Bongani Phakathi


Job Title: Executive HR and Public Affairs

Company: Assore Ltd


Bongani Phakathi was appointed Executive: HR and Public Affairs for Assore in October 2018. He is also an Non-Executive Director for Jet Education Services. Bongani got his professional start at Tiger Brands as a Trainee HR Manager. He has held various positions in HR including HR Manager at Distell, HR Consultant at SABMiller and Director Human Resources at the HSRC. He has a B.Com from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

2018 - Present     Executive HR and Public Affairs, Assore Ltd
2013 - Present     Non-Executive Director, Jet Education Services
2014 - 2018          Human Resources, ABSA Group
2008 - 2014          Head of HR, Growthpoint Properties
2009 - 2011          Non-Executive Director, Blue IQ
2008 - 2010          Non-Executive Director, Supplier Park Development Company
2004 - 2008          Manager HR, ArcelorMittal SA
2002 - 2004          Director Human Resources, HSRC
1998 - 2002          Human Resources Consultant, SABMIller
1996 - 1998          Regional HR Manager, Distell
1994 - 1996          Assistant Manager HR, Transnet
1992 - 1994          Trainee HR Manager, Tiger Brands


1992 - 1992          PGD in Industrial Relations, University of KwaZulu-Natal
1989- 1992           B.Com, University of KwaZulu-Natal

About Assore Ltd: Assore is a mining company engaged in ventures involving base minerals and metals. The group's principal investment is a 50% investment in Assimang. Assore, through its various joint-ventures  and subsidiary companies, is involved in the mining of iron, manganese and chrome and the production of manganese alloys. The company was incorporated in 1950 and was listed on the JSE for 70 years until its delisting in 2020.


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