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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dawn Mokhobo

63 2009 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Jianke Gao

2011 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Dexin Chen

43 2011 Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board

Wenliang Ma

2011 Financial Director, Executive Director

Paul Smith

2013 Chief Operating Officer

Hamlet Morule

2012 Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations Executive

Kgomotso Tshaka

2011 Sustainable Futures Executive

Edwin Mohlabi

2013 General Manager of Bakubung Platinum Mine

Jacob Mothomogolo

2011 Projects Executive

Basetsana Ramaboa

2013 Human Resources Executive

Vasta Mhlongo

2013 Company Secretary

Jikang Li

2011 Non-Executive Director

Kenny Mokoka

2014 Non-Executive Director

Liliang Teng

2011 Non-Executive Director

William Eksteen

64 2004 Non-Executive Independent Director

Victor Mabuza

41 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Lincoln Ngculu

2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Dawn Mokhobo

Ms. Dawn Nonceba Merle Mokhobo is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd., since December 2009. In addition to her position with Wesizwe, she serves as chairman of African International Advisors (AIA) and Kwanda Private Equity Investments and as deputy chairman of Partnership Investments. She serves as a director on the boards of Engen (Pty) Ltd, Altron (Pty) Ltd, Sabvest (Pty) Ltd and Gidani (Pty) Ltd, and was recently appointed as a director of Ingwazi Resources (Pty) Ltd. She is also a director of both Sasol Inzalo Public Funding Ltd and Sasol Inzalo Group Funding. Dawn served on the Massmart board as a non-executive director for nine years and resigned at the conclusion of the Massmart/Walmart transaction. She is a member of the Business Women’s Association (BWA).

Jianke Gao

Mr. Jianke Gao is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. He has 30 years’ experience in the Chinese mining industry, joining Wesizwe Platinum in 2011 as its Chief Executive Officer having held numerous executive management and technical mining engineering posts within the Jinchuan Group. `last post at Jinchuan Group prior to heading up Wesizwe Platinum was that of President Assistant, before which he held the post of Deputy Mining Manager of Mining Zone 2 of Jinchuan Group. He has also served as the Deputy Director of the Technical Centre of Jinchuan and the Vice President of the Nickel and Cobalt Research and Design Institute of Jinchuan Group Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Mining degree, obtained from the Central-South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in China, and is a Professor Level Senior Level Engineer.

Dexin Chen

Mr. Dexin Chen is Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. Mr. Chen is the Vice President of Jinchuan Group and has 19 years of mining industry experience, holding a wide variety of senior management and technical positions within the Group’s operations in China. He previously served as the Deputy General Manager of Jinchuan Group Limited since September 2010. In January 2009 Mr Chen was appointed as the Mine Manager of Mining Zone 2 of Jinchuan Group Limited and for two years before that he served as the Secretary of the Party Committee and the Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of Mining Zone 2 of Jinchuan Group. From January 2006 to January 2007, Mr Chen was the Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and the Secretary of the Discipline Inspection Committee of Mining Zone 2 of Jinchuan Group Limited. He served as the Deputy Mine Manager of the Longshou Mine of Jinchuan Group Limited from June 2004 to January 2006. Mr Chen qualified from the Mining Institute of Xi’an with a Bachelor of Mining in July 1994.

Wenliang Ma

Mr. Wenliang Ma is Financial Director, Executive Director of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. Mr Ma brings to his post at Wesizwe over 18 years of executive financial management experience working with China’s listed companies. He joined the China- Africa Development Fund as part of the senior management team in October 2009. He was appointed as a director and the Deputy General Manager and Chief Finance Officer of FAW Africa Investment Company Ltd in May 2010 and as the Deputy General Manager of Ever Star Industries (Pty) Ltd in August 2010. From July 2007 to September 2008, Michael served as the Chief Finance Officer of Grand China Logistics Holding Company Ltd as well as a director of Tianjin Marine Shipping Company Ltd, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Before that, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of Sanya Phoenix International Airport Company Ltd from November 2005 and as the Vice-Chairman of the Board and General Manager of Chongqing Changjiang International Leasing Company Ltd from November 2001. Michael received a Bachelor of Economics from Graduate of Jilin Normal University in July 1991, where he minored in Law and Philosophy. In July 1994 he received a Master of Art (Economics) from Graduate of Northeast Normal University.

Paul Smith

Mr. Paul Smith serves as Chief Operating Officer of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. He was previously an independent consultant to various mining companies globally. Between 2007 and 2010, he held the post of Director New Business for Aquarius Platinum, prior to which he was the Chief Executive Officer for TWP Finance. Mr Smith has a strong background in resources corporate finance and project development and previously held senior positions at Absa Bank, African Merchant Bank and BOE NatWest Securities. He holds a B.Com MBA in Finance from Stellenbosch University, a BSc in Chemistry, Geology from Rhodes University, and a DMT Extractive Metallurgy from the Camborne School of Mines in the UK.

Hamlet Morule

Mr. Hamlet Morule is Corporate Affairs & Investor Relations Executive of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. He joined Wesizwe from the information technology sector, having served as the Executive Director for Government Affairs in Microsoft and as the IBM Governmental Programmes Executive for sub-Saharan Africa. He also had a long and illustrious career with the democratic government of South Africa over 14 years. Six of which were in a strategic leadership position of a Deputy Director General. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Development and Project Planning from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, and further successfully completed a Senior Executive Programme conferred by the Harvard Business School. He also holds a degree of Bachelor of Law from the University of the North West. Hamlet also served in the Microsoft S.A Board of Directors, and currently serves as board member of Golden Leopards Resorts.

Kgomotso Tshaka

Ms. Kgomotso Tshaka is Sustainable Futures Executive of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. She is an MBA graduate from the Gordon’s Institute of Business (GIBS) and has an undergraduate B.Soc Sci. degree from the University of Cape Town. She has attended various management development programmes including: the Global Executive Development Programme at GIBS, and the Management Advancement Programme (MAP) at Wits. Ms Tshaka has extensive executive management experience in strategy development, risk management and social and labour plans specific to the mining sector. She held the position of President of Lonmin Development Trust prior to joining Wesizwe. In addition, she has held management and executive roles in various organisations including medical insurance and mining. She is currently serving on the Social and Ethics Committee of the Wesizwe board and the Bakubung Economic Development Trust. Ms Tshaka has served on the boards of South African Women in Mining Association and the Lonmin Development Trust.

Edwin Mohlabi

Mr. Edwin Mohlabi serves as General Manager of Bakubung Platinum Mine, a subsidiary of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. He joined Wesizwe in February 2013 as the new General Manager of the Bakubung Platinum Mine. He previously served as General Manager of the Great Noligwa Mine, prior to which he held a variety of management positions at Anglo Gold Ashanti and Anglo Gold. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mining Engineering from the University of Johannesburg School of Mines, plus a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Practice from the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, a National Higher Diploma in Mining from the Technikon Witwatersrand, and an Intermediate Management Development Programme (MDP) from the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Jacob Mothomogolo

Mr. Jacob Mothomogolo is Projects Executive of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. He has been in the mining industry for more than 20 years with experiences in both production and mining projects management. He started his career in the AngloGold’s Free Sate operations and left to join De Beers group’s Cullinan Mine in Pretoria. After many years of production mining experience he progressed into mine project management and consulting with the then TWP Projects now Worley Parsons-WP. He spent 8 years at WP and ended up as a member of the Shadow Board and one of the Senior Project Managers. His career in consulting saw him do projects in countries such as: Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and predominantly in the PGMs sector on the Bushveld Complex. He then left consulting to join Wesizwe Platinum in 2011 as a Projects Executive to commence the development of the Bakubung Platinum Mine project. Mr Mothomogolo is an ex-chairperson of the mining technical committee and ex-member of council of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy- SAIMM. He holds a B.Sc. Mining Engineering (WITS), a Management Development Program- MDP (Stellenbosch), and a M.Eng Master of Project Management (UP). He currently holds memberships in SAIMM, ECSA (Professional Engineer) and IoDSA.

Basetsana Ramaboa

Ms. Basetsana Ramaboa serves as Human Resources Executive of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. She started her human resources career in 1997. She joined Wesizwe as its Human Resources Executive on 7 May 2013, having been in the Human Resources field for 16 years. She previously worked in a number of industry sectors including Communications, Brewing, Human Resources Consulting, International Corporate Banking, Maritime and Mining. She was previously a social worker for eight years. Ms Ramaboa is a Specialist Independent Member of Remuneration sub-committee of the GEPF Board. She holds a BA Honours degree in Social Work obtained from the University of Zululand, a BA Honours degree in Human Resources Development, and an Advanced Diploma in Project and Programme Management from the Cranfield College of Project and Programme Management.

Vasta Mhlongo

Ms. Vasta Mhlongo serves as Company Secretary of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. Prior to which she worked as the Board Secretary for the Financial Services Board responsible for Board Secretariat and Compliance divisions. Previously, she was employed with JSE listed Metropolitan Holdings as Group Executive for Corporate Governance including Corporate Secretariat. She has also held various senior positions in the public sector. Ms Mhlongo is admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and holds a B Juris, LLB qualification (Unisa 1987 and 2001) and a Diploma in Legislative Drafting (Vista 2001). She is a former member of the Compliance Institute of South Africa and of the King III Committee and CRISA. She has also completed a Certificate programme in Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis (Queens University, Canada 2003) and a Board Leadership Programme (GIBS Johannesburg 2006). Ms. Mhlongo previously served on the boards of SAPO, Gateway Airport Authority Limited, Union Money Limited and is currently a council member at the Air Services Licencing Council.

Jikang Li

Mr. Jikang Li is Non-Executive Director of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd., since May 2011. Mr Li served as Jinchuan Group Limited’s senior in-house lawyer and has a experience in the operational management of global mining projects. He has nine years’ legal experience in litigation, contract management, company establishment, restructuring and listing of companies, domestic and international engineering, equipment, project bidding, corporate governance, merger of international projects, investment and financing. Having worked in the commercial and corporate counsel divisions of Jinchuan Group Limited, Mr Li has experience in foreign investment and financing. Since he joined Jinchuan Group in 1993, Mr Li has worked at the inspection centre, the management department, the department of legal affairs, the Philippines representative office of Jinchuan and the Hungary Jinchuan Mining Company in a variety of positions. Mr Li received the PRC Legal Professional Qualification Certificate in 2002 and, in 2004, the Bachelor of Law from Lanzhou University. From 2009 to 2011, he received the On-job Postgraduate in Finance and Trade from Xi’an Jiaotong University.

Kenny Mokoka

Mr. Kenny Mokoka is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession, holds memberships of several professional organisations including the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB), the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), and the Institute of Directors (IOD). Mr Mokoka's current and past professional and business leadership positions include Board Member of the Anglo American Platinum International Companies; Chairperson of the Audit Committee of the National Home Builders Research Council (NHBRC); Member of the Audit Committee of the Sizwe Medical Aid Fund; Member of the Audit Committee of the South African Sports Commission; and Board Member of the Internal Audit Advisory Committee of the University of Pretoria. Mr Mokoka has previously held corporate positions in a number of companies based in South Africa, including: Anglo American Platinum, Pepsi/Simba (Pty) Ltd, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Road Accident Fund, SizweNtsaluba VSP, Rand Merchant Bank, Deloitte and Touche and SCAW Metals.

Liliang Teng

Mr. Liliang Teng is Non-Executive Director of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. Mr Teng has served as Co-Chair Investment Officer, Chief Representative of the South Africa Office, and Chief Marketing Officer of China-Africa Development Fund since 2007. In September 2006, Mr Teng was appointed as the Deputy Economist of China Technology Innovation Company. From January 2005 to August 2006, Mr Teng was the Deputy Manager General of China Southern Grid Finance Co and for a decade before that he held the position of Division Chief of the Credit Management Department of China Development Bank. From August 1988 to October 1995, Mr Teng served as the Assistant Engineer of Northeast Power Utility Group, Ministry of Power, China. Mr Teng received an Electrical Power BSc from the Electrical Power Department, Southeast University in August 1988 and completed an EMBA at the School of Management & Economics, Tsinghua University in July 1997. He also received an MSc in Risk Management from ISMA Centre, Reading University, UK in July 2001.

William Eksteen

Mr. William Machiel Eksteen is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. Mr. Eksteen is a retired Gold Fields mining engineer with over 38 years’ experience in commodities including PGMs, gold, diamonds and base metals. He spent 34 years in various management positions in the Gold Fields Group. Mike was responsible for all aspects of reserve development, mine planning, shaft sinking, budgeting and cost control. He was also Senior Vice-president and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Era Resources, a Canadian exploration and mining company in platinum and diamonds. He is a Registered Certificated Engineer, and holds a National Higher Diploma in Mining, together with a Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency.

Victor Mabuza

Mr. Victor Thembinkosi Mabuza is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Mabuza completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Financial Accounting & Financial Management Major) at the University of Swaziland in 1992 and completed a Masters degree in Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria in 2004. Mr Mabuza has over 16 years experience in corporate finance and corporate and investment banking with major financial institutions such as Standard Bank, Stanlib Wealth & Asset Managers and the National Empowerment Fund. He has gained considerable experience in corporate finance advisory and implementation of public offers as well as the financial structuring of BB-BEE share schemes for blue chip companies such as Anglo Platinum, AngloGold, Northam Platinum, Sasol, Vodacom and NEF/MTN. Mr Mabuza is the chief operating officer of the Esop Shop and also serves on the board of directors of Metorex and as the chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Human Capital and Remuneration Committee.

Lincoln Ngculu

Mr. Lincoln Vumile Ngculu is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wesizwe Platinum Ltd. Mr. Ngculu served as a member of the African National Congress since 1976 and spent many years in exile. While in exile he served in various capacities such being Commissar, Politics Instructor, Secretary of the Regional Commissariat in Angola, Internal Reconstruction in Maputo, Assistant Administrator at MK Military HQ in Lusaka. He also served as member of the Regional Politico-Military Council (RPMC) and Front Commander for the Western Cape based in Botswana. On his return from exile he served at Codesa as Advisor in the Transitional Arrangements (Interim Government); Assistant Researcher at Education Policy Unit at the University of Natal (PMB branch). He also served as a Provincial Secretary of the ANC in the Western Cape; thereafter the Chairperson of the ANC in the Western Cape and as Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health. He holds B Admin (Hons) (UWC), PDM (UCT GSB) and Certificate in Defence Management (Wits). He is also the author of two books one of which was shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award (2010) and another published by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC).

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Dawn Mokhobo

456,000

Jianke Gao

3,270,000

Dexin Chen

199,000

Wenliang Ma

2,131,000

Paul Smith

2,450,000

Hamlet Morule

1,872,000

Kgomotso Tshaka

1,984,000

Edwin Mohlabi

2,083,000

Jacob Mothomogolo

2,364,000

Basetsana Ramaboa

1,315,000

Vasta Mhlongo

1,300,000

Jikang Li

--

Kenny Mokoka

--

Liliang Teng

--

William Eksteen

674,000

Victor Mabuza

--

Lincoln Ngculu

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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