Group Managers


Oubaas Louw

Group Safety Manager
"Born in Namibia and completed my school career at Jan Mohr high school in Windhoek. Then spent most of my working career at an open cast mine within the security and safety discipline before I moved to LEWCOR. Safety is my passion – especially the good health of our human gems. My responsibility is to see that a safe work environment is established and maintained for each LEWCOR employee, contractor and visitor at all LEWCOR operations."


  • Grade 12
  • SAMTRAC certificate
  • Various safety courses
  • 13 years and 16 years experience in the security and safety field respectively                              

Human Resources

Juanita Badenhorst

Group Personnel Services Manager
"People are my passion. At Lewcor we commit ourselves to creating work environments that enable employees to thrive both as individuals and as contributors to business success."


  • Secretarial Diploma (Business computers) at Cape Technikon.
  • Studied Human Resource Management at UCT.
  • Over 10 years HR experience in a corporate environment, skilled in remuneration & benefits, HR policies, HR information systems (HRIS) and personnel administration.

Chanelle Louw

HR and IR Co-Ordinator
"I believe the intelligent way to be selfish is to work for the welfare of others by Inspiring Ethics, Accountability and Value."


  • Certificate in Human Resource Management- University of Cape town
  • Higher Certificate in Management- STADIO Faculty of Commerce Administration and Management
  • 8 years of experience in the human resources and industrial relations division in the mining and civil industry


Frik Badenhorst

Group Mining Manager
"My vision for the Lewcor Group is to be the preferred contractor in Namibia known for our safe operations, who deliver on our promise to our clients, for our flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of our clients and also for our hands-on involvement from our senior management in operations"


  • B.Sc degree (mathematics and geology)
  • B.Sc Honrs degree (geology)
  • M.Sc degree (geology)

Extensive work experience in mineral exploration, resource estimation and evaluation, mineral project development as well as in the mining production environment which positions me suitably to oversee the mining activities and explore new business opportunities for the Group.


Tashin Don Moodley CA (NAM)

Group Finance Manager
"My experience in finance and auditing helps to implement financial systems and control, in order to safeguard the group’s assets, and to provide financial inputs and reports"


  • Qualified Charted Accountant
  • Registered member with ICAN

Crushing & Screening

Neville De Wit

Group Crusher/Technical Manager
"Although crushing and screening is new in the LEWCOR Group, we have personnel with more than 30 years’ experience and we strive to be the leaders in the market in providing crushing solutions at the lowest sustainable cost per ton"


  • Qualified Earth Moving
  • Equipment Mechanic
  • Business Leadership at Gordon Institute of Business Science

Plant Hire & Equipment

Adri Cowley

Group Plant Manager
"The job description was a challenge and I needed a new challenge in life. To be working for a company that takes pride in the way their equipment looks and strives to keep it that way, is a passion driven experience. The privilege of growing with a company that started of small and has grown into the largest private mining company in Namibia, is enough to give anyone with a passion about their work o boost, not only in pride but in confidence to do any job"


  • Auto and Diesel Mechanic (Namwater)
  • Operator Evaluator (Barlows Isando)
  • GHSTC Incident investigation, SAMTRAC, IT IS (Nosa)
  • Fundamentals of Lubrication and Oil Analysis and Report Interpretation (Manica)