2023 Agenda: 4-5 October 2023


4th - 5th October 2023

Conference Programme


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Conference Day One: Wednesday 4th October 2023



Rise and Shine! Registration


Chairman's Welcome 
Let’s get started and embark on a journey that will shape the future of our industry!

Bernard Swanepoel


Keynote Address
The Big Picture: The future of mining in the global economy – exploring the immense power of the mining industry as a driving force for development, innovation and change

Neal Froneman, Chief Executive Officer, Sibanye-Stillwater


Keynote Address
The MPRDA 20 years on - success or failure? What do we need to do now to stimulate growth in the mining industry?

Themba Mkhwanazi, Regional Director: Africa and Australia, Anglo American


Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel 


Session One
How are government and business collaborating and finding solutions to make SA and its mining industry more investable?
The work of the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC); the Joint Initiative to Fight Crime and Corruption (JICC); and the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM)

Chair: Advocate Thandi Orleyn,
Chair, Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd and Chair, BPSA

Mxolisi Mgojo
Rudi Dicks, Head: Project Management Office, The Presidency
Neal Froneman, Chief Executive Officer, Sibanye-Stillwater
Richard Price,  Legal & Corporate Affairs Director, Anglo American
Nolitha Fakude, Chairperson, Management Board, Anglo American in South Africa; President, Minerals Council South Africa
Fleetwood Grobler, President & Chief Executive Officer, Sasol Limited; Chairman, Energy Council of South Africa


Recharge and Reconnect!  Morning Refreshments


The work of the Presidential Crisis Committees (continued)


Session Two
How mining companies are collaborating to find regional solutions

Chair: Andries Rossouw, Energy, Utilities and Resources Leader, PwC Africa

Leonardo Manus, Acting Deputy Director General: Infrastructure Management, Department of Water Affairs: NWRI
Martin Solomon, Senior Manager, Energy SME, PwC Strategy & South Africa
Ndumi Khoza, Chief People Officer, Seriti Resources


Session Three
Mining with responsibility: Is the SA Mining Industry living up to its societal obligations and mining in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way?

Chair: James Smith, Chief Executive Officer, DRA Global 

July Ndlovu, Chief Executive Officer, Thungela
Peter Steenkamp, Chief Executive Officer, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited


Let’s Refuel!  Lunch Break 


Session Four
Trailblazing South African Mining - how can the SA Mining industry fulfil its potential for the country and the economy and seize the opportunities presented by the green energy transition?

Chair: Sandra du Toit, Director, Partners in Performance

Nico Muller, Chief Executive Officer, Impala Platinum
Phillip Tobias, Chief Executive Officer, African Rainbow Minerals
Lemogang Pitsoe, Chief Executive Officer, African Exploration Mining Finance Corporation (AEMFC)


Session Five
Reviving mining and exploration in South Africa – how do we breathe new life into mining and exploration?

Chair: Otsile Matlou, Chief Operating Officer, ENS

Mzila Mthenjane, Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Council South Africa
Errol Smart, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Orion Minerals
Mosa Mabuza, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Geoscience


Energize and Engage!  Afternoon Refreshments


Keynote address
What progress has been made on the goals and objectives as set out by the Presidential Commission on Climate Change?

Crispian Olver
, Executive Director, Presidential Climate Commission


Session Six
Coal and Beyond: The role and relevance of coal in the energy transition and beyond

Mike Teke, Chief Executive Officer, Seriti Resources
Nombasa Tsengwa, Chief Executive Officer, Exxaro Resources



End of Day One followed by drinks reception




Conference Day Two:  Thursday 5th October 2023


Kickstart the day!  Registration


Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Let’s continue the dialogue that will shape the future of our mining industry!


Keynote Address
Insights from one of the industry’s leaders 
Duncan Wanblad shares his vision for Anglo American and its role in shaping the mining landscape

Duncan Wanblad, Chief Executive, Anglo American


Session One
Investor perspectives of the mining industry

Chair: Mametja Moshe, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Moshe Capital

Craig Miller, Chief Executive Officer designate, Anglo American Platinum
Boipelo Lekubo, Financial Director, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
Thabiso Sekano, SBU Head, Mining & Metals, IDC


Session Two
Unlocking the potential: outlook for SA’s market-leading commodities

Chair: Lullu Krugel, Strategy & and Chief Economist, PwC South Africa; PwC Africa ESG Platform Lead

Richard Stewart, Chief Regional Officer, Southern Africa, Sibanye-Stillwater
Ionut Lazar, Principal Consultant, CRU Consulting


Morning Munchies!  Refreshments


Keynote address
Eskom and the energy transition - how Eskom plans to guarantee security of supply for SA mining and remain fit for purpose for the future

Calib Cassim, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer & CFO, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd


Keynote address
How is Transnet Freight Rail restoring infrastructure and increasing capacity on its rail networks?

Sizakele Mzimela,
Chief Executive, Transnet Freight Rail 


Session Three
The thrills and spills of bulk commodities in Southern Africa!  How are bulk commodity producers responding to challenges and opportunities for bulk commodities? 

Chair: Lucky Kgatle, Chief Executive Officer, LK Tlou Pty Ltd

Andries van Heerden, Chief Executive Officer, Afrimat
Mpumi Zikalala, Chief Executive Officer, Kumba Iron Ore


Let’s Dig In!  Lunch Break


Session Four
Cost containment “the morning after”!

Chair: Nompumelelo Makhoba, Chief Financial Officer, Fraser Alexander

Meroonisha Kerber, Chief Financial Officer, Impala Platinum
Charl Keyter, Chief Financial Officer, Sibanye-Stillwater
Bothwell Mazarura, Chief Financial Officer, Kumba Iron Ore
Tsundzukani Mhlanga, Finance Director, ARM


Session Five
Creating a more equitable and inclusive approach to ESG: the role of communities

Chair: Billy Mawasha, Chief Executive Officer, Kolobe Nala Investment Company

Xolile Mankayi,
 Social Licensing Manager, Canyon Coal
Thabo Masike, Chief Corporate & Community Relations Officer, Seriti Resources
John Capel, Executive Director, Institute for Social Dialogue
Mashudu Ndou, Vice President, Head: Community Affairs, Energy Operations & Technology and Sasol Mining


Afternoon Energy Boost! Refreshment Break


Session Six
Positioning mining at the forefront of digital and technological innovation

Chair: Nishal Nair, Industry X Lead, Accenture, Africa

Moses Madondo, Managing Director, Managed Operations, De Beers Group
Louis Turvey, Head of Engineering, Gold Fields
Prof. Glen Nwaila, Director, Wits Mining Institute
Marc Poualion, Industry Director - Metals and Mining, Aspen Technology, Inc.


The Last Word: Closing Keynote Address

Honourable Minister Gwede Mantashe, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa


Chairman’s Closing Remarks


Until next time!  End of Conference followed by drinks reception and wine tasting by Oldenburg Vineyards


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