Full name: Lwabanji Tony Lumbwe

Position: Development and Project Engineer

What contribution do you see yourself making to the Young Professionals Council and the SAIMM? :

In line with the YPC mandate and looking into the future of the mining industry in South Africa, I believe that an imperative change in ways of looking at implementing technology is of higher importance now than it was two decades ago. This new way of thinking needs to be channelled to the up and coming engineers in the mining sector.

My exposure to technology added with my education background will benefit the YPC in the sense that I will be able to provide leadership and mentorship to inspiring engineers based on my experience. Apart from being an avid team player, I strive for being a smart-creative thinker and I am an advocate of continuous improvement.

Interactions/activities that you currently participate in within the SAIMM (if applicable):

Joined SAIMM as a member in 2016

Qualifications:

M-Tech: Electrical Engineering – Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2013)
Project Management Programme – University of Pretoria (2014)
MSc: Mining Engineering (Mechanised mining systems) – University of the Witwatersrand (Ongoing)

Brief career history:

2013-Present: Development and Project Engineer (CSIR Mining and Mineral Resources – Jhb)
2012-2013: Engineer in Training (F’SATI – Cape Town)
2009: Mechatronics Engineer (Caudwell Marine – Cape Town)
2006-2009: Lab Assistant (University of Stellenbosch – Cape Town)

Date and place of birth:

08 September 1984 – Likasi (DRC)