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Executive Management


Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Thabo Dube is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mine Health and Safety Council. The Mandate of the Council is to advise the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy on Occupational Health and Safety in the mining industry and to promote a culture of Occupational Health and Safety. Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines at Department of Mineral Resources and also held various senior positions within the Mining sector.

Thabo has keen interest in the mining sector, which is to take the issues of mine health and safety to “greater heights”, ensuring effective implementation the mining sector initiatives ranging from research outcomes, sector regulation, sharing of best practice in collaboration with all stakeholders. Facilitating buy-in and win-win situation by all stakeholders ensuring that the interest of the mining sector and the country always come first. Positioning the sector as an employer of choice and a destination of choice for investment, by creating a positive image through promotion of the sector. His core competence is the analysis of complex environment and situation, unpacking issues that might appear impossible as part of a team and always striving for win-win workable solutions.

He has completed BSc Mining Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand, and further completed a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GDE) in Minerals Economics at the University of Witwatersrand. Thabo has also completed Masters in Business Leadership (MBL) at Unisa and also completed an Executive Development Programme from the University of Witwatersrand.


Nkhensani Masekoa

Chief Research Operations Officer

Nkhensani Masekoa acquired a Master of Public Health degree from University of Limpopo, an Executive Development Programme course from WITS.

She has strong knowledge of Research, Policy Development, Project Management and Stakeholder Management. In the academic environment, she acquired sound knowledge of teaching, research methodology, proposal development and project management, data and information management, report writing.

As a Director Occupational Health Policy, she was responsible for providing leadership in the development of policy agenda and facilitate research that translates into formulation of Occupation Health Policies for the South African Mining Industry (SAMI). The opportunity provided her with knowledge and skills in the management of human and financial resources of the unit to meet the strategic objectives of the Department of Mineral Resources.

She is currently the Chief Research Operations Officer (CROO), head of Research Unit at the Mine Health and Safety Council responsible for overseeing research programme implementation and management to improve Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) in the South African Mining Industry (SAMI). Her role entails committee oversight and development of advice from research outcomes to the Minister of Mineral Resources

In October 2017, council finalized the process of establishing a Center of Excellence (CoE) which has been added under her portfolio and is now operational. The CoE is supported by three technical committees, viz. Research Determination Technical Committee, Research Delivery Technical Committee and Research Outcome Dissemination Technical Committee. It is envisaged that the CoE will facilitate that high impact OHS research is conducted through a broader consultation process. Of note is that the establishment of the CoE included the creation of a Dissemination unit which will coordinate the promotion, marketing, communication and dissemination of MHSC research outcomes in the SAMI.

She is currently a registered student at UNISA for her Doctoral Degree in Health studies.


Priscilla Mvana

Corporate Governance Officer

Mineral Resources and Energy on Occupational Health and Safety in the mining industry and to promote a culture of Occupational Health and Safety. Prior to that he was the Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines at Department of Mineral Resources and also held various senior positions within the Mining sector.

Priscilla Mvana is the Corporate Governance Officer (CGO) of the Mine Health and Safety Council. Prior to this role she was the Group Risk Manager at the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency she has also held various management positions within the private and public sector.

Priscilla is passionate about corporate governance having started her career in internal auditing followed by several years of consulting and thereafter risk management. Her career in governance spans over 15 years. She has worked as both a consultant and an official in different spheres of government focusing mainly on governance related functions. Priscilla relishes the idea of being able to deliver services to the marginalised professionally and timeously within the confines of good governance.

Her strengths include consistency, harmony, learner, connectedness, and intellection which together with the values of the MHSC(PRIDE) she hopes will go a long way to fulfilling her role and responsibilities.

Her interest in the mining sector is conjured by the role the mining sector plays in the economy together with the related occupational risks that if unchecked may lead to disastrous outcomes for investors, employees and the country. During her tenure at MHSC Priscilla hopes to take governance to another level whilst learning and understanding intricacies of the sector and occupational health and safety industry. Priscilla holds a post graduate diploma in internal audit and is currently completing a postgraduate diploma in risk management with Unisa. She has also completed the CCSA programme with the Institute of Internal Auditors. Priscilla has also completed the Gallup Executive Management Programme.

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Mantji Fenyane

IT Senior Manager

Mr. Fenyane has a total of 18 years’ experience in the ICT field. Mr. Fenyane ICT technical exposure range from ICT Strategy, ICT programs to improve security information, Business Continuity and overseeing disaster recovery management, and deliver lifecycle processes across IT engineering and operations. He led major Enterprise efforts to drive common ICT architecture across organizations he work at.

Mr. Fenyane completed his National Diploma with Technikon University of Technology, collected a number of international ICT qualification including Project Management, ISO 27001 and ITIL V3. Mr. Fenyane also served as a member of the GITOC and SITA Evaluation Committee

Mantji Fenyane was appointed on January 2014 and joined MHSC team. He was appointed as Senior ICT Manager of MHSC. Mantji Fenyane is the member of Executive Committee, also serve in the following committee Audit Risk Committee (ARC) and Information Technology Steering Committee ITSC).

Mr. Fenyane is responsible for the IT strategy, ICT operations and processes, he is also responsible for overseeing all aspects of information technology, information security, data, developing and maintaining IT solutions inclusive of network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure.