Sponsors



PwCLead Sponsor


PwC

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with over 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Our ability to quickly combine the right competencies, market knowledge and mining industry insights – uniquely for each client issue and territory – sets us apart from the rest.

We help organisations explore opportunities, navigate risk, achieve business goals and change business networks across Africa and globally. Our professionals have financial and operational experience, knowledge of business processes and industry insight. All of this enables us to listen and understand your goals and the environment (competitive, economic and regulatory) in which you operate and provide you with a solution that’s right for your organisation. We believe it’s critical that our professionals can quickly understand your business, challenges and culture and then design and implement an effective solution for your organisation.

We use our extensive global reach and our vast industry experience and skills to build relationships with our clients. This is the core of what makes partnering with us effective and the return on your investment with us invaluable.


Mining Centres of Excellence

The PwC Mining Centre of Excellence can assist you with exploring opportunities, navigating risk and achieving business goals. We can assist you with all aspects of exploration, development, operations, and mine closure and rehabilitation. Our professionals’ in-depth financial and operational experience and industry insight enable us to listen and understand the environment (competitive, economic and regulatory) in which you operate. We’re passionate about supporting you through your challenges and helping you meet your goals through tax, assurance and advisory solutions that are right for your organisation.

In Africa we're the largest provider of professional services with close to 400 partners and over 9000 people in 34 countries. This means that we’re able to provide our clients with seamless and consistent service, wherever they're located on the continent.

Website: http://www.pwc.co.za/en/industries/mining/index.jhtml

 

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AccentureCorporate Partner Sponsor


Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 569,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Our global mining practice works with leading mining companies to apply innovation, transformational strategies and digital enablement to help them improve operations, meet ESG goals, drive growth and reduce risk. With decades of experience, we have an unmatched combination of industry knowledge, technology expertise and strategic vision to deliver comprehensive and integrated solutions at speed and scale. To help mining companies move from being producers to stewards of the world’s natural resources, our skilled and passionate consulting professionals engage with industry executives to help them reach new levels of performance and sustainability across the mining value chainfrom pit to port and from sensor to boardroom. Visit us at www.accenture.co.za

 

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Rand RefineryCorporate Partner Sponsor


Rand Refinery

Rand Refinery is one of the world’s leading Gold and Silver Refiner and operates one of the largest low-grade gold recovery Smelters on the African Continent. One of a handful of London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) accredited referees globally, being the only LBMA Good Delivery refiner in Africa. Its pioneering spirit has enabled it to transform into global stature with a unique portfolio of products which includes Good Delivery bars, kilobars, minted bars, coin blanks as well as the Krugerrand.

Rand Refinery has a proud history of operations in South Africa and celebrates its centenary this year, a milestone few companies have reached. The refinery is driven by generations of employees who continue to reshape value and transform the sector to deliver world class products and services to global customers.

Rand Refinery conforms to the highest responsible sourcing, social, ethical, environmental and safety standards. Over 97% of the gold refined at Rand Refinery comes from primary producers which are mainly single point source shareholder and non – shareholder mines. All sourcing is aligned to the OECD requirements and compliant with the LBMA Responsible Gold and Silver Guidance. Shareholders are AngloGold Ashanti, Sibanye Stillwater, Harmony Gold, Goldfields and DRD Gold. Website: www.randrefinery.com

 

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EY-ParthenonCorporate Partner Sponsor


EY-Parthenon

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, each of which is a separate legal entity. Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, does not provide services to clients. Information about how EY collects and uses personal data and a description of the rights individuals have under data protection legislation are available via ey.com/privacy. EY member firms do not practice law where prohibited by local laws. For more information about our organization, please visit ey.com.

About EY-Parthenon
EY-Parthenon teams work with clients to navigate complexity by helping them to reimagine their eco-systems, reshape their portfolios and reinvent themselves for a better future. With global connectivity and scale, EY-Parthenon teams focus on Strategy Realized — helping CEOs design and deliver strategies to better manage challenges while maximizing opportunities as they look to transform their businesses. From idea to implementation, EY-Parthenon teams help organizations to build a better working world by fostering long-term value. EY-Parthenon is a brand under which a number of EY member firms across the globe provide strategy consulting services. For more information, please visit ey.com/parthenon

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Fraser AlexanderPremium Sponsor


Fraser Alexander

Fraser Alexander has been serving the mining industry since 1912. Our presence spans across Africa and South America. We are a South Africa-based, black-owned group with a global footprint, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions and adding value to mining and industrial clients across the value chain. Fraser Alexander strives to be a trusted partner, optimising operations to deliver value not only to our clients but also to our multiple stakeholders. Website: www.fraseralexander.com

 

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OIM ConsultingPremium Sponsor


OIM Consulting

Operational Improvement Management (OIM) advises several South African blue-chip companies and has managed assignments in Europe, Australia, the USA and numerous African countries. With a track record dating back to 1985, we are business performance specialists in the key areas of organisational improvement, people management and operational optimisation. We work with clients to create long-term value and turn their companies into desirable investment opportunities, employers of choice and solid business partners. In short, we build high-performing organisations. Our key services include: supervisory skills development; process and productivity improvement; employee engagement; labour stability; and leadership development. Website: www.oimconsulting.com

 

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Nedbank CIBPremium Sponsor


Nedbank CIB

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) is a division of Nedbank, a leading South African banking group with a presence in other African markets. Nedbank CIB provides the full spectrum of innovative corporate and investment banking products covering the transactional banking, markets, advisory, debt and equity needs of corporations, financial institutions, state owned entities and governments. We pride ourselves on our deep sector expertise with specialist teams dedicated to many sectors, including mining and resources, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecommunications, aircraft and commodity trade finance. From a mining and resources perspective, Nedbank CIB offers a broad range of products tailored to the African mining industry, including structured working capital and term debt solutions ranging from vanilla transactional facilities to greenfield project finance. Website: nedbank.co.za/cib 

 

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African Rainbow MineralsMining Industry Partner


African Rainbow Minerals

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is a diversified mining company with operations in South Africa and Malaysia. Our key commodities include iron ore, manganese ore, platinum group metals (PGMs), nickel, thermal coal and manganese alloys. ARM also has a strategic investment in gold through Harmony Gold Mining Company. ARM’s strategy is to deliver competitive returns and create sustainable value for all stakeholders. This is achieved by operating our portfolio of assets safely, responsibly and efficiently and by allocating capital to value creating investments. ARM is also focused in value-enhancing and integrated growth. Website: www.arm.co.za

 

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Anglo AmericanMining Industry Partner


Anglo American

Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive operations, with a broad range of future development options, provides many of the future-enabling metals and minerals for a cleaner, greener, more sustainable world and that meet the fast growing every day demands of billions of consumers. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and to mine, process, move and market our future-enabling products to our customers – safely and sustainably.

As a responsible producer of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, premium quality iron ore and metallurgical coal for steelmaking, and nickel – with crop nutrients in development – we are committed to being carbon neutral across our operations by 2040. More broadly, our Sustainable Mining Plan commits us to a series of stretching goals to ensure we work towards a healthy environment, creating thriving communities and building trust as a corporate leader. We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock enduring value from precious natural resources for the benefit of the communities and countries in which we operate, for society as a whole, and for our shareholders. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives. Website: www.angloamerican.co.za

 

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Exxaro ResourcesMining Industry Partner


Exxaro Resources

In November 2006, Kumba Resources Limited unbundled and Kumba’s coal and other assets merged with Eyesizwe Coal to create Exxaro Resources Limited. Exxaro has since grown to become one of the largest black-empowered diversified mining companies in South Africa.
Exxaro has an asset portfolio, which includes coal operations and investments in iron ore, residual pigment manufacturing and renewable energy (wind). The organisation prides itself in being more than just a mining business and strongly believes that empowering local communities in which it operates and making a positive impact on the world is central to its purpose.
The company assumes and actively practices a balanced approach for sustainable growth and impact to ensure that a future us secured for every one of its stakeholders. Exxaro’s purpose to Power better Lives in Africa and beyond will be achieved by responsibly investing in resources that will improve and sustain life on the continent. Website: www.exxaro.com

 

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Harmony Gold Mining Company LimitedMining Industry Partner


Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited

Harmony is a gold-mining and exploration company, with more than six decades of experience. Harmony has operations in South Africa and in Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s most well-known gold mining regions and one of the world’s premier new gold regions respectively. Harmony produced 1.08Moz of gold in FY15 and is South Africa’s third largest gold producer and the twelfth largest in the world. Website: www.harmony.co.za

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ImplatsMining Industry Partner


Implats

Implats is a leading producer of platinum group metals (PGMs) structured around six mining operations and Impala Refining Services, a toll refining business. Our operations are located on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe – the two most significant PGM-bearing ore bodies in the world – and the Canadian Shield, an igneous domain for PGMs.
Implats has a listing on the JSE Limited (JSE) in South Africa and a level 1 American Depositary Receipt programme in the United States of America.
Implats employs almost 50 000 people across its operations. We market and sell our products in South Africa, Japan, China, the US and Europe. The metals we produce are the key to making many industrial, medical, and electronic items, and they contribute to a cleaner, greener world. Website: www.implats.co.za

 

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Minerals Council South AfricaMining Industry Partner


Minerals Council South Africa

The Minerals Council’s vision is to reposition the South African mining sector as South Africa’s foremost industrial sector. The Minerals Council seeks to create, in partnership with key stakeholders, a conducive policy, legislative and operating environment that facilitates doubling real investment in mining by 2030. This is an industry strategy, and the Minerals Council is a respected mining advocacy organisation that works through trust-based, problem-solving partnerships to engineer this positive turnaround in the mining industry. Achieving this vision will be a game changer for the country and its ability to achieve the National Development Plan (NDP) objectives to improve South Africa’s economic growth, developmental and transformation vision as outlined in the NDP. Website: www.mineralscouncil.org.za

 

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Royal Bafokeng PlatinumMining Industry Partner


Royal Bafokeng Platinum

Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) is a mid-tier platinum group metals (PGMs) producer, originating from a joint venture between Anglo American Platinum and Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) known as the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum mine joint venture (BRPM JV). In 2018 RBPlat became the 100% owner of its business, following the acquisition of the 33% portion of the BRPM JV from Anglo American Platinum. RBPlat mines platinum group metals in the Merensky and UG2 reefs on the Boschkoppie, Styldrift and Frischgewaagd farms in the Rustenburg area which have been identified as hosting the last undeveloped Merensky reef on the Western limb of the Bushveld complex. RBPlat’s assets are the only known significant shallow high grade Merensky resources and reserves still available for mining in South Africa. Our strategy is underpinned by our aspiration of achieving ‘More than Mining’. Website: www.bafokengplatinum.co.za

 

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Sasol MiningMining Industry Partner


Sasol Mining

Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply approximately 40 million tons per annum of thermal coal feedstock to Sasol’s operations in Secunda and Sasolburg, South Africa and to the export market. Our main operations comprise the Mooikraal colliery near Sasolburg in the Free State, and the Bosjesspruit, Impumelelo, Shondoni, Syferfontein and Thubelisha collieries and Twistdraai export operations at Secunda in Mpumalanga, South Africa. We export approximately 3,3 Mtpa through our shareholding in RBCT. Website: www.sasol.co.za/about-sasol/operating-business-units/mining/overview

 

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Seriti CoalMining Industry Partner


Seriti Coal

Seriti Resources Holdings Pty Ltd ("Seriti Holdco") is a broad-based, 91% black-owned and controlled coal mining company. Seriti, through its operating subsidiary, Seriti Coal Pty Ltd, currently operates three large-scale, opencast and underground thermal coal mines namely, New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel Collieries, and owns various life extension coal resources, New Largo project and closed collieries. As a major South African mining company, Seriti supplies approximately 24Mtpa of thermal coal to the Lethabo, Tutuka and Kriel power stations which are collectively responsible for the generation of approximately a quarter of South Africa's electricity. Seriti is Eskom's largest black-controlled coal supplier with a clear focus on providing secure, long-term coal supply solutions to fuel Eskom's fleet of power stations. Seriti, together with partners, intends to develop the New Largo project into a large-scale, opencast coal mine capable of providing the base load fuel requirements for Kusile Power Station. Website: https://seritiza.com

 

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Sibanye-StillwaterMining industry Partner


Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater is an independent, global precious metal mining group, producing a unique mix of metals that includes gold and the platinum group metals (PGMs). Domiciled in South Africa, Sibanye-Stillwater owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality operations and projects, which are grouped by region: the Southern Africa (SA) region and the United States (US) region. Globally, Sibanye-Stillwater is the third largest producer of palladium and platinum and features among the world’s top ten gold companies. The Southern Africa region houses the gold and PGM operations and projects located in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Our underground and surface gold mining operations in South Africa are the Driefontein and Kloof operations in the West Witwatersrand (West Wits) region of Gauteng and the Beatrix operation in the southern Free State. PGM assets in the Southern Africa region are Kroondal (50%PSA), the Rustenburg Operations (100%) and the tailings retreatment entity, Platinum Mile (91.7%) in North West Province, and Mimosa (50%) in Zimbabwe. The US region houses our PGM operations and projects located in the United States, Canada Argentina. These include the East Boulder and Stillwater mining operations which includes the Blitz project in Montana, in the United States, and two exploration-stage projects, Marathon, a PGM-copper porphyry in Ontario, Canada, and Altar, a copper-gold property in San Juan, Argentina. Website: www.sibanyestillwater.com

 

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Thungela ResourcesMining Industry Partner


Thungela Resources

Thungela is one of the largest pure-play producers and exporters of thermal coal in South Africa, based on aggregate thermal coal reserves and marketable thermal coal production. Our business operates a site-driven structure supported by centralised corporate functions, to improve efficiency across our operations. As of 31 December 2020, Thungela employs 7,525 employees and independent contractors. This excludes third-party service providers. As a leader amongst South African thermal coal miners, we are committed to performing our operations with a view to a sustainable future, in accordance with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) programmes. Accordingly, our ESG framework prioritises those ESG areas most salient to host communities and stakeholders. It organises how these matters are integrated into Thungela’s operations. Thungela also holds a 50% interest in Phola, which owns and operates the Phola Coal Processing Plant, and a 23.22% indirect interest in Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT). RBCT is the largest coal export facility in Africa, with an advanced 24-hour operation and a design capacity of 91 MTPA. Website: www.thungela.com

 

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DeloitteNetworking Sponsor


Deloitte

Deloitte Southern Africa is a leading professional services firm in Africa, providing Audit, Consulting, Corporate Finance, Taxation Services and Risk Advisory services through nearly 3 800 people in 12 offices across 17 cities in Southern Africa. In the Republic of South Africa, Deloitte operates as Deloitte & Touche. Deloitte & Touche is a part of Deloitte Africa. Deloitte Africa is a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee. Website: www2.deloitte.com/za/en.html

 

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DRA GlobalNetworking Sponsor


DRA Global

DRA Global Limited (ASX: DRA | JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) is a multi-disciplinary engineering, project management and operations management group predominantly focused on the mining and minerals resources sector. DRA has an extensive global track record, spanning more than three decades and more than 7,500 studies and projects as well as operations and maintenance solutions across a wide range of commodities. DRA has expertise in mining, minerals and metals processing and related non-process infrastructure including ESG, water and energy solutions for the mining industry. DRA delivers advisory, engineering and project delivery services throughout the capital project lifecycle from concept though to operational readiness and commissioning as well as ongoing operations, maintenance and shutdown services. DRA, headquartered in Perth, Australia, services its global customer base through 20 offices across Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Website: www.draglobal.com

 

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ENSafricaNetworking Sponsor


ENSafrica

ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners, and 100 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work. The firm’s focus is on “what’s best for the client” and striving for excellence, in both offering and service. ENSafrica is committed to providing clients with cost-effective outcomes by ensuring work is done at the right level, and in the manner that best suits clients’ preferences and pricing structures.
ENSafrica’s mining team offers clients comprehensive 360° assistance with all of their mining-related legal matters throughout Africa. Its multi-disciplinary and tailor-made team of experts is best placed to find the most suitable solution for each client’s particular matter across the spectrum of legal services in the mining sector, including mining law, mine and occupational health and safety, project development and project finance, resource finance, mergers and acquisitions, environment, tax, regulatory, business rescue and insolvency, and any other relevant area. Website: www.ensafrica.com

 

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M&D Construction GroupNetworking Sponsor


M&D Construction Group

M&D Construction, established in 1983 as a purely building construction firm, has grown to include many other construction and infrastructural disciplines. The company is committed to delivering quality workmanship through pride and teamwork, producing customer satisfaction in a safe working environment. M&D Construction is a Level 1 Black owned B-BBEE company with CIDB ratings of 9GB PE, 9CE PE and 9ME PE. Founded in 1983, with over 35 years of service to the construction industry, M&D Construction is a broad-based construction company that offers its clients a wide range of construction services: Civil and Infrastructure Engineering construction, Pipe lines in the water, fuel and gas industries, Oil and Energy and Special Projects.
The head office of M&D Construction is in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa and the company operates in all provinces of SA. The company is tendering on projects in the neighbouring SADC countries and is confident that it will not be long before it secures a contract beyond the borders of South Africa. Website: mdconstruction.co.za

 

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