Jobs in diamond mining

The mining industry contributes to South Africa’s economic wealth, while creating hundreds of thousands of mining jobs and career paths. The diamond mining industry currently employs some 16,666 people.

Employment fields within the industry include engineering; geology; finance, auditing and accountancy; company secretarial; human resources; medical; environmental science; and safety, among others.

There are several routes available to people wishing to take up a career in diamond mining. The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the administration of skills development programmes for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa. Mining-related qualifications are offered at the universities of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Pretoria and the Free State. In addition, diamond mining companies also offer learnerships, bursaries and scholarships.