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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 sponsorship.

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We organise professional events that allow our 4,000+ members 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 sponsors 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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Murendeni Makhado

Committee Member

Membership Lead

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

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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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Briony Liber

Committee Member

Mentorship Lead

Briony provides career development and self-leadership coaching to professional women (and men) wo want...

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Fatima Hayat

Committee Member

Communications Lead

Fatima is the HR Manager at Glencore, Wonderkop Smelter. and a successful 2022 WiM100 nominee...

 

 

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Megan du Plooy

Committee Member

Partnerships Lead

Megan is involved in the geological and mining tech space and has a background in mining

and exploration...

 

 

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Megan Jacobs

Committee Member

Governance Lead

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

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Pity Pheko

Committee Member

Technical Lead

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

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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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Lindiwe Nakedi

Director

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Petro du Pisani

Director

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Our Advisors

We draw inspiration from successful women in the industry.

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Claire McMaster

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Farana Boodhram

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Lindiwe Nakedi

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Megan Jarvis

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Melanie Hart

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Nicola Jackson

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Seara Mkhabela

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Smangele Mngomezulu

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Thabile Makgala

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