Khanyisile Kweyama honoured as most influential Woman in Africa

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Anglo American’s executive director in South Africa, Khanyisile Kweyama was honoured as the Most Influential Women on the African continent, in the mining sector at a gala awards dinner hosted by CEO Communications, the publishers of CEO Magazine. The awards recognised her influence in the mining sector across the African continent, and this follows on from an award she received for the SADC region in the same category in July this year.

The awards took place at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg and were well attended by various influential women on the continent from both the private and public sectors. These annual awards, which have been running since 2007 are a culmination of a 12 month programme which seeks to uplift and recognise women across the continent, celebrate their achievements and acknowledge their positive influences.

Commenting on her award, Kweyama noted that this award sends an important message of progressive transformation within the mining industry.

“I am honoured to be amongst the inspirational women that have been acknowledged at these awards. This accolade proves that there is progress in redressing the inequality of the past in the mining industry and that the time is now to usher in a new generation of phenomenal women in mining.”

Kweyama was appointed executive director of Anglo American in South Africa in September 2012. Prior to this, she was executive head of human resources at Anglo American’s Platinum business. She is also the vice president of the South African Chamber of Mines, the first woman to hold this position.

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