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Declan Vogt

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Courses, research, development and consulting to support mechanisation in mines Date and Place of Birth: October 15, 1968, Salisbury, Rhodesia, (now Harare, Zimbabwe) Education: BSc Eng and MSc Eng in electrical engineering at Wits, PhD in electronics at the... 

Anaki Karigeni

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Pan African is an Africa-focused precious metals producer, currently producing more than 200 000 oz of gold and platinum a year. The company invests in long-life, high-grade operations with low cash cost profiles and attractive margins Date and Place of Birth:... 

Anaki Karigeni

Phillip Barton

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company:  Diamond Mining and Trading Date and Place of Birth:  19 April 1962 Cape Town Education:  B Comm, AGA, MBA First Job:  Finance Clerk – Department of Post and Telecommunications Size of First Monthly Pay Packet: R325 Value of Assets Under Your Control: R15billion... 

Phillip Barton

Markus Hannemann

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Niche steel manufacture including grinding media, rolled products, cast products, wire-rod products, scrap processing Date and Place of Birth: May 10, 1967, Johannesburg Education: Marais Viljoen High School, Alberton, matric 1985; National Higher Diploma -... 

Markus Hannemann

Jan du Plessis

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of Company: Finding, mining and processing mineral resources 

Jan du Plessis

Paul Dunne

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Mining platinum group metals Date and Place of Birth: August 6, 1963, Warrington, England Education: BSc Hons, MBA First Job: Junior engineer Size of First Pay Packet: R2 000 a month Value Of Assets Under Your Control: R18-billion market capitalisation 

Paul Dunne

Paul Thomson

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Engineering and projects management services in the mining industry 

Paul Thomson

Ufikile Khumalo

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Niche steel manufacture including grinding media, rolled products, cast products, wire-rod products, scrap processing Date and Place of Birth: February 5, 1966, Pretoria 

Ufikile Khumalo

Ernie Blom

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Diamond polishing and trading Date and Place of Birth: May 13, 1947, Johannesburg 

Ernie Blom

Shaun Newberry

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Gold Mining Date and Place of Birth: March 10, 1972, Blyvooruitzicht, Gauteng Education: BSc Mining Engineering, Wits University; EDP, Kellog Institute, North Western University, Chicago First Job: Learner Official Mining, Anglo American Corporation 

Shaun Newberry

Mike de Wit

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Exploring for base metals and diamonds in Botswana and for kimberlites in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 

Mike de Wit

Graham Kerr

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Producer of thermal and metallurgical coal; manganese ore and manganese alloys; alumina and aluminium; nickel and ferronickel; silver, lead and zinc Date and Place of Birth: Fremantle, Western Australia, April 17, 1971 Education: South Fremantle High School;... 

Graham Kerr

Stephen Miller

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Development of the Waterberg Coal project in South Africa’s Limpopo province Date and Place of Birth: March 20, 1960, in Merredin, Western Australia Education: Marist Brothers, Perth, matric 1977; Edith Cowan University, Perth, 1980 First Job: Chartered Accountant,... 

Stephen Miller

Themba Mkhwanazi

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Coal mining Date and Place of Birth: January 8, 1970, Mbabane, Swaziland Education: Golden Hillock and Archbishop Ilsley Catholic School, Birmingham, UK, 1981 to 1988; BEng (Hon) Chem Eng, University of Teesside, Cleveland, UK, 1993 First Job: Assistant process... 

Themba Mkhwanazi

Graham Herbert

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of Company: Serving mines and mineworkers in the gold and platinum sectors 

Graham Herbert

Brian Beamish

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Mining Date and Place of Birth: December 28, 1956 Education: B.Sc (Mech Eng) First Job: Engineer in Training Size of First Pay Packet: R550 pm Value Of Assets Under Your Control: £1.4-billion market capitalisation 

Brian Beamish

Louw Smith

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Nordgold is a pure-play emerging-markets gold producer established in 2007. In 2013, Nordgold’s nine mines, located in the Commonwealth of Independent States and West Africa, produced 924 400 oz of gold Date and Place of Birth: August 22, 1966, Paarl, South Africa... 

Louw Smith

David Noko

By: Martin Creamer Position: Executive VP Social and Sustainable Development, AngloGold Ashanti, since June 2012; Non-Executive Director of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Main Activity of Company: Gold mining and exploration Date and Place of Birth: June 1957, Sabie, Mpumalanga  

David Noko

James Motlatsi

By: Martin Creamer Position: Executive chairperson of Teba Limited, nonexecutive chairperson of Shanduka, Platfields, Verimark Main Activity of the Company: Unlocking human potential and serving mines, mineworkers and community Date and Place of Birth: June 5, 1951, Morifi, Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho Education:... 

James Motlatsi

Richard Whittall

By: Martin Creamer Position: President and CEO of Newstrike Capital Inc Main Activity of the Company: Precious Metals Exploration in Mexico Date and Place of Birth: January 13, 1959 – Vancouver, B.C. Canada Education: BA (UBC) MA (Cambridge) First Job: Mail Room Placer Developments Size of First Pay Packet: C... 

Richard Whittall

Ron Holding

By: Martin Creamer Position: CEO of AIM-quoted and JSE-listed Pan African Resources Main Activity of the Company: Pan African is an African-focused precious metals producer, currently producing more than 200 000 oz of gold and platinum a year. The strategy of investing in long- life, high-grade operations with... 

Ron Holding

Andy Clay

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Minerals Advisory Date and Place of Birth: April 16, 1955, Southampton, Great Britain Education: M.Sc. (Geol), M.Sc. (Min Eng), Dip Bus Management First Job: Second man on a drill rig for a fledgling Northern Rock Size of First Pay Packet: £200 a month 

Andy Clay

Thabo Gumbi

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Unlocking human potential and serving mines, mineworkers and community Date and Place of Birth: May 10, 1981, Soweto, Johannesburg Education: Elsie Ngidi Primary School, Chiawelo, Soweto; Siyamukela High School, Madadeni, Newcastle; Marketing Degree, University of... 

Thabo Gumbi

Jaco Lotheringen

By: Martin Creamer Full Name: Jacobus Johannes Lotheringen Position: Ukwazi director: Open cut, coal and turnaround studies Main Activity of the Company: Mining engineering and mine planning Date and Place of Birth: December 3, 1971, Ladysmith, KwazuluNatal Education: B Eng (Mining) First Job: Miner at... 

Jaco Lotheringen

Andrew Hames

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Global integrated security company with particular strength in the energy, mining and construction industries; operations in more than 120 countries across six continents with 618 000 employees; specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where... 

Andrew Hames

Graham Ehm

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: 1956, Australia Education: BSc (Hons) Metallurgy First Job: Process engineer, Queensland Nickel PL Size of First Pay Packet: $11 000 a year 

Graham Ehm

Lerato Molebatsi

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Platinum mining Date and Place of Birth: September 23, 1969, Johannesburg Education: Shomang Junior Primary School, Orlando West, Soweto; Nkholi Higher Primary School, Pimville, Soweto; Thaba-Jabula High School, Soweto, 1982-1985; Promat College, Johannesburg,... 

Lerato Molebatsi

Guy Duport

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Junior minerals exploration and exploitation company Date and Place of Birth: Janaury 30, 1963, Versailles, France Education: MA (Hon) European Commercial Law, currently doing MBA on Finance and Corporate Strategy First Job: Summer job silver service waiter Size... 

Guy Duport

Albie Visser

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Supply of explosives, technical services and blasting to the opencast mining sector Date of Birth: June 25, 1970 Education: B.Ing Mining Engineer, MEM Masters in Engineering Management First Job: Underground miner Size of First Pay Packet: R1 300 a month Value Of... 

Albie Visser

Mike Begg

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Vantage Goldfields is engaged in the mining and exploration of gold, producing positive cash flow from two, shallow underground operations, Lily and Barbrook Mining Complex in the Barberton area. Date and Place of Birth: October 5, 1962, Johannesburg. Lived and... 

Mike Begg

Mark Brune

By: Chantelle Kotze Main Activity of the Company: Gold extraction from hard rock opencast mining and hydraulic tailings mining, as well as recently recommissioned historic underground shafts Date and Place of Birth: July 12, 1965, California, USA Education: BA Business Administration, Auburn University, USA; MBA... 

Mark Brune
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