The Siyanda Resources Executive Team

lindani mthwa

Group Chairman



  • 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

mzwandile nombewu

Executive: Energy and Base Metals



  • 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

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Executive: Group Accounting



  • BAccounting - University of Potchefstroom
  • MBA - Unisa


  • 18 Years in Anglo Platinum's Finance and Administration
  • 1 Year at BHP Billiton Energy
    Member of SAICA

xolile mazabane

Executive: Smelters



  • 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


  • 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

piers du plessis

Executive: Chrome and PGM's



  • 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


Executive: Corporate Finance/Business Development



  • 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
  • Chairman on an Investment Committee

mohau molefi

Executive: Group Operations



  • 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


richard thongoana

Head of Marketing



  • 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

The Siyanda Resources Support Team


from left to right

  • Phumzile Sibisi
  • Wendy Seyfferdt
  • Tumi Mokhema


  • Irisha Nortje
  • Menge Mthwa
  • Joan Mashalane - not in photo
  • Diana Matlawe (not in photo)