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Thursday, 13 November 2014 12:08

CM Solutions at Electra Mining

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Natascha and Fadeela giving a talk at Electra Mining.

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The mining industry has historically been characterised by a gender imbalance in favour of men, but some progress has been made in the last few years.



Explaining the origin of this imbalance, Frost & Sullivan consultant for growth implementation solutions Nicole Hall says: “Traditionally, the industry has sourced its labour from a predominantly male, rural workforce. Prior to the 1990s, South African women were prohibited or otherwise constrained by legislation from being employed in mining activities underground,” she notes.



Women, therefore, would not get the chance to attain senior positions in the industry as they were not permitted entry underground.



According to a study, ‘Mining for Talent’, published in January and conducted by Women in Mining (Wim) UK and Price-waterhouseCoopers, the mining industry has the lowest number of women on company boards of any industry group in the world.

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Some of the Copperbelt's top metallurgical minds converged on Kitwe for a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning workshop to learn, discourse and share operational experiences from across Zambia and the DRC.

Offered by South African metallurgical consultancy, CM Solutions, the focus of the workshop was professional development and exposure to operational knowledge from around the world.

The workshop was developed and presented by Dr Kathy Sole and Dr Frank Crundwell in response to a need for knowledge exchange in this highly specialised area of hydrometallurgy. "We were very lucky to have the calibre of a world class expert in Dr Sole leading the discussions," says Dr Crundwell, "which combined with the expertise of the delegates, and their willingness to engage, ensured in a lively interactive forum with very deep discussions on how to improve operations."...

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