Appointed31 July 2013
AboutGeorge Maanda Negota - Non Executive Director
Mr. Negota previously served as independent non executive director of Palabora from May 1998 and in February 2007 was appointed as Chairman of the Board until 2009. Mr. Negota is one of the shareholders in Palabora BEE Investment Company (RF) Proprietary Limited, which will hold a 6% shareholding in Palabora Copper Proprietary Limited (""Palabora Copper"", Palabora's operating subsidiary), upon the anticipated implementation of Palabora's BBBEE transaction on 1 August 2013. Mr. Negota is also the inaugural nominee on the Board from the BEE shareholders in Palabora Copper.
Mr. Negota is a practicing attorney, and established a legal firm, Negota Incorporated Attorneys, in June 1998. He has conducted a number of commissions of enquiry on behalf of Government. He was in the leadership of Gautrain where he was responsible for BEE and general socio-economic development activities. He is a founder member of South African Long Distance Taxi Association and the former Chairman of the Cross Border Transport Agency. He also served, among others, as Chairman of llizwi Industrial Holdings and Kuthele Project (Pty) Limited. He has BA (Hons) and MCom degrees from the University of Johannesburg, and LLB and BCom (Hons) degrees from Unisa. In addition, Mr. Negota holds a Higher Diploma in Tax Law and Higher Diploma in Company Law from Wits University and a Certificate in Tax Law from Unisa.
QualificationsBA (Hons) and Mcom Degrees (University of Johannesburg), and LLB and Bcom (Hons) Degrees (Unisa). Higher Diploma in Tax Law and Higher Diploma in Company Law (Wits University) and Certificate in Tax Law (Unisa).