Andries Strauss is the Mine Residue Section Manager of Knight Piésold South Africa and is based in the Johannesburg office. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and is a registered Professional Engineer with 18 years of experience gained in several African countries and was based in the Ghana office for some time.
His main area of technical expertise lies in geotechnical and civil engineering for mine waste management, including tailings storage facilities, heap leach pads and waste rock facilities. He carries surveillance responsibilities for some of the largest tailings facilities in South Africa. Project capabilities range from inception, through the feasibility and implementation phases, right to closure. He has strong background and interest in design and modelling software. His focus is less on design and more on project management, surveillance/audits, and business development to sustain and grow the section.