#016 Mentoring conversations with our mining engineers

Career insights from our mentors and mentees.

Pity Pheko (WiMSA 2021 mentee/ Production Section Manager / Thungela)
Anelisa Zimema (WiMSA 2021 mentee / Mining engineering graduate trainee / Idwala Industrial Holdings)
Nkosingiphile Sibisi (WIMSA Mentee 2021 / Miner / Barberton Mines)
Thabile Makgala (Exec Eastern Limb / Implats); Mogaleadi Seabela (Section Manager / Sishen Iron Ore)

In this episode, Briony Liber focuses on mining engineering as a career.

Our mentors Thabile Makgala (Exec Eastern Limb / Implats) and Mogaleadi Seabela (Section Manager / Sishen Iron Ore) share their experiences with three of our WIMSA 2021 mentees: Pity Pheko (Production Section Manager / Thungela); Anelisa Zimema (Mining engineering graduate trainee / Idwala Industrial Holdings); Nkosingiphile Sibisi (Miner / Barberton Mines). Throughout the conversation, we learn as much from our mentees as we do from our mentors and several themes emerge from this conversation that are relevant not just to mining engineers but to all professions including create a network, put your hand up even if you don't know how, do the unglamorous work, stay the course, work through the tough stuff, get your hands dirty, get out of your comfort zone, look to see how you can serve others, learn from failure, course-correct as you go.