Wesley is a past secretary (2016-2018) and member (2015 to date) of the Young Professionals’ Council (YPC) of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). He currently chairs the Mintek’s Professional Association (MinPASS), which is an in-house initiative promoting career growth and knowledge transfer between fellow employees.
In his spare time, he volunteers at Mofolo parkrun as the Event Director.
List of publications
 W. Banda and H. Lagendijk, ‘Metallothermic production of cement extender from manganese waste slags’, in From fundamentals to applications, Leuven, Belgium, 2017.
 W. Banda, J.D. Steenkamp, and E. Matinde, ‘Chemical wear of carbon and silicon carbide-based refractory materials by silicomanganese metal’, in EEC11 - 11th European electric steelmaking conference & expo (25-27 May 2016), Venice, Italy, 2016.
 J.D. Steenkamp, P. Maphutha, O. Makwarela, W.K. Banda, I. Thobadi, M. Sitefani, J.J. Sutherland, (2018). Silicomanganese production at Transalloys in the twenty-tens. Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 118, 309–320.