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Kota is Geoscience's new boss

The Council for Geoscience has appointed Mxolisi Kota as its chief executive.He will replace Dr Thibedi Ramontja, who joined the Department of Mineral Resources as its director-general in 2011.
Kota comes from the Anglo American Khula Mining Fund, a private-equity fund.

He began his geology career in the KwaZulu-Natal regional office of the Council for Geoscience as a field geologist, where his responsibilities involved systematic regional geological and geotechnical mapping and the study of various aspects of the economic geology, regolith deposits and associated landscape environments of the KwaZulu-Natal province.

In 2002, Kota conducted regional reconnaissance geological field mapping investigations in the Nampula province, Mozambique, as part of the Council for Geoscience team working on a project funded by the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Nordic Development Fund and the South African government to develop mineral resource management capacity in that country.

Kota has a BSc (Honours) in geology and applied geology from the University of Natal, an MSc in exploration geology from Rhodes University, an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and a post-graduate diploma in financial strategy from the Said Business School, Oxford in the UK.

He is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa and Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He is also on the governing council of the Geological Society of South Africa.

Source: Sunday Times via I-Net Bridge


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