H., Hollenberg, T., Shava, P., 2018. Enhancing Sustainability of Minerals Engineering Programmes through the Development of a Minerals Resource Centre. Johannesburg, Society of Mining Professors 6th Regional Conference.
  • Shava, P., 2018. An economic evaluation of the Rosh Pinah polymetallic deposit using the Net Smelter Return model. A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Engineering.
  • Musiyarira, H., Shava, P., Dzinomwa, G., 2019. An Interrogation of the Approach to Social Licence to Operate (SLO) on the African Continent. Sydney, Sustainable Development in Minerals Industry.

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