Rirhandzu Owner SiweyaChief Executive Officer
Mr Rirhandzu Owner Siweya, Chief Executive Officer of Mbuyelo Coal (Pty) Ltd has been a keen player in the mining industry for over a decade. His positions in the business world have ranged from Managing Director and Chairman, to Chief Executive Officer and Founder of an array of industries. Having studied his B Juris (-Law), Mr Siweya began his path in Corporate and Commercial Law. Not too long after he had his hands in Financial Services, until he found his calling in the mining industry. This is where he founded the company Mbuyelo Group (Pty) Ltd with subsidiaries in fields such as mining, logistics, contracting, property and farming. He is a born leader whose principles echo loyalty, empathy, hard work and growth.
Kervin Mthombeni Chief Financial Officer
A Chartered Accountant (CA) by profession, Mr Mthombeni ventured into the mining industry through Mbuyelo Group (Pty) Ltd as Chief Financial Officer in 2008. Majority of his experience in the financial world can be credited to his service in esteemed KPMG, where he completed his articles and qualified as a CA. He gained his experience in mining through hard work and that together with book smarts, he gained the company’s confidence and joins Mbuyelo Coal as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr Mthombeni’s experience in mining stems from the experience gathered during the growing phase of the company: from green fields’ exploration projects to the conversion of those green fields into mining operations.
Xolile Mdolo Business Development Executive
A man of great business and negotiation skills, Mr Mdolo heads the Business Development department in the company. Mr Mdolo started his career in Marketing and Sales with companies like Coca-Cola S.A. and later SAB, until he ventured on his own with Civils and owned and operated earthmoving equipment. Mr Mdolo gained a lot of experience in bulk handling of material. He started his career in coal with Mining Services, when he went into the coal trucking business. It is around that time when Mr Mdolo got appointed at Mbuyelo, as Mining Service CEO tasked with creating the company’s very own mining contracting business, so that Mbuyelo could own and operate their own coal. Mr Mdolo was involved in the creation of Mbuyelo Coal with the responsibility of implementation of asset development and market.
Hentie Hoffman Chief Operating Officer
Mr Hoffmann, Chief Operating Officer for Mbuyelo Coal (Pty) Ltd, brings a familiarity to the operating environment of the Witbank coal field. Mr Hoffman holds a Bachelor degree in Mining Engineering, numerous coal mining certifications and obtained his MBA in 2005 from the Henley Management College in South Africa. He has held various impressive titles such as Mine Captain in BHP Billiton; Mine and later General Manager of Xstrata; Chief Operation’s Officer in Shanduka; and managed TSX-listed Homeland Energy Group’s South African operations for three years. Mr Hoffmann is a member of the South African Coal Mine Managers Association where he has served as both member and council member. He is a member of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and is registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. All in all, Mr Hoffmann has worked in the South African coal mining industry for twenty-five years.
Vutomi SiweyaPublic Relations Executive
Vutomi Siweya is our hands-on gentleman and deals with all Public Relations for the company. He has been with Mbuyelo since inception and has at one point or another been involved at all stages of the mining process from the prospecting to the mining right phase. His remarkable negotiation skills and smart wit makes discussions between Mbuyelo, communities and the state a smoother transaction. His knowledge in mining is something to be reckoned with- even in his tender age. Vutomi has been involved in the mining industry for 8 years.
Neel Shilubane Information & Communications Technology
Mr Neel Shilubane is a qualified Microsoft Systems Engineer that has been with the company since inception and is responsible for the day to day communication and administration. Neel may have been involved in the mining industry for 8 years, but his knowledge extends well beyond.