Ramphele resigns from Gold Fields

2013-02-13 13:02

Businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele has resigned as Gold Fields chairperson with immediate effect.

“Dr Ramphele has decided to retire as chair to further her socio-economic and political work,” spokesperson Sven Lunsche said in statement today.

“She has resigned from most of her private sector directorships and will relinquish all other remaining private sector directorships and positions to focus on these activities.”

He said non-executive director Cheryl Carolus would succeed Ramphele.

Ramphele has been in the news in the past weeks for reportedly planning to set up a new political party.

She has declined to confirm or deny rumours in this regard.

Ramphele is scheduled to brief the media on Monday on her “political plans”.

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