Pan African announces production guidance and management changes

The Pan African Group expects to produce approximately 97,000oz for the six months ending 31 December 2020, and is on track to meet its production guidance of approximately 190,000oz (2019: 179,457oz) for the 2021 financial year.


Pan African wishes to announce the retirement of its Chief Operating Officer, Andre van den Bergh, with effect from 1 January 2021. Andre, the Group’s longest serving employee, rendered uninterrupted service for 46 years with Group companies.

Bert van den Berg will be assuming the position of Chief Operating Officer with effect from 1 January


An experienced mining engineer, Bert joined Pan African in 2016 as Group Manager: Projects and Business Improvement, following a successful career that spanned 14 years with one of the world’s largest platinum producers.

Bert previously held senior positions including Group Mining Engineer, General Manager and Mine Manager. Since joining Pan African, Bert played an instrumental role in the Group’s capital projects, instilling operational efficiencies and improving the Group’s safety record.

He holds a BSc. Engineering degree in Mining from the University of the Witwatersrand, Mine Managers Certificate of Competency and is a member of AMMSA and SAIMM.

Niel Symington, currently the Group Management Accounting and IT Manager, will be assuming the role of Executive: Shared Services, which will entail managing the Group’s Human Resources, Management Accounting and Information Technology functions. Niel has been with the Group since 2011 in various senior management roles.

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