Ms. Bridgette Radebe
Chairperson - Mmakau Mining, Vice Chair Ministerial Advisory
Bridgette Radebe is a political science graduate who has been a pioneer in the South
African mining industry. She entered mining in the late 1980's and has experience
in contract mining, mining construction and mergers and acquisitions. Ms Radebe
is also a founder and board of trustee member of the New Africa Mining Fund, Founder
and President of the South African Mining Development Association and has served
on the Mintek board. She is also the Vice Chair of the Minerals and Mining Development
Board, that advises the Minister of Minerals and Energy.
Mr. Peter Temane
Studied Public Administration and Political Science as Majors
with Ford Hare University from 1984-1986. Studied Business Law and Administration
in USA in 1990 to 1991.
He started working for the family business at a young age. In 1979 he expanded the
family business by establishing Funeral Parlour, and managed it. In 1987 he joined
Greater Soweto Chamber of Commerce as Projects Director, and later became the Chief
Executive Officer. Co-Founder of the First Black Business Exhibition, the Great
Soweto Show in Nasrec in 1988. He later joined Wilson Collins/ African Travel Agency
in 1989 as National Sales Manager, and in charge of National Branches.
He later initiated on a Fast Food Franchise in 1992, which let to the establishment
of Masingita Foods (Pty) Ltd in 1995. He is currently the Director of Masingita
Foods (Pty) Ltd which is specializing in commercial, industrial and institutional
He is responsible for Research and Development of Masingita Group of Companies and
he is currently the Managing Director of Masingita Mining. He serves as the Executive
Director of other Masingita Companies.
The gentleman also serves on the following committees of the MMDB (Minerals & Mining
Development Board), acting Chairperson of the SDC (Sustainable Development Committee),
and Chairperson of the Integrated Resources Management Committee and the Chairperson
of the Procurement Working group Committee
He is currently serving on Board of SA Jazz Foundation other Cultural activities
as well as The South African Mining Development Association (SAMDA)
Mr. Wilfred (Willy) Leeuw
WILLY LEEUW – MANAGING DIRECTOR LEEUW MINING & EXPLORATION
Willy Leeuw co-founded Leeuw Mining & Exploration (Pty) Ltd (LME) the company formed
by the Leeuw brothers to persue their interest in the Mining Industry. He led the
successful bidding process for the acquisition of Anglo American’s KZN Coal Resources
on behalf of LME. Willy has gained invaluable knowledge and experience, interacting
with Government, Consulting Engineers, Financial Institutions, Parastatals and the
Industry at large whilst establishing and promoting LME as a Junior Mining Company.
He participated in the Department of Mineral and Energy’s initiated Executive Preparation
Programme under the auspices of the Mining Qualifications Authority. Besides being
the Managing Director of LME, Willy serves on the Board of Directors of Mhlatuzi,
the company that deals with the administration of BEE allocations at Richards Bay
Mr. Jean-Pierre Junqua
Jean-Pierre Junqua has 23 years experience in the oil and gas
business. He was appointed as Managing Director of Total Coal South Africa on June
He had been previously posted for four years in India (Mumbai first and then New
Delhi) as Managing Director of Total Gas and Power India. He was in charge of the
construction of an LPG import facility and a LPG underground huge storage (a 60
000 tons capacity mined cavern at 160 m below surface) at Vishakhapatnam (Andhra
Pradesh) in which Total had a 50% share along with Hindustand Petroleum. He was
also in charge of importing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into India through a newly
built LNG (commissioned in 2005) receiving facility at Hazira (Gujarat) in which
Total had a 26% share along with Shell.
Until 2003, he held the position of country delegate for Bolivia and Brazil for
gas and power business. Prior to this position, he was a member of the marketing
committee of Nigeria LNG. He also spent 3 years in Angola as the head of the telecommunication
department of Elf Exploration Angola.
Dolly Doreen Mokgatle
- LLB (law) – University of Witwatersrand
- Higher Diploma in Tax Law – University of Witwatersrand
- Attorney of the High Court of SA ( non-practicing)
Current Board Positions (Non Executive)
- Dolly Mokgatle is an Executive Director at Peotona Group Holdings (Pty) Ltd.
- She served as Chief Executive Officer of Spoornet until January 2005. Prior to that
she was MD of the Transmission Group in Eskom where she was the first woman, first
black person and first non-technical person to be appointed to that position.
- Prior to that, she was Executive Director of Corporate Affairs; Senior General Manager,
Growth of Development and Acting Legal manager after her promotion from Corporate
- Before she joined Eskom, she was Litigation Officer of the Black Lawyers Association
Legal Education Centre where she focused mainly on political cases, housing, labour
and other human rights violation matters.
- She previously joined the University of the Witwatersrand as Research Officer with
the Centre for Applied Legal Studies as well as being a Professional Assistant at
Cheadle, Thompson and Haysom Attorneys. In this capacity she worked in the field
of Homeland Removals, Pass Laws, Rural Communities Rights, working closely with
Professor John Dugard on cases such as the Moutse Community in Bronkhorstspruit,
who took their incorporation into the then Bophuthatswana Homeland territory to
- She was, until November 2008, actively involved in the restructuring of the Electricity
Distribution Industry and Chaired the Board of the Holding Company, which is tasked
by the Goverment with the oversight, facilitation and monitoring of the establishment
of Regional Electricity Distributors throughout the country.
- She was, until December 2009, involved in Energy regulation in South Africa and
was Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) which
regulates Electricity, Piped Gas and Petroleum Pipelines. As such she has over the
years accumulated extensive experience in the Energy Sector, both from a Commercial
and Policy point of view.
Not for profit and Non-Fee paying
- Kumba Iron Ore Company
- Zurich Life SA Ltd -Chairman
- Zurich Insurance Company SA
- SASFIN Bank Limited
- SASFIN Holdings Limited
- Woolworths Employee Share Ownership Trust -Chairman
Peotona Investee Companies Board Positions (Non-Executive)
- Associate Governor of MichaelHouse (KZN)
- University of Witwatersrand Foundation
- Junior Achievers of South Africa
- Rena Le Lona
- Black Lawyers Association Legal Education Centre (BLA LEC)
- Ponahalo Holdings
- Lafarge Industries and Mining (Pty) Ltd
- Peo-Entle Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd
- Fenner Conveyor Belting SA
- Ash Resources (Pty) Ltd
- Sinako Holdings
- Le-Sel Research (Pty)Ltd
MBA, BSc (Accounting and Finance)
Arthur Mashiatshidi was appointed Finance Director on a Turnaround Assignment with
Wesizwe Platinum – a Junior Ming Company listed on the JSE. He assumed the role
of Chief of the Company in October 2010.
Arthur is the former founder and Chief Executive of Decorum Capital Partners, a
company that developed and successfully managed the New Africa Mining Fund. He holds
an MBA from the University of Cape Town and graduated with a Bachelor of Science
in Economics, (majoring in Accounting and Finance) from the Wharton School of Business
at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Arthur holds a number of business qualifications
and has pursued the CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme with the Association
for Investment Management and Research up to level two. Arthur has an extensive
mining background; he was Vice-President at Gold Fields Limited from where he developed
the New Africa Mining Fund. He is a non executive director at Total South Africa
and Howden Africa Limited.
Jacques de Wet
Following the completion of his formal studies and articles in 1996, Jacques de
Wet joined Gencor (later BHPBilliton) as Risk and Audit Manager responsible for
the Marketing, Trading and Treasury activities of the Group in London, The Hague
and Switzerland. In 1999 he moved to Corporate Finance where he was responsible
for project evaluation and funding of Commodities covering the African region which
included Aluminium, Chrome, Manganese, Coal and Mineral Sands.
In 2003 Jacques decided to a change in career and joined the University of Johannesburg
as Senior Lecturer and part time consultant to companies such as Eskom and BHPBilliton
as peer review member on major projects. Following a year contract as Projects Manager
at Xstrata in 2007, Jacques joined an entrepreneurial diversified mining junior
as Financial Director serving on the Boards of Total Coal SA, Hernic Ferrochrome,
Marula Platinum and Shaft Sinkers. In March 2010, he accepted an assignment at Wesizwe
– a PGMs exploration company, where he was part of a team concluding a $877m investment
transaction with Chinese State Owned companies.
Thabo Josiah Shogole – is the Chief Financial Officer of Lodestar Capital and CEO
of Sithatha uMnotho Minerals and Energy. Thabo is a graduate of the Nelson Mandela
Metropolitan University (Vista P.E. and U.P.E. merger) where he obtained a B.Com
Accounting degree. He then completed a B.Com Hons (C.T.A.) with the University of
KwaZulu-Natal (University of Natal merger).
He has vast experience in trading of commodities locally and internationally and
has also worked as a Trainee Accountant at Deloitte, the internationally acclaimed
accounting and auditing firm. He also co-founded another investment company in 2003,
which is a major distributor of petro-chemical products in the Asian Gulf including
Africa. Prior to co-founding the petro-chemical company he worked for the South
African Revenue Services in the Commissioner’s office under the Strategy and Development
unit as a strategist. He was a research analyst for the modernization program of
the international tax authorities. Thabo has a wealth of experience ranging from
mining, property management, financial services, ICT, logistics and taxation administration.
Pamela Segone is a young woman in business. She is the co founder and owner of a trucking company called Oregolele Transport.
She is also into mining machinery supply. She has variety of business interests and she is involved in a lot projects in different industries.
She is involved in mining in Zambia. Pamela has a business management and marketing qualification.
She is passionate and committed to the upliftment of black women in South Africa.
Peter Tshisevhe is a Director at Tshisevhe Gwina Ratshimbilani Incorporated, is
a medium-sized, technically strong commercial law firm that boasts a collection
of diverse highly specialised skills that are rare for law firms of its size in
South Africa. Peter holds Bproc, LLB, and LLM Tax degrees from the Nelson Mandela
School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand (“Wits University”) and a Certificate
Course in Mining and Prospecting also from the Wits University. Peter was admitted
as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 1998. Peter joined ENS as professional
assistant in 2000 and was promoted to a director in 2001 and in the process, never
served as an associate. Peter was a senior commercial attorney at ENS where he spent
eleven years, ten of which he was a senior director. Peter has written papers, spoken
at seminars and radio programmes discussing a wide range of legal and business matters
and has been cited in various publications, including the monthly attorneys’ publication
DE Rebus wherein he commented on the new Companies Act, 2008.