The Minerals Council South Africa Women in Mining Leadership Forum has announced ten Covid-19 Women in Mining Heroes, as part of its drive to shine a spotlight on the work done by women in the South African mining industry.
The leadership forum was established to enhance the representation and development of women in the mining industry, to achieve the ambition of equal representation of women by addressing the leadership commitment to gender diversity, as well as the attraction, retention and development of women in mining.
The nominations process for the Covid Heroes initiatives allowed all council member companies to nominate employees who had gone above and beyond the call of duty in responding to the range of challenges the pandemic has resulted in for companies, employees, communities, families and individuals.
Seventy-seven people working across disciplines were nominated by 24 members companies.
The selection panel then chose ten women: AngloGold Ashanti health group sustainability VP Dr Bafedile Chauke-Moagi, Sibanye-Stillwater health and wellness unit manager Dr Duduzile Sibeko, South32 Hillside Aluminium communications specialist Gaynor Kast, Seriti Coal New Denmark occupational health nurse Khosi Kubheka, Impala Platinum people group executive Lee-Ann Samuel, Petra Diamonds Finsch mine occupational medical practitioner Dr Mpho Moloi, Anglo American Coal Centralised Services Division’s safety and sustainable development reporting coordinator Nadine Jacobs, Anglo American Coal Highveld Hospital medical service manager Dr Thulisile Ngwenya, Harmony Gold health executive Dr Tumi Legobye and South32 Africa health, safety and environment operations manager Yogen Chetty.