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YPC Lunchtime Webinar - Rights, Responsibility, Safety

Date Wed 23 March 2022, 12:00
Location Online Event
Resources YPC Webinar Rights Responsibility Safety-09032022.pdf
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YPC Representatives | Host: Kondwani Banda | Co-Host: Simone Naicker

Meet the Panel

Lindy Scott
Founder and Creative Director of the Health and Safety Dialogue Company Ltd
“Health and safety to me, is a way for leadership, workers, and communities to connect and discuss the big and complex ideas but also gives us a way to open communication and focus on the smallest details and nuances of work and life. The responsibility of the Young Professional in the industry is to firstly listen, then learn but be brave enough to voice new ideas, suggestions, or concerns. Better safety begins with open communication”

The Dialogue Company Ltd which recently launched the first health and safety communication software as service (SaaS) platform Amber. Lindy is currently based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lindy’s expertise and experience includes:
Creative and Business Strategy, Concept Development, Teambuilding, Occupational Health and Safety.
Lindy’s love of creativity led her to pursue a degree in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, but her passion for business never wavered and Lindy poured her creativity into innovative new business strategies for health and safety. Lindy was recently awarded the 2021 AfriSAFE Shining Star awarded and was invited to join the Africa’s Brightest Young Minds 2021 Cohort. Lindy is passionate about the arts, women empowerment, and STE(A)M education.

Sizwe Phakathi
Head: Safety and Sustainable Development at Minerals Council South Africa
Dr Sizwe Timothy Phakathi is Head of Safety and Sustainable Development at the Minerals Council South Africa, Employer Convener on the Board of the Mine Health and Safety Council of South Africa and Research Associate at University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and University of Johannesburg. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil/PhD) degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Oxford. His doctoral research investigated worker responses to work re-organization in a deep-level gold mining workplace. He is the author of the book titled: ´Production, Safety and Teamwork in a Deep-Level Mining Workplace: Perspectives from the Rock-Face´, published by Emerald Publishing, United Kingdom (UK). Dr Phakathi has published a number of articles in academic journals (some of which have won International Awards), business magazines, newspapers and research reports.

Takalani Randima
Managing Director: UMS SHAFT SINKERS
Takalani is a Mining Engineer by profession and has 15 years of experience in the successful execution of various short- and long-term underground engineering and mining projects. These include various high-risk projects for Evander and Impala related to the refurbishment of aging shaft and other underground mining infrastructure which were completed successfully and without incident. Some of the other longer-term projects that Takalani was involved with include sinking of shafts for Burnstone Mine, Kalagadi, Wesizwe Bakubung and Gold Fields. On the Gold Fields project she carried the legal appointment as Section Manager in charge of secondary support, backfilling, roadway construction and water control for both the Twin and South shafts. Takalani also has extensive exposure to underground development of projects.
Takalani has a deep personal interest in mine optimization and was involved in a performance optimization initiative that focused on applying theory of constraints in the mining industry in South Africa and in Zambia.
Takalani is currently the Managing Director of UMS Shaft Sinkers. She is a member of AMMSA, SAIMM, ECSA and WIMSA. Takalani holds a BEng Degree in Mining Engineering and a Masters in Project Management both from University of Pretoria. In addition, she has a mine manager and mine overseer certificate.

Brian Ncube
Acting Chief Research and Operations Officer (CROO), MHSC
Brian Ncube is currently the Acting Chief Research and Operations Officer (CROO). As head of the Research Unit at the Mine Health and Safety Council, Brian is responsible for overseeing the health and safety research programme with the aim of improving Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) conditions in the South African Mining Industry (SAMI). The role entails committee oversight and development of advice for the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Minister.

Brian Ncube graduated from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Electrical Engineering. In 2019, Mr Ncube successfully completed the Management Advancement Programme (MAP) from the Wits Business School (WBS), and is currently pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at WBS.

In 2012, Mr Ncube Joined Sasol Mining as part of its Graduate Development Programme (GDP) where he worked as a Candidate Engineer in their mining business unit for 3 years. Upon completion of the GDP at Sasol, Mr Ncube was then appointed in various roles within Sasol Mining including Foreman, Chief Foreman, Project Engineer and Electrical Engineer. In 2016, Mr Ncube joined Africa International Advisors (AIA), a management consulting firm in South Africa. As a consultant, Mr Ncube assisted various institutional clients with strategic planning, organizational design, business process re-engineering, market studies, competitor analysis, portfolio analysis and scenario planning. Lastly, in 2017 Mr Ncube joined the Mine Health and Safety Council as a Programme Manager for Mining Regulations, where he is responsible for Ministerial advisory services on mining legislation.