CELEBRATING WOMEN IN MINING
August is a significant month in South Africa in which we celebrate women from all walks of life for their hard work and enthusiasm in making this world a better place. In this regard, Canyon Coal, together with a community organization called When We Women Rise (WWWR) made it their initiative to celebrate women and their contribution to mining.
As a part of the mine visit, The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) team was invited to give a cancer awareness presentation to all the female miners at Phalanndwa Colliery. The organization, in partnership with the Knitted Knockers, has knitted boobs like bras with the aim of giving them to cancer patients so that they’re able to walk in public without feeling ashamed.
The top ten female students of the Victor Khanye Local Municipality were also invited for a site visit with the hope of motivating them to embark on a mining career and showing them the benefits of being part of a community located around the mine. This enlightening visit triggered a sudden desire for mining within the female students and showed them how they can put an end to the stereotype relating to women in mining.