Viv Stuart-Williams | M.Sc. Pr.Sci.Nat.

Exploration Geology, Groundwater Development, Environmental Management

Viv holds a United Kingdom (EU) passport with permanent residence in both South Africa and Namibia where he has spent most of his working life. He has a M.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Cape Town, his Master’s thesis being a study of sandstone-hosted Uranium deposits in the Karroo Group. He is a professional member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions, a statutory body which monitors the ethical behaviour of its members. Membership of this body is recognized internationally for purposes of competent person reports used in public listing documents. He is also a registered Geological Consultant for the European Union.

Viv worked as an exploration geologist in South Africa for 21 years in various capacities and for a wide range of mineral commodities, such as Base metals, gold, coal, various industrial minerals, uranium, and rare earth minerals. He held various senior exploration management positions within a large mining company.

In 1989 Viv moved to Namibia as a self-employed consulting geologist and was involved in the exploration for various commodities, including oil, but eventually specialized in groundwater studies for the Department of Water Affairs, as well as for European Union and Swedish NGO’s.

In 1992 Viv became the Namibian MD of an International Consulting company, Parkman & Associates, involved in groundwater studies and various commodities as well as environmental and engineering studies.

In 2000 Viv moved his centre of operations to South Africa and again became a self-employed geological consultant working throughout Africa mostly on contracts for the Centre for the Development of Enterprise, an EU agency for the development of SME’s in mining. As such, he has assessed projects ranging from dimension stone to gold mines. Viv has been involved in several feasibility studies, initial public offerings and mining project valuations. He has written competent person reports for three listed companies. In 2003 Viv originated a Namibian BEE company, Evi Mining Ltd., and is currently a Director of this public company.

Viv has consulted on exploration and mining projects in Namibia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Nigeria, Cameroon, Swaziland, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, the Philippines and Belgium. He is reasonably fluent in French.