Sponsors



PwCLead Sponsor


PwC

 

PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208 000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory 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
Our set of solutions for mining clients, whether a large multinational or a smaller entrepreneur, ranges from exploration to operations, mine closure and rehabilitation. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, taking into account size, location and sector. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of Africa's operating environments enable us to offer tailored services and solutions for every business challenge.

Our Mining Centres of Excellence in Africa are equipped to assist with the various requirements and requests of companies operating within the mining industry. Our strategies are developed and matured to ensure that we support all companies operating throughout the African continent, made possible through concerted co-ordination between the centres in all three of the regions in which we operate.

PwC is the biggest professional services firm in Africa based on staff numbers, turnover and office footprint. With 66 offices and more than 9000 people, we see opportunities, where others see challenges.

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

 

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J.P. MorganCo-Lead Sponsor


J.P. Morgan

 J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $19.9 trillion of assets under custody and $364.8 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. 

 

We are committed to our business in South Africa, and we are one of the most prominent foreign financial services firms in the country. From Johannesburg and Cape Town, we provide clients with products and services from across our corporate and investment bank and asset management lines of business. Our branch in South Africa is an authorised financial services provider.

 

For further information, please visit https://www.jpmorgan.com/country/ZA/EN/about.

 

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DeloitteCorporate Partner 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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Standard BankCorporate Partner Sponsor


Standard Bank

Standard Bank Corporate & Investment Banking aims to be the leading corporate and investment banking business in, for and across Africa, with a deep specialisation in natural resources.

 

Building on over 150 years’ experience as an African emerging markets bank, and through our on-the-ground presence and local insight, we connect our clients to opportunities across Africa and beyond. And we firmly believe that Africa’s time is now. 

 

Standard Bank’s highly skilled and experienced multi-disciplinary teams are ideally positioned to advise and provide assistance to clients seeking a broad range of corporate finance and market-led solutions to the complex challenges facing the mining and metals sector in Africa and other key markets. Website: www.standardbank.com/cib

 

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DRAPremium Sponsor


DRA

DRA is a multi-disciplinary global engineering group that originated in South Africa and delivers mining, mineral processing, energy, water treatment and infrastructure services from concept to commissioning, as well as comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the mineral resources and energy sectors.  DRA has offices in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, India and the United States. Website: www.draglobal.com

 

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ENSafricaPremium 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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KPMGPremium Sponsor


KPMG

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services whose aim is to turn understanding of information, industries, and business trends into value. As mining companies move throughout the mining asset life cycle, an organization encounters different challenges in order to maintain growth and profitability. KPMG’s experienced team of mining specialists can assist clients throughout the entire mining asset life cycle. Our people are deeply experienced in the industry and are knowledgeable of local laws, customs and practices and aware of the challenges faced across the life cycle. Website: www.kpmg.com/za/en/industry/mining/pages/default.aspx

 

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The MSA GroupPremium Sponsor


The MSA Group

The MSA Group, Africa’s leading mineral exploration consultant, has entrenched itself as a trusted and holistic service provider and contractor for 30 years. Our track record is synonymous with quality, technical integrity and safety compliance. MSA provides specialist services on numerous international and local projects covering all commodities. The MSA Group’s client base includes the largest multi-national mining companies, private equity and sovereign wealth funds, governments and juniors listed throughout the world. MSA has worked on 5 continents and in over 40 countries. The MSA Group’s services encompass Exploration and Geology, Mining Studies and Environmental Consulting. Our services range from targeting and initial assessment to turn-key exploration and project management of multidisciplinary programmes culminating in geological and Mineral Resource modelling, Mineral Resource estimations, public reporting to all of the major stock exchanges (TSX, ASX, AIM, JSE, et al.), project valuations, due diligence studies and scoping to feasibility study management. MSA is ISO 9001:2008 Certified for quality, OHSAS 18001 accredited for Health and Safety and SANAS ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited for its diamond exploration laboratories. Website: www.msagroupservices.com

 

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Rand Merchant BankPremium Sponsor


Rand Merchant Bank

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited is a leading African corporate and investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions. We have representative offices and subsidiaries in the UK, India, China, and the Middle East and access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries. We value mutually rewarding relationships and constantly question existing models and develop innovative and bespoke solutions to deliver on our business philosophy and brand promise: Traditional values. Innovative ideas. For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za

 

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African Rainbow MineralsMining Industry Partner


African Rainbow Minerals

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is a leading South African diversified mining and minerals company with long-life, low unit cost operations and significant growth opportunities. ARM mines and beneficiates iron ore, manganese ore and alloys, chrome ore and alloys, platinum group metals, copper, nickel and coal. ARM also has an investment in gold through its shareholding in Harmony. ARM’s strategy is focused on quality growth within its portfolio of assets and ensuring that all ARM’s operations are positioned below the 50th percentile of each commodity’s global cost curve. This is achieved, in conjunction with ARM’s joint venture partners, through volume growth and continuous improvement in operational efficiencies. In 2010 ARM successfully achieved its 2 X 2010 strategy to double production in its diversified portfolio of assets, and in 2012 ARM delivered its iron ore, coal and nickel growth projects. ARM’s growth of existing assets is supplemented by continuous assessment of acquisition and partnership opportunities and exploration in Africa. We do it better! Website: www.arm.co.za

 

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Anglo AmericanMining Industry Partner


Anglo American

Anglo American plc is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products – from diamonds (through De Beers) to platinum and other precious metals and copper – to our customers around the world. As a responsible miner, we are the custodians of those precious resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders, but also for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference. Website: www.angloamerican.com

 

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DRDGOLD LimitedMining Industry Partner


DRDGOLD Limited

DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD) is the only South African mining company focused solely on the retreatment of surface gold tailings. DRDGOLD’s operating facilities are consolidated in a single operating entity, Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo). Our corporate office is located at Crown Mines in Johannesburg. Our mechanised process is not labour-intensive. Our own employees, deployed mostly in core mineral extraction and processing areas, are supported by independent service-providers who mostly provide logistical, security and environmental services. DRDGOLD is 90% held by public shareholders, with 10% held by its black economic empowerment partners. Khumo Gold SPV Proprietary Limited holds 8%, while the remaining 2% is held by historically disadvantaged employees through the DRDSA Empowerment Trust. This ownership structure is compliant with the Mining Charter and has the approval of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). DRDGOLD owns 100% of its holding company, Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO), which in turn holds full ownership of operating entity Ergo – into which all of the company’s surface retreatment sites are consolidated. Website: www.drd.co.za

 

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Harmony GoldMining Industry Partner


Harmony Gold

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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MCC Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & RentalMining Industry Partner


MCC Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & Rental

Eqstra MCC : Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & Rental division of JSE listed, Eqstra Holdings
The team at MCC are driven to provide the best, innovative solutions in providing all open cast mining, plant leasing and rental services’ requirements within the mining, civils, earthmoving and construction industries throughout Africa. The mining operations service offerings include: load and haul, reefing, waste removal, ground rehabilitation, bulk earthworks and mine planning. In addition, part of Eqstra MCC's commitment is to provide drilling, blasting and engineering expertise, leasing and rental solutions to meet client needs. The business development team is equipped with experienced, qualified professionals providing customers with cost effective, efficient solutions. This team is supported by operational teams that provide service excellence. Website: www.mccgroup.co.za

 

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SibanyeMining Industry Partner


Sibanye

Website: www.sibanyegold.co.za

 

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Vedanta ResourcesMining Industry Partner


Vedanta Resources

Vedanta Resources plc (“Vedanta”) is a London listed diversified global natural resources company. The group produces aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, silver, iron ore, oil & gas and commercial energy. Vedanta has operations in India, Zambia, Namibia, South Africa, Ireland and Australia. With an empowered talent pool globally, Vedanta places strong emphasis on partnering with all its stakeholders based on the core values of trust, sustainability, growth, entrepreneurship, integrity, respect and care. For more information, please visit www.vedantaresources.com 

 

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African Sun MiningNetworking Sponsor


African Sun Mining

African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd, is a proudly South African, 100% Black-Owned, top opencast mining contractor, established in 2011. Our vision is to develop and grow African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd to be the best hard and soft rock mining company, both in South Africa and internationally, with a commitment to Zero Tolerance on Safety. Furthermore, to continuously enhance our performance by delivering professional and quality services to our clients, combined with low production costs. Our mission is to build sustainable and long-term partnerships with our clients based on ethical and fair business dealings, and to promote a corporate culture which is non-sectarian, non-political, and socially and environmentally responsible. In addition, to enhance and maintain a profitable mining company, while ensuring sustainable financial returns to our stakeholders. At African Sun Mining, we offer a range of specialist services to our clients including: Opencast Mining (including Mine Rehabilitation), Drilling and Blasting, Load and Haul, Crushing and Screening and Establishment of decline Shafts. African Sun Mining is proud of its fleet of specialist earthmoving, excavation, drilling and blasting, loading and hauling vehicles and equipment, all of which is maintained to the highest standards. Website: www.africansunmining.com

 

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Hogan LovellsNetworking Sponsor


Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is a Tier 1 Top 10 global law firm with over 45 offices around the world in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. Our fully integrated, multi-disciplinary mining and natural resources legal team in South Africa is ideally positioned to assist clients to successfully manage and address the demands and challenges of the mining sector. We do this by providing a consolidated service offering, which includes health and safety, environmental, commercial, dispute resolution, compliance auditing, employment law, regulatory issues, criminal law, administrative law, tax, as well as engineering, procurement and construction advice. Website: www.hoganlovells.com

 

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Fraser AlexanderNetworking Sponsor


Fraser Alexander

Vision: “To be the preferred outsourcing mining services partner in Africa”. Founded in 1912, Fraser Alexander provides customized, innovative, outsourced solutions to the Mining Industry in the disciplines of Open Cast Mining, Bulk Materials Handling, Mineral Processing, Tailings and Discard Management, Water Treatment and Construction, encompassing asset and inventory management as well as Operation and Maintenance. While based in Jet Park, Boksburg, South Africa, the Company is operational on over 250 mining sites in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Chile, Brazil and Australia. Website: www.fraseralexander.co.za

 

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Webber WentzelNetworking Sponsor


Webber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel is one of South Africa's leading law firms with offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our strategy is to help clients wherever they do business. Our collaborative alliance with Linklaters sees the two firms working closely together for the benefit of clients in Africa. Webber Wentzel is also associated with ALN, a group of leading law firms in Africa. We have the largest dedicated mining team on the ground in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more than 100 years we have provided the full range of legal services required by our clients in the mining industry with our lawyers working together to harness the relevant skills, knowledge and experience required to assist with our clients' legal and tax requirements and are ranked in the top tier across these services in the leading legal and tax directories. We are active in the key mining jurisdictions in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Website: www.webberwentzel.com

 

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WorleyParsons/AdvisianNetworking Sponsor


WorleyParsons/Advisian

WorleyParsons RSA delivers projects and provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction management across the full asset lifecycle in the hydrocarbons, power, minerals, metals and chemicals sectors. WorleyParsons’ Mining Centre of Excellence in Johannesburg has niche expertise in underground mining, particularly in hard rock and precious minerals and metals. This local capability, coupled with WorleyParsons’ global expertise, enables us to deliver successful pit-to-port infrastructure projects across the whole customer value chain. Advisian, a WorleyParsons global business, provides management and strategic advisory services coupled with technical consulting and deep domain expertise to address our customers’ business and asset challenges. For more information, visit www.worleyparsons.com or www.advisian.com.

 

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Fasken MartineauNetworking Sponsor


Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm with over 770 lawyers across Canada, Europe and Africa. Whether you are at the exploration, development, mining or closure phase, success depends on solid legal advice and experience. Our Global Mining Group is consistently recognized as having more mining experts than any other law firm. Our merger with leading South African based firm Bell Dewar created one of the largest firms in Africa. With over 150 years of mining industry experience, we structure transactions to promote cross-border efficiencies, reduce exposure to political and regulatory risk and facilitate financing. Website: www.fasken.com

 

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Caldas EngineeringNetworking Sponsor


Caldas Engineering

Caldas Engineering offers the right solution to your wear parts requirements. With a comprehensive range of premium replacement wear parts for leading brands of Jaw crushers, Cone crushers and Impact crushers. A leader in the supply of re-engineered wear parts for fixed and mobile crushers for the quarrying, mining, construction, demolition and recycling industries. We keep a wide range of components in stock while our highly managed distribution network in Johannesburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Kimberley as well as office in Zambia ensures that whatever clients need, Caldas Engineering can supply anywhere and on time. We are proud to announce that Mr Kuseni Dlamini former Chairperson of Richards Bay Coal Terminal and Head of Anglo American South African Operations has recently acquired a 35% share in our company. Website: www.caldas.co.za

 

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Cliffe Dekker HofmeyrNetworking Sponsor


Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) we believe that your business can only go from strength to strength when parties work together. Our highly skilled mining and minerals experts are a solution-driven and dynamic team capable of offering a full range of services in a comprehensive and commercial way. When it comes to mining, our team combines collaboration with experience, knowledge and insight to ensure we offer you the best advice and guidance across all aspects of the law. We have been key to some of the largest, most prominent resource industry matters and transactions in South and Sub-Saharan Africa including BEE deals, regulatory issues, mining M&A, mining sector restructurings and funding transactions. Website: www.cliffedekkerhofmeyr.com

 

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SRK ConsultingNetworking Sponsor


SRK Consulting

SRK Consulting is an independent consulting practice of professional engineers and scientists providing integrated solutions to the mining and minerals, water and waste, environment, social and governance, energy and civils/ infrastructure sectors.
With a powerful skills base of 1,400 specialists in over 45 SRK offices on six continents, Our integrated, multi-disciplinary teams collaborate across the globe to ensure profitable and sustainable projects for our clients. Working closely and interactively with clients, we develop and apply leading-edge technologies and methods in a matrix of solutions that add optimal value and integrity in a range of sectors and in all phases of a project. Website: www.srk.co.za

 

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BMENetworking Sponsor


BME

BME is a member of the Omnia Group, one of South Africa’s leading agricultural and chemical companies listed on the JSE stock exchange. With over 30 years of experience, BME supplies explosives and related technical services to over 18 African countries, including some operations in Indonesia, Australia and South America. Our supply chain capacity consists of an extensive logistical network ensuring our customers security and consistency of supply. BME offers a full range of bulk emulsions for surface and underground, packaged explosives, initiating Systems, electronic blasting systems, surface & underground explosives delivery equipment, mobile emulsion plants and technical services. We pride ourselves in providing world class technical services to ensure every blast brings value to our customers. FOR EXPLOSIVES, THINK BME. Website: www.bme.co.za

 

 

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RMANetworking Sponsor


RMA

RMA is the leading administrator of choice for occupational injuries and diseases in South Africa for mining, iron, steel, metal and related industries. Founded on 1 June 1894, RMA is an organisation that is compassionate and caring – goes the extra mile to ensure that beneficiaries and their families receive the care and compensation they are entitled to when they have sustained either a work-related injury or occupational disease. The core of RMA’s administration business is the receipt, adjudication and administration of workers’ compensation claims, including the payment of medical costs, once-off disability payments and the ongoing payment of pensions in the case of severe disability and death. RMA’s high level of service and quick claims turnaround is underpinned by a market-leading integrated claims management IT system that allows for paperless adjudication of claims. Website www.randmutual.co.za.

 

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Masana Petroleum SolutionsNetworking Sponsor


Masana Petroleum Solutions

Website: www.masana.biz

 

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SSG SecuritySecurity Sponsor


SSG Security

The new SSG Group was created by our chairman, Mikki Xayiya and CEO, Jorge Ferreira with the aim of creating a specialised integrated services group to deliver technically sound and commercially viable solutions to the South African Market using the SSG Group as a platform.SSG Security is a subsidiary of the SSG Group and is dedicated to providing clients with value-focussed services and outcomes. SSG Security has earned a reputation for developing and utilising leading edge concepts to solve challenging situations. Our success lies with our hands-on management approach coupled with the commitment to anticipate and adapt to and ever evolving security risks and client requirements. SSG Security has proven expertise and trained resources through its divisions to deliver the full suite of fully-integrated security services, including event security, mining security, industrial, retail and warehousing security, technical surveillance, CCTV and alarm monitoring, electronic counter measures, close protection (VIPs), vetting, profiles and forensic investigations to meet current and future industry requirements. Our Sector Specialists ensure that our clients are provided with best practice solutions based on years of experience. Website: www.ssgsa.co.za

 

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