Polelo Lazarus Zim

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Biographical Information

"Mr Zim is the chairman of Afripalm Holdings (Proprietary) Limited, Kumba Iron Ore Limited and Mvela Resources and a director of Sanlam Limited and Sanlam Life Insurance Limited. He is also the previous past president of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa. Prior to establishing Afripalm, he held senior executive positions at Anglo American South Africa Limited and MTN Group Limited." [1]

"He was appointed as Chairman of the Telkom Board from 16 February 2011. After studying at the Universities of Fort Hare and Witwatersrand, he obtained an MCom from the Rand Afrikaans University and an honorary Doctorate of Commerce from the University of Fort Hare.

"In the course of his career he has served as Chief Executive Officer of the M-Net Channel, Managing Director of M-Net SuperSport, CEO of MIH South Africa, Managing Director of MTN International and Executive Director of the MTN Group, and Chief Executive of Anglo America SA Limited.

"He has held numerous non-executive directorships and has contributed as Chairman, President, Director and Member to numerous South African Government institutions and professional organisations. He is Chairman of Afripalm Resources and Northam Platinum."[2]

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  1. Northam Platinum Board, organizational web page, accessed September 13, 2012.
  2. Board, Telkom, accessed December 16, 2011.