|Date||04 August 2020|
|-||31 August 2020|
|CPD Points||0.1 ECSA CPD Points for every 1 hour webinar attended|
|Resources||Announcement - DIMI Webinar Series-16072020.pdf|
In 2016, the SAIMM saw the need for the establishment of a committee to investigate the changing landscape of diversity and inclusion in the minerals industry. Another need was to drive initiatives that ensured that the requirements of its members and industry as a whole were being considered and taken into account.
It has not always been an easy road to follow, because the topic of diversity and inclusion means different things to different people and it could be as narrow or as broad as any grouping of people make it. The committee had to take a step back and identify what was achievable and realistic.
To this end it identified its terms of reference as follows:
As part of the drive to address some of the identified terms of references, the DIMI committee is planning a webinar series to coincide with Women’s Month in August 2020. With a theme of ‘Empowering the African minerals industry through diversity and inclusion’ we are hoping that this series of talks will not only serve to celebrate gender diversity during Women’s Month, but also ton highlight the value of an inclusive and diverse workforce to the mining industry. We have an exciting line-up of speakers who will appeal to all audiences interested in and involved in strategies to promote diversity and inclusion in our industry. We would like to encourage our industry to openly discuss the many challenges that are faced. More importantly, we would like to ensure that participants learn about what various companies and entities are doing to promote an inclusive and diverse workforce that will bring better value to the mining industry.
We want to provide a platform to openly discuss and debate these topics, but to also provide a forum for sharing experiences.
The SAIMM is also excited to collaborate with Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA) on this initiative. WiMSA has always played an active role in the minerals industry and is very active in mentoring and supporting women in the industry. WiMSA offers a strong network which is used to progress professional goals and career aspirations and continues to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
It is, therefore, fitting for the two organizations to collaborate on this webinar series.
Changing the landscape: diversity and inclusion as a catalyst for the mining industry
Deshnee Naidoo, Former CEO Vedanta Zinc International, South Africa
Creating a positive environment for diversity
Caroline Shirindza, Vice President and General Manager, Bosjesspruit, Colliery; Sasol Mining
Mental illness: Surviving the next wave of the pandemic
Kevashini Govender, Co-Founder of Impilo Consulting and UCT Consultant Impilo Consulting UCT
Conversation with Mpumi: Growth mind-set: A key to career growth in the minerals sector
Mpumi Zikalala, Managing Director of De Beers Group, Managed Operations, De Beers Group
Overcoming one’s inner fears
Karien van der Merwe and Neo Mamathuba