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  • BRSC 2018: Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th June 2018, The Grand Palm GICC, Gaborone, Botswana

Currently Exploration Manager for Tshukudu Metals
Previous works: Senior Geologists for African Copper
Section Manager Exploration for Tati Nickel
Project Geologist Water Survey
Production Geologist BCL

My career also involves management of big project like Phoenix Resources Extension, Selkirk Brown field exploration, evaluation until pre-feasibility study and the current Kalahari Copper Exploration.

Vuyo Ntoi
Investment Director: Head of Southern and Central Africa
B.Com (Hons)
With a track record of nearly two decades, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) is the most experienced private equity investment manager focused exclusively on African infrastructure on the continent. AIIM is committed to Africa’s long term development through its infrastructure focus and currently manages USD2.0 billion across 7 funds in assets across the power, telecommunications and transport sectors in East, West and Southern Africa.
Vuyo is responsible for originating, analysing and implementing AIIM’s infrastructure investments in Southern and Central Africa. Vuyo’s been involved in the management and advice of AIIM’s Infrastructure funds since joining AIIM in 2003. He has a breadth of knowledge across the infrastructure sectors and has been involved in transport (roads, airports, sea ports and rail) energy (power, renewables and pipelines) and telecommunications transactions both in an analyst and principal capacity, including a number of notable transactions in South Africa and West Africa. Vuyo is currently a director of Umoya Energy, Cenpower Generation Company Limited, AIIF2 Towers and Trans African Concessions.

Mr Hanna is a geologist with over 35 years’ experience experience in a wide range of activities including project acquisitions, exploration, development, mining and corporate growth. Julian was previously Managing Director of substantial Australian nickel miner Western Areas for 12 years before joining MOD Resources as Managing Director in 2013. MOD’s primary focus is to develop the T3 Copper Mine in Botswana and explore the vast ~11,518km2 surrounding licence holding in the centre of the Kalahari Copper Belt.

Mr. Charles Siwawa is currently employed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Chamber of Mines based in Gaborone, a position he has occupied since 2010.

Mike de Wit obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Geology from Trinity College Dublin Ireland in 1975. He joined the Geological Survey of South Africa in 1976 and obtained an MSc in Geophysics (University of Pretoria) in 1981.

In 1978 he joined the De Beers/Anglo American Group working on projects in Africa. He completed a company sponsored MSc in Sedimentology at the University of Reading in 1983. He then initiated an exploration/evaluation program on secondary diamond deposits in western South Africa which became part of his PhD (University of Cape Town 1993).

Mike was appointed as the Geological Manager of the Anglo-American Research Laboratories in Johannesburg in 1993 before he becoming exploration manager for De Beers for South Africa, Angola, DRC and ultimately for Africa until his retirement from De Beers in 2007.

In 2007 became President/CEO of TSX listed BRC (Pty) Ltd operating out of Kinshasa, DRC until 2010. In 2009 was appointed President/COO for Tsodilo Resources (Pty) Ltd operating in Botswana where he is still exploring for diamonds, iron ore and copper. He was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Pretoria in 2007.

Mr Tumelo Sealetsa is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boswa Energy Botswana, a company that recently celebrated one year in operations but has achieved incredible milestones especially brand awareness. The company is 100% citizen owned and has successfully gone into the launch of a fully-fledged opportunity to empower the nation of Botswana, the franchising opportunity. Also under this business, Mr Sealetsa has secured partnerships with reputable companies in and outside Botswana to drive the successes of Boswa Energy

An accountant with more than two decades of experience in the South African coal industry. He founded South African focused coal trading company Chandler Coal (Pty) Ltd in 1997 following a successful executive management career in various industries. In 2005 after a period of exponential growth the company was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as Wescoal Holdings Limited, enabling a transition from purely coal trading activities to a fully-fledged coal miner and trader. Wescoal , with three fully operational mines, is now one of the leading junior coal mining and trading companies in southern Africa. Andre was appointed to the Board of Directors of Minergy in January 2017 and its Chief Executive Officer in February 2017.

Qualified as a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1973.
Admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1979.
Floated Mount Burgess Mining NL on the Australian Securities Exchange in 1985 and has been CEO ever since.

James Campbell is Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc and has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry in a variety of roles. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Shefa Yamim ATM. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Diamonds Inc, Non-Executive Director of Stellar Diamonds plc, Vice President – New Business for Lucara Diamond Corp, Managing Director of African Diamonds plc and Executive Deputy Chairman of West African Diamonds plc.

Prior to that James spent over twenty years at De Beers, with notable appointments including General Manager for Advanced Exploration and Resource Delivery and Nicky Oppenheimer’s Personal Assistant.

James holds a degree in Mining and Exploration Geology from the Royal School of Mines (Imperial College, London University) and an MBA with distinction from Durham University. James is a Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Materials, South African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and Institute of Directors of South Africa. He is also a Chartered Engineer (UK), Chartered Scientist (UK) and a Professional Natural Scientist (RSA).

As part of his social commitment to South Africa, James is Chairman of the Joburg Ballet, Chairman of the South African Ballet Theatre Trust and Acting Chairman of Common Purpose SA.

Leon Daniels has a PhD in Geochemistry and has spent his life hunting diamonds. He has discovered, evaluated and brought into production kimberlite and alluvial mines.
Leon has a passion for Botswana and the Kgalagadi and the treasures hidden underneath. Together with Tshireletso Dira, they have recently embarked on an in depth study of the relationship between termite species and diamond exploration results. They believe a thorough understanding of the intricate relationship between termites and kimberlites will result in a new wave of discoveries in Botswana leading to the development of future diamond mines.