Lindiwe Nakedi has over 10 years’ experience in the surface core drilling industry and is Owner and Managing Director of Gubhani Exploration, a 100% black female owned drilling company. She holds a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Industrial Psychology and Philosophy from the University of the Witwatersrand and completed the New Managers Program from Wits Business School. Her studies also include a post graduate Introduction to Mining Engineering course with WITS University School of Mining.
Lindi served as Chairperson of Women in Mining SA (WiMSA) in 2017 and 2018 and now Patron and Board Member in the organization. In 2018 Lindi was selected as one of Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining by Women In Mining UK; making her one of out of 16 women picked in South Africa.
She was also instrumental in ensuring that more female speakers and panellists are added onto platforms such as the AFRICA MINING INDABA 2019 where the conference celebrated being the first mining conference to have 35% of its speakers and panellists as well as moderators being women!