n Inside Mining - Women in mining face challenges : women in mining

Volume 7, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1999-8872


South Africa is arguably ahead of other major countries focused on mining in terms of bringing women into the mining workforce. Even so, women in the industry face mammoth challenges, from a lack of suitable physical facilities and protective clothing, to outright sexual harassment. "All over the world, mining is a male-dominated industry. I think South Africa is leading in terms of developing women in mining," says Debbie Ntombela.

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