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Michael Valenta
Managing Director / Sole Shareholder

With extensive expertise in metallurgy, covering planning and management of test work, beneficiation of various minerals, and modeling metallurgical processes.  Management of milling and flotation concentrators, introduced control systems, and implementation of new technologies in a Platinum Refinery. Additionally, provided consulting services for concentrator projects, conducted due diligence studies, and acted as a client representative on research projects for various minerals, including Platinum, Gold, Copper, Nickel, and more.


Dunasha Van Dyl
Executive Assistant

Dedicated to delivering impeccable support, streamlining operations, and ensuring seamless efficiency for high-level executives. Adept at managing a myriad of responsibilities with precision. With exceptional organizational skills, and impeccable attention to detail.


Pamela Scott

With exceptional organizational and multitasking abilities, proficient in managing calendars, coordinating meetings, and handling communication. Adept at implementing efficient office procedures, maintaining accurate records, and supporting corporate events.


Stephen Mawson
Geological Consultant

With more than 40 years in exploration and project management mainly in south, central and west Africa and now undertaking exploration implementation services in sub-Saharan Africa.  Registered as a Professional Earth Scientist (Pr. Sci. Nat), statutory registration with the S. A. Council for Natural Scientists. Geological Science – Reg. No. 400074/03 and a member of the Geological Society of South Africa.     

Christian Heili
Mining Consultant

Senior Accomplished Management Professional with over 40 years’ experience in mining engineering, operational management, project management and business development within the mining sector. Well known for my ability to implement change and effectively lead multifunctional internal and external contract teams including the Owner’s Team.


Josiah Selopetsa
Minerals Processing Consultant

Highly experienced mineral processing specialist with 22 years of expertise, having held positions such as Plant Metallurgist, R&D Metallurgist, Senior Metallurgist, Production Overseer, Plant Manager, and Senior Manager of the Baobab plant. Also served as a member of the CEF (Chief Executive Forum) at Lonmin.


Kevin Hay
Pyrometallurgical and Hydrometallurgical consultant

With 50 years’ experience in the metallurgical industry, most of which was at a major platinum producer. Positions ranged from Base Metal Refinery Superintendent, General Manager – Smelter and BMR to Consulting Metallurgist. Pervious experience as Concentrator and Smelter Superintendents at operations in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Includes 13 years in the metallurgical consulting industry.


Bob Palmer
Hydrometallurgical consultant

Qualified Chemist with over twenty years of management experience at both the operations and executive levels within the platinum mining environment and also worked on contract in the projects field for over eight years.


Pono Mogoera
Process Engineer

A registered Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng.) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with an additional post graduate certificate in Management Advancement Program (Wits Business School). These qualifications are complemented by over 14 years of working experience in the process engineering field across various sectors.


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