First launch of Tshipi’s Women in Mining

Mynbou & Nywerheid / Mining & Industry
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On Friday 01 June 2018 women from Tshipi é Ntle mine got together to celebrate the progress made by women in mining and also to commemorate Child Protection Day.
The Chief Executive Officer of Tshipi é Ntle mine, Ezekiel Lotlhare, and the Women in Mining (WIM) forum organised a special guest speaker, Sisiwe Dlamini Mthethwa - Senior HR Manager Human Resource Development Transformation, to address and empower women in the industry that is historically male dominant. She spoke more about the introduction of government legislation, seeing more women pursue opportunities in the industry and and succeeding remarkably.
The women in mining forum aims to empower women to uplift themselves and others to positively influence those around them. During Ms Sisiwe’s speech, she got women to brainstorm ideas that will enhance WIM in the future. She also emphasised unity in the work forum and urged women not to engage in gossips and debacles that will cause conflict around the work place.
The main core strategies that were discussed during the launch were the evaluation of social labour plans, empowering women in mining to lead in a man‘s world (employment equity) and also understanding the current state of the mining industry in order to make a positive contribution. It was only by 1990 that women were allowed in the mine as workers.
Ms Sisiwe got into mining in 2007, while the initiation of women in mining was still seen as taboo, “I used to wear men’s PPC and men’s boots that hardly fit. At the time, I had to adjust, but today, times have changed and there are women’s PPC and the WIM forum is broad.”
Present at the event was also Coach & Industrial Psychologist Susan Bezuidenhout, who got women to initiate physical activities, as an ice breaker to break the tension, which resulted in women opening up and having fun.

The WIM committee (front from left to right) : Colleen Daries (Chairlady), Motshidiso Masiso, Athini Njengele and Lerato Mabe. Back from left to right :  Colette van Eeden, Tshepang Mthimkhulu and Granny Phokoje.

On Friday 01 June 2018 women from Tshipi é Ntle mine got together to celebrate the progress made by women in mining and also to commemorate Child Protection Day.
The Chief Executive Officer of Tshipi é Ntle mine, Ezekiel Lotlhare, and the Women in Mining (WIM) forum organised a special guest speaker, Sisiwe Dlamini Mthethwa - Senior HR Manager Human Resource Development Transformation, to address and empower women in the industry that is historically male dominant. She spoke more about the introduction of government legislation, seeing more women pursue opportunities in the industry and and succeeding remarkably.
The women in mining forum aims to empower women to uplift themselves and others to positively influence those around them. During Ms Sisiwe’s speech, she got women to brainstorm ideas that will enhance WIM in the future. She also emphasised unity in the work forum and urged women not to engage in gossips and debacles that will cause conflict around the work place.
The main core strategies that were discussed during the launch were the evaluation of social labour plans, empowering women in mining to lead in a man‘s world (employment equity) and also understanding the current state of the mining industry in order to make a positive contribution. It was only by 1990 that women were allowed in the mine as workers.
Ms Sisiwe got into mining in 2007, while the initiation of women in mining was still seen as taboo, “I used to wear men’s PPC and men’s boots that hardly fit. At the time, I had to adjust, but today, times have changed and there are women’s PPC and the WIM forum is broad.”
Present at the event was also Coach & Industrial Psychologist Susan Bezuidenhout, who got women to initiate physical activities, as an ice breaker to break the tension, which resulted in women opening up and having fun. The WIM committee (front from left to right) : Colleen Daries (Chairlady), Motshidiso Masiso, Athini Njengele and Lerato Mabe. Back from left to right :  Colette van Eeden, Tshepang Mthimkhulu and Granny Phokoje.