Dr Joseph Matjila

Panelist
Exxaro Resources

Joseph is a seasoned professional with over 24 years’ experience in conceptualising and driving innovative sustainability solutions for mining and minerals processing in both the private and public sectors. He has worked in strategic and managerial positions in mining and minerals processing focusing on all sustainability disciplines specifically safety, health, occupational hygiene, environmental and stakeholder management. Recent highlights for Joseph include:

The conceptualisation and execution of Exxaro’s groupwide integrated health and wellness strategy

Spearheading the COVID-19 prevention and management programmes across Exxaro by setting up preventative protocols, commissioning two COVID-19 PCR laboratories, establishing initiatives to manage infection cases and driving the vaccine roll-out programme in partnership with the Mpumalanga and Limpopo departments of health Leading initiatives that saw Exxaro achieve four (4) years without a fatality in 2020

The recognition of Exxaro at the Coalsafe 2019 for excellent safety performance for the year ending 2018.

Another recent highlight for Joseph was the hosting of Exxaro’s 2020 Sustainability Summit, a flagship event on safety, health and environment which was certified as a green event for its effort to minimise the carbon impact on the environment pre and during the event.

Joseph is highly skilled and experienced in safety and sustainability end-to-end processes; covering all levels to include strategic operational and tactical safety and health interventions. He is also knowledgeable and has driven safety, health and environmental processes for:

A consummate academic at heart, Joseph holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rhodes University, an MBA from the University of the North West.