Ezekiel Lotlhare

Ezekiel Lotlhare

Chief Executive Officer

Ezekiel Lotlhare holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering. He excelled as a student of engineering, winning a silver medal from the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers (SAICHE) and an award from the Chemical Engineering Department at Wits Technikon for his performance as the best diploma student in chemical engineering in 1996. In 2009, Mr Lotlhare completed a Master of Business Leadership through the University of South Africa. Ezekiel began his career in 1999, working as process metallurgist for Hotazel Manganese Mines. Since then he has filled a variety of positions – being production manager of Lonmin Platinum (the world’s third largest producer of platinum), plant manager at Hotazel Manganese Mines, Operations Manager for Tau Mining Consultants, Operations Manager for Tshipi Borwa Mine to his most recent position of General Manager at Tshipi Borwa Mine.


Carel Malan

Carel Malan

Chief Financial Officer

Carel Malan read for the BCom and BCom Honours degrees at the University of Pretoria before joining Ernst & Young in 2008. He is an Admitted Charted Accountant and holds the distinction of finishing among the top 10 for the 2009 class who took the final year of the Charted Accountant’s Board examination in 2009. At Ernst & Young he received his first exposure to the mining industry. After three years with the firm in Gauteng he requested a transfer to Bermuda where he spent one year before joining Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, in January 2012. Carel was appointed as CFO of Tshipi in December 2014. In October 2015 Carel resigned from Tshipi é Ntle to pursue other interests. However, his interest in mining and an in-depth knowledge and experience of Tshipi é Ntle’s business model brought him back to the company, in October 2016, when he was reappointed as CFO.