Sodhie B Naicker


Summary of experience

Sodhie B Naicker is a co-founding member Kai Batla Holding Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries. Sodhie has more than 11 years experience in the mining and minerals field. His key area of expertise lie in the technical elements of mining and minerals related evaluation of projects. Mr Naicker has worked both in Africa and Australasia. His project experience ranges from exploration, mining, quality control, laboratory management, marketing and sales, and techno-financial evaluations of mining projects. His experience in the mining industry is complemented by his more recent focus on economics and policy formulation in the minerals industry.

Sodhie obtained his basic training as a geologist within the Anglo American Group after completing his Honours degree in Geology at the University of Durban Westville (now University of Kwa-Zulu Natal) in 1996. Sodhie spent 2.5 years within the Anglo Coal division starting off as a graduate geologist and eventually leaving the Anglo Group after working on several exploration projects. Sodhie then joined the SGS Group and held various positions over a 5 year period both locally and internationally. After leaving SGS in 2004, Sodhie was appointed as Advisor in a minerals consultancy in South Africa. Prior to joining Kai Batla Minerals Industry Consultants Sodhie managed the Minerals Economics and Strategy Unit at Mintek for 3 years.


Areas of expertise

- Laboratory methods and techniques
- The valuation and strategic analysis of mining companies and mineral

- The due diligence of techno-economic information relating to mineral

  projects;   Coal geology;
- Independent reporting of quality and quantity; and Independent Sample

  Trail Audits (STA).
- International Reporting Codes for Mineral Resources.

Qualification and memberships

Bachelor of Science (Geology & Economic Geology) University of KwaZulu

Honours Bachelor of Science (Geology) - University of KwaZulu Natal
Member of the Geological Society of South Africa (MGSSA)
Member of the South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions


Member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MSAIMM)
Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAuSIMM)



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