Africa's iron lady

By Drum Digital
28 August 2015

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi's rise from poverty to pioneering mining magnate is a modern-day fairytale

She remembers being taunted by her teachers because of her complexion and because she wore torn shoes.

She never took a lunch box to school, and she was made to feel different because she was one of the only two girls in a class of over 45 who were studying maths and physical science, rather than home economics.

Today, Daphne Mashile-Nkosi the executive chairperson of Kalagadi Manganese and the CEO of Kalahari Resources, heads up a staff of around 2 800.

Kalagadi Manganese, which mines for manganese in the Kalahari Basin, has offices in Rivonia, Johannesburg, not too far from Daphne's luxurious home.

Read more in the September 3 issue of DRUM

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