Our Philosophy

010 Minerals is an emerging global resources firm. Our philosophy of business covers five key principles:

  1. Strategic Focus: We are focused on identifying, acquiring, and developing the value of high quality assets for the benefit of all stakeholders.
  2. People Centered: We believe that people centered investments in emerging markets can yield unparalleled returns in financial assets and importantly, develop human and social assets.
  3. Long-Term Sustainability: Key to our differentiated approach is an emphasis on sustainability, ensuring that natural and environmental assets are safeguarded for future generations.
  4. Professional Experience: Our founders bring 20 years of business experience navigating complex emerging and developed markets.
  5. Value Based: Guiding our way of doing business are three core values of integrity, trust, and respect.

Our Process


First, we patiently identify high quality, undervalued assets worldwide, drawing on sound wisdom, trusted advisors, and rigorous due diligence.


We then innovatively acquire these assets, leveraging a global network of strategic partners including buyers, investors, and funders.


Finally, we transformatively develop our assets, maximizing their value so that all stakeholders benefit from optimized returns.

Our People

Leadership Team

Zipho Masuku

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa)

Zipho is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned businessman, bringing strong leadership and innovation experience along with a network of trusted relationships across emerging markets.
He has a proven track record in entrepreneurship, having founded and successfully led a number of innovative ventures across the mining, retail, media, and agriculture sectors. Previously he has held executive management positions in sales and marketing, logistics and distribution, and finance and accounting. Zipho hails from a successful family owned, large scale agriculture enterprise in South Africa.
Zipho holds a Diploma in Project Management from Milpark Business School, South Africa and studied Mathematics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa before leaving to start his first enterprise.

Sebastian Mathews

President and Chief Operating Officer

North America (USA and Canada)

Sebastian brings strategy and finance experience, having advised on projects in the climate, energy, infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, technology, telecoms, and transport sectors.
Previously as program director for economic development with the UN, he facilitated public private partnerships worldwide. Prior to that, as vice president with a corporate advisory firm, he focused on strategic transactions in emerging markets. Sebastian began his career at Anglo American Plc, a global resources company.
Sebastian holds a Master of International Business from Georgia State University, USA, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University, UK, and a Bachelor of Commerce Honors in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Contact Us

Corporate Office

85 Hobart Road, Bryanston, 2074, South Africa

Tel: +27.79.364.6431

Email: ziphom@010minerals.com