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Prysm Resource is a privately owned and operated consultancy, engineering and manufacturing company, providing independent, strategic and tactical advice and personalised professional services to exploration and mining companies, engineering firms, financial institutions and investors.

Prysm Resource draws on a diverse team of highly qualified and experienced professionals with practical hands-on experience in mining projects’ design, management, operation, installation and evaluation. Furthermore, Prysm provides general engineering, manufacturing and mining services to the mining industry.

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Whilst mine optimisation, mine design and planning, and project management remain our primary focus areas for the consultancy division; our services also include capital and operational cost estimation, financial evaluation of projects, exploration management, geological modelling, ventilation design, geotechnical modelling, and Health and Safety practices.

Through its association with several consulting associates and contractors, Prysm Resources can provide a wide range of expertise in knowledge and experience to a broad client base that requires a high-quality professional response to their needs.

Prysm Resources builds and jealously safeguards relationships with our clients by committing ourselves to maintaining the highest possible service and confidentiality standards.

Prysm Resources Services

Mining Consulting

Project Management

  • Desktop to Feasibility Studies
  • Mineral Resource Management

Underground Projects

  • Desktop to Feasibility Studies
  • Resource optimisation
  • Resource to reserve conversion
  • Mine design & scheduling
  • Mine optimization & Trade-off studies
  • Competent Person Reports

Open Pit Projects

  • Desktop to Feasibility Studies
  • Resource to Reserve conversion
  • Mine design & scheduling
  • Pit Optimisation
  • Competent Person Reports


  • Cost analysis and estimation
  • Capital assessments of projects
  • Financial evaluation and analysis
  • Monte Carlo Simulation

Geotechnical Design & Modelling

  • 3 – Dimensional geotechnical modelling

Geological Design & Modelling

  • 3 – Dimensional geological modelling
  • Exploration geology
  • Resource estimation


Hydraulic Re-mining

  • Project design
  • Re-mining equipment manufacturing
  • Project construction / installation
  • Hydraulic re-mining


General Engineering

  • Repair and reconditioning of mining components


  • Engineering consulting & solutions
  • Damper control valves
  • Vibrating screens and feeders
  • Steel structures, hoppers, chutes, etc.

Manufacturing  and Repairs of Equipment

  • Plant equipment, vibrating feeders, grizzlys feeders & panels, storage bins, winch and rope guards, screw feeders, rotary valves, flapper valves, automated tip-cages, machined components, conveyor pulleys, crusher cones, samplers, valves, pumps, crane wheels, scrapers, hoppers, loco’s, scraper winches, damper control valves, crushers, magnetics drum separators, on-site bore mill seal landing machining, rotary valve repairs, etc.

Prysm Ventilation Services is a level 4 Black Empowered consultancy, engineering and manufacturing company, providing independent, strategic and pre-emptive advice and personalised ventilation and refrigeration professional services to exploration and mining companies, engineering firms, financial institutions and investors in mining and industrial ventilation as well as for occupational hygiene, in the form of personalised professional services.

Prysm Ventilation Services comprises a core team of highly qualified and experienced professionals with over 200 years of practical hands-on experience across all process and industrial plants, mining commodity types, mining methods, and services in senior corporate and consulting mining capacity. We provide theoretical and practical knowledge and expertise across various commodities and mining industrial processes.  We also specifically concentrate on delivering high-quality, exceptional value add responses to our client’s needs.

Prysm Ventilation Services builds and jealously safeguards relationships with our clients by committing ourselves to maintaining the highest possible service and confidentiality standards.

Prysm Ventilation Services

  • Independent ventilation engineering reviews
  • Ventilation system optimisation studies
  • Concept studies
  • Pre-feasibility studies (PFS-A / PFS-B)
  • Feasibility studies (Levels 1 through 3)
  • Mining alternative studies
  • Ventilation and cooling simulations
  • Short term planning
  • Life of Mine (LoM) planning
  • Automation
  • Strategic and tactical plans
  • Trade-off studies
  • Underground fire modelling
  • Emergency preparedness and response (inclusive of escape strategies)
  • Underground fire detection systems
  • Underground environmental monitoring
  • Ventilation on Demand (VoD)
  • Lamp room (management, requirements, supply and setup)
  • Early warning and gas detection instruments
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice (develop and review)
  • Ventilation and refrigeration design.
  • Modelling of mine ventilation and refrigeration systems using VentSim and VUMA 3-D software
  • Design of customised occupational hygiene management systems and procedures for surface works, factories, laboratories and underground mining operations.
  • Ventilation and occupational hygiene legal compliance audits based on the OHSAS 18001 series.
  • Occupational health risk assessments to facilitate occupational health management strategy development.
  • Ventilation, noise, illumination, airborne pollutant sampling and ergonomic surveys.
  • Environmental impact assessments for noise, dust, fibres, gases and associated contaminants.
  • Accredited training services provider with the University of the Witwatersrand on the Safety Risk Management Process.
  • Modelling, designing, installing and commissioning industrial ventilation /pollutant control systems for surface works, factories and laboratories.
  • Specialised investigative surveys on several aspects associated with exposure to hazardous chemical substances.
  • Computational fluid flow dynamic (CFD)
  • Auxiliary fan selection
  • Main fan selection
  • Refrigeration Plant selection
  • Fallout dust management and sampling
  • Isokinetic sampling of stacks

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Prysm Mining & Ventilation Services


Prysm Mining & Ventilation Services strives to contribute to unlocking potential in the mining and resource sectors by delivering the best practical and cost-effective solutions to every client and project.

Prysm Resource strives to provide competitive, high-quality, and individualised customer service while encouraging employee creativity, motivation and teamwork in a continuously improving environment.

Prysm Resource strives to be a world-class company committed to the health and safety of all its employees, providing quality products and services to all our clients.

Prysm Ventilation Services endeavours to unlock and develop individual talent and capabilities in all its members and associates.


At Prysm Mining & Ventilation Services, we are committed to remaining at the forefront of our profession, offering improved value and innovation to our clients. We aim to create a sustainable future for all by:

  • Providing services tailored to specific customer needs.
  • Applying cost-effective fit-for-purpose ventilation engineering systems and sound financial planning.
  • Introducing continuous process improvement strategies.
  • Acting with integrity and living it through all our actions.
  • Playing an active role in conserving the environment and the health and safety of all. 

Our Clients

Software Capabilities

Prysm Resources’ engineers and associates are highly provisioned with the following software:
Cadsmine®   ■   Datamine®   ■   Deswik®   ■   NPV Scheduler® (Open Pit Optimisation)   ■   Mineable Resource Optimiser (MRO®)   ■   Mineable Shape Optimiser (MSO®)   ■   Integrated Short Term Scheduler (ISDS®)   ■   Talpac®   ■   Whittle ®   ■   MicroStation®   ■   Arena® (simulation)   ■   SimMine® (simulation)   ■   Simio® (simulation)   ■   Ventsim®   ■   Vuma®   ■   @ Risk®


Meet Our Team

Riaan Swart Pr.Eng. | Managing Director | Principal Mining Engineer

B.Eng. Mining Engineering.

Riaan is a mining professional with +20 years of experience in the mining industry. This experience was gained in the operational, managerial, consulting, technical, corporate and project environments. He has been involved with a wide range of underground and surface mining methods in mineral deposits containing Diamonds, Gold, PGM’s, Coal, Copper, Titanium, Manganese, Chrome, and Zink. His primary focus and experience have been gained in vertical shaft access underground mining.

Velile Nhlapo | Director – New Business and Corporate Affairs

ND and NHD Metalliferous Mining, B.Tech Mining Engineering, EMP.

Velile brings over 20 years of mining experience and knowledge through growth within the ranks in the mining field. My model for success is that which blends technical expertise with excellent people/stakeholder Engagement, financial and general management skills together with timeous decision making. Non-Executive director of Zimplats (Pvt), Impala Platinum Limited and chairperson of the Social and Ethics committee

Dion Marais | Director – Technical | Specialist Consultant

MSc Eng., Grad Dipl Eng., COM Certificates In Environmental (Ventilation) Control, Colliery Ventilation, Asbestos Analysis and Technical Training.

He also holds certificates in Environmental Management, Law and Auditing and is a Queensland University and the University of the Witwatersrand accredited lecturer in Mining Risk Management systems. He has +45 years of experience covering mine ventilation, occupational health, industrial ventilation, refrigeration and risk management.

Dave Stanton | Director – Business Development | Specialist Consultant

COM Certificate in Mine Environmental (Ventilation) Control, MDP, APM, MBA, MSc (Mech Eng.). Advanced Proto Certificate, External Examiner with Potchefstroom University.

He has +42 years of experience pertaining to all facets of Ventilation and Refrigeration Engineering in senior management positions. Focused on specialist consultancy pertaining to Mine Ventilation and Cooling, Design optimisation, Fires and explosions, Methane Gas, Efficacy planning and Due Diligence studies

Jaco Venter | Core Services & Projects | Senior Consultant

Jaco has thirty years of professional and practical experience in mine ventilation and refrigeration engineering at operation and corporate levels. He is also well experienced in all major mining methods and layouts. He has extended knowledge of occupational hygiene in the mining industry. Currently, his main technical involvement is in mine ventilation and cooling system consulting, design, simulation, and training.

Francois Graaff | Occupational Hygiene and Ventilation Services | Senior Consultant

COM Certificate in Mine Environmental Control, Certificates in Air Quality Analysis, Radiological Protection Screening, Fire Investigation, Advanced Fire Prevention (FPASA) & Environmental Management certificates from Potchefstroom University.

He specialises in Occupational Hygiene Management, Industrial and Mining environments; correction of neglected and deteriorated ventilation systems; Safety, risk and hygiene audits, MicroScan analysis on airborne pollutants, Gas monitoring; Isokinetic stack sampling; Bag house filtration system measurement and monitoring; etc. He also specialises in the use of deep mine planning and modelling methods.

Leon du Toit | Ventilation Management Services | Senior Consultant

COM Mine Environmental Control Certificate and several certificates related to underground mine safety, risk, and fire and emergency management.

He has 39 years of mine ventilation, cooling, occupational hygiene, emergency response and project study experience. His work history covers shallow to deep hot mines in South Africa, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania ranging over different commodities, mining methods and full business spectrum from sinking to full production.

Chereen Swart | Finance and Administration Manager

As the Finance and Administration Manager at Prysm Group, Chereen Swart oversees the organisation’s financial and administrative processes on a daily basis. Her role involves ensuring accurate and efficient management and financial compliance, audits, capital expenditures, investments, client relations, and assets to maintain proper reporting and control.

Tino Punzul | Senior Mining Engineer
Tino is a self-motivated and highly enthusiastic Mine Planning Engineer with vast experience in the underground mine design and scheduling environment, highly proficient with the Datamine and EPS mine planning and scheduling software.

Tino is a Senior Mining Engineer with vast experience in the underground mine design and scheduling in both project and operational environments. He is highly proficient with various mine design platforms. Tino also has a production experience in various mining methods such as Block Caving, Sub-Level-Stoping, Long-Hole-Open-Stoping, and Narrow Tabular Breast Mining.

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Office Physical Address:
Southdowns Office Park, 21 Karee street, Ground floor suite GF01B, Irene, Centurion, 0157

Factory Physical Address:
22 Frans du Toit Street, Rosslyn

Postal Address:
PostNet Suite #854, Private Bag x1007, Lyttleton, 0140

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