BSc (Hons) in Mining Engineering- Wits University
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management- Regenesys
Thakadu started his journey as a bursar, mining graduate and a permanent employee at Anglo American. During his stay at Anglo he occupied the following positions- Miner, Shiftboss, Mine Overseer and Section Manager.
In 2017 he joined Glencore as a Production Manager. Thakadu has mining experience of 11 years with both Underground and Opencast Coal mining experience. He joined Wescoal as Mine Manager for Vanggatfontein Colliery in November 2019. He will lead the Vanggatfontein Colliery mine operations teams, including contractors to deliver operational targets.