Full name(s) and surname: Foibe Dimbulukwa Lawanifwa Uahengo

Position: Lecturer

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

I would like to be a strong link between the young professionals and the YPC as well as SAIMM. I have seen the benefits that SAIMM brings to the young professionals. Therefore, I will bring the young professionals on board using my experience with the institute so they can be developed, in turn making SAIMM grow in different specialties in the field.

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

I am currently participating in the SAIMM mentoring program for 2017
I have attended and presented at the 3rd Young Professionals Conference (09 – 10 March 2017)


MSc in Extractive Metallurgy – Stellenbosch University (2014)
BSc Degree (Chemistry and Molecular & Physiological Biology) – UNAM (2006)

Brief career history:

Since 2015: Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Dept. of Mining and Process Engineering, NUST, Namibia

2013 – 2015: Graduate Metallurgist, Processing Department, Rössing Uranium Ltd, Namibia.
Metallurgical day to day run of Solvent Extraction, Ion Exchange, Uranium Final Product Recovery

2013: Metallurgical Lab Supervisor, Processing Department, Rössing Uranium Ltd, Namibia.
Lab day to day management, Metallurgical Lab Projects Supervisor, Lab Instrumentation Management

2008 – 2010: Process Technician, Continuous Improvement, Processing Department, Rössing Uranium Ltd, Namibia. Consult Metallurgical Lab Projects

2006 – 2008: Chemist, Processing Department, Rössing Uranium Ltd, Namibia.

Jul-Oct 2006: Chemistry Lab Technician, Chemistry Department, University of Namibia.

Feb-Jul 2006: Teacher, Physical Science, Grade 11 & 12, Luderitz Secondary High School, Luderitz, Namibia

Date and place of birth:

25 April 1984 - Okambebe, Namibia