View professional biographies of prominent Lesotho celebrities, politicians, corporate and business leaders.

Kojo Baffoe

Kojo Baffoe is a South African media personality, producer, columnist and editor of Destiny Man. Kojo Baffoe is of Ghanaian/German heritage, raised in Lesotho. Kojo is the proverbial slashie, the professional ‘jack of all trades.’ He is an entrepreneur, writer, facilitator, content architect, former men’s magazine editor and speaker. He has a Bachelor of Commerce (1994) with… read more »

Mathabang Fanyane

Mathabang Fanyane is a journalist and Corporate Communications Specialist from Lesotho. Mathabang is currently the Cultural Affairs & Public Diplomacy Specialist for the U.S Department of State. Mathabang has a masters in  Protocol and Soft Diplomacy, a BA inCorporate Communications and Diploma in  Mass Communication. Mathabang is also founder of  The Fashion Room which provides daily doses of… read more »

Anton Nienaber

Anton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 20 years of experience specialising in client-side project management. This experience is supported by a Bachelor of Commerce Management Degree, Professional Engineer Certification, a Government Certificate of Competency Mines and Works and a Project Management Certificate. His project management experience ranges from… read more »

Andre Fourie

Andre holds a BSc Honours in Geology from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, graduating in 1989. His other qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Mining) from University of Witwatersrand, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management from the University of South Africa and Accelerated Development Programme from London Business School. His professional experience spans… read more »

Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy is a Mining Engineer with over 30 years of mining experience, of which 20 years were in the diamonds business. He worked for several global mining organisations including Rio Tinto, De Beers Consolidated Mines, Debswana and AngloGold. During his long career, he has held numerous senior technical and operational management roles involving underground, open-pit… read more »

Kelebone Leisanyane

Kelebone holds a Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship from the Management College of Southern Africa and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Hons) from the National University of Ireland. Kelebone is a seasoned business executive with 34 years of professional experience; having worked as Production Engineer, Operations Manager, Technical Manager and Senior Production Manager at… read more »

Brandon de Bruin

Brandon de Bruin joined Gem Diamonds in August 2007 from Clifford Chance LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms. Practicing in New York and London, he specialised in Corporate Finance, Debt and Equity Capital Markets. Brandon gained extensive commercial and legal experience in international corporate and finance transactions working for clients such as… read more »

Moeko Maboee

Moeko holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of South Africa and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Kwazulu Natal. His professional experience includes working as Trainee Sales Manager, Area Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and currently as Channel and Trade Marketing Manager for Maluti Mountain Brewery. Mr Maboee is… read more »

Selimo Thabane

Selimo holds a BTech Degree in Labour Relations Management from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa. He also has a Diploma in Labour Relations Management from the same university. Mr Thabane’s professional experience includes working as Human Resource Officer and Lecturer at Vaal University of Technology, as Project Coordinator for Eindhoven, Emfuleni and VUT… read more »

Michael Michael

Michael Michael has over 20 years’ experience in financial management. He joined RSM Betty & Dickson (Audit Firm) in Johannesburg South Africa in January 1993 as a trainee accountant and moved up the ranks to become audit partner at the firm in March 2000. In August 2006 to February 2007 Michael was seconded to Gem… read more »

Glenn Turner

Glenn was called to the Johannesburg Bar in 1987 where he spent 14 years practising as an advocate specialising in general commercial and competition law, and took silk in 2002. Glenn was appointed De Beers’ first General Counsel in 2002 and was also a member of the Executive Committee. Glenn was responsible for a number… read more »

Johnny Velloza

Johnny is a Mining Engineer with broad mining experience in both open pit and underground operations across Southern and East Africa, Chile and Australia. Johnny has worked in a number of different commodities including Iron Ore, Copper, Gold and Diamonds. Johnny has held senior operational management roles in large mining companies, including De Beers, AngloGold… read more »

Clifford Elphick

Clifford joined Anglo American Corporation in 1986 and was seconded to E. Oppenheimer and Son as Harry Oppenheimer’s personal assistant in 1988. In 1990, he was appointed Managing Director of E. Oppenheimer and Son, a position he held until leaving in December 2004. During that time, Clifford was also a Director of Central Holdings, Anglo… read more »

Liteboho Molato

Liteboho has been a member of The Hub since 2015, and started as a volunteer in February 2018. He has been a part of The Hub’s film crew since 2017. Liteboho is also a rapper and will be collaborating on an exciting song and music video project this year.

Thabo Mohloboli

A member of the Hub since the opening, Thabo Mohloboli joined the volunteer team in November 2015. He has picked up photography and film-making skills, while assisting Hub members when they have questions, and helping with all programming.