About us

Board of directors

Tumelo Motsisi

Executive Chairman and Director


Tumelo Motsisi is a prominent South African businessperson with experience in the South African financial services, mining and energy sectors. In 1998, Tumelo established Kopano Ke Matla Investment Company, the investment arm of South Africa’s largest trade union federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer of the company. Tumelo also served as Executive Chairperson of Prosperity Holdings, a financial services company established between Kopano Ke Matla, NBC Financial Services and Peregrine Holdings. Tumelo has been a director of Atlatsa since September 2004 and is not a director of any other public companies.

Ralebuso Paul Bokaba

Chairman & Acting CEO

BSc Eng (Mineral Processing & Materials), Wits

Ralebuso is qualified Metallurgist and has business interests in engineering, chemical and telecommunications services sectors. Prior to that he worked at Chemserve, Namakwa Sands and Anglogold as a senior engineer over a period more than fifteen years.

He owns Rupu Group Companies, a consulting and investment vehicle. He also looks after all mining and metallurgical projects at African Mineral Professionals Limited, which has interest in PGMS, Manganese projects.

Ralebuso Bokaba is motivated by working with a team of individuals who have common vision and technical skills to answer not only today’s challenges but long term social and economic evils. as well. He has been fortunate to develop well- rounded skills set spanning from starts ups, turnarounds, and conventional businesses.

Menzi Gqweta

Executive Director

BSc. (Hons), Pr.Sci.Nat.,MGSSA

Menzi Gqweta is a South African qualified geologist that is registered with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions and has over 29 years of work experience. He began his working career in 1991 at New Denmark Colliery, one of Amcoal’s (the Anglo-American Coal Division) collieries where he progressed from being an assistant geologist to a mine geologist. Toward the end of 1995, he resigned from New Denmark Colliery and went on to establish his consulting firm, Khulani GeoEnviro Consultants (Pty) Ltd focusing on the fields of geology, geohydrology, and environmental impact studies.

Menzi was able to run and manage his consultancy for 22 years and has, in the process mentored and trained several geologists who have progressed their careers to senior levels in the industry. Menzi has been a shareholder of Atlatsa Holdings (Pty) Ltd (formerly Pelawan Resources) since its formation in 2002. He has participated in some of the due diligence work undertaken during the reverse takeover of Atlatsa Holdings by then Anooraq Resources Corporation (now Atlatsa Resources). Menzi has since July 2020. been appointed a director to the boards of Atlatsa Holdings and its subsidiary companies, Atlatsa Resources (Pty) Ltd, Plateau Resources (Pty) Ltd and Bokoni Platinum Mine (Pty)Ltd.

Joel Kesler

Executive Director, Chief Commercial Officer


Joel Kesler is a South African qualified lawyer with 18 years of international experience in mining finance, mergers and acquisitions, business and corporate development. He was a founding member of Atlatsa Holdings in 2002 and was instrumental in effecting the reverse takeover of Atlatsa (previously Anooraq Resources Corporation) in 2004. From 2005 to 2014 Joel has served as Atlatsa’s Chief Commercial Officer, primarily responsible for its corporate and business development, strategy, corporate finance and corporate communications.