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Full name(s) and surname: Xolani Nobel Siwela


BSc Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials) Final year
University of the Witwatersrand

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

Bringing a fresh young mind and a better connection and communication between students in Mining & Metallurgy and SAIMM. Also to provide leadership that is best with effective communication and deliverance. Life is about touching people’s lives, there are many ways to do it and leadership is one of them.

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

At the moment the main activity has been attending the seminars held by the institute. I would like to take up on more responsibilities and have a bigger impact.  


BSc Material Science with Metallurgy 2014
University of the Witwatersrand

Brief career history:

I’ve done vacation work and practical training during my academic period at the University. The aim of these programmes is to give students a brief work experience before their graduation.

Date and place of birth:

1993-02-20 Limpopo, Burgersfort