Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe Radebe who is also the older sister of South African businessman Patrice Motsepe. She was born on 26 February 1960. She is the President of the South African Mining Development Association and is married to South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe. They have 3 children; Vukani Radebe, Mandisa Radebe, Malaika Radebe.
She is a graduate of the University of Botswana. In the 1980s, Radebe was just a common miner managing individual shaft mining operations and producing materials for the larger mine operations in South Africa while working under a contract. From there, she started Mmakau Mining; a mining firm which initiates explorations and helps to produce platinum, gold, and chrome.
She is also the member of the New Africa Mining Fund and serves on the Sappi Board. Initially, the natural resources belonged to the racial minority (white people) but today, 91% of the same resources are owned by corporate monopolies. She suggested three solutions to solve the problem which includes; complete nationalization of all mining operations, a state buyout of the mining operations of dwindling profitability in the name of black empowerment and a co-operation movement between public and private sectors over the running of South Africa’s mines.
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In May 2008, Radebe received an “International Businessperson of the Year Award” by the Global Foundation for Democracy. This award recognizes business people who have made a difference in the world of changing political and environmental landscapes.
In July 2011, Radebe played an assisting role in the wedding ceremony of Prince Albert II of Monaco and the former Charlene Wittstock.