1. Ms Melody Kweba
(President & Chairperson
South African Women in Mining)
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She has been involved in various business ventures across the mining sector and boasts a few prospecting licenses through her own companies and had developed 2 of those projects from Greenfields to productivity.
Ms Melody Kweba is registered and affiliated with various professional bodies from the Institute of Directors (IoD), The Financial Planning Institute of South Africa,
She is the Deputy Secretary of the National Industrial Chamber and also serves on the Council of the National NAFCOC Women’s Chamber to mention but a few.
She holds directorships in various entities, and amongst others:-
- National Chairperson of SAWIMA, a Company whose principal business is the promotion and facilitating the participation by women, particularly rural women, in the male dominated mining industry;
- Chairperson of South African Women In Mining Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd (“SAWIMIH”) the investment arm of SAWIMA with interests in, inter alia, the listed Exxaro Resources, Lonmin and various blue chip companies;
- Council member of NAFCOC’s Women Chamber;
- Chairperson of Basadi Ba Kopane Investments (Pty) Ltd, the special purpose vehicle in respect of which the BEE women’s groupings hold their shares in Exxaro through; and
- Member of Mpumalanga Operating Licence Board, etc.
South African Women in Mining (SAWIMA), Attention: Ms Vuyo Nyengule, Nr. 5 Hollard Street, Ground Floor, Chamber of Mines Building, Marshalltown, 2107, Johannesburg, South Africa, Tel: +27 (0) 11 834 9039, Fax: +27 (0) 11 492 3807, Email: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org ; Website: www.sawima.co.za
2. Ms Priscilla Ramabulana
(Board Member of the South African Women in Mining Association (SAWIMA) National and Chairperson of SAWIMA Gauteng Province)
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Ms Ramabulana is currently a Board Member of the South African Women in Mining Association (SAWIMA) National and Chairperson of SAWIMA Gauteng Province.
She began her career in the Market Research field and soon after she joined Anglo American Corporation and subsequently was transferred to De Beers. Ms Ramabulana served at Anglo American and De Beers group of companies for 29 years in various capacities. During this period, her special responsibilities and interests included Social Corporate Responsibility, Training, Industrial Relations, Public Affairs and De Beers BEE projects, where she was instrumental in the establishment of the Steppon Trust Fund Project in Limpopo.
Ms Ramabulana holds three non-executive directorships in Ndilo Mineral Resources, Tshikunda Mining and Leshiba Arts and Crafts Trust.
Ms Ramabulana was seconded to De Beers’ London office, where she travelled to the Company’s offices in Europe and Africa.
3. Kelebone Mokuena
(Deputy President; and Free State Provincial Chairperson)
4. Lucy Ngwabeni
(National Secretary; and North West Provincial Chairperson)
5 Mirriam Moetlo
(National Treasurer; and Limpopo Provincial Chairperson)
6. Thandiswa Feni
(National Deputy / Recording Secretary; and Western Cape Provincial Chairperson)
7. Nonkululeko Cele
(Kwa-Zulu Natal Provincial Chairperson)
8. Nomaci Qabaka
(Eastern Cape Provincial Chairperson)
9. Gladys Mochoeneng
(Northern Cape Provincial Chairperson)