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JOHANNESBURG - South African private equity firm Pallinghurst Resources announced yesterday that its executive director, Priyank Thapliyal, was taking up the role of chief executive of Jupiter Mines. 

Pallinghurst holds an 18.4percent stake in Jupiter Mines, an independent mining company based in Perth, Western Australia. It has a portfolio of projects in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia and the Kalahari Manganese Fields in the Northern Cape. 

Thapliyal has resigned from his position at Pallinghurst with immediate effect. His responsibilities will be absorbed by the other executive directors.