Siyanda Resources Team

  • NHD Metal Mining - Wits Technikon
  • Management Development Programme - Stellenbosch Business School
  • Senior Management Program - Henley (UK)
  • MBA - Demontfort (UK)
  • One of the first two blacks to receive Mine Manager's Certificate in South Africa's gold industry in 1992
  • 10 Years in Anglo Gold, up to a Sectional Manager level
  • 6 Years in Anglo Platinum up to a Production Manager level
  • Served briefly in Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act Panel formed by the Minister
  • Served as a Co-Head of Entrepreneurial Team in the New Mining Fund
  • Board member of South African Chapter of African Renaissance
  • Member of SAIMM, AMA, AMMSA
  • NHD Met Mining - Wits Technikon
  • Mine Managers Certificate of Competency
  • Mine Overseers Certificate of Competency
  • Lectured Mining at Technikon SA
  • Ex-Senior Manager at MQA, started the Mining SETA
  • 15 years Coal and gold expertise at Ingwe and Anglogold respectively
  • BAccounting - University of Potchefstroom
  • MBA - Unisa
  • 18 Years in Anglo Platinum's Finance and Administration
  • 1 Year at BHP Billiton Energy
  • Member of SAICA
  • He is an admitted attorney, obtained his B Proc, LLB from Wits University.
  • Wright, Rose-Innes attorneys Candidate Attorney and attorney.
  • Worked for Old Mutual Plc as a legal advisor.
  • Practiced as an attorney for his own account for 11 years.
  • He has both corporate and mining law expertise.
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Life and Pensions Association
  • NHD Extraction Metallurgy - Wits Technikon
  • Management Development Programme - UNISA Business School
  • 21 Years with JCI / Anglo Platinum is Operations
  • 4 Years with Anglo Platinum on Process Design Projects
  • Member of SAIMM, MMMA
  • BCompt Honors, CTA, MBA
  • 6 years in Public Practice - Audit and Accounting
  • 13 years in Mining with roles in Financial services, Operational Management, Performance Management, Strategy and Strategic Financial Planning.
  • Served on numerous Audit committees for Provincial Government
  • Vice Chairman on Medical Scheme Board
  • ND Mining Engineering
  • NHD Mining Engineering
  • 26 years mining experience in both gold and platinum.
  • One of the first "non-scheduled" persons to become a Learner Official at Vaal Reefs
  • Senior Management role at Impala and Lonmin
  • General Management role at Middelburg Coal Mine
  • NHD Mining Engineering from Wits Technikon
  • MDP - Unisa
  • Holder of Mine Managers Certificate
  • Member of AMMSA and SAIMM
  • BEng (Mechanical) - University of Zimbabwe
  • GDE - University of Witwatersrand
  • MBA - Milpark Business School
  • 10 Years with Eskom, Dorbyl Water & Telkom working as an engineer
  • 5 Years with Anglo Platinum working in Supply Chain and Marketing
  • BSc Mining Engineering 1987 - University of Pretoria.
  • 1988 until 1996 - Free State Gold Fields, Section Manager at Freddies Gold Mine.
  • Section Manager RPM Union Section at Richard Shaft - 1996 to 1997
  • 1997 to 2000 - Business Area Manager, Mining, of RPM Union Section
  • In 2000 Francois was appointed General Manager of Amandelbult, a position held until 2005.
  • In 2006 he was promoted to Anglo Platinum Head Office as Head of Safety and Sustainable Development.
  • In 2009, he was appointed General Manager to Twickenham Platinum Mine, where he was a key role player in setting up the mine for operation.
  • He joined African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) in 2010, as General Manager at Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine and Black Rock Manganese Mine after which he was promoted to ARM’s Head Office as Operations Executive, ARM Platinum until 2012.
  • He was appointed Chief Executive, ARM Platinum in 2012 and then as Chief Executive, ARM Copper and Coal.
  • Francois joined Siyanda on in 2018 as Chief Executive Officer of Siyanda Bakgatla Platinum Mine and was appointed to the Board of Directors of SBPM.
  • BSc (Environmental & Geographical and Ocean & Atmosphere Science)- UCT
  • BSc Honours (Atmospheric Science) - UCT
  • MOP -Wits
  • Masters in Business Leadership (MBL)- UNISA SBL
  • Technical Courses:Environmental Law, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, Community Relations Program - Wits, Sustainability reporting
  • February 1999 - August 2002 - Environmental Officer - De Beers - Kimberley Mines
  • September 2002 - September 2012 - Anglo American Platinum as follows:
    - Sept 2002 until August 2007 Environmental Coordinator, Union Section, Swartklip
    - Sept 2007 until Sept 2012 Environmental Manager, Mining, Johannesburg/Rustenburg
  • October 2012 until January 2014 African Barrick Gold - Corporate Environmental Manager, Johannesburg/Tanzania
  • February 2014 - 31 May 2018- Modikwa Platinum Mine JV - Business Area Leader, Sustainable Development (Burgersfort)
  • BA Honors - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • 2002-August 2004 Staff Line Executive Recruitment - Specialist recruitment account manager within the banking & insurance industries. Focus was exclusively on IT executives and business analysts.
  • 2004-May 2007 The Foschini Group - Part of the regional Group HR team responsible for Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Free State across the various Foschini Group companies. Assumed the lead on recruitment & selection as well as corporate social investment.
  • 2007-Oct 2017 AfriSam (SA)(Pty)Ltd - Responsible for the shared service centre business units with presence on the HR Leadership team and key member of the Commercial & Support HR Operations Team with a dotted reporting line to the Group HR Executive. The role influenced a broad range of stakeholders, typically up to and including senior management.