Simangaliso Makoni is a Marketing Executive who joined the on secondment from the Ministry of Mines in 1984 and later appointed Trainee Gemmologist in January 1985. She rose through the ranks to be head of the Non-Metals division. She holds a BSc General degree in Geology and Botany from the University of Zimbabwe, Diploma in Gemmology from Idar-Oberstein Germany, National Diploma in Computer Programming from the Harare Polytechnic and a qualification in Rough Diamond Evaluation. She undertook and completed a Management Development Programme in 1997. She has over 35 years’ experience in marketing of minerals.