Ms Nozipho Dlamini

Vice President
SACMA

Nozipho Dlamini is a highly talented and experienced Mining Engineer with more than 13 years’ experience in the mining sector. Her strong leadership skills and good business acumen has allowed her to take on several roles in her career journey where she has made a measurable impact. She is currently the Technical Services Manager at South Africa's most productive underground coal mine, leading a diverse and inspired team of professionals which includes Mining Engineers, Geologists, Surveyors, Rock Engineers, Environmentalists and Business Improvement change agents. They continue setting new benchmarks in challenging conditions as a team through applying innovative solutions and a high-performance culture.
 
Nozipho has a strong academic background and technical skills. In addition to her bachelors’ degree in Mining Engineering, she holds an Honours and Master’s degrees in Technology Management from the University of Pretoria. As a trained Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, she has a passion for improving business performance and processes and has won an award on Best Improvement Project. She has lectured a Quality Management course at the University of Pretoria’s Graduate School of Technology Management where she continues to supervise and examine Master’s research dissertations each year.

Nozipho, through her numerous accomplishments, continues to have a growing impact in the coal mining sector, challenging the status quo in a male dominated industry. She currently serves as the Vice President of  the South African Colliery Managers Association (SACMA) , a professional body for Managers across the coal industry. She's the first woman to hold this role in the organization's 40-year history. She also serves on numerous advisory boards in academia and industry.