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Turning heads in the mining industry

Turning heads in the mining industry

By Dineo Phoshoko

Prianka Padayachee is employed as a faceboss by mining company Anglo American. Padayachee’s job requires her to go underground on a regular basis during long-hour shifts. She tells Mining & Minerals Product Review (MMPR) what it’s like for a woman to work in the mining industry.

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Side by side with male counterparts underground

By Sihle Maake

As a predominantly male dominated industry mining can be quite physically demanding which makes working in the industry very challenging. Despite this and other challenges, there are women who have taken on the challenge and successfully work in the mining industry alongside their male counterparts.

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Women making their mark in the underground world

Women making their mark in the underground world

By Dineo Phoshoko

Many years ago, it was rare to find a woman working underground in the mines. Today the likelihood of finding a woman working in all areas of the mining industry are quite high. Times have changed and so has the mining industry. Although there are still many challenges within the industry, things are slowly improving.

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Managing risk in Africa

Managing risk in Africa

Peter Leon, co-chair and partner at Herbert Smith Freehills Africa practice had a presentation at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), entitled Managing Risks in Africa.

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