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Full name(s) and surname: Refentse Molehe

Position: Corporate Member

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

I have a heart of service. Having been chairperson in my final year at the University of Pretoria for the Department of Material Science and Metallurgy, working closely with students has been the highlight of years at tertiary, well and finally graduating. I would like to continue with that as I am now officially in the mining industry. It’s my second year in the industry and I believe that there is some knowledge I could share with undergraduates. Being part of different committees has taught me the ability to plan events and to work as a team with others. I believe that us young people are the future and the change required in South Africa. And it is our duty to contribute where we can and this is my way of giving back to the industry by participating in hopefully being part of the council.

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

2016: Protégé to Mr Graham Butler
2016: Part of the Panel Discussion on the following Topic:
Defining the new standard of excellence in leadership and at work.


BEng Metallurgy
And currently studying towards my BEng Hons in Technology Management.

Brief career history:

2012: Executive Committee: Madelief Residence at the University of Pretoria with the portfolio Academics, financial support and security.

2012: Chairperson for the TuksRes Academic Committee

2013: Miss Spring Show, Top 10 finalist

2014: Metallurgical Engineering Executive Committee with the portfolio of Socials

2015: Metallurgical Engineering Executive Committee with the portfolio of Chairperson

2016: Miss Jacaranda Show, 1st Princess

EIT (Engineer in Training) at Multotec til present

Date and place of birth:

01 November 1991

Useful Links

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