Daphne Mashile-Nkosi


Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is a Founder Member, Shareholder and Director at Temoso Technologies.

She is also a Shareholder of Cellsaf.

She serves as the Chairperson of WDB Investment Holdings.

She serves as a Deputy Chairperson and Trustee of the Women’s Development Bank Trust where she was a Founding Member and a Development Officer for WDB Micro Finance, assisting women to access financial resources in the rural areas of South Africa.

She was nominated by WDB to study development economics in Nagoya, Japan.

Mashile-Nkosi progressed rapidly in the 1990s from loans officer of the Women’s Development Bank to co-Founder of an IT company, Mayibuye Computer Services.

Mashile-Nkosi mining company, Kalagadi Manganese is a subsidiary jointly owned by Kalahari Resources (40%), Industrial Development Corporation (10%) and ArcelorMittal (50%).

Mashile-Nkosi is the Executive Chairperson of Kalagadi Manganese, the firm developing the planned US $850m Kalagadi manganese mine.

In 2008 ArcelorMittal bought a 50% stake in Kalagadi for US $433m, of which some US $222m was paid to Kalahari.

For the past few years she has been the driving force behind Kalahari Resources, which is building a manganese mine, beneficiation complex and sinter plant in the Northern Cape, with a smelter at Coega.

Mashile-Nkosi owns the largest mining venture in South Africa, is a trustee and Chairperson of the Women’s Development Bank Trust, WDB Investments Holdings, Lesedi Drilling, Mpumalanga Gaming Board and is a Founder and Director of Temoso Telecommunications.

In addition, she is a Director of various companies including Kalahari Resources and Metmar Trading
Mashile-Nkosi is the Chairperson of Bakhazi-Banalim and a trustee of the First Rand Empowerment Trust.

She fought for her rights when her company was hijacked at the companies registration office (Cipro) and for funds committed to Kalahari Resources by ArcelorMittal SA.

She has been the Independent Non-Executive Chairperson of Pinnacle Technology Holdings since August 2011.

Mashile-Nkosi has been a Non-Executive Independent Director at Heritage Collection Holdings since May 2006 and Metmar Limited since May 2006.

She serves as a Director of various Eyesizwe group companies, Nuworld Logistics and Thari Mining, Q2 Petroleum Consortium and Women’s Development Bank Investment Holdings.

Mashile-Nkosi is a Director of Eyesizwe Coal.

Mashile-Nkosi holds a Small Business Management Diploma from Wits Business School.


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