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Mining Personality

Dominic Bruynseels

By: Martin Creamer     22nd July 2005 Full name: Dominic Bruynseels Position: CEO, Barclays Africa and Middle East, since 1999 Main activity of the company: Financial services, banking Date and place of birth: August 26, 1959, Accrington, UK Education: Degree in medieval history, Durham University; MBA, Henley Management College;... 

Shadwick Bessit

By: Martin Creamer     15th July 2005 Full name: Shadwick Bessit Position: Operations executive, Implats’ Rustenburg Operations, since June 2005 Main activity of the company: Platinum-mining, processing and refining Date and place of birth: August 21, 1962, Johannesburg Education: Matriculated, Noordgesig High School 1981; NHD... 

Pete Da Silva

8th July 2005 Full name: Pete da Silva Position: Group CEO Main activity of the company: Electrical and electronics engineering Date and place of birth: November 19, 1959, Brazil Education: Dip (light current), Management Studies – Duke University and Siemens First job: Siemens Size of first pay packet:... 

Vincent Maphai

By: Yolande Botes     1st July 2005 Full name: Thabane Vincent Maphai Position: Chairperson BHP Billiton South Africa, as of May 1, 2004 Main activity of the company: Metals and minerals mining and marketing Date and place of birth: February 24, 1952, Pretoria Education: PhD, Kwazulu-Natal University, 1991; Advanced Management... 

Andries Tshabalala 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2005 Full name: Andries Tshabalala Position: MD Alstom Transport since 2000 and Power Service since April 2004 Main activity of the company: Supply of rolling stock, turnkey railway signalling systems and power-generation equipment and service Date and place of birth: March 15, 1954, Standerton... 

Ian Visser

By: Martin Creamer     17th June 2005 Full name: Ian Visser Position: CEO, Premier Foods, since 2004 Main activity of the company: Food Date and place of birth: March 6, 1960, Klerksdorp Education: BCom Hons (Investment Management) (Cum Laude), Rand Afrikaanse University, March 19, 1999 First job: Self-employed Size of first pay... 

Serge Ngandu

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2005 Full name: Dona Serge Ngandu Position: Industrial minerals regional director – Africa, Hatch Africa, from 2004 Main activity of the company: Consulting, design engineering, information technology, environmental, project and construction management services to the global mining,... 

Nicky Oppenheimer

By: Martin Creamer     3rd June 2005 Full name: Nicholas Frank Oppenheimer Position: Chairman De Beers Group since 1998 Main activity of company: Mining and marketing of diamonds Date and place of birth: June 8, 1945, Johannesburg Education: Harrow, Christ Church, Oxford, politics, philosophy, economics, 1965 First job:... 

Raymond Chirwa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     27th May 2005 Full name: Raymond Lawrence Chirwa Position: Senior manager: engineering since January 2004 Date and place of birth: November 6, 1964, Springs, Gauteng Education: BSc Eng (electrical), University of Malawi, 1991; MBA, University of Pretoria, 2004; BEng (Hons, mechanical), University of Pretoria,... 

Thulani Gcabashe

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2005 Full name: Thulani Sikhulu Gcabashe Position: Eskom CE since November 2000; chairperson Eskom Enterprises since March 1999 Main activity of the company: Generation, transmission, trading and distribution of electricity Date and place of birth: November 1, 1957, Maritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal... 

Mike Wylie

By: Martin Creamer     13th May 2005 Full Name: Michael Stanley Wylie Position: Chairperson of WBHO since 2002 Main activity of the company: Construction Date and place of birth: October 15, 1949, East London Education: SACS, matric, 1967; University of Cape Town, BSc (Civil), 1971; University of South Africa, BCom Hons, 1977 First... 

Ian Cockerill

By: Martin Creamer     6th May 2005 Full name: Ian David Cockerill Position: CEO Gold Fields, April 2002 Main activity of the company: Gold exploration, development and production Date and place of birth: August 4, 1954, London, UK Education: Wirral Grammar, UK, 1972; BSc Hons Geology, London University, 1975; Unisa, MDP, 1980;... 

Dali Mpofu 

By: Martin Creamer     29th April 2005 Full name: Daluxolo Christopher Mpofu Position: Group executive director: corporate affairs of the Altron Group Main activity of the company: Information and communications technology and electronics Date and place of birth: September 26, 1962, East London Education: Wits University B Proc... 

Mafika Mkwanazi

By: Martin Creamer     22nd April 2005 Full name: Mafika Mkwanazi Position: Chairperson Western Areas Limited; chairperson Letseng Diamonds, Lesotho; director Nedcor Main activity of the company: Gold-mining Date and place of birth: January 31, 1954, Pimville, Johannesburg Education: Orlando West High School, Soweto, Johannesburg,... 

Con Fauconnier

By: Martin Creamer     15th April 2005 Full name: Constantinus Johannes Fauconnier Position: CE of Kumba Resources since July 1, 2001 Main activity of the company: Mineral and metal production Date and place of birth: December 10, 1947, Polokwane, Limpopo Education: University of Pretoria, BSc (Eng) (Mining), 1968; University of... 

Dale Paul 

By: elizabeth rebelo     8th April 2005 Full name: Andrew Dale Paul Position: CEO of Centurion Gold Holdings, December 2004 Main activity of the company: Gold-mining Date and place of birth: March 7, 1962, Gweru, Zimbabwe Education: Matriculated (O levels, M levels, A levels) Falcon College, 1980; Degree in agricultural management,... 

Daniel Barbosa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     1st April 2005 Full name: Daniel Barbosa Position: Chief operating officer, Clover Logistics, since July 2001 Main activity of the company: Clover Logistics, the logistics division of dairy manufacturer Clover SA, distributes food brands such as Eskort, Today’s, Rainbow and Thistlewood. It handles over... 

Davinder Chugh

By: Martin Creamer     25th March 2005 Full name: Davinder Kumar Chugh Position: CEO Mittal Steel South Africa, since September 2004 Main activity of company: Steel production Date and place of birth: July, 20, 1956, New Delhi, India Education: BSc Physics (Honours), 1975, Delhi University, New Delhi (city), India; MBA, 1977, Punjabi... 

Steven Cohen

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     18th March 2005 Full name: Steven Cohen Position: MD, Softline Pastel, since March 2003 Main activity of the company: Accounting-software manufacturer and distributor Date and place of birth: March 3, 1962, Johannesburg Education: Greenside High; Wits University, BCom/BAcc, 1985; CASA, 1986 First job: Articled... 

Althea Povey

4th March 2005 Full name: Althea Lynne Povey Position: President of the South African Association of Consulting Engineers (SAACE) for 2005 Main activity of the company: Business support organisation for member firms Date and place of birth: Durban, July 12, 1959 Education: Fish Hoek High School, matric, 1976;... 

Lesedi Rakgokong

25th February 2005 Full name: Lesedi Rakgokong Position: CEO of Lesedi Drilling & Mining Contracting Company since its inception in 2002 Main activity of the company: Underground diamond drilling Date and place of birth: November 8, 1966, Phokeng (Rustenburg) Education: Matriculated from Kebalepile High School,... 

André Wilkens

18th February 2005  

Danie Coetser

11th February 2005 Full name: Danie Coetser Position: Timken South Africa MD, since May 1, 2000 Main activity of the company: The manufacture of railroad bearings and the distribution of imported bearings Date and place of birth: September 16, 1957, Johannesburg Education: Matric completed in Estcourt,... 

Stuart Murray

4th February 2005 Full Name: Stuart Angus Murray Position: CEO, Aquarius Platinum Limited, since 2001 Main activity of company: Platinum mining Date and place of birth: April 20, 1962, Mufulira, Zambia Education: Loretto School, Musselburgh, Scotland, 1970 to 1980; Imperial College, London, 1980 to 1984 First... 

Maanda Manyatshe

By: Martin Creamer     28th January 2005 Full name: Maanda Manyatshe Position: CEO MTN South Africa since November 1, 2004 Main activity of the company: Mobile telecommunications Date and place of birth: March 27, 1957, Sibasa, Limpopo Province Education: Mphaphuli High, matric 1975; MSc, Fort Hare University, 1983 First job: Junior... 

Steve Phiri

21st January 2005 Full name: Stephen Ditshebo Phiri Position: CEO Merafe Resources, holding company of JSE Securities Exchange-listed SA Chrome, since May 1, 2003 Main activity of the company: Producer of ferrochrome Date and place of birth: March 19, 1956, Phokeng, Rustenburg, North West Province Education:... 

Phuthuma Nhleko

14th January 2005 Full name: Phuthuma F Nhleko Position: CEO MTN Group since July 1, 2002 Main activity of the company: Mobile telecommunications Date and place of birth: April 7, 1960, Kwathema, Springs, Gauteng, South Africa Education: ‘O’ Levels, St Marks High School, Swaziland, 1977; BSc Civil Engineering,... 

Zanele Mavuso Mbatha

10th December 2004 Full Name: Zanele Mavuso Mbatha Position: Deputy chairperson of Incwala Resources Main activity of the company: Black-economic-empowerment investor in mining company Date and Place of Birth: May 23, 1970, Dube, Soweto Education: Mills College, California, BA (international economics) 1993 First... 

Helmuth Fischer

3rd December 2004 Full name: Helmuth Hermann Fischer Position: MD of CBI since 1989 Main activity of the company: Manufacturing of low-voltage switchgear Date and place of birth: September 13, 1947 in Eiterfeld, Germany Education: Wigbertschule Huenfeld, Abitur 1966; Technical University Darmstadt, masters degree... 

Xolani Mkhwanazi

By: Martin Creamer     26th November 2004 Full name: Xolani Humphrey Mkhwanazi Position: CEO Bateman Africa since 2004 Main activity of the company: Process engineering and project management in the natural resources sector Date and place of birth: March 25, 1955, Hlabisa, Kwazulu-Natal Education: PhD (applied physics), Lancaster, UK,... 

Jacques Duyver 

19th November 2004  

Wiseman Madinane

12th November 2004 Full name: Wiseman Madinane Position: CEO Main activity of the company: Manufacture of continuous stationery Date and place of birth: 17 February, 1968, Free State Education: Inhlakanipho High School, matric, 1987; Durban Institute of Technology (previously known as ML Sultan Technikon),... 

Humphrey Borkum

5th November 2004 Full name: Humphrey John Borkum Position: Chairperson of Merrill Lynch South Africa and chairperson of the JSE Securities Exchange Main activity of the company: An investment bank (Merrill Lynch) and a securities exchange (JSE) Date and place of birth: February 26, 1945, Pretoria Education:... 

Rob Katz

29th October 2004 Full name: Rob F Katz Position: CEO Damelin Education Group – May 2004 Main activity of the company: Private tertiary education and training provider Date and place of birth: August 4, 1955, Cape Town Education: Rondebosch Boys’ High School, matric, 1973; University of Cape Town, BSc... 

Ian Jones

By: Laura Franz     22nd October 2004 Full name: Ian Michael Jones Position: Chairperson of Gemcom Africa since October 2004 Main activity of the company: Provider of production management solutions and IT solutions to the mining industry Date and place of birth: October 31, 1964, Liverpool, England Education: Sandringham High... 

Rico Taxer

15th October 2004 Full name: Rico Taxer Position: MD, since 2001 Main activity of the company: Supply and service of turbocompressors, steam turbines and gas turbines, local service of the equipment, as well as local manufacture of compressor, steam turbine and gas turbine blades. Date and place of birth:... 

Hans Enderle

By: Laura Franz     8th October 2004 Hans Enderle City Lodge Hotels 

Kerwin Rana

1st October 2004 Kerwin Rana DBCM 

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