International Women in Mining and Adam Smith International partner on study to support women’s participation in mining sector

December 12, 2016 International Women in Mining (IWiM) will join forces with Adam Smith International (ASI) to review the impact of mining legislation on the participation of women in the industry, beginning with Malawi and Sierra Leone. The goal of the project is to support the economic empowerment of women through their increased engagement in [...]

Mining women empowerment programme launched

Originally published by Ghana Business News – November 2016. Going for Gold, a women empowerment programme that aims at working towards women living in and around artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines in Ghana and Tanzania, has been launched in Accra. The partnership programme, which consists of Simavi, Solidaridad and Healthy Entrepreneurs, was in collaboration with […]

Seven mining centres planned to boost artisans’ skills

Seven regions will soon have mineral exploration and processing centres, thanks to a strategy that the government has devised to promote mining activities in the country. The government has through the Ministry of Energy and Minerals worked out the strategy to upgrade the capacity of small scale miners in the country to conduct profitable mining […]

Women in mining urged to overcome petty differences to achieve ‘great things’

UNITED STAND More needs to be done to ensure that women work together to advance themselves in the mining sector Women in mining must overcome their “petty” differences to ensure that they achieve great things in the local mining industry, states Limpopo-based copper miner Palabora Mining Company human resources development and training manager Sisiwe Mthethwa. She told […]

Women influence in artisanal and small scale mining unreported

The significant role of women in artisanal and small scale mining goes underreported while there is more focus on the number of women in boardrooms of listed mining companies in Africa, according to a recent study on women in artisinal and small scale mining by African Centre for Gender of the Economic Commission for Africa. […]

Govt to empower citizens in mining sector

Botswana Geo-Science Institute director, Koketso Mojaboswa says the minerals draft policy will give more rights to locals as against foreigners.  Addressing a full Central District Council (CDC) meeting last Wednesday, Mojaboswa stated that the mining industry is currently dominated by foreigners rather than locals but added that the draft policy that is currently at consultation […]

From Tarkwa to Westminister, Hilda to Churhhouse

In January 2016, I participated in an IIED Action Dialogue on ASM. IIED is advocating for reforms in the Artisanal and Small Scale mining sector of Ghana and the great news in this advocacy effort is the fact that they have the support of the Mining sector as a whole: Civil Society organizations in the […]

Building an Innovation Ecosystem in the South African Mining Industry

The current economic status of the mining industry is forcing us to think in new ways and adapt to our surroundings. To succeed, we not only have to focus on in-house innovation, but the time is overdue for us to start collaborating, sharing our ideas, innovating, and creating an environment in which knowledge sharing becomes […]

Celebrating Women in Mining in the DRC

The iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba will this year include a Women in Mining Award amongst the award categories. The conference will happen on 15-16 October in Kinshasa. The Outstanding Woman in Mining award celebrates a woman for outstanding achievements during the past year which have made a contribution to and impact in the […]

Women in mining: Africa – Businesses need to mine women’s talent

By Ethical Corporation on Jun 9, 2015 Women must be better represented in Africa’s growing extractive sector, for the sake of commercial success as well as fairness Africa is at a turning point, emerging as one of the fastest growing developing regions in the world, registering sustained economic growth rates of 5%, almost 2% higher than […]

Congratulations to Daphne Mashile-Nkosi for Africa CEO of the Year 2014!

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi was named ‘CEO of the Year’ at the Africa CEO Forum, held in Geneva, Switzerland, this week. The coveted award recognised companies and individuals whose strategies contributed to Africa’s economic ascendance. “I am humbled to have won this prestigious award, for it goes far beyond the recognition of business success, [as it is] coupled […]

Report on Indigenous Australian and African Women in Mining sessions

Wendy Treasure, Specialist Resources Lawyer, Project Manager at IM4DC (International Mining for Development Centre) has kindly written a report on two events she participated in recently. “The world of mining is changing to create employment opportunities for women. While mining careers for women in countries like Canada, Australia, the UK, Europe, etc. are far more established and […]

Women gain as gender gap “narrows”

The gap between men and women has narrowed slightly in the past year in most countries, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24643344#! http://www.weforum.org/reports/global-gender-gap-report-2013  

Women still face gender gap in jobs and wages

11/06/2012 By couriermail.com.au WOMEN are closing the gender gap with men in health and education, but struggle to get top jobs and salaries, according to data from a study of 135 countries. “Gaps in senior positions, wages and leadership levels still persist,” even in countries that promote equality in education and have a high level […]