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Visionaries breaking barriers and reshaping mining engineering

Mining engineers have shattered barriers and earnt doctorates in mining engineering from the School of Mining Engineering at Wits University.

Women in Mining: Megan Mchunu (Orica)

Megan Mchunu highlights her greatest accomplishments, and shares advice to young aspiring women looking to start a career in mining.

Women in Mining: Nthabiseng Edith Madubanya (UMS Group)

Nthabiseng Edith Madubanya talks about what motivated her to pursue a career in mining and the mentorship she is receiving from UMS Group.

WOMEN IN MINING: Louisa Swart (UMS Group)

Louisa Swart describes a typical day at the office and shares some advice for young women starting out in the mining industry.

WOMEN IN MINING: Cherine Hoffman (UMS Group)

Cherine Hoffman breaks down her role at the company and encourages young women seeking a career in the mining industry.

WOMEN IN MINING: Santie Erasmus (UMS Group)

Santie explains how opportunities provided by UMS Group help her grow, and gives advice to women considering a career in mining.

WOMEN IN MINING: Nakisani Azel Madzivhandila (UMS Group)

Nakisani Azel Madzivhandila discusses her decision to pursue a career in mining. She also highlights how UMS Group is mentoring her.

No more skirting around health & safety for women in mining

PPE for women in mining should be comfortable and account for female attributes. A woman's body should not be a barrier to her career.

Women in the front line of progress at BME

By empowering women and providing them with abundant opportunities, BME is contributing to equality and progression in the sector.
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Good progress made but still a long way to go

Patriarchal and sexist culture is rife in South African society, and is widely prevalent in the mining industry.