Bridgette Radebe whose full name is Bridgette Motsepe Radebe is a South African entrepreneur and the Founder, Executive Chairperson and CEO of Mmakau Mining (Pty) Ltd. She was born on 26th February 1960 in South Africa and is the sister of South African businessman Patrice Motsepe.
Bridgette Radebe Age
She was born on the 26th of February 1960 in South Africa. As of 2019, she is 59 years old.
Bridgette Radebe Husband
She is married to Jeff Radebe and together they have three children named Mandisa Radebe, Vukani Radebe, Malaika Radebe.
Bridgette Radebe Net Worth
She is believed to have an estimated net worth of around R1 billion.
Bridgette Radebe Career
- May 2004 – Present: Independent Non-Executive Director, SAPPI LTD.
- 1999 – Present: Chairperson of Nabera Mining (Pty) Ltd.
- 1995 – Present: Founder and Executive Chairperson, Mmakau Mining (Pty) Ltd
- Director of Leadership Foundation IWF.
- Chair of South Africa Minerals Development Association.
- President of South African Mining Development Association.
- Business Development Director, Cast Mining and Construction (Pty) Ltd South Africa.
- Chair of International Women’s Forum SA.
- Founder of New Africa Mining Fund
- 1989 – 1994: Chief Executive Officer, Projects International (Pty) Ltd.
Bridgette Radebe Awards
- International Business Person of the Year, 2008
- Forbes Africa’s Most Richest Women, 2012
- Pioneer in Mining Award, South African Ministry of Minerals and Energy
- Mababongwe: Renaissance Woman Award, University Durban-Westville
- The Onkgopotse Tiro Excellence Awards, Limpopo University, 2010
Bridgette Radebe Membership
- Board Member of National Research Foundation.
- Member of National Research Foundation.
- Board of Trustee Member, New Africa Mining Fund
Bridgette Radebe News
Botswana revokes visa-free entry for Bridgette Radebe
Botswana has banned Bridgette Radebe from entering the country visa-free, according to documents seen by AFP on Tuesday.
A document issued by Botswana’s Immigration Minister Magang Ngaka Ngaka on April 17 2019, said energy minister Jeff Radebe’s wife must “obtain a visa to enter Botswana”.
The official reason for the move is not given, but local media have accused her of meddling in Botswana’s politics.
The 59-year-old is president of the South African Mining Development Association. She is also the older sister of billionaire Patrice Motsepe, and of SA’s first lady, Tshepo Motsepe.
Forbes says Patrice Motsepe in 2008 became the first black African on its rich list. It estimates his wealth at $2.5 billion.
South Africans normally do not require an advance visa to travel to their land-locked, diamond-rich neighbour, although several prominent figures have been blocked from entering the country without first applying for permission.
The document did not state a reason for the visa requirement, although Bridgette Radebe has faced allegations she interfered in the recent leadership election of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party in a bid to remove President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Local media reports alleged she and her mining mogul brother had funded the campaign of President Masisi’s rival for the party top job, former foreign affairs minister Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi.
President Cyril Ramaphosa sent foreign minister Lindiwe Sisulu to Gaborone last week after the accusations surfaced in the media that his sister-in-law had meddled politically.