It is a great pleasure for our organisation to participate in the event organised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) in collaboration with the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), South Africa Multi-Country Office and the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, at University of Witwatersrand Law School (CALS) is hosting a Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminar focussing on Exploring Policy and Practice for a Gender Responsive Mining Sector.

This seminar, which is part of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) Research Seminar Series, is designed to facilitate a space for engagement among various stakeholders including government, business, academics and civil society to:

Reflect on the various ways in which women in mining in South Africa face challenges and experience barriers that impede the true transformation of the sector;

  1. Understand the potential benefits for women in the mining project; and
  2. Explore areas and opportunities to promote gender responsive policy and practice in mining.

Its objectives are:

  1. To understdels in integrating gender equality into mining practices;
    • To explore policy impediments on addressing gender inequality; and
    • To highlight initiatives to promote inclusive and gender responsive investment in the mining sector.