SMD Managers and Team Leaders

SMD Leadership Team

Mohale RalikarikiMohale Ralikariki
Corporate Chief Executive Officer
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  • Mohale joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in April 2016
  • He has over 10 years’ experience in different mining related portfolios
  • Mohale is the former Principal Mining Engineer and Commissioner of Mines in the Government of Lesotho, and former Lesotho contact in the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and the former member of SADC Mineral Processing Committee
  • He is currently the Chairperson of Lesotho Chamber of Mines
  • Mohale has a Masters Degree in Mining Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia and a Mining Engineering (Hons) from Instituto Superior Minero Metalúrgico de Moa, Cuba
  • He is the member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, AusIMM
  • Mohale has a successful track record in making significant contributions to the Lesotho mining sector growth.
Johan Bosch  - Mine ManagerJohan Bosch
Mine Manager
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  • Johan has held the portfolio of Mine Manager since 2014.
  • He holds a B Tech Mining degree.
  • He obtained his Mine Manager’s Certificate of competency and MDP.
  • Johan is an experienced mining professional who has extensive experience in narrow reef and massive underground hard rock mining as well as surface mining practices and technologies, and has a proven record of competent application and safe practice implementation.
  • Johan is known as a motivator and developer of technical teams. He has excellent organizational skills, coupled with originality and integrity. His technical and practical ability, stemming from a career of more than 30 years in the Mining Industry allows him to provide both technical, as well as integrated leadership and community development.
El-Jean Nienaber Engineering ManagerEl-Jean Nienaber
Engineering Manager
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  • El-Jean joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in 2020.
  • He holds a B.Ing Mechanical Engineering Honours degree as well as a Government Certificate of Competency – Mines and Works.
  • El-Jean has extensive experience in both operational and project management roles, covering underground mining, opencast mining as well as processing plant operations.
  • He is safety driven and views safety as an integral part of a productive and successful business.
  • El-Jean has been leading and assisting various engineering teams in the sustainable and efficient optimization of maintenance practices through tailoring various planned maintenance models to site specific needs and a strong focus on predictive maintenance through new condition monitoring technologies.
  • El-Jean drives his team to adopt a continued innovation and a strong ownership mindset in order to ensure sustainability and long-term operational success.
Malehlohonolo Mojaki -Sustainability ManagerMalehlohonolo Mojaki
Sustainability Manager
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  • Malehlohonolo joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in December 2013
  • She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geography
  • She is currently pursuing a Masters in Science in Environmental Management
  • Malehlohonolo has 6 years of relevant experience behind her having held the positions of Environmental Officer (2013 -2016) and Sustainability Manager (2016 – To Date)
Metallurgical ManagerNew appointment soon
Metallurgical Manager
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  • Check in again soon as our new Metallurgical Manager will be appointed in February 2022
Phooko ‘Mokose Health & Safety ManagerPhooko Mokose
Safety Manager
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  • Phooko joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in 2014.
  • He holds a BSc in Applied Environmental Sciences, SAMTRAC, COMSOC.
  • Phooko is a member of the South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Professionals
  • Phooko is a resilient and results-oriented Health and Safety Manager who has extensive experience in Health and Safety in Mining Operations. Phooko has comprehensive awareness and operational understanding of the risks and processes related to maintaining a safe working environment and is committed to the highest standard of Health and Safety.
  • Phooko has equipped himself with expertise pertaining, but not limited to OHS, Root Cause Analysis Techniques (RCAT), Radiation Protection and Health and Safety Principles as well Making Safe and Declaring Safety of Surface Mines, Quarries, Dumps and Stockpiles (Unblasted) – subsequently leading him to the Health and Safety Manager role which he assumed in 2019.
  • Phooko is a focused and driven leader and can quickly establish rapport in an assertive and caring manner. He is a good communicator on all levels and is happy to work alongside other managers, staff, contractors and external agencies. He currently has a staff of eleven employees including Health and safety officers, nurses, emergency coordinators and a Safety intern who he is training and transferring skills to, in order to build a strong team that will be of benefit to SMD.
Lebohang Toloane Security ManagerLebohang Toloane
Security Manager
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  • Lebohang joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in October 2016
  • He holds a BCom Degree Information Systems and Finance
  • He is a member of the Northern Region Security Committee
  • Lebohang has 17 years’ of relevant work experience. His background is in the infantry, having served in the Lesotho Defence Force where he held positions in Planning, Finance & Admin, Military Signals as well as an Assistant Physiotherapy.
    Lebohang was the Head of Security at Mothae Diamonds before joining the SMD team.
Mphalana Fusi-Mofokeng Human Resource ManagerMphalana Fusi Mofokeng
Human Resource Manager
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  • Mphalana joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in 2018
  • She holds a BCom Industrial Psychology and Management MDP
  • Mphalana is an experienced Head of Human Resource who is familiar with all the best HR practices and policies, and who knows how to effectively apply them in the workplace.
    She has first-hand experience of managing and developing HR teams which can positively enhance recruitment campaigns. One of her greatest strengths is being able to ensure that an organisation employs the right balance of staff in terms of skills and experience. She has excellent organisational skills, coupled with an ability to create at all levels of the HR organization a highly engaged workforce.
    On a more personal level she can engage with stakeholders from all backgrounds, this is something that allows her to quickly build up credibility with them.
    Mphalana has been on the team since 2018 and leads the Human Resources division as well as Site Services (Administration), and her 15 years’ experience in the industry has made her an asset to the mine.
Kananelo Sematlane Recovery ManagerKananelo Sematlane
Recovery Manager
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  • Kananelo joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in October 2011.
  • She holds a Diploma in Financial Accounting from the University Of Pretoria.
  • She is also a Certified Accounting Technician - ACCA.
  • Kananelo worked previously as Finance and Admin Manager at the Training Centre for Mineworkers Development Agency.
Neo Hoala Financial ManagerNeo Hoala
Financial Manager
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  • Neo joined Storm Mountain Diamonds in September 2015.
  • She she is a Chartered Accountant, MDP.
  • Neo is a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants and the Lesotho Institute of accountants.
  • Her previous positions include that of Finance Manager - Planning at Econet Telecom Lesotho, Finance & Admin Manager at DHL Lesotho, Finance & Admin Manager at Thaba-Bosiu Risk Solutions, Auditor at LETACC Firm of Auditors and National Accountant atHabitat for Humanity, Lesotho.