The Southern African Institute of Miningand Metallurgy has awarded coal producer Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke with a Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award for his contribution to the mining industry and his leadership role in society.

The platinum medal presented to Teke last week by Seriti’s outgoing president Professor Sehliselo Ndlovu is considered the highest honour to be bestowed by the mining and metallurgical sector.

The accolade was instituted in 1980 to commemorate Brigadier Ralph Stokes’ influence in the South African mining industry.

The first award went to Harry Oppenheimer and it has since been awarded to mining veterans and businessinfluencers including African Rainbow Minerals founder and chairperson Patrice Motsepe, former AngloGold AshantiCEO Bobby Godsell, former Exxaro Resources CEO SiphoNkosi and Minerals Council South Africa CEO RogerBaxter.

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