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Brendan Robinson

By: Martin Creamer Brendan Robinson, a 37-year-old chartered accountant, is profiled in Mining Weekly this week as the new CEO of Tshipi é Ntle, the Pallinghurst group manganese mining company that operates in the Northern Cape. 

Brian Gilbertson

By: Martin Creamer Mining luminary Brian Gilbertson continues to lead the diversified JSE-listed mining company Pallinghurst Resources as executive chairperson, giving it the benefit of his vast experience with some of the world’s biggest mining companies. 

Brian Gilbertson

Marc Struik

By: Ilan Solomons Marc Struik is CEO of the mining and metals division of BSG Resources, a company active in exploration, mining, mergers and acquisitions. 

Marc Struik

Simphiwe Nanise

By: Martin Creamer Simphiwe Nanise is COO of the Mineworkers Investment Trust, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year as a provider of benefits for members of the National Union of Mineworkers and their dependants.  

Simphiwe Nanise

Arne Frandsen

By: Martin Creamer Pallinghurst CEO Arne Frandsen, who is also executive deputy chairperson of Sedibelo Platinum Mines and a director of KellTech and Faberge, has assets under his control worth R40-billion. Pallinghurst employs some 5 000 people in underlying companies, of which 2 500 are in South Africa 

Arne Frandsen

David Brown

By: Martin Creamer Coal of Africa, a future coking coal producer. 

David Brown

George Roach

By: Martin Creamer Executive chairperson and CEO of Premier African Minerals, which listed on Aim in London in December 2012; it began as the largely privately funded G&B African Resources in 2007 

George Roach

Keith Scott

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company:  Geology, mining and environmental consulting Date and Place of Birth:  December, 18, 1972, Windhoek, Namibia Education:  Honours Degree in Geology, University of the Witwatersrand First Job:  Late night pharmacy sales assistant Size of First Pay Packet: R800 a month... 

Keith Scott

Darren Townsend

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Development of Ngualla Rare Earth Project, Tanzania Date and Place of Birth: Traralgon, Victoria, Australia, March 7, 1969 Education: Eng (Hons)- Mining Engineering, EMBA First Job: Rio Tinto Size of First Pay Packet: AU$42 000 a year 

Darren Townsend

Justin Colling

By: Martin Creamer Main activity of the company: Opencast mining and related activities Date and place of birth: July 1, 1972, Maritzburg, South Africa Education: Diploma civil engineering (cum laude), Technikon Natal First job: Tally clerk, Moolmans Size of first pay packet: R900 a month Value of assets under your... 

Justin Colling

Gerhard Hendriksz

By: Mariaan Webb Main Activity of the Company: Operations and Maintenance Date and Place of Birth: July 25, 1965, Krugersdorp Education:  National Higher Diploma in Extraction Metallurgy First Job:  Learner official Anglo American Size of First Pay Packet: R914 cost to company Value of Assets under Your Control:... 

Gerhard Hendriksz

Tom Albanese

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Globally diversified mining company Date and Place of Birth: September 9, 1957, New Jersey, Ohio, US Education: Bachelor’s degree in mineral economics; master’s degree in mining engineering, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Career Path: 1981 to 1983, junior engineer... 

Tom Albanese

Ronny Webber-Youngman

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity relating to the University: Teaching and learning related to Mining Engineering education, including research activities related to the mining industry as well as management and leadership activities within the Department of Mining Engineering Date and Place of Birth: Welkom, Free... 

Ronny  Webber-Youngman

Adrian Gale

By: Anine Vermeulen Position: GM Orapa Letlhakane and Damtshaa Mines, Debswana Main Activity of the Company: Diamond Mining Date and Place of Birth: December 19, 1950, Devon, England Education: BSc (Hons), Ph.D Kings College, University of London First Job: Roan Consolidated Mines, Zambia 1976 Size of First Pay... 

Adrian Gale

Neale Goddard

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company:  Mining consulting and mining EPCM projects Date and Place of Birth:  December 6, 1970, Zimbabwe Education:  BSc Mechanical Engineering (Wits), Pr.Eng, GCC, PMP First Job:  Apprentice fitter and turner Size of First Pay Packet: R700 a month Value Of Assets Under Your... 

Neale Goddard

Allen Butcher

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Coal mining and marketing Date and Place of Birth: April 18, 1969, Luton, England Education: Sunward Park High, Boksburg, matric 1986; BSc Mech Eng, Witwatersrand University, 1991; Registered Professional Engineer 1996; Government Certificate of Competency, 1997; BA,... 

Allen Butcher

Anthony Bruce

By: Martin Creamer Main activity of the company: Supplier of surface and underground mining equipment simulators to mitigate risk Date and place of birth: June 18, 1965, Bedfordview, Gauteng Education: Parktown Boys High, Grade 12, 1983; marketing and business management part-time through IMM Graduate School of... 

Anthony Bruce

Rembu Matodzi

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Ferrochrome production Date and Place of Birth: May 25, 1979, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, South Africa Education: Tshidumbi Higher Primary School, Limpopo, 1991; Dimani Agricultural High School, Limpopo, matric, 1996; National Diploma Chemical Engineering, Durban... 

Rembu Matodzi

Sarel Daantjie

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Mining contracting company Date and Place of Birth: April 25, 1985, George Stegman Hospital, Saulspoort Village, north of Rustenburg, North West Province Education: Grade 9, St Dominic’s Convent School, Rustenburg First Job: Sub contractor to Anglo American Size of... 

Sarel Daantjie

Andre van Zyl

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Ferrochrome production Date and Place of Birth: June 14, 1970, Pretoria Education: Laerskool Paul Kruger, Alberton; Hoërskool Delmas, matric 1988; Artillery School, Potchefstroom; BSc; BSc Hons; BSc Masters; PhD Chemistry, 1997, North West University, Potchefstroom;... 

Andre van Zyl

Leon Furstenburg

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company:  People management Date and Place of Birth:  November 1957, Johannesburg Education:  MSc in water engineering, BSc Civil First Job:  Engineer in training in the design branch of the then Johannesburg City Council Size of First Pay Packet:  Can't remember, about R400... 

Leon Furstenburg

Deshnee Naidoo

By: Chantelle Kotze Main Activity of the Company: Mining, processing, refining and selling zinc concentrate/metal and associated by-products Date and Place of Birth: February 27, 1976, Durban, South Africa Education: BSc Chemical Engineering First Job: Learner official metallurgist, Precious Metals Refiners,... 

Deshnee Naidoo

Bonani Siko

By: Martin Creamer Main Activity of the Company: Coal mining operations Date and Place of Birth: July 15, 1977, Venterstad, Eastern Cape Education: Sofunda Secondary School, Middelburg, matric, 1995;National Diploma, coal mining, Technikon Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1999; National Higher Diploma, coal mining,... 

Bonani Siko

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... 

Declan Vogt

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
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