Olebogeng Sentsho

Olebogeng Sentsho

CEO Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund (Pty) Ltd

Olebogeng Sentsho is an entrepreneur with interests in mining and energy.
Mrs. Sentsho is an alumni of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship programme
for the Young African Leaders Initiative, run by the US State department and she
holds an LLB degree and an Msc. in Mining Engineering at the University of the
Witwatersrand.
She is the Chief Executive Officer at The Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund, a development
fund that supports emerging entrepreneurs in Mining and mining services.
Mrs Sentsho believes that a more structured and Afro-centric approach to mining will grow
the African economy and enable Africa to benefit from the minerals it rightfully owns.
Serving as the finance champion on the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resource’s Technical
Secretariat for the evolution of Funding Models for Junior Miners in South Africa, Olebogeng
has both the technical and financial knowledge of the intricacies of funding junior
miners. Her law background gives her a unique edge as it allows her to structure deals with
precision; cognizant in mining, law and finance.
A recipient of the inaugural “Outstanding woman in Mining Award” at the Youth in Mining
Business awards in 2016, the Winner of the “Leaders of Tommorow” Award at the 2019
Mining Indaba and a nominee of the rising star at the Mines and Money Conference
London, The Head of the Mining and Technical Engineering Services Sector at the
Progressive Youth in Business Organisation and the National Convenor of the 2019 Youth
in Mining Procurement Transformation Summit, Olebogeng is passionate about investment,
the African economy, mining and socially responsible business practices.
Olebogeng’s short term career objective is to catalyse the creation of South Africa’s tertiary
mining industry: where the industry will interact directly with raw minerals and benefiate
them. Her long term career objective is to create other industrialists throughout Africa who
share the vision of a prosperous and economically active continent driven by Africans for
Africans.
Mrs Sentsho has been featured on ENCA, Power FM, North West FM, Motsweding FM
CNBC AFRICA and she has served as a guest lecturer for the Master of Management
class of 2017 on new Venture creation and entrepreneurship at the University of the Witwatersrand
Business School.
She has served at a Speaker at:
- Women’s Economic Forum 2017 London, UK (January 31 - 02 February 2017)
- Women’s Economic Forum 2017 The Hague, Netherlands (January 27-January 28
2017).
- Women in Mining Conference (22-24 February 2017)
- Landfill Symposium 2017 (23-24 February 2017)
- MEDAYS Conference 2017 (08-11 November 2017)
- Women in Mining Conference Chairwoman (23-24 February 2018)
- Women in Quarrying (20 April 2018)
- Women in Mining Conference Botswana (21 September 2018)
- Women in Mining Gala Dinner Namibia (24 November 2018)
- Mining Indaba (06 February 2019)
- Junior Indaba (04-05 June 2019)
- Coal Indaba (September 2019)
- Future of Mining EMEA (October 2019)
- Mines and Money London (November) 2019

Time and date Venue Topic Speakers

Thursday 06/02/2020

From 10:15 To 11:00

02/06/2020 10:15 02/06/2020 11:00 Discussing Diversity, Gender Dynamics and Combating Gender-Based Violence in Mining
  • What are the risks and challenges for women in mining?
  • Breaking down sociocultural barriers constraining effective participation of women in mining: What progress has been made and what more needs to be done?
  • Consciously creating a culture that values women and diversity
  • Promoting mining as a career choice for women: What do companies need to do to retain female talent?
  • Tips for getting ahead in the industry, support networks and growing into a leadership role
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"Discussing Diversity, Gender Dynamics and Combating Gender-Based Violence in Mining"

Hermien Botes Mpumi Sithole Olebogeng Sentsho

Monday 03/02/2020

From 17:20 To 18:00

02/03/2020 17:20 02/03/2020 18:00 Tackling the youth challenge: How can the mining sector be an engine for development across Africa?
  • Bridging the gap: How can the mining sector support training and jobs so it’s perceived in a positive light by young people?
  • Tackling mining’s inherent PR problem via youth engagement
  • Case studies of youth engagement policies: What has worked, what hasn’t and why?
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"Tackling the youth challenge: How can the mining sector be an engine for development across Africa?"

Deshnee Naidoo Dr. Patricia Makhesha Jerry Agyeman-Boateng Olebogeng Sentsho Simone Niven
Time and date

Thursday 06/02/2020

From 10:15 To 11:00

02/06/2020 10:15 02/06/2020 11:00 Discussing Diversity, Gender Dynamics and Combating Gender-Based Violence in Mining
  • What are the risks and challenges for women in mining?
  • Breaking down sociocultural barriers constraining effective participation of women in mining: What progress has been made and what more needs to be done?
  • Consciously creating a culture that values women and diversity
  • Promoting mining as a career choice for women: What do companies need to do to retain female talent?
  • Tips for getting ahead in the industry, support networks and growing into a leadership role
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Monday 03/02/2020

From 17:20 To 18:00

02/03/2020 17:20 02/03/2020 18:00 Tackling the youth challenge: How can the mining sector be an engine for development across Africa?
  • Bridging the gap: How can the mining sector support training and jobs so it’s perceived in a positive light by young people?
  • Tackling mining’s inherent PR problem via youth engagement
  • Case studies of youth engagement policies: What has worked, what hasn’t and why?
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