Keneilwe Ndala

Chief Executive Officer (Ironveld Mining)

Keneilwe holds a B.Tech Engineering (Mining) from the University of Johannesburg. She is the holder of a South African Mine Managers Certificate of Competency (Metal Mines). She started her career as a Learner Official at Hotazel Manganese Mines in Kuruman. In 2003, she joined Samancor as a Junior Mining Engineer. In 2007 she was appointed as Mine Planner (opencast and underground) at Exxaro. Keneilwe joined Ironveld in 2013 and is appointed as CEO Mining with responsibility for the mine design, planning, scheduling and mining operations.


Thamaga Mphahlele

Chief Executive Officer (Ironveld Smelting)

Thamaga is a registered professional Electrical Engineer and a member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). He holds a MEng (Electrical) and BSc Engineering (Electrical) both from the University of the Witwatersrand. Thamaga joined Ironveld in 2015 as a Senior Electrical Engineer and is the designate CEO Smelting. Thamaga started his career at Eskom in 2009 as an Engineer-in-Training being appointed in 2010 as an Electrical Engineer for overhead distribution systems technologies.


Tariro Chitapa

Manager: Marketing and Logistics (Ironveld Holdings)

Tariro holds a B.Com in Marketing Management from the University of South Africa and a qualification in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Witwatersrand. Prior to joining Ironveld in 2012, Tariro was employed as a marketing and public relations manager. At Ironveld, Tariro’s responsibilities include, in addition to marketing and logistics, corporate social responsibility (CSR).