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Patrice Motsepe

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Patrice Motsepe is South Africa’s first black billionaire and has been on Forbes Annual Billionaire list for the last two years.  He is the Executive Chairman of African Rainbow Minerals Ltd. ( ARM), a mining and minerals company, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He is also the Chairman of Harmony and the Deputy Chairman of Sanlam.  His various business responsibilities include being President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), which is the voice of organized business in South Africa.  He is also president of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club.

Mr. Motsepe began his business career at a very young age working for his father and selling liquor to mine workers at shop his father owned.  “I must have been about eight when my dad said one day, We make so much money when you’re behind the counter you should take over the business when you grow up.  But it was hard work, from 6am to 8pm. I soon realized I needed to choose a career that would keep me away from that shop!  That’s how I came to decide when was only eight that I’d become a lawyer.”  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swaziland University and a LLB from Wits University.

In 1994 he became the first black lawyer to make  partner at the law firm of Bowman Gilfillan, where he specialized in mining and business law before deciding he could more.  He eventually left the firm and started a contract mining operation called Future Mining which provided various services to Vaal Reefs gold mine, now part of AngloGold.  Unable to secure a loan, he ran his business from a briefcase for the first eight months.

Mr.Motsepe formed African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) in 1997 and acquired a number of marginal shafts at Vaal Reefs in January 1998 on favorable financial terms, followed by the purchase of other marginal shafts owned by AngloGold in the Free State.

Today he’s the biggest single shareholder of the world’s fifth-largest gold mining company.  His firm, African Rainbow Minerals, controls 19.8 per cent of Harmony. His family trust owns 43.1 per cent of ARM.

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  • 39 Responses to “Patrice Motsepe”
  • sheĺley says:

    dear mr motsepe im not even sure if ull get to read to read my email.but pray that u do.my husbamd abuse me n i have proof he does. but the police cant help me cause i stay under his roof and im unemployed.im afraid this abuse wiĺl damage my kids he say we must get out of his house but we have nowhere to go we wiĺl be living in streets soon plz be my santa this year or let me come and clean your floors so that i can afford a place to stay for me an my kids plz help

  • sheĺley says:

    dear mr motsepe im not even sure if ull get to read my e-mail,but i pray u do .mý husband abuse me i even have proof that he do.but the poĺice cant help me ,coz i stay under his roof and im unemployed .í have 2 kids ,im afraid my kids will be damaged by this abuse .he say we must get out of his house but we dont have anywhere to go we will be living in street soon,plz sir be my santa this year or let me come and clean your floors so that í can be able to afford a place to stay for me and my kids .plz help us

  • Pinkie ngwenya says:

    Hi Mr motsepe may u pls employ me i really need a job to support my family

  • sheĺley says:

                

  • Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am hereby kindly requesting for mr Motsepe’s personal email address. Amen..

  • thomas says:

    eine Milliarde zu spenden …. Respekt !!!!

    Alles Gute

    Thomas

  • florah tjabadi says:

    ntate motsepe i want to have my own business but i dont have a starter cause i have tried to educate myself but im not financial stable cause im frm poor family.where ever i go they need youth,during my youth time i was decline several times by jmpd pls help.0834988218 mmatsela

  • Tidimalo Matlapeng says:

    Dear Sir
    My name is Tidimalo Matlapeng from Botswana. I have been admitted at the University of Queensland Australia to study Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science in Mining for February intake. So Since I could not find scholarship I requested the University to consider me for July intake. Please Sir Iam pleading for your help to sponsor for this course and then work for your company later after completing. I will provide all the information you need about me, admission letter, references and certificates. Please contact me soon.
    Kind Regards
    Tidimalo Matlapeng
    Botswana
    2
    +267 72557360

  • Donald Thabang Gololo says:

    I serious need help! Please consider my last comment. My email address is donaldthabangg3@gmail.com. My number is 0718366686. Thanks!

    I’m a student at University of Limpopo desperately in need of financial help. I don’t have money for foods and rent fee. My parents are not working. I’m just desperate and do not know what to do. I then request R2500 from you Mr Motsepe. May you please get back to me as soon as you get this message. I will provide further information,anything you want to know about me.

    I hope my request would be considered highly.

    Kind Regards,
    DT Gololo

  • Emma M'hango says:

    Hi Mr Motsepe, I hope that you are keeping well. I am selling mining rights for a copper mine in Zambia and I was wondering if you could be interested in buying it. Thanks and Regards, Emma.

  • Virginia says:

    MORNING, MR MOTSEPE I NEED YOUR HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE,I WAS DOING A NURSING COURSE AT ITHEMBA NURSING COLLEGE AT PRETORIA EESTERUST,BUT NOW I AM FINISHED THIS YEAR MARCH MY CERTIFICATE IS OUT BUT I DONT HAVE MONEY TO TAKE IT,I NEED R20000 TO TAKE MY CERTIFICATE CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME MR MOTSEPE MY ACCOUNT NUMBER 62301890861 FNB REFERENCE NUMBER 8405250473082 MAKOFANE V.T PLEASE I REALY NEED YOUR HELP PLEASE.

  • Virginia says:

    My phone number 0840277699 please,please help me.

  • Lungelo Fadana says:

    Dear Mr. Motsepe

    I have acces to land. It is situated on the banks of Caledon River. It is about 300 hectors. It is very very fertile. All types of crops can be grown here including lurcene. There three irrigation pivots approximately 200 meters long each.

    I am requesting assistance with farm equipment and implement so that I can grow all types of crops and vegetable for commercial farming. Maize, vegetables like potatoe, pumkins, butternut, cabbage and many other leafy vegetables can grow well in this land.
    The land has a potential of producing products of more than a million rand per annum. This will help creat permannt employment for everybody especially youth who have interest in agriculture.

    I would love you to this piece of land and see for yourself the great potential it has. Then you can make an informed decision on how to assist.

    Yours truly,
    B. L. Fadana
    Cell: 083 378 1525

  • Pastor Matshusa says:

    Attention: Patrice Motsepe
    From: True Worship Christian Church
    Date: 27 Sep. 13
    RE: REQUEST FOR DONATIONS FOR BUILDING A CHURCH
    Greetings in the wonderful name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We the members of True Worship Christian Church are engaged in a project to build a church in Musina Township, Madimbo village in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. We are kindly requesting donations to complement our own efforts towards this project.
    The structure of the building has already been started and we are currently seeking assistance for, amongst other things, the walls, the roof and interior decor. The total cost of the remaining work for the project completion is approximately R2000 000.00, the breakdown which is given in the table below.
    Project Cost Items Amount
    Walls, Windows and Doors R700 000. 00
    Structure, Roof and Ceiling R800 000. 00
    Church Interior (Tiles, painting, electricity) R400 000. 00
    Fence, parking R100 000. 00
    Total R2000 000. 00
    Madimbo village has approximately 20 000 residents most of whom are either low income earners or are not working at all. We intend to improve the situation for this community by utilising this building for the following:
    1. Church services
    2. Crusades for evangelism
    3. Community relief centre that will be offering:
    4. Soup and food for the underprivileged members of the community without anything to eat
    5. Youth spiritual lessons and activities

    For more information contact me in
    0797250071 or 0824006908

    Yours faithfully,
    True Worship Christian Church
    __________
    Pastor MATSHUSA

    (CHURCH ELDER)
    P.O. Box 214
    Manenzhe
    0967
    Email:Lutendo.matshusa@exxaro.com

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