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Full name(s) and surname:
Himeezembi Kengeza Hengari

Junior Lecturer

What contribution do you see yourself making to the Young Professionals Council and the SAIMM?
The industry is faced by many challenges and I believe that the young professions have a huge role to play. I aim to promote research amongst the youth and connect the youth to key players in the industry. The Namibian YPC branch will be raised to higher levels.

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

  • Member of SAIMM
  • YPC Namibia Chairperson
  • YPC Member (Enterprise Working Group and Strategic Partnership portfolio)

Bachelor of Engineering, Mining Engineering, Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), 2017

Brief career history:

  • 2019+ Junior Lecturer, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2018 Lab Technician/Tutor, DMPE, NUST, Namibia
  • 2017 Intern, Swakop Uranium, Husab Mine, Namibia

Date and place of birth:
07 July 1994, Gobabis, Namibia

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What are your views on the 4th industrial revolution?
Industry 4.0 is here, whether we like it or not. For me, it more advantageous. Productivity will be a worry of the past, allowing us to focus on new discoveries. Lastly, young professionals will be core to the success of Industry 4.0.

If you were a precious metal what would you be and why?
Gold, because besides it being precious, it finds its use in many different industries. This shows my flexibility. Mention gold to anyone and they will be happy which is one of my best character.

How do you think industry bodies such as the SAIMM can better equip young professionals such as yourself?
Before networking, I think SAIMM provides you with a huge body of knowledge. From the mentorship to publication, you will have access to all the knowledge you need.

How do you see young professionals making a significant change in the industry?
Young professionals have the ability to thing out of the box. Being new to the industry enables you to see things differently compared to existing older professionals. I think this gives them a bigger role to play with innovation.

What gets you up in the morning?
There is nothing better than waking up in the morning knowing you are going to share knowledge, the look of a student who understands a principle is priceless.

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