Shareholders & BEE


Lesedi Drilling started out as a black Empowered organisation in 2002 but as has happened countless times in the mining industry, the original black shareholders sold their shares forcing the company to find new BEE partners. It was decided in 2012 that the most deserving partners that Lesedi Drilling could find were the people who were employed by the company. Our employees trust was created and at the time of its creation 95% of the employees were black. This percentage black shareholding is guaranteed in the Trust document no matter what level white employee’s makeup of the total number of employees in the future..

Salome Malema is a black South African female who serves as the CEO of Lesedi Drilling.

The current shareholders of the company are:

Shareholder No of shares Type of shareholder % Holding
Employees Share Trust 837 95% Black South African Males 41.42%
Salome Malema 229 Black female 11.33%
Gordon Hogan 504 White Male 24.94%
Anthony Nocton Smith 451 White Male 22.32%
TOTALS 2021   100%


Whilst Lesedi Drilling has a number of disabled employees they are represented in the Employees Trust.