Privilege Shava

Privilege Shava's picture

Staff Details

Office Location: 
New Engineering Building, E3/3/151
Telephone Number: 
+264 61 207 2729
Email Address: 


Professional Registration

  • Professional Mining Engineer (Pr.Eng. – PE 2016 -24) – Engineering Council of Namibia


  • M.Eng. Mining, University of the Witwatersrand (2018)
  • BSc. Engineering (Hons) Mining Engineering, University of Engineering  (2008)

Research Focus Areas

  • Cut-off grading in polymetallic base metal deposits
  • Production scheduling

Subjects Currently Teaching

  • SUM710S – Surface Mining 315
  • MPD720S – Mine Planning and Design 324
  • MPD810S – Mine Planning and Design 414
  • AMG720S – Accounting and Management 324

Brief Career Summary

  • 2018+ Lecturer, Mining Engineering, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2012+ Junior Lecturer, Mining Engineering, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2010+ Lecturer & Assessment Manager, MSC Namibia
  • 2008+ Junior Mining Engineer, Gath’s Mine, Zimbabwe

Selected Publications (Most notable publications over the last 5 years)

  1. Shava, P., & Madziwa, L., 2017. The Impact of Depressed Commodity Prices on the Namibian Uranium Sub-sector. Swakopmund, Uranium 2017 International Conference.
  2. Shava, P., 2017. The Role and Importance of Engineering Education in the Attainment of a Knowledge Economy. Windhoek, Commonwealth Education Conference.
  3. Madziwa, L., Namate, N., Shava, P., Magombedze. C., 2017. Application of Risk Management in making a disused mine safe: Case study of an underground mine. Livingstone, Social Responsibility in Geology, Mining, Mineral and Groundwater Resource Education. 
  4. Shava, P., & Musingwini, C., 2018. A Net Smelter Return for a Polymetallic Deposit. Johannesburg, Society of Mining Professors 6th Regional Conference.
  5. Musiyarira, H., Hollenberg, T., Shava, P., 2018. Enhancing Sustainability of Minerals Engineering Programmes through the Development of a Minerals Resource Centre. Johannesburg, Society of Mining Professors 6th Regional Conference.
  6. Shava, P., 2018. An economic evaluation of the Rosh Pinah polymetallic deposit using the Net Smelter Return model. A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Science in Engineering.
  7. Musiyarira, H., Shava, P., Dzinomwa, G., 2019. An Interrogation of the Approach to Social Licence to Operate (SLO) on the African Continent. Sydney, Sustainable Development in Minerals Industry.
Back to Top