His date and place of birth is 5 June 1951 at Morifi, Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho. It was stated in 2014 (mining weekly) that Motlatsi is the Executive chairperson of Teba Limited and non-executive chairperson of Shanduka, Platfields and Verimark. An organisation, Teba was established before 1902 to support mines and the recruitment of mining personnel. The British empire annexed all mines in South Africa after the Anglo Boer Wars (1902).
He was the first President of the National Union of Mineworkers and a founder member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions.
TEBA – Recruiting of mine workers , even long before 1902.
Platfields (Page 1)
Established in 2002, Platfields Limited (Platfields) is an emerging precious metal exploration Company with two nearsurface platinum Group metals (PGMs) exploration projects, Liger and Berg, on the eastern limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, and a near-surface gold exploration project, Grootfontein berg, in the Transvaal Drakensberg goldfields of Mpumalanga
At least 41% of the total issued shares in Platfields is held by historically disadvantaged individuals (HDI). Community BEE Share Trust and Employee BEE Trust were established to benefit the communities in which Platfields will operate mines and its employees who are HDI’s, the two trusts together hold
some 18% of the current issued shares in Platfields.
Platfields is fully committed to the affirmative policy on its supply chain, and wherever possible, we use local suppliers and contractors with Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) credentials.
Value of Assets under Your Control: Teba turns over roughly R200-million a year but, taking into account my former AngloGold Ashanti deputy chairpersonship and other former directorships, there was a time when he was involved with corporate assets totalling $10-billion.
Milestones and Accolades: First National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) president; founder member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions; recipient of the Order of Ramatseatsana, Lesotho; recipient of an honorary doctorate of philosophy in social sciences from the National University of Lesotho; founder of the Vaal Reefs Disaster Fund; member of the Justice Melamed Commission on Parliamentarians’ Remuneration, 1994; former University of the Witwatersrand council member; election observer to two Zimbabwe elections; co-author of Do It!; founder member of Adopt-A-School Foundation and Chamber of Mines Presidential Award.
Personal Best Achievements: Helping Adopt-A-School Foundation establish 177 schools for 400 000 children in South Africa, Lesotho and Mozambique. I am proud that, because of my contribution, the Morifi village of today has a high school, electricity, clean water and a gravel road.
Dr James Motlatsi, founding member of the National Union of Mineworkers and Executive Chairman at TEBA, says business must look at how they build relationships with employees and stakeholders as an ethical imperative.
Former NUM President, James Motlatsi, has called on Lesotho’s political leaders to find a lasting solution to the current political and security instability in the country. Motlatsi says he’s asked the family of the late former army commander, Maaparankoe Mahao, to establish a foundation that will promote peace and reconciliation in the mountain kingdom. This after the country experienced tension following the recent killing of Mahao.
BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT —> RACISM AGAINST WHITES IN SOUTH AFRICA
read various articles about
BLACK ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
B-BBEE – Shanduka black-umbrellas
Cyril Ramaphosa Shanduka
BLACK BUSINESSES ONLY (THIS LIST IS ONLY A FEW)
Swart besighede – Black owned entities
The Foundation, established in 2004 as Shanduka Foundation, is an independent public benefit organisation that aims to improve the lives of South Africans by creating opportunities through education and enterprise development. The Foundation strives to be financially sustainable and has different donors and funding streams to fulfil its mandate.
At its establishment, its Founder, President Cyril Ramaphosa, allocated 5% of his shareholding in Shanduka Group to the Foundation. In addition, he donated some of his shares held in other companies upon becoming Deputy President. He continues to donate to the Foundation to support its education initiatives and has contributed significant amounts of funds.
James Motlatsi (born 5 June 1951) is a Mosotho mining executive and former trade union leader, who has been active in South Africa. Born in Mohale’s Hoek in Lesotho, Motlatsi became a labourer at the Welkom gold mine in 1970. James Motlatsi is the Executive Chairman of Teba Limited. He has been associated with the South African mining industry since 1970.
Die persoon is ook een van Ramaphosa se “regterhande” in die mynwerkersunie gedurende 1986 gewees. Hy is in Lesotho gebore maar het later in die myn gaan werk en so sy plek in Suid-Afrika se deur gekry.
Hoeveel immigrante en hul nageslagte van destyds en sedert 1890, maak aanspraak op gebiede wat aan hulle behoort? Heelwat voordeel getrek uit swart bemagtiging.
Teba kom al sedert die dae van die Britse anneksasie van myne waar daar gerieflik mynpersoneel in omliggende Afrika lande en selfs die ooste en China geoes is, om die land, veral die twee onafhanklike Boere republieke ingebring is.
Hoe gerieflik – is dit nie dieselfde probleem waarmee Paul Kruger, die destydse president gesukkel het, met al die immigrante wat alles van stemreg en permanente verblyfreg, opgeëis het nie?
Hoeveel ander miljoene immigrante het so die land binnegekom en daarna grondeise ingesit, dat dit hulle grondgebiede is?
Dit het die Britse ryk soos ‘n handskoen gepas, dat buurlande se werkers later hul gewig kom ingooi het op veral die minerale sektor en selfs gestaak en probleme veroorsaak.
Dit is en was ook nie die Boere voorgeslagte wat in beheer van die minerale rykdom was nie, nog minder wat die arm en primitiewe blyplekke (hostels) opgerig het vir mynwerkers nie of vir die sogenaamde “apartheid” die blaam vir alles moet kry nie. Die Boere was beslis nie verantwoordelik vir die swak bly of werkstoestande nie. Ook nie onder Uniewording wat uit London beheer is. Die Vrystaat en ZAR was albei erkende onafhanklike lande wat die Engelse kom afvat het. Die legkaart van invoer van immigrante maak net al meer sin oor die getalle wat vanselfsprekend is.
Alle lande en regerings het vir etlike dekades al streng kontrole, beheermaatreëls en protokolle oor werkspermitte en visa’s in plek. Persone wat oorsee gaan werk, moet hul eie behuisting soek en vir alles self betaal. Niemand kan net van ‘n vliegtuig afstap in Engeland, Amerika, Rusland, Australië of enige EU land en gaan plak of eis vir werk en gratis blyplekke nie.
RELEVANT – VERWANT
Mynproduksie in Suid-Afrika het ook reeds in die jare van die onafhanklike Boere republieke, ZAR en Vrystaat begin en voortgevloei nadat die Britte die myne in 1902 ten volle geannekseer en beheer het uit London.
Minerals SA – Minerale
The British people were in control in 1902 of all mines in Southern Africa, note the date, there was a Union of South Africa since 1910. There were a shortage of workers in the mines, then they decided from LONDON to make use of Chinese and mostly African immigrants. More than 400000 immigrants were imported from mostly African countries and China.
Diamonds/Diamante – Gold/Goud -MINERALS
All mines were annexed just after the Wars ended 1902 and the legislation was handled and ruled from London – NOT from the Boers anymore – and mostly Randlords and since then also import illegals from other countries, not from this country or own workers.
Johannesburg – Egoli-Goud – Witwatersrand