“Had I known that developing a passion would lead to holistic fulfilment, I would have been in the mining industry sooner,” says Olebogeng Sentsho. Sentsho is a mining and energy entrepreneur. 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.
She holds a LLB degree and an Msc. in Mining Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Sentsho is passionate about the potential of the mining industry to drive growth and development in South Africa.
“By harnessing the power of mining as an economic catalyst, we can change the economic trajectory of South Africa and enable our nation to thrive through industrialisation and manufacturing,” she says.
She has been featured on various local and domestic media platforms for her work in the mining sector. Sentsho is 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 Tomorrow” Award at the 2019 Mining Indaba and a nominee of the rising star at the Mines and Money Conference
London. She is also 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.