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About Us

WiMSA provides a free platform that supports and guides women's personal growth, leadership, and career development in the South African mining industry. We were established in 2010 as a completely independent, volunteer-run non-profit organisation and exist through donations.

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We organise professional events that allow our 4,000+ database to build networks

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We continually establish partnerships with industry and government 

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We speak and present at local and international mining events and workshops

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We participate in school career fairs facilitated by donors and partner companies

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We facilitate an online mentoring programme for young women in mining

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We contribute, and write articles for, and are featured in various industry publications 

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Committee

Meet Our Committee

We have a diverse team of professional women with broad experience in all aspects of the mining industry.

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Raksha Naidoo

Chairperson

Special Projects Lead

Raksha is a BSc graduate, current CEO at The Particle Group, and a successful 2022 WiM100 nominee... 

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Chané De Jager

Committee Member

Mentorship Lead

Chané holds a BSc. Honours Degree in Geology and is currently completing her MSc in Mining Engineering

 

 

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Maria Combrink

Deputy Chairperson

Diversity & Inclusion Lead

Maria is currently Principal Consultant Data at ERM/CSA Global. She is a data specialist with a...

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Megan Jacobs

Committee Member

Megan obtained her LLB from the University of Pretoria in 2017 and completed her LLM: Extractive Industries...

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Murendeni Makhado

Committee Member

Membership Lead

Murendeni holds an Environmental and Geographical Sciences honours degree. She has completed...

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Ntsako Chauke Khosa

Committee Member

Ntsako has qualifications in BSc Chemistry, MSc Chemical Engineering and an MBA... 

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Pity Pheko

Committee Member

Technical Lead

Pity is a Production Section Manager at Thungela Resources. She starter her mining career as a mining...

 

 

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Our Board Members

We subscribe to the Inyathelo code of good non-profit governance in South Africa.

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Noleen Pauls

Chairperson | Director

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Petro du Pisani

Director

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