Minister Shabangu to convene an interactive roundtable with young girl learners and women-in-mining professionals at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg
25 Aug 2011Mineral Resources Minister, Susan Shabangu (MP) will convene an interactive roundtable with Young Girl Learners and women-in-mining professionals at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg on 26 August 2011.
The purpose of the event is to encourage young girl learners to pursue careers in the mining and minerals sector by creating a networking platform with other women professionals from the industry. The activities will unfold under the theme: “Mentorship: professional women in the Minerals Sector shaping young Girls for economic empowerment”.
Minister Shabangu’s call for assistance to address gender equity imbalances in the industry will be honoured by various mining companies who have agreed to enter into memoranda of understanding with the (DMR) on the day by accordingly pledging nineteen (19) fully funded bursaries to young girl learners from across the country.
The event will also be attended by Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Ms Lulama Xingwana (MP) who is expected to discuss the topic: “Access and Participation of Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Other invited guest include women industry professionals and CEO’s from among other, Exxaro, Goldfields, Great Basin Gold, Ibutho Coal, Impala Platinum, Kangara Coal, Lafarge-za, Pumla Mining, Rio Tinto, Royal Bafokeng Platinum and African Rainbow Minerals.
Members of the media are invited as follows:
Date: 26 August 2011
Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre
Time: 08h30 for 09h00
Kindly RSVP with Solomon Phetla on cell: 076 765 3863 or
Trevor Hattingh on 072 616 00 76
Issued by: Department of Mineral Resources
25 Aug 2011
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