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Mining Personality

James Motlatsi

By: Martin Creamer     18th July 2014 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     11th July 2014 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     4th July 2014 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     27th June 2014 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     20th June 2014 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     13th June 2014 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     6th June 2014 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     30th May 2014 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     23rd May 2014 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     16th May 2014 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     9th May 2014 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     2nd May 2014 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     25th April 2014 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

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane

By: Martin Creamer     18th April 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Coal export from the RBCT, a 24-hour operation with a design capacity of 91-million tons a year Date and Place of Birth: Peddie, Eastern Cape Education: Ayliff Primary School; Thembelebentu Secondary School; BCom (Accounting); Senior Executive Programme, London... 

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane

Frank Gregory

By: Martin Creamer     11th April 2014 Main Activity of the Company: An independent and privately owned firm providing ‘one-stop’ technical advisory services to the mining industry across the globe with particular emphasis on geology and mineral resources, mining engineering, process engineering and techno-economic modeling. Services... 

Frank Gregory

Fortune Mojapelo

By: Martin Creamer     4th April 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Mineral exploration and developing iron-ore and tin projects on the Bushveld Igneous Complex of South Africa Date and Place of Birth: April 6, 1976, Zimbabwe Education: ‘A’ Levels, Fletcher High School, Zimbabwe; BSc (actuarial science), University of Cape Town First... 

Fortune Mojapelo

Alwyn Pretorius

By: Martin Creamer     28th March 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: August 31, 1971, Winburg, Free State Education: HTS Louis Botha, Bloemfontein, matric 1989; University of Pretoria, BEng (Mining) 1993, BEng (Industrial) 1998 First Job: Junior Mining Engineer at Vaal Reefs Gold Mine Size of First... 

Alwyn Pretorius

Zanele Matlala

By: Martin Creamer     21st March 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Chrome mining and ferrochrome production through investment in the Glencore-Merafe Chrome Venture Date and Place of Birth: Kagiso, Krugersdorp, 1963 Education: BCom, University of South Africa, 1993; BCompt (Hons), 1996; CA (SA), 1997 First Job: Volunteer primary... 

Zanele Matlala

Ariella Kuper

By: Martin Creamer     14th March 2014 Main activity of the company: Online auctions of primarily mining equipment Date and place of birth: June 15, 1973, Johannesburg Education: BA Joint Honours Economics and Economic History, Wits University, 1992 to 1994; Master of Business Administration (MBA), UCT Graduate School of Business,... 

Ariella Kuper

Mark Houchin

By: Martin Creamer     7th March 2014 Main activity of company: Import and sales of minerals processing equipment Date and place of birth: May 14, 1964, Cape Town Education: NHD Chemistry First job: Chemist at Mintek Size of first pay packet: R400 a month Value of the assets under your control: R30-million and growing rapidly 

Mark Houchin

Francois Hay

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Manufacturing and supply of explosives and accessories to the mining and quarrying industries including electronic detonators and blasting software Date and Place of Birth: March 23, 1970, Port Elizabeth Education: University of Stellenbosch, B Accountancy, 1993;... 

Francois Hay

Martin van Zyl

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2014 Main activity of the company: Strategic and generic core services such as surface and underground exploration; drill and blast; load and haul; screen and crush; rehabilitation of mines, full contract mining and soft services such as intergovernmental liaison on behalf of clients, training of... 

Martin van Zyl

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi

By: Martin Creamer     14th February 2014 Main Activity of Company: Manganese mining, sintering and planned smelting Date and Place of Birth: 1958, Pilgrim’s Rest, Mpumalanga Education: Sekano Ntoane High School, Soweto, (I did not complete matric in 1976 – I was a member of the Class of ’76 that took part in the epoch-making student... 

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi

Marek Dworzanowski

By: Martin Creamer     7th February 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Representing professionals in the mining and metallurgical industries Date and Place of Birth: July 12, 1959, London, United Kingdom Education: BSc Honours in Mineral Processing First Job: Metallurgist with Impala Platinum in Rustenburg Career History Prior to... 

Marek Dworzanowski

Anton Wheeler

By: Martin Creamer     31st January 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Designing, manufacturing and supplying of trackless mobile mining machinery to underground mines in Sub Saharan Africa Date and Place of Birth: September 19, 1958, Johannesburg Education: National Higher Diploma in Metalliferous Mining First Job: Learner official... 

Anton Wheeler

Elias Khumalo

By: Martin Creamer     24th January 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Gold mining Date and Place of Birth: May 3, 1967, Inchanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Education: Fredville Primary School, Siphesihle High School, Inchanga, matric 1987; B Com University of South Africa (Unisa) 

Elias Khumalo

Pieter Nel

By: Martin Creamer     17th January 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Mine RP is a provider of enterprise interoperability solutions for the mining technology industry 

Pieter Nel

Phuti Mahanyele

By: Martin Creamer     13th December 2013 Position: CEO of Shanduka Group since 2010; also deputy chairperson, Pan African Resources plc; nonexecutive director, Lonmin plc Main Activities of Shanduka Group: Mining (coal, platinum, gold, diamonds), energy, financial services, telecommunications, food and beverage, property, industrial... 

Phuti Mahanyele

Walter Küng

By: Martin Creamer     6th December 2013 Position: President Tenova Mining & Metals Main activity of the company: Design, supply of mining and process related equipment, project management services, minerals processing design Date and place of birth: August 11, 1953, Austria Education: Mechanical/Structural Engineer Size of first pay... 

Walter Küng

Peter Steenkamp

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2013 Position: MD Sasol Mining since August 2012 Main activity of the company: Coal mining Date and place of birth: November 13, 1959, Alberton Education: Marais Viljoen Hoërskool, matric 1976, University of Pretoria, B (Eng) Mining 1985, CPIR, MDP First job: Learner miner, Winkelhaak, 1982 Size of... 

Peter Steenkamp

Ben Magara

By: Martin Creamer     22nd November 2013 Position: CEO Lonmin since July 1, 2013 Main Activity Of The Company: Mining platinum Date And Place Of Birth: June 24, 1967, Bikita, Zimbabwe Education: BSc, Eng (Honours), University Of Zimbabwe, 1990; ADP (London Business School); AMP (GIBS) First Job: Underground miner Size Of First Pay... 

Ben Magara

Norman Mbazima

By: Martin Creamer     15th November 2013 Position: CEO of Kumba Iron Ore since September 1, 2012 Main activity of the company: Mining and selling of iron-ore Date and place of birth: July 13, 1958, Lusaka, Zambia Education: FCCA, FZICA (accountancy qualifications) First job: Capital accountant, Nchanga Consolidated Copper Mines Ltd,... 

Abiel Mngomezulu

By: Martin Creamer     8th November 2013 Position: President and CEO Mintek since September 1, 2007 Main Activity of the Organisation: Research and development in all aspects of mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related technology Date and Place of Birth: November 15, 1953, on small farm near Standerton, Mpumalanga, South... 

Sivi Gounden

By: Martin Creamer     1st November 2013 Position: Chairman at HolGoun Investment Holdings Main Activity of the Company: Mining Date and Place of Birth: August, 2, 1959, Marianhill, KwaZulu Natal Education: BEng (Civil), 1982, University of Durban Westville; PhD Engineering, 2001, University of Natal First Job: Structural engineer,... 

John Bristow

By: Martin Creamer     25th October 2013 Position: Chief operating officer of Incubex Minerals Limited Main Activity of the Company: multi-commodity minerals exploration and development Date and Place of Birth: July 19, 1952, Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal Education: Matric, Estcourt High School; BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in geology,... 

Adam Fleming

By: Martin Creamer     18th October 2013 Link to Ian Fleming, author of series of James Bond spy novels: Ian Fleming was my father’s elder brother Position: Chairperson Wits Gold; chairperson The Johannesburg Land Company; director Zambeef Products plc, Zambia; involved in farming in Zambia and South Africa; nonexecutive chairperson... 

Ralf Hennecke

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2013 Position: GM international marketing, BME Main Activity of the Company: African market development Date and Place of Birth: May 17, 1967, Hamburg, Germany Education: Mining Engineer with MBA and Mine Managers Certificate of Competency First Job: Learner official, Rand Mines, 1987 Size of First... 

Robinson Ramaite

By: Martin Creamer     4th October 2013 Position: Nonexecutive chairperson JSE-listed Wescoal; Deputy CEO, United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK); chairperson Simeka Group Main activity of the company: Coal mining and trading; manganese mining Date and place of birth: March 7, 1969, Elim, Venda, South Africa Education: BJuris, University... 

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