Board and Management

Board of Directors

Rob Wagner

Rob Wagner

Chief Executive Officer

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

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

 
Elvis Rabohale

Elvis Rabohale

HR Manager and Manager Wallmannsthal

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

Previously Chief Operations Officer, 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, Wescoal Holdings. Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.

 
Loek van den Heever [photo]

Loek van den Heever

Sales 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, Sasol.

 
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 at BHP Billiton.

 
Rose Matjiu

Rose 'Shibe' Matjiu

Social Development Director

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

Professional social worker. Extensive experience in community-related work, corporate social investment in public, private sectors.

 
Wilson Hlangwane

Wilson Hlangwane

Mineral Resources Manager

BSc Hons (Geology), MCom (Business Management)

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

 
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 (Tati Nickel Mine) and GM Metallurgy (Norilsk Nickel Africa).

 
Kevin Dabinett

Kevin Dabinett

General Manager: Nokeng

BSc Hons (Mining)

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 Hons (Geology)

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.

 
Sabatha Mahote

Sabatha Mahote

Project Manager: SepChem

BSc (Chem Eng), MBA

Professional Engineer, registered with Engineering Council of South Africa. Began 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.