Dr. Jewette H. Masinja

Department of Metallurgy and Material Processing
Lecturer I

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Minerals Engineering (Hons.) 1984, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Minerals Processing 1994, Queensland University, Australia.

Worked for Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) for 14 years as a plant operator and ended up as the ZCCM Head of Group Environmental Services (1984-1998). Was appointed as a Permanent Secretary in the Zambian Government for 4 years from 1998 to 2002. Prepared the subsisting Zambian Government Mines and Minerals (Environmental) Regulations governing environmental protection in the mining sector in Zambia. Worked as a private consultant to the mining industry from 2002 to 2004. Was the Chief Executive Officer of the Tobacco Association of Zambia from 2004 to 2006, and then joined the University of Zambia as a Lecturer in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing in 2006 to date.  Currently serving as the Coordinator of the United Nations University – Institute of Natural Resources in Africa, Mineral Resources Unit, as well as Coordinator of the UNZA – Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA) Programme at the University of Zambia. Involved in postgraduate student research supervision and teaching, at MSc and PhD level. 
Areas of research interest include environmental management policy, legislation and practice, and implementation of the African Mining Vision (AMV) in Zambia. Have an active research project on the AMV in Zambia. Currently active as a consultant to the mining industry, NGOs and other organisations, in environmental management policy and practice carried out over 64 consulting assignments. Member of the Zambia Academy of Sciences. Active on a number of company Boards. 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Zambia Academy of Sciences
  • AusIMM
  • IMM
  1. Masinja J. H. and Napier-Munn T. J. 1990 Studies of Ferrosilicon Loss, Fourth Samancor Symposium on Dense Medium Separation, Cairns Australia. 
  2. Masinja J. H. 1992.  Mathematical Models of Dense Medium Adhesion. PhD Thesis, University of Queensland.
  3. Masinja J. H. and Napier-munn T. J. 1994.  A model of washing on dense medium recovery screens. XV CMMI Congress, Johannesburg. 
  4. Napier-Munn T. J. Kojovic T. Scott I.A., Shi F., Masinja J. H. Baguley P.J., 1995.  Some causes of medium loss in dense medium plants.  Minerals Engineering, Vol 8, No. 6, pp 659-678 1995. 
  5. Maimbolwa M.M., Kanyembo J., Masinja J.H., 1995.  Current status of environmental impact assessment in Zambia, SADC – ELMS review of procedures and training workshop Pretoria S.A. 
  6. Hanschar L.J., and Masinja J. H., 1995 Setting up an environmental management system, “The ZCCM Experience”.  SAIMM, Capetown Branch. 
  7. Masinja J. H., October 1995.  Summary of Zambia Government Representation at the Third Meeting of the Parties (COPII) to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their disposal, 18-22 September 1995, Geneva, Switzerland.  Engineers Echo, EIZ Newsletter. 
  8. Masinja. J. H., March 1996.  Environmental Protection in Zambia and its impact on industry.  The catalyst Vol. 3 No 1 January – April 1996.
  9. Statutory Instrument No 29 of 1997, the Mines and Minerals (Environmental) Regulations, for the Government of Zambia. (Drafted this SI)
  10. Statutory Instrument No 102 of 1998, the Mines and Minerals (Environmental Protection Fund) Regulations for the Government of Zambia. (Drafted this SI)
  11. Simukanga S. and Masinja JH, 2012. “Skills Gaps for the Minerals industry-A Case for Zambia”, The International Mineral Processing Congress, New Delhi, India. 
  12. Masinja J.H. and Simukanga S. 2014. “An Extractives Industry Contract Negotiations Model”, Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Cape Town, South Africa, 7-8 August. 
  13. Masinja JH and Simukanga S. 2014. “The Response of the Zambian Mining Industry to Environmental Management Legislation”, International Mineral Processing Congress, Santiago, Chile.
  14. Sondanshi S., Witika L.K. Witika and Masinja J.H. 2015. “Investigating Entrainment Levels in Lumwana and Kansanshi Ores Using the Froth Stability and Water Recovery Methods”. SAIMM, Copper Cobalt Africa Conference.
  15. Mwale A.N., Mainza A. N., Bepswa P.A., Simukanga S., Masinja J.H.  2016. Model for Fine Wet Screening. International Mineral Processing Congress- ISBN: 978-1- 926872-29-2.
  16. Mwamba P.  C., Masinja J.H., Hara Y. R. S., and James Manchisi, 2018. “Acid Bake-Leach Process for Recovering Copper and Cobalt from Complex Sulphide-Oxide Concentrates” Submitted to the SAIMM, Journal.
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