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Four Forestry students from NMMU George Campus are amongst the winners of the AngloGold mining group’s (SA division surface operations) second quarter safety campaign.

Siphelela Zekani, Koyisa Mgedezi, Precious Hlesa and Onke Nxusani are in their second year of study and were fortunate to be placed with the AngloGold Ashanti mine dump rehabilitation project for their experiential year.

The project entails planting of indigenous and exotic trees to rehabilitate old mine dumps and to absorb harmfull metals and chemicals that resulted from previous mining activities. These trees are established as commercial woodlots and later harvested and utilised for numerous wood products.

The students’ mentor, Mr Leon Hoenderdos, said that they are proud of the team and confirmed that they are hard working and true ambassadors of NMMU. This project is managed by Prof Isabel Weiersby from WITS University.

Safety Award


PROUD AMBASSADORS… Siphelela Zekani (NMMU), Seun Ramakasi (EMPR), Koyisa Mgedezi (NMMU), Precious Hlesa (NMMU) and Onke Nxusani (NMMU) were acknowledged for their excellent work during their experiential year at the AngloGold Ashanti mine dump rehabilitation project.

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Ms Alet van Tonder
Manager: Marketing & Corporate Relations
Tel: 27 44 801 5098