Mr Nikisi Lesufi

Chairperson
Minerals Council SA

Mr Nikisi Lesufi is a Senior Executive at the Minerals Council South Africa. He studied for the B Pharm degree at the then University of the North (now University of Limpopo), his B.Sc(Hons) from the University of Leicester, and his M.Sc from the University College London, University of London. 

He lectured at the then University of the North.  He served the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry in various capacities (Deputy Director: Water Quality, Director: Water Resources Management and head of the regional office of DWAF in the Free State). He joined the Chamber of Mines in February 2002 as the Chamber’s Environmental Adviser, and in 2008 he was promoted to the position of Senior Executive: Environment, Health and Legacies.

Mr Lesufi is a former non-executive director on the board of the National Nuclear Regulator, a Trustee of the Fossil Foundation of Southern Africa, former member of Management Committee of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (Mine Water Division), Former member of Environmental Advisory Board of Limpopo, and the Premier of Limpopo’s Employment Growth and Development Advisory Council, and he is Patron and Trustee of the Tembisa Child and Family Welfare Society.