"Until recently, Archie was the Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), a position that he held from June 1998 after joining NUM in 1986. Archie was also appointed Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development Chairperson for Southern Africa in 2001 and was elected General Secretary of the Southern African Miners' Federation in 1995 to coordinate mining unions across Southern Africa. He has led negotiations towards the establishment of a Mining Industry Bargaining Council and has represented labour forces at the National Manpower Commission and the National Economic Development and Labour Council which he helped establish. Before he joined Samancor Chrome, he was the Excecutive Chairman at the Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC), and a director of Redpath and Sekgwa Mining Services. Archie has been in his current position from 1 January 2008. " 
Resources and articles
- Samancor Leadership, organizational web page, accessed August 23, 2012.