Technical Team

Theo Keyter

Country Manager

Theo Keyter is a highly experienced Mine General Manager with 39 years of experience working on operations in South Africa, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Saudi Arabia across a range of commodities. Theo worked as the Project Manager on The Mponeng Deepening Project in South Africa, which is currently the deepest mining operation in the world. Theo has been the driver behind out recent cost improvement initiatives and has developed good working relations with government and other stakeholders.

Kobie Cilliers

Commercial & Project Administrator

Kobie is an management account and experienced commercial and administration professional with 38 years of experience in the mining and metals industry.  He has worked for various mining companies in South Africa and was one of the first permanent employees of Paladin (Africa) Ltd back in 2008.  Kobie has been vital in ensuring Lotus Resources maintains the necessary commercial contacts in country to support the current initiatives.

John Mwenelupembe

Technical Supervisor

John Mwenelupembe is a Geologist with over 25 years of experience in exploration and geo-environment work. John has been involved in the design and execution of numerous uranium exploration programs at the Kayelekera Mine since 2004. He played a key role in the exploration and feasibility studies carried out by Paladin for Kayelekera and continued this work to later include extensions of the existing ore body.  John has also worked on Greenfield uranium and rare earth elements exploration projects in North Malawi. He was previously he was involved in gold, coal and industrial minerals exploration across Malawi.

Ronarld Kapira

Security Manager

Ronarld Kapira is a highly regarded Corporate Security Manager with over 19 years of professional experience. He previously worked for G4S in Malawi in various security supervisory and managerial positions.  Over the past 11 years Ronarld has been instrumental in the establishment of a formidable and skilled security guard force at Kayelekera Mine that is successfully utilising various technologically advanced surveillance security systems.   He has developed policies and procedures which were crucial in eradicating pilferage, theft and related crimes at site.