• May 2, 2022

3rd Annual Disability Conference and Opportunity Expo; Driving Diversity and Inclusion

Published on May 2nd, 2022

CSA Global Senior Data Geologist, Maria Combrink will present on “Building a business case for disability inclusion in the workplace” at the 3rd Annual Disability Conference and Opportunity Expo between 11-13 May 2022 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways Johannesburg, South Africa.

This year’s conference will look to discuss:

  • Looking at reasonable accommodation & universal access and design
  • Building a business case for disability inclusion in the workplace
  • Unleashing the power of disability inclusion by looking beyond employment equity targets
  • An organisational context for persons with disabilities in a post Covid-19 era.


Building a business case for disability inclusion in the workplace


12 May 2022 (Day 2)

Topics will include:

  • Why diversity
  • Accommodation cost versus business growth
  • Health and safety and people with disabilities
  • SHEQ and PWD in employment

11.00 am

Meet Our Presenter

Maria Combrink





Maria Combrink

Senior Data Geologist

Maria Combrink is a Data Geologist with over 10 years of experience in various data management software solutions and systems with skills that include assay laboratory auditing for gold sampling and assaying, reviewing and creating QAQC and sampling programmes and data governance. Her experience in data management and visualisation encompasses a broad range of data types, including geological, geotechnical, hydrogeological, biodiversity, CRM systems and palaeontological data management. Maria has worked in South Africa, Burkina Faso, Swaziland and Botswana; and is a member of both the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) and The South African Compliance Institute and a committee member of Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA). Maria is very involved in the amputee community, assisting new amputees to gain perspective on the life-changing situations facing them and community outreach for amputees who cannot afford assistive devices. Maria is highly passionate about developing sports for people with disabilities, as sport assists with social integration and finding like-minded individuals. She is the current Chairperson for CSA Global’s parent company ERM on matters concerning diversity, equality and inclusion and is invested in Disability ERG.

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3rd Annual Disability Conference and Opportunity Expo

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