KGOSI DS RAMOKOKA (Non-Executive Chairman)

Kgosi Ramokoka (“Kgosi”) is the Chief of the Mantserre village and in this role he provides leadership and strategic direction to BBMIH as the shareholder representative for the Community Trust as well as oversight for community affairs.

Kgosi has previously served as a member of the Bophuthatswana Parliament and has also led the Baphalane Ba Mantserre Community initiatives with Anglo American Platinum.

Kgosi plays an important role in ensuring that BBMIH has the necessary strategic alignment with the community and possesses an in-depth skills set in the area of leadership.

THABO MOKGATLHA (Chief Executive Officer)

Thabo has held numerous leadership and board positions within the public and private sector.

As recently as 2011 he served in numerous positions within the Royal Bafokeng Nation group that included inter alia positions of Finance Manager of Royal Bafokeng Resources, Head of Treasury in office of Kgosi, Acting CEO of RBA and Royal Bafokeng Enterprise Development (RBED).

Furthermore, he held shareholder representative directorships for the Royal Bafokeng Nation and then later non-executive directorships in the following listed and unlisted companies both past and present:

  • Rand Merchant Insurance Ltd - JSE
  • York Timbers Ltd - JSE
  • Hyprop Investment Ltd - JSE
  • Astrapak Ltd - JSE
  • Nutritional Holdings Ltd – JSE(ALTX)
  • South African Coal Mines Holdings Ltd – JSE(ALTX)
  • Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd - JSE
  • Masterplastics – JSE(ALTX)
  • 4AX – new exchange

Thabo has executive oversight of the investment strategy of BBMIH.

Thabo is supported by a corporate finance team either at BBMIH level or subsidiary company level.

MATTHEWS “OUPA” SUPING (Non-Executive Independent Director)

Oupa obtained his B. Proc degree from the University of the North West and after having successfully served his articles has gone onto and into a distinguished career in commercial law and various commercial initiatives.

Oupa’s experience includes, amongst others, advising on contractual issues under the commercial law umbrella, as well as policy and regulatory issues to numerous industries including the ICT, Mining, Building and the Financial Sector industries. He has been involved in the drafting of numerous pieces of legislation and delivered oral presentations to the Portfolio Committee on Communications in Parliament.

His experience includes, amongst others, corporate governance, legal compliance audits, the drafting of contracts, conducting due diligence exercises, supply chain management and conducting legal research.

MATHIAS SITHOLE (Executive Director)

Mathias joined BBMIH as Director in June 2019. He is a professional Mining Engineer who thrives on a motivational approach to management. After completing his B-Tech Mining Engineering degree in 2004 at the University of Johannesburg, he swiftly progressed from the ranks of Leaner Official on conventional gold mines to Section Manager on mechanized base metal mines and finally served as Senior General Manager on Platinum Mines.

Having developed exceptional people skills, Mathias was appointed Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) to offer strategic leadership to the Human Resources function as Group Executive: People. He was also appointed and served as Director on the Implats Board of Directors and Two Rivers Board of Directors. Mathias completed the Anglo-American Management Development Program (MDP) presented at the University of Stellenbosch in 2004, followed by a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the North West University (Business School) in 2008.

Throughout his career, Mathias has displayed a passion for people, which is also evident from his successful completion of the Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School in 2011.

Mathias’ notable achievements include a distinctive mine production career, signing a recognition agreement with AMCU and concluded several long term wage agreements. Mathias remains also a Director at Matadvice and Inmiso consulting.

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