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Selo Ndlovu, President elect of SAIMM, tells us more about the Young Professionals Conference that took place on 9 and 10 March at the The Innovation Hub.

She discusses the importance of empowering young professionals, the mining industry as a whole and provides us with a summary of the research discussed.

 

Mosima Matlhwana is a student at Wits - University of the Witwatersrand. We checked in with her at the recent #YPC2017 where she told us more about her research, the importance of conferencing and networking with other young professionals.

 

SAMCODES is the institution for professional reporting practices. Ms Marshall from Explorations Limited stopped by for a discussion on the influence of social media in reporting practices. She highlights both the advantages and the dangers - have a look below!

 

Attending the #YPC2017, is Foibe Uahengo from the Namibia University of Science and Technology - NUST. In the video below she shares some of her expectations of the conference, the importance of conferencing and why young entrepreneurs should contribute to events such as this.

 

Thabile Makgala is the Head of Technical Services at South Deep Gold Mine. She is in attendance at the SAIM #YPC2017. In the video she elaborates on being a female in the mining industry and the importance of conferencing.

 

Martin Sitefane from #Mintek talking to us about the #SAIMM #YoungProfessionals conference.

 

Sihe Nhleko, chairperson of the committee of the #YoungProfessionals conference, gives an overview of the #YPC2017 turn out and the diverse material presented by all the speakers. #SAIMM #mining

 

Brandon Okhuis shares how he experienced the #YoungProfessionals conference and how he benefitted from it. "I believe a conference like the #YPC2017 is a necessity, because you are exposed to what other universities are doing in terms of student output."

 

Graham Roberts from Redpath mining talks about Redpath's role in the #SAIMM #YoungProfessionals conference. He emphasizes the importance to remain up to date with technological progress within their business. "We at Redpath, look for the right people for us, those who are enthusiastic and full of energy." #YPC #Redpath

 

Prof. C. Musingwini, President SAIMM
Professor C. Musingwini, president of SAIMM, gives an overview of the #SAIMM #YoungProfessionals conference and its objective for young professionals and people in the mining sector. #YPC #Redpath #leaders #mining

 

Davis Cook on the #SAIMM #YoungProfessionals conference. "It's important for the leader generation within mining to build a relationship wih each other, and I think this gives them the opportunity to start creating that network as they take on a new career in mining." #YPC #redpath #mining

 

UJ lecturer, Mbali Mpanza talks about the #YoungProfessionals conference as an opportunity and platform for young professionals to showcase their work.

 

Nosipho Siwisa-Damasane talks about the #SAIMM #YoungProfessionals conference as an opportunity for learning and networking.

 

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