Steve Phiri


Steve Phiri, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited, also known as RBPlat, since April 2010.

Phiri has a significant wealth of mining and business experience, gained over a period of 14 years.

Phiri served as Chief Executive Officer of Merafe Resources Limited since May 2003 until March 2010.

Before joining the SA Chrome, Phiri served as Head of Corporate and Legal affairs of the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN) and Joint Head of the RBN’s Mineral and Mining Affairs Committee.

As an Advisor to the RBN, Phiri led their negotiating team, which successfully resolved the dispute with Impala Platinum Limited in the 1990s.

On joining RBN, Phiri headed up the team responsible for the SA Chrome transaction and their joint venture with Anglo Platinum.

Phiri serves as a Director of Royal Bafokeng Platinum Limited.

Phiri has been a Non-Executive Director of Royal Bafokeng Resources Holdings since April 2010.

Phiri has been a Non-Executive Director of Merafe Resources Limited since March 2010 and served as its Executive Director until March 2010.

Phiri served as a Non-executive Director of Impala Platinum Holdings from June 2007 to March 2010.

As part of the RBN team, Phiri addressed the Portfolio Committee on the concerns of traditional communities with regard to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Bill.

Phiri is a member of the Ministerial Delegation and stakeholders’ task team on the Mining Charter.

Phiri is an Admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Member of the Black Lawyers Association.

Phiri holds B.Juris from University of the North, LLB from Vista University; Diploma in Corporate Law from Rand Afrikaanse Universiteit, now University of Johannesburg and an LLM degree from the University of Johannesburg.


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