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Safeguarding and encouraging the future progress of women in SA

17th May 2024

     

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Conferencing and training specialists Pinpoint Stewards will be hosting the 3rd Annual Women & Leadership in Mining conference. The annual conference aims to highlight women leaders in mining across South Africa. Taking place on 28 & 29 August 2024 at the NH Collection Sandton hotel (previously Hilton), the conference has become a highlight for women in mining.

Pinpoint Stewards Co-Owner Ankia Roux highlights that various measures have been put in place to include more women in mining, such as:

  • The Minerals Council and its members have set stretch targets to double the percentage of women in mining by 2025, towards a 30% to 40% representation across industry and 50% in management over the next decade;
  • The draft Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Strategy for the Mining and Minerals Sector by the DMRE;
  • The Minerals Council Women in Mining White Paper guidelines published in March 2020 and
  • Internal efforts and policies implemented by mining companies and funding initiatives through  PPP’s

She adds, “While it is encouraging to see the aggressive stance being taken for women empowerment in SA Mining, the two-day conference will bring stakeholders together to collaborate on ideas to fast-track the implementation of the above - Counteracting against challenges women experience while, entering, moving-up or leading.”

An exceptional line-up of speakers will be sharing their mining-career journey and include:

  • Nozipho Dlamini, Mine Manager THUNGELA RESOURCES
  • Dr Adwoa Boaduo Issaka, Unit Manager Safety GOLDFIELDS
  • Nandi Sibanyoni, Executive Head, SHE ANGLO AMERICAN- KUMBA IRON ORE
  • Ofentse Debete, Mine Manager GOLDFIELDS
  • Nomvula Ngcobo, Engineering Manager – Asset & Maintenance HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LTD
  • Cindy Mabala, Rock Engineering Officer IMPALA PLATINUM LTD
  • Bontle Mtshengu, Founder & Co-Owner QUANTUM LEAP SMART ENGINEERING
  • Kristell Holtzhausen, Company Secretary (Previously) African Rainbow Minerals LTD – Ferrous Division (Assmang)
  • Hendrietta Sarile, Environmental Coordinator: Systems and Compliance Exploration IVANPLATS

The DMRE and WiMSA will throw their weight behind this conference and will join the speaker line-up to give their input on overcoming challenges and seeking opportunities.   

Topics addressed by speakers include: doubling the percentage of women in mining, overcoming barriers, enabling women in sustainable mining, being a successful leader, modernization towards safety and sustainability and measure to root out sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace, to name a few. A panel discussion will focussing on the composition of women in mining forums and committees and the role and responsibilities of these forums. 

Roux  adds: “Yes, men are allowed to attend these events and believe me, they will also be inspired,  because the women taking to the podium each year have something special, a drive to “make it” and not just aim for common ground but they are aiming for higher ground”

Sponsors, exhibitors and partners are encouraged to contact info@pinpointstewards.co.za to register before 1 July for discounted rates.

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Register on www.pinpointstewards.co.za or email info@pinpointstewards.co.za to participate or enquire

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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