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Joseph Montisetse was elected as the NUM Shop steward at No. 8 Vaal Reefs in 1991. In 1995, he was elected as the deputy shaft chairperson and in 1995 he was elected as a shaft chairperson. In 1998, Montisitse was elected as a full-time shop steward.
Phillip Vilakazi was employed by Modikwa Platinum Mine as a Rock Drill Operator in 2003. It was in the same year in 2003 where he joined the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). In 2006, he was appointed as Community Liason Officer (CLO). He became ANC branch chairperson in Hoepakrans village for five years. He also became NUM Modikwa Platinum Branch Secretary for four terms. In 2011, he was elected as the NUM North East Regional Chairperson and automatically became a PEC member of Cosatu in Limpopo. He was elected the Deputy President of the NUM during the 16th NUM National Congress held at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg in June 2018. The Deputy President is actively involved in various community projects.
Kolekile David Sipunzi joined the mining industry in July 1985 working for Harmony and in the same year he was recruited into the National Union of Mineworkers. He became an NUM Shaft Steward in 1986 and in 1987 he was elected the NUM Shaft deputy secretary. In 1991, Sipunzi was elected the NUM Free State Deputy Regional Secretary. In 1993, he was elected the NUM Deputy Branch Secretary and in 1996, Sipunzi was elected as the Branch Secretary.
Makgabo William Mabapa was elected as the NUM branch chairperson at Anglo Platinum Mogalakwena section in 1994 to 1995. In 1995, he was elected the branch secretary.
Comrade Mpho Phakedi started working in the mining industry in 1997. He worked as a general worker and moved to various sections and departments. He worked at Old Lorraine Mine; Winkelhak Mine; Venterspost Mine. He became a shopsteward in 1998, elected in 1999 as the branch secretary and became full time until November 2008. In 2002, comrade Phakedi was elected as the PWV Regional Deputy Secretary of Education. Between 2005 and 2008 he served as both Deputy Chairperson and Chairperson of Goldfields mining house shopsteward council. In November 2008 he became the Regional Secretary of PWV region. He was elected as NUM Treasurer General at the 16th National Congress held at Birchwood hotel from the 20-22 June 2018. Comrade Phakedi says he is looking forward to rebuilding and grow this union of Mine, Energy and Construction workers.
Duncan Luvuno was NUM deputy branch Secretary at Kriel Power Station between 2006 and 2009. In between, he also acted as branch secretary. He took over the position of branch secretary in 2010 until 2012. In 2013, he was elected deputy branch chairperson. During the period, he also served as Highveld Regional Youth Structure Chairperson. He assumed the responsibility of being a branch chairperson from 2013 to 2015 and re-elected Highveld Regional Youth Structure Chairperson. In the same period, he was elected a National Youth Structure Chairperson. He was elected as NUM National Chairperson Health & Safety at the 16th National Congress held at Birchwood hotel from the 20-22 June 2018.
Sipho Mungwe joined Eskom in November 2004 at Matubatuba CNC. He joined NUM and was elected as Part Time Shop Steward from 2005 to 2006. He was re- elected as Part Time Shop Steward at Empangeni TSG in May 2010. He was elected as Empangeni CNC/TSG/STORES branch Secretary from 2010-2013. Elected as KZN full time health and safety representative in 2013 to 2018. He rejoined the branch as Empangeni branch chairperson from 2016-2017. He was elected as KZN acting regional chairperson on Health and Safety in October 2017 to June 2018. He was elected as NUM National Health and Safety Secretary at the 16th NUM National Congress at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg in June 2018.
Helen Diatile joined NUM in 1996 and was elected as a shop steward for Eskom in Soweto, Diepkloof on the same year.