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John Hollaway

John Hollaway worked on copper mines in Zambia until 1967, when he was transferred to Hwange Colliery. After three years with Hwange, he joined Rio Tinto Rhodesia (now Rio Tinto Zimbabwe), becoming Research and Development Manager in 1975. In this position he was responsible for developments leading to the creation of a number of new mines, including Renco, Zimbabwe’s biggest underground gold operation, and the major Sengwa coalfield. From 1981 he worked as a private consultant to the mining and minerals processing sector of Zimbabwe and beyond, undertaking more than 400 assignments for clients in 35 countries. He has written and presented numerous papers on mining technology and policy.