National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry – Mangosuthu University of Technology, National Diploma in Extractive Metallurgy – Johannesburg University of Technology, Postgraduate Certificate in Management – Henley Business College.
Thulan has over 25 years’ coal industry experience. He started his career in the mining industry at Anglo American in the coal laboratory with Analytical Chemistry qualification. He has also worked for Sasol Mining and BHP Billiton and has been instrumental in the start-up project at these companies. As a Metallurgical Engineer, in his career he has been in various senior management positions to a General Manager level. He has extensive experience in coal processing, coal plant designs, mine start up projects, and mining operation.