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PhD. Minerals Process, University of Queensland, Australia (1996)
BSc. Engineering (Hons) Metallurgy, University of Zimbabwe (1988)
PG.Cert. National Development Economics, University of Renmin, Beijing, China (2015)


Godfrey holds a B.Sc (Hon) Engineering degree in Metallurgy from the University of Zimbabwe, a PhD in Minerals Process from the University of Queensland in Australia, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Development Economics from the Renmin University of China as well as various leadership courses. He has spent over three decades in the mineral industry focusing on production operations, research consultancy and academia. In the corporate world, he rose through the ranks from engineering through senior management roles to Chief Executive Officer of a number of national and international companies, including one that was triple listed on the Zimbabwe, Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges. He led various expansion and modernisation projects for those companies. In academia, Godfrey has lectured and led research at the University of Zimbabwe, and was the founding HOD in the Mining Engineering Department at the then Polytechnic of Namibia, which he joined in 2009 to 2011. Since then, he has been involved with the Department on a part-time basis, until 2019 when he joined the Department of Mining and Process Engineering at the renamed Namibia University of Science and Technology on a fulltime basis as the Professor of Extractive Metallurgy. Godfrey has lectured and supervised at both underground and postgraduate levels, with research interests and over 60 peer reviewed publications and over 40 technical reports mainly on mineral education, mineral beneficiation and further value addition.


Brief Career Summary

  • 2018+ Professor/Director of Extractive Metallurgy, Dept. of Mining & Process Engineering, NUST, Namibia
  • 2011 - 2018  Managing Consultant/Director, Paasol Resources (Pvt) Limited, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1999 – 2003/2012+ Lecturer/Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Univ.  of Zimbabwe
  • 2012 -  2018 Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Mining & Process Engineering, PON/NUST, Namibia
  • 2009-2011 Professor/Director of Extractive Metallurgy/Minerals Process & HOD, Dept. of Mining Engineering, PON, Namibia
  • 2006-2009  Divisional Manager-Metals Production, BCL Nickel & Copper Mining and Smelting, Selebi Phikwe, Botswana
  • 2004 – 2006  CEO/Managing Director, Hwange Colliery Company Ltd, Zimbabwe
  • 2000 – 2003  General Manager/ Managing Director, Zimchem Refiners, Zimbabwe
  • 1997 – 2000  Opencast Mine Superintendent/Manager, BHP Minerals Zimbabwe
  • 1989 – 1992 & 1996 - 1997  Plant Metalllurgist/Manager, Hwange Colliery Company Ltd, Zimbabwe


Professional Affiliations

  • ECZ 0397
  • SOMP


Research Focus Areas

  • Sustainable Beneficiation & Value Addition of Diamonds, Base metals, Coal, Ferrous metals, Gold, Uranium, etc
  • Dewatering of fine minerals & tailings management
  • Dense medium separation
  • Minerals education


Courses Currently Teaching

  • MIP710S/720S – Mineral Processing
  • MIP710S/720S – Metallurgical Plant Design
  • MPM810S – Mine and Plant Management
  • MEP820S - Metallurgical Engineering Project
  • PNM710S – Pyrometallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals


Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

  • Dzinomwa, G., Musiyarira, H., Nyirenda, K. and Suglo, (2018) Capacity Building Initiatives in Mineral Education in Southern Africa: Opportunities for Collaboration, Intern. Journal of Georesources and Environment 4 (3) pp 180 – 186
  • Musiyarira, H.K., Tesh, D., and Dzinomwa, G. (2017) Water Management Practices and Developments in Namibian Uranium Mines, Int. Journal of Georesources and Environment 3 (4) pp103-104
  • Dzinomwa, G. (2016), Coal, Petroleum and Gas Sector, SADC Energy Monitor 2016, Baseline Study of SADC Energy Sector, Chapter 5: ISBN 978-0-7974-7158-0, pp74-78, ©SARDC 2016,
  • Musiyarira, H., Tesh, D., and Dzinomwa, G., (2015) Mining in Sensitive Areas: A Case Study of Namibia’s Minerals Industry, Latest Innovations in Mining Education and Research, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and SOMP, ISBN: 978-3-86012-505-2, editors H. Mischo and C. Drebenstech, pp 193-198
  • Dzinomwa, G., and Katiyo, B., (2014) The Status of extraction of platinum group minerals and the case for value addition in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, J. of Strategic Studies Vol. 4, No. 1, pp 61 - 73


Conference presentations & invited talks

  • Dzinomwa, G. and Wood, R. (2018), Innovations in the Optimisation of Dense Medium Separation Performance, Proc. SAIMM International Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe

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