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Cutifani elected new Chamber of Mines president
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6th November 2012
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JOHANNESBURG ( – AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani has been elected new president of South Africa’s Chamber of Mines (CoM), following the end of Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi’s term of office.

Speaking to Mining Weekly Online at the CoM’s 122nd annual general meeting on Tuesday, Australian-born Cutifani said he was “thrilled” to be elected president of the chamber. “Especially considering that I have been in the country for five years. It is a great privilege and I am very keen to contribute to the growing mining industry in South Africa,” he noted.

Anglo American South Africa executive director Khanyisile Kweyama was chosen as VP, taking over the position previously held by Cutifani. Optimum Coal CEO Mike Teke also remains a VP.

Kweyama has served on the executive committee of Anglo American’s Platinum business since 2011 and previously held executive positions at Barloworld, Altech and BMW South Africa.

CoM CEO Bheki Sibiya stated that he looked forward to the leadership of the newly elected office bearers. “Our industry is going through many challenges which require a diversity of insights and strategies. The chamber will grow from strength to strength with Cutifani as the president.”

He added that Kweyama’s election would enhance the diversity and her contribution would add value to the CoM and its members as it moved forward to find solutions that would benefit the industry, its employees and other stakeholders.

Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu criticised the CoM for the shortage of women in executive roles in the chamber.


Edited by: Mariaan Webb


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Mark Cutifani
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Mark Cutifani, Xolani Mkhwanazi abd Bheki Sibiya
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Mark Cutifani, Xolani Mkhwanazi abd Bheki Sibiya
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