What advice would you give to someone entering your industry?

Editorial Team
Editorial Team
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We like to round up each issue by giving featured business leaders the final word. In issue 103 we asked, “What advice would you give to someone entering your industry?”

Morné du Plessis, CEO, Minergy Coal

“Look out for the peripheral industries and sectors like contract mining or product beneficiation, which are both key fields. You can learn a lot from the Earth’s minerals and resources by focusing on not only coal but also other minerals.”

Ephrem Balole, Managing Director, Virunga Energies

“There is a huge gap between supply and demand at both domestic and industrial levels, mainly in the mines. It is important to know the legal context and learn the tax system. As the electricity sector is new to the country, qualified personnel can be hard to find.”

Drikus Lubbe, CEO, Dairy Group South Africa

“It’s important for someone entering the dairy industry to have a very good understanding of mechanics and biology. Most importantly, you need to have commercial sense and acumen to understand the value chain and how you can make a difference.”

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