Full Name: Dineo RAChIDI
Position: SAMERDI Intern (Longevity of Current Mines)
What contribution do you see yourself making to the Young Professionals Council and the SAIMM?:
As a young professional myself having benefited and still benefiting from the guidance of my seniors, I would like to advocate for increased participation of young professionals within the SAIMM institution. Given my background in the research space, I would highly enjoy advocating for young upcoming professionals to consider R&D as a career path in an effort to share to body-of-knowledge and advance on the existing knowledge in our industry.
Interaction/activities that you currently participate in within the SAIMM (if applicable):
I am currently participating in the SAIMM mentorship programme. Also, I attend some of the YPC organised events such as the Student Colloquium. I was scheduled to deliver a presentation on postponed 5th Young Professional Conference, now taking place on the 21 – 22 of September 2020.
- BSc honours: Mining Engineering (Wits)
- MSc: Mining Engineering (In progress)
Brief career history:
I was a Postgraduate researcher from july 2018 to December 2019 at Goldfields’ South Deep mine, where I was undertaking an MSc project assessing the local ground support and corrosion life-cycle to improve long term cost-effectiveness. I am currently a research Intern at the Mandela Mining Precinct, responsible for undertaking literature reviews on the financial feasibility of employing mechanisation in specific mining operations and the limitations of the study thereof.