Non executive directors
Chris Molefe (67)
BCom, Postgraduate Diploma in Property Development
Chris, who joined the Merafe Board in 2003, has extensive experience in mining and resources, merchant banking and transformation strategy development. He gained this experience while working for Mobil Oil, Union Carbide, Chase Manhattan Bank, Transnet and Royal Bafokeng Resources Holdings, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer. He is currently Chairperson of Tjate Platinum Group and is also non-executive director of Jubilee Platinum plc. Chris is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee, the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee, an invitee to the Audit and Risk Committee and Chairperson to the Board.
Shaun Blankfield (33)
Shaun is the Head of Business Development for Glencore South Africa. Shaun is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA(SA)) and served articles with Deloitte South Africa. Subsequently he worked as a manager in the Corporate Finance and Accounting Advisory Services team at Deloitte, Sydney, Australia. Shaun is a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Belese Majova (41)
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 Zeleb 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 chairs the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee and is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Abiel Mngomezulu (62)
BSc (Hons), MSc Engineering (Mining)
Abiel joined the Merafe Board as an independent non-executive director in September 2010. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mintek, a state-owned enterprise responsible for mineral extraction technologies and beneficiation. Abiel is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Mpho Mosweu (40)
Mpho joined our Board in March 2011. She is head of the Project and Corporate Finance department at the IDC. She currently serves on various boards and audit and risk committees. She has extensive commercial and governance experience. Mpho is a memeber of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee.
Karabo Nondumo (37)
BAcc, HDipAcc, CA(SA)
Karabo, who joined the Merafe Board as an independent non-executive director on 1 December 2010, is currently executive director of KM Tech, an integrated ICT provider to enterprises. Karabo was previously head of the Enterprise Business Unit at Vodacom Group Limited. Prior to this she gained her mining industry experience as an associate of Shanduka Resources and Executive Assistant to the Executive Chairperson. While at Shanduka she served on the boards of Dowding, Reynolds and Associates (DRA) and Lace Diamonds. Karabo is also an independent non-executive director of Harmony Gold Ltd, Sanlam Ltd, Richards Bay Coal Terminal and MTN South Sudan. She is chairperson of the Merafe Audit and Risk Committee.