Ms Kgothatso "KayG" Nhlengetwa obtained her BSc (Hons) in geology from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008. She worked in industry for AngloGold Ashanti before returning to academia. She is currently doing her PhD focusing on a comparative study of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) in Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa looking at the key aspects of Livelihood, Geological, Environmental and Policy Analysis. She is an associate lecturer in the school of Geosciences and teaches on a range of topics including the rock cycle, weathering and erosion, ASM and social licence to mine just to name a few. A Canon Collins Scholar and winner of a Masters fellowship from the Women in Science Awards by the Department of Science and Technology, she recently published her first paper entitled " Zama-Zama mining in the Durban Deep/Roodepoort area of Johannesburg, South Africa: an invasive or alternative livelihood?" in the Elsevier journal The Extractive Industry and Society.