Afritin Mining has a strong dedicated management team and quality strategic partners.

The company’s management carries over 120 years’ experience in bringing mines into production in Africa with highly experienced geologists, engineers and metallurgists. Management also carries in-depth knowledge and capability of the financial markets.

Anthony Viljoen (CEO)

Anthony is a mining entrepeneur and founding shareholder of VM Investment Company. He has been responsible for the identification and development of a number of mineral projects across Africa. He was the founding director and CEO of Australian listed Lemur Resources and remains a non-Executive Director of Bushveld Minerals.

Frans van Daalen (COO)

Qualified mining engineer with 18 years operational and technical experience over a broad range of commodities. He is a co-founder and direct of VBKom, a 9 year old consultancy focussed on mining and industrial engineering and project management.

Jacques Bonnet (CFO)

Mr Bonnet is currently Financial Manager and acting CFO at Alexkor SOC Ltd, a state-owned company in the diamond mining industry, and held previous positions at EVRAZ Highveld Steel and Vanadium Ltd as well as Scaw Metals Group (Anglo American plc).

He is an Associate member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and completed his accountancy training at KPMG. Mr Bonnet brings his financial experience in the mining industry to the AfriTin team as CFO.

Kate Bredin (Corporate Development Officer)

Ms Bredin completed her Bachelor of Commerce in 1999 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance, Banking & Investment Management in 2000 from the University of Natal.

Since then she has worked for Investec, Morgan Stanley and Legg Mason Investments (previously Citigroup Asset Management) before joining VM Investment Company in Johannesburg in 2009. As Senior Project Manager at VM Investment Company, Ms Bredin has conducted ASX listings and possesses extensive experience of corporate governance.

Timothy Marais

Qualified exploration geologies with 6 years’ experience.  He has worked on multiple commodities with projects across Africa.  These projects have ranged from greenfields exploration to pre-feasibility studies.  He is primarily focussed on project development, management and near-term value realisation.

Abraham (Sap) Joubert

A Namibian citizen with more than 30 years’ experience in project and operational management.  He fulfilled various management positions in the governmental sector of Namibia.  For the past 6 years he served as operations manager for a number of recycling, waste management and agricultural development projects in Angola.

Jan Rabe

Qualified metallurgical engineer with 14 years’ experience.  He fulfilled various technical management positions over the years and lectured at the University of Pretoria.  He is the founder and director of Trueground Consulting, a metallurgical engineering consulting company.

Machiel Odendaal

Qualified electrical engineer with more than 40 years of experience.  He has a strong background in engineering management and fulfilled the position of chief engineer at various mining operations in Southern Africa.  He is the owner and director of JLT Mining Services providing engineering management and construction services.

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