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Full Name: Madimetja Antony MELLO
Position: Consultant

What contribution do you see yourself making to the Young Professionals Council and the SAIMM?:
I have a love for problem-solving, innovation, and making a meaningful impact on the minerals industry. This together with my passion for people and collaboration, will drive me to contribute positively to aid the SAIMM achieve its main objectives. I will look to push the boundaries of what has always been done to help shape a new future for the organisation.

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

  • YPC member
  • YPC Advocacy Portfolio Member
  • Entrepreneurship in Minerals Industry Conference Committee Member
  • New Technology Conference Committee Member.


  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management (PDM)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Extraction Metallurgy (BTech)

Brief career history:
After completing my undergraduate degree, I spent five years as a Metallurgical Engineer responsible for the core production processes as well as improvement strategies, systems and initiatives for one of the country’s biggest gold producers, AngloGold Ashanti. I went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Management before registering for an MBA full-time in 2017. My current engagement is as a Consultant with Vuuma Collaborations; focusing on applying systems thinking methodology to maximise the Operational Systems Capability of business operations. This is where I have also been involved in building an experiential simulation centre called SiMINE

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