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Full name(s) and surname: Nkhumeleni Tshiongo-Makgwe

Position: Lecturer

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

I have already been involved as a SAIMM member and have contributed to various committees of the YPC. I have also been the departmental liaison and would like to contribute more on these activities and also grow within the profession.

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

  • YPC education working group 2016
  • I was a protégée on the mentorship 2016
  • Student colloquium coordination and organising committee since 2012
  • YPC young professional conference organising committee since inception
  • Entrepreneurship in the mining forum organising committee


  • M-tech in Metallurgy
  • Busy with Phd in Geology

Brief career history:

Alune marketing and training- Metallurgical trainer 2011
I have worked for the following higher education institution

  • UP- research assistant (2007)
  • TUT- various positions including lab coordinator and part time lecturer (2006-2011)
  • UJ- lecturer (2012- date)

Date and place of birth:

19th March 1983, Thohoyandou, Limpopo, RSA