George Kleynhans

COO, Mining at Samancor Chrome

George has many years of hands-on experience in the mining industry. He holds a B.Tech Mining Engineering degree as well as Mine Overseer and Mine Managers (Metaliferous) Certificates. He started his career at Anglo Platiunum as a Graduate Mining Engineer, after which he was a Shift Supervisor at their Kuseleka 2 Operation. He was later appointed as Mine Overseer at Aquarius Platinum, after which he joined Impala Platinum 1 Shaft as Mine Manager. George joined Sibanye Stillwater’s Kwezi Operations in 2016 as Mine Manager and was later appointed as Acting Vice-President in 2018. Before he joined Samancor Chrome, he was the Vice President and Head of Operations at Sibanye Stillwater’s Mooinooi Operations. He has been in his current position since July 2022.


  • COO, Mining

    Current role