Mr. Cobus van Wyk


Mr. Cobus van Wyk is an extensively experienced Exploration and Mining Entrepreneur active in Mozambique since 2004. He directly contributed to securing the current project’s concessions via extensive networks in the Mozambique government and business community.

Mr. van Wyk has personally discovered prospective areas and done due diligence on 1,800 concessions and has developed and sold numerous projects including a tantalite project to Afrique, a Coal project to AfriMinerals, a diamond project to Mustang, Graphite projects sold to Balama and Ovanha and he also developed and mined rubies which he then sold to Gemrock and Fura. Mr. van Wyk completed his MBA from the University Of Wales. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets and corporate finance and 20 years of experience as a director of listed and unlisted companies.

Mr. Franco Jordaan

(Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Franco Jordaan is an expert in all aspects of financial accounting, management reporting, systems, corporate governance, treasury, marketing and projects. He has worked for major players including Impala Platinum, Eastplats, Trafigura and Vedanta, and has experience with multiple commodities (Platinum group metals, Iron ore, Chrome, Copper Zinc, Lead, Silver).

He has been involved in mining, exploration processing and refining since 2001, and has first-hand experience of doing business in Mozambique, Angola, DRC, Namibia and South Africa. Mr. Jordaan completed his BCom hons. degree, CIMA advanced diploma, PMP and CCP.

Mr. Dirk Muntingh

(Technical Director)

Mr. Dirk Muntingh holds a Master’s degree in the field of geology which he obtained from the University of Johannesburg. He previously worked at the Council for Geosciences, before joining Anglo American Corporation’s gold division in 1987 and progressed to Country Manager for Ghana in 1997 before transferring to AngloGold in 1999 as the Country Manager for Australia.

From 2006 he managed the exploration program of Witwatersrand Gold Resources until its takeover by Sibanye Gold in 2014. He has since then practised as an independent consulting geologist. He operates internationally and specialises in geological aspects of gold mining, exploration and project feasibility over the full range of deposit types.

Mr. Philip Richards


Mr. Philip Richards is Founder and President of RAB Capital which he jointly founded in 1999. He was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer until 2008.

As manager of the RAB Special Situations Fund he ran around $2bn in the mining and energy sector. Previous to founding RAB Capital he was a Managing Director in equity research and then investment banking at Merrill Lynch. He is a graduate of Oxford University.

Mr. Robert Schafer

(Non-Executive Director)

Mr. Robert Schafer (Bob) is a Registered Professional Geologist with +30 years international experience. Bob is an active member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its President 2020-2021, and served on the Board for more than a decade. He is also Past-President of the PDAC (2015-16), the CIM (2013-14) and the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (2005-6). Bob was a member of the Board of Governors for the US National Mining Hall of Fame and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

He is the first person to hold such leadership roles in both the USA and Canada. Bob is the recipient of the William Lawrence Saunders Gold Medal from AIME, as well as the prestigious Daniel C. Jackling Award and Robert A. Dreyer Award from SME for technical achievements and leadership in the mining industry during his career. He is founder and CEO of Eagle Mines Management and is a member of the Board of Directors of select mining companies.