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Committees

Diversity and Inclusion in the Minerals Industry (DIMI)


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Committee members
Buhle Xakalashe 03122022 Buhle Xakalashe (Chairperson) Steven Rupprecht 24012024 Steven Rupprecht
dimiplaceholder Carol Taylor Zelmia Botha 03122022 Zelmia Botha
dimiplaceholder Daisy Matlou Zohreh Fakhraei 21032023 Zohreh Fakhraei
Kabelo Rathobei 03122022 Jeanne Walls (Co-chairperson) Kondwani Banda 03122022 Kondwani Banda
Kabelo Rathobei 03122022 Kabelo Rathobei dimiplaceholder Raksha Naidoo
Nthati Monei 24012024 Nthati Monei dimiplaceholder Maria Combrink
Selo Ndlovu 03122022 Sehliselo Ndlovu Mark Craig Munroe 03122022  Mark Munroe
dimiplaceholder Awelani Moila    




Terms of Reference for the Diversity and Inclusion in the Minerals Industry committee

The SAIMM committee on Diversity and Inclusion in the Minerals Industry will seek to advance diversity (gender, ethnicity, religion and or other diversifying factors) and inclusion in the industry through initiatives and activities that address the professional needs and aspirations of persons actively pursuing a career in the minerals industry. The committee will serve as a community that promotes awareness to the industry on the importance of valuing and including the contributions brought by all diverse individuals.

The committee will:

  • actively explore ways that can encourage awareness on issues of diversity and inclusion in the minerals industry;
  • engage with SAIMM members to encourage diversity and inclusion in SAIMM activities;
  • serve as a forum for the discussion of specific issues facing diversity and inclusion in the minerals industry.
  • Promote awareness of gender challenges in the minerals industry

The committee aims to achieve the above professionally through sharing of knowledge and learning via activities such as presentation of technical papers at conferences, seminars, and running of workshops. The activities will also include students at universities.

Dated 14 August 2023

Membership Committee


Committee Members
  • J R Dixon (Chairperson)
  • A T Chinhava
  • Dr G V R Landman
  • K M Letsoalo
  • T Mahomedy
  • T M Mmola
  • M I Mthenjane
  • N M Namate
  • Prof S Ndlovu
  • Dr R C D Phillis
  • S J Ramokgopa
  • M H Rogers
  • D A J Ross-Watt
  • Dr G L Smith
  • S Uludag
  • Dr W H Van Niekerk

 

Publications Committee


Publications Committee members
NAME AFFILIATION
Dr Samson Bada Senior Research Fellow/Leader, DSI/NRF SARChI Clean Coal Technology Research group, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Richard Beck Retired chief consulting metallurgist, Gold Fields of SA, Retired Publications Committee Chairman/Editor.
Paul den Hoed Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Pule Dikgwatlhe Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering, School of Engineering, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of South Africa
Professor Roussos Dimitrakopolous Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Sustainable Mineral Resource Development and Optimization Under Uncertainty, McGill University, Canada   
Professor Marek Dworzanowski Consulting Metallurgical Engineer, Toulouse, France
Lionel Falcon Consultant, Johannesburg, retired chief coal/base metals consulting metallurgist, Gold Fields of SA
Professor Rosemary Falcon SAIMM, PC Chairman/Editor, retired DSI/NRF SARChI CCT Professor, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Bekir Genc School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Professor Rodney Jones Consulting Pyrometallurgist, Mintek, South Africa; Visiting Professor, University of the Witwatersrand
William Joughin Principal Geotechnical Engineer, SRK Consulting, South Africa
Andrew Kinghorn Director, Shava Consulting Pty Ltd, Mining Consultant, South Africa
Desmond Klenam University of the Witwatersrand
Henk Lodewijks CEO, Coaltech Research Association, South Africa
Professor Francois Malan Director: Mining Resilience Research Centre, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Harmony Chair in Rock Engineering and Numerical Modelling
Professor Rudra Mitra Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Professor Cuthbert Musingwini Head of School - Mining Engineering - University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Selo Ndlovu School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand
Paskalia Neingo Lecturer, School of Mining Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Michael Nicol School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University
Sancho Nyoni University of Cape Town, Centre for Minerals Research
Nirvanna Rampersad Anglo American
Dr Quinn Reynolds Mintek
Dr Ian Robinson Author, retired senior media consultant/reporter specialising in mining and metallurgy
Professor Steven Rupprecht University of Johannesburg
Adjunct Prof A.J.S (Sam) Spearing China University of Mining & Technology
Professor Thomas Stacey University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Kathy Sole Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Pretoria
Professor Erkan Topal Professor - Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, Western Australian School of Mines, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Curtin University, Australia
David Tudor Retired as SAIMM PC Chairman/Editor in 2019. Retired from Anglo Coal in 2003
Foibe Uahengo Lecturer - Mining and Process Engineering, Namibia University of Science and Technology
Dr Declan Vogt Lecturer - Robotic and Automated Mining, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter

SAIMM Scholarship Trust Fund


 Board of Trustees:
  • Roger Dixon (Chairperson)
  • Mike Rogers
  • Dr Willem van Niekerk
  • Alastair Macfarlane
  • Tshepo Mmola (Co-opted member: YPC)

 

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