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TS5 MINING GROUP
This is an incredibly inspirational story of a village girl from Modimolle in Limpopo, South Africa, who turned a poverty-laden upbringing into a prosperous mining, manufacturing, motor-rail and mentorship empire.
Graduating from University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Administration, Dipuo started tendering for various government contracts and general trading to raise capital to start a more sustainable business.
Venturing into the male-dominated mining sector, Dipuo is the first young black woman in Limpopo to specialize in the conveyor belt manufacturing business. Currently, with 11 years experience in mining, Dipuo’s mining operations include material handling and ore movement underground sweepings and vampings, underground constructions, drilling and blasting and conveyor belt operations and cleaning
Dipuo is expanding her business interests into commercial and passenger logistics across the African continent in line with the African Union Agenda 2063 ideals. The ambition is simple, yet audacious: To be the biggest black-woman-owned and managed mining and motor-rail manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business on the African continent by revenue, geographic coverage and service excellence reputation.
A disciplined, instinctively decisive and hardworking woman of class and style, Dipuo still finds time to coach and mentor young women on financial discipline, business skills and success character development. She was also part of 10,000 woman that were chosen to study business management through Goldman Sachs/GIBS .
Dipuo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of mining company TS 5 Mining Group, a director of TS Mining Equipment Manufacturing and director and majority shareholder of Steel Services Projects. She is also the patron of her mentorship foundation, Destiny of a Village Girl.
Jurie Hanekom has worked in the mining industry for 22 years, starting out in Impala Refineries, Springs, purchasing department.
He steadily worked his way up in the industry and is now shareholder and head of operations.
With 22 years of mining experience Jurie started as a learner official at Anglo Platinum and worked his way up into a management position. Jurie is the operational arm and Dipuo is the inspiration.
Using his many skills he converts the inspiration into profit, much as he has done in other organisations and mining houses.
Jurie is passionate about succeeding and one of the main ways to do that is to build trust among colleagues and for everyone to work toward a common goal.
In addition to his Baccalaureus Technologiae Mining Engineering Degree, obtained in 2004 at Technikon Witwaters Rand, he also has a diploma in marketing and a Mine Managers certificate of competency.
Jurie works closely with communities surrounding the mines he has worked on and is fluent in Fanakalo, the lingua franca of the South African mining industry, spoken on a daily basis in the workplace. It is a mix of Zulu, Afrikaans and English.
He treats everyone as if they are beloved members of his family He will not stop learning, and one of his goals is to visit countries where mining is a strong pillar of the economy so that he can broaden his knowledge in the mining service industry, and hopefully be able to bring it home.
When he is not working Jurie enjoys fishing, hunting, mountain biking and golf.
EXCELLENCE IN MINING
We provide mining services and mining equipment manufacturing
TS 5 Mining Group is a mining services and mining equipment manufacturing and distribution holdings company. Based in Burgersfort, Limpopo, South Africa, and headquartered in Waterfall, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, TS 5 Mining Group, through its subsidiaries provides services to major mining companies such as Anglo, Glencore, Nortam to name a few.