Women leaders in mining within the borders of South Africa, will be gathering over two days from 30 to 31 August at the Indaba Hotel.  Although there are many events during women’s month, the Women and Leadership in Mining conference will aim to develop, unite and empower more women to take on the challenge in doubling the representation of women in this sector, particularly in leadership roles.

Caroline Shirindza of Sasol presenting at a previous conference. Supplied by Pinpoint Stewards

Caroline Shirindza of Sasol presenting at a previous conference. Supplied by Pinpoint Stewards

Ankia Roux, co-founder of Pinpoint Stewards says, “We are making the final arrangements to host one of the biggest gatherings of local leadership talent in mining, bringing attention to women leaders in the South African mining sector. The women addressing the platform are all leaders in the industry and this platform hopes to see the next CEOs in mining stepping forward.”

She adds, “As part of our efforts to empower young professionals, ten geo-scientist students and their lecturer, from Wits School of Geosciences have been sponsored to attend the conference over two days. Students included are from undergraduate (2nd and 3rd year) and post-graduate (Honours and Master) levels. We are grateful to our sponsors Tshepa Basadi Group, River Minerals (Pty) Ltd, Total Energies (Pty) Ltd, Blue Hawk Tactical, Safer City and Ditsogo for making this possible.  Last year students from University of Johannesburg were included and introduced to the audience. It is our hope that job shadowing and career opportunities will flow from this initiative.”

Delegates will be able to engage and talk business with the following speakers: GM, Mining, Impala Platinum – Nonkululeko Mabuza, Mogaleadi Seabela – section manager, Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore, Khutjo Ivy Lebelo, senior mining engineer, De Beers Group Venetia Mine, Mbali Milanzi, commercial director, Tshepa Basadi Group, superintendent Mining – Exxaro, Dolly Masilela, Raksha Naidoo chairperson – WiMSA, Fatima Hayat, human resource manager, Glencore Alloys Wonderkop Smelter, Fatima Collins, project manager, Women of Sibanye Stillwater, Sibanye Stillwater, Tumi Sedupane, group human resource manager, Overlooked Group, Mokgadi Maloba, group environmental manager and ESG coordinator, Salungano Group, Maropeng Ketjoe, project manager Social and Legal Compliance, Ivanhoe Mines. 

Giving back – the conference seeks to elevate the issue of GBV and support mentorship, therefore a percentage of the profits for the conference will be donated to both the Lighthouse Baby shelter and WiMSA.

Dr Wolmarans of Exxaro Resources presenting at a previous conference in 2022. Supplied by Pinpoint Stewards

Dr Wolmarans of Exxaro Resources presenting at a previous conference in 2022. Supplied by Pinpoint Stewards