Non executive directors

Abiel Mngomezulu
BSc (Hons), MSc Engineering (Mining)

Abiel joined the Merafe Board as an independent non-executive director in September 2010. He was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mintek, a state-owned enterprise responsible for mineral extraction technologies and beneficiation. Also served in several boards of state owned institutions involved in the mining sector. Currently serving as an advisor to the Alexander Proudfoot Group and as well as a director at Tshikululu Social Investment. Abiel is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and chairperson of the Remuneration Committee.

Belese Majova
BCompt, MBA, Certified Ethics Officer

Belese joined the Merafe Board in January 2009 as an independent non-­ executive director. She is currently Chief Executive of Elbe Holdings, a company with interests in a number of sectors including: business management consultancy; property development and property management; as well as commercial farming. She also serves on other boards both in the private and public sector. Belese is chairperson of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Mpho Mosweu

Mpho Mosweu joined our Board in March 2011. She is Head of Workout and Restructuring at the IDC. She currently serves on various boards and audit and risk committees. She has extensive commercial and governance experience. Mpho is a member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee.

Matsotso Vuso

Matsotso is the founder of Nyamezela Group of Companies, a multi-disciplinary group of companies with solutions spread across manufacturing of smart electricity meters, energy management, business advisory services, consulting and contracting engineering. She has extensive experience in statutory and IT assurance, financial investments analysis and financial restructurings. She also serves on other boards as an independent director. Matsotso is the Chairperson of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Grathel Motau
BCompt, Bcompt (Hon) CA (SA) MPhil Development Finance

Grathel joined the Merafe Board with effect from 1 January 2019. She was previously an Audit Partner at KPMG’s Energy and Natural Resources. She has also held roles at various organizations including Blue IQ Investments, Industrial Development Corporation and National Treasury. She serves as a Non-Executive Director of Afrocentric Group and Metair Investments Limited. She is an Audit Committee member of the Auditor General of South Africa and Non-Executive Credit Committee Member of the First Rand Wholesale Credit Committee. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.

Shaun Blankfield

Shaun is the Head of Mergers and Acquisitions for Glencore Coal based in Australia. Shaun is a qualified Chartered Accountant and served articles with Deloitte South Africa. Shaun joined Glencore in South Africa before assuming the role in Australia. Subsequently he worked as a manager in the Corporate Finance and Accounting Advisory Services team at Deloitte, Sydney in Australia. Shaun is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Jeffery Mclaughlan
MBA, NDIP Elect, Cert Eng

Mr Mclaughlan holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Finance from the Open University, an Advanced Professional Management Programme from the University of South Africa (Unisa) and a National Diploma in Electrical and Instrumentation. He has more than 38 years’ experience in the South African mining sector including various roles at Middelburg Steel and Alloys Proprietary Limited, Consolidated Metallurgical Industries Limited, Xstrata South Africa Proprietary Limited and Glencore Operations South Africa Proprietary Limited. Mr Mclaughlan served two terms as President of the International Chrome Development Association and stood down in June 2017. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, South Africa.


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