Board and Management

Board of Directors

Lelau Mohuba

Lelau Mohuba

Chairman

MB ChB

Retired medical practitioner. Joined Boynton Platinum (Pty) Ltd in 2003 as business development director; assisted with successful listings on TSX, AIM in 2006. Co-founder of the Sephaku Group. Currently serves as CEO for SepHold Limited and as Chairperson for Incubex Minerals, Taung Gold Limited and Miranda Mineral Holdings.

 
Rob Wagner

Rob Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

BSc Eng (Elec) and GCC (Mines and Works)

More than 28 years’ mining experience across several commodities, including gold, chrome, nickel/copper and manganese.

 
Curtis Mnisi

Curtis Mnisi

Chief Financial Officer

BCom (Accountancy), BCompt (Accountancy) (Hons), CA (SA)

Previously held various financial positions at De Beers. More recently, group financial manager, mining division general manager at Wescoal Holdings. Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 
Modilati Gustav Mahlare

Modilati Gustav Mahlare

Non-Executive Director

BCom (Accounting), BCompt (Hons)

Currently, a director at SEMA Integrated Risk solutions specialising in internal audit, corporate governance, risk management and management consulting. Has held a number of positions at companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

 
Carlo Baravalle

Carlo Baravalle

Non-Executive Director

MBA

Founding partner in a private equity fund of funds, targeting Italian institutional investors, that has raised $150 million and invests successfully in mid-cap and restructuring funds and co-investments globally. Spent four years in finance with Italian fashion group GFT before moving into strategic consulting for several large French conglomerates, then into the telecoms industry, with BT, Warburg Lucent Technologies before becoming involved in the private equity industry.

 
David Twist

David Twist

Non-Executive Director

BSc (Hons) PhD

Founder member of Platmin Limited, CEO until 2006. Subsequently focused on new mineral exploration opportunities with SepHold Limited. Previously with Impala Platinum Limited and involved in Bushveld Complex research at the University of Pretoria. Member of South African Council of Natural Scientific Professions, Geological Society of London, Society of Economic Geologists (US).

 

 
Rudolph de Bruin

Rudolph de Bruin

Non-Executive Director

BCom, LLB

Practised as an advocate at the Pretoria Bar from 1977 to 1989. Subsequently focused on finding, acquiring and developing mineral exploration and mining projects in various African countries. Founder member of the Platinum Group and co-founded the Sephaku Group.

 
 

Management

Rob Wagner

Rob Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

BSc Eng (Elec) and GCC (Mines and Works)

More than 28 years’ mining experience across several commodities, including gold, chrome, nickel/copper and manganese.

 
Johan Brits

Johan Brits

Project Director: Nokeng

NHD (Extractive Metallurgy), MCom (Project Management)

More than 27 years’ experience in PGMs, nickel, copper, cobalt, gold, coal and hydrometallurgy. Previously manager metallurgy, manager capital projects at Tati Nickel Mine and GM metallurgy at Norilsk Nickel Africa.

 
Elvis Rabohale

Elvis Rabohale

HR Manager and Project Manager Wallmannsthal

National Higher Diploma: Industrial Engineering, BCom (Hons), MBA, Masters in Development Finance

Previously chief operations officer at Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency. Extensive human resources, community and labour relations experience at operating and executive management level.

 
Curtis Mnisi

Curtis Mnisi

Chief Financial Officer

BCom (Accountancy), BCompt (Accountancy) (Hons), CA (SA)

Previously held various financial positions at De Beers. More recently, group financial manager, mining division general manager at Wescoal Holdings. Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 
Loek van den Heever [photo]

Loek van den Heever

Marketing and Technical Manager

National Higher Diploma: Mechanical Engineering, GCC, BCom

Mechanical engineer with 30 years’ mining sector experience. Previous positions with Transvaal Mining and Finance, IMP Buffalo Fluorspar, Witkop Fluorspar and Sasol.

 
Sabatha Mahote

Sabatha Mahote

Project Manager, SepChem

BSc (Chem Eng), MBA

Professional engineer, registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Began his career with Anglovaal and subsequently moved to senior appointments at Sasol, De Beers and Metorex. While at Metorex, oversaw the Alfluorco Project (HF, H2SO4, AIF3). Most recently an independent consultant.

 
Chris Mulder

Chris Mulder

Legal and Contracts Manager

BLC, LLB

Admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1985. Involved with various aspects of mineral and exploration law since 1994. Previously a mineral rights lawyer with BHP Billiton.

 
Rose Matjiu

Rose 'Shibe' Matjiu

Social Development Director

MA (Medical Social Work), BA (Social Work), Certificate in Mining and Minerals

A professional social worker with extensive experience in community-related work, corporate social investment in public and private sectors.

 
Wilson Hlangwane

Wilson Hlangwane

Mineral Resources Manager: Nokeng

BSc (Geology) (Hons), MCom (Business Management)

More than 11 years spent in exploration and project geology. Operational experience at Goldfields, then seven years as an exploration geologist in fluorspar, tin and coal.

 
Kevin Dabinett

Kevin Dabinett

General Manager: Nokeng

BSc (Min) (Hons) 

More than 41 years’ mining and management experience. Copper, nickel, cobalt, gold, PGMs, manganese, asbestos, fluorspar, diamonds and graphite. Extensive work at greenfields, brownfields levels and in revitalisation of old mines.

 
Ntando Nonoise

Ntando Nonoise

Exploration Manager: SepFluor

BSc (Geology) (Hons)

More than 10 years’ experience in exploration. Extensive work in greenfields exploration in sub-Saharan Africa. Worked on commodities such as gold, nickel, PGMs, phosphates and fluorspar.