Former Group Operations Director
During 1995, Andre Pelser (*11 February 1961 – +24 March 2017) became a founding member of the initial entity, RAK Mining and Construction CC (the ”A” in the name “RAK”), and was also later founding shareholder of holding company Rhino Africa Mining Holdings (Pty) Ltd and the associated companies NEWRAK Mining (Pty) Ltd, RAKCRETE (Pty) Ltd and P² Mining (Pty) Ltd.
Andre had more than 30 years’ underground production experience, of which eight years were as production Mine Overseer in deep level gold mines. During his career as Mine Overseer he had been awarded the Mine Overseers Safety and Production Shields on Hartebeestfontein Gold Mine numerous times.
He was a team player and his excellent leadership qualities were well-known and widely respected throughout the mining industry.
He left a lasting legacy through his role in the establishment and growth of the above mentioned companies.