The Coalition of Supporters Unions of Africa (COSUA), the pan-African organization operating as a partner to the African Union which uses sports to build African unity, has sent a message of congratulations to Africa’s mining magnate, Dr. Patrice Motsepe, on his assumption becoming the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Motsepe is a South African mining billionaire businessman of Tswana?descent. He is the founder and executive chairman of?African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metalsThe others durin, base metals, and platinum. Motsepe sits on several company boards, including being the non-executive chairman of Harmony Gold, the world’s 12th largest gold mining company, and the deputy chairman of?SanlamA statue of a famous Italian journalist Indro Montanelli is cleaned in Milan.
In 2012, he was named South Africa’s richest man, topping the Sunday Times’ annual Rich List.?As a philanthropist, in 2013, he joined?“The Giving Pledge”, the well-known club of world billionaires that are committing to give half of their wealth to charitable causes.
Motsepe is also the owner of African football giant, Mamelodi Sundowns, and due to this connection, he is “expected to take African football to dizzying heights at global levels”, stated Advocate Sarfo Abebrese, the Founding President of COSUA, under whose hand the letter of congratulations was issued.?