Sunday 11 April 2021
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Namibian in Top 10 Women in Mining

A continental online information resource directory WikiMzansi  recently profiled Top 10 Women in mining.  One Namibian female Zenzi Natasha Awases made it to the list.
Zenzi Natasha Awases is a geologist with 13 years experience in diamond exploration and mining. She started her career as a graduate geologist at Namdeb in 2005 where she was employed as a field geologist for 2 years before progressing to a Senior Geologist role in both the exploration and production departments.
In 2012, she was transferred to Debmarine Namibia where she is currently employed in the exploration section as a Senior Project geologist. In April 2017, she was chosen as the president for the first ever Women in Mining Association of Namibia (WiMAN).
She has a particular interest in seeing more women in this previously male dominated industry. Zenzi immensely enjoys training and mentoring young geologists. She is a motivational leader and has a contagious enthusiasm and passionate belief in people that inspires them to become prouder, stronger and more valuable contributors to their organization.
She holds B.Tech (Geology) from the Tshwane University of Technology and a B.Sci (Honors) in Geology from the University of Stellenbosch. She is currently a candidate for a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.
The other ladies are:
1)    Lindiwe Nakedi
2)    Megan Becker
3)    Olebogeng Sentsho
4)    Clare Appleyard
5)    Makhosazana Sibisi
6)    Deshnee Naidoo
7)    Farana Boodhram
8)    Dr Gargi Mishra
This ranking is significant as women in mining specifically do not always enjoy the recognition they deserve.

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