Kandjoze wants more women in mining

MINISTER of mines and energy Obeth Kandjoze says unless companies applying for mining licences employ more women in management positions, they will find it hard to get permits from his office. He said this at the inauguration of the Walvis Bay Salt Holdings’ expansion project on Monday. “For every licence issued, there are conditions that […]

First female mine safety commissioner to start on Monday

As a young mining engineer in South Africa, Katherine du Preez faced a challenge – it was illegal for women to work underground. She became the first woman in that country to hold a mine manager’s certificate of competency, however, and on Monday will be appointed Queensland’s first Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health. She […]