Join CSA Global Senior Data Geologist, Maria Combrink when she joins the panel discussion at the virtual Skills Development Summit between 28 – 30 September, 2020.
The summit will provide a much-needed discussion on the state of the rapidly changing world and will look to provide a vision of how skills development and jobs can be retained in this shifting world, especially in the context of rural and urban development.
The summit aims to provide answers and solutions to the many new challenges facing South Africa.
Within this framework, the summit will highlight the need to empower women. The economic empowerment of women has been strongly linked to economic growth and prosperity and addressing gender imbalances in the economy is necessary to achieve a growing and sustainable economy. Drives to empower women in various sectors such as science, technology and tourism, as well as encouraging women entrepreneurs, are already occurring and need to be supported.
The summit will also focus on providing skills development for people with disabilities, so to increase workplace equity. Skills development should be focusing on new industries and advanced technological skills that will put South Africans in the lead of the new global economy.
PANEL – Day 3 – 30 September
12:30 – 13:30 Panel Discussion: Skills Development in the Mining Sector
Facilitator : Dionne Kerr, CEO, Syakha Consulting Panel:
- Fikile Mashinini, Owner & Founder, Ncamiso Mining
- Mongezi Veti, Executive Head: Sustainabilty, Exxaro Resources
- Kirsten Strauss, Executive: HR & Irgabusatuibak Effectiveness, Digby Wells Environmental
- Maria Combrink, Senior Data Geologist, CSA Global
- Dibuseng Hlole, CEO, Nichnaat Consulting
About the Panellist
Senior Data Geologist
Maria Combrink is a Senior Data Geologist with over 10 years’ 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 as well as a committee member of Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA).