thato maieane's journey

Thato Maieane is one of just a few Africans awarded a diamond dealing licence by the South African Diamond Board. This entitles him to do business as a buyer, seller, importer and exporter of diamonds. With the help of local funding and Government support, Thato has since opened his own diamond mining operations, purchase & sales of Diamonds and PGM's , cutting and polishing workshop, plus now has an interest in several small family mines. 

The end result is lower priced diamonds direct to the end consumer with NO middle man and no huge high risk mark-ups

Brief Experience Profile

He worked for a quantity surveying and civil engineering constructing firm until 2000 when he was introduced to the diamond industry. Maieane assisted small-scale miners in RSA and abroad (Lichtenburg, Mafikeng,Windsorton, Kimberly, Barkly West and even Lesotho and DRC regarding the diamond mining industry and how to comply with authorities by putting together framework plans to apply for mining rights from the Department of Minerals and Energy Affairs (DME) at the time.

Educational Background

Wits University (Business School) MBA Degree - Masters Business Administration
Technikon Mangosuthu: National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
Durban Institute of Technology: Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management
Diamond Education College: International Diamond Evaluation course


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