PwCLead Sponsor



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 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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The Moti GroupCorporate Partner Sponsor

The Moti Group

Website: www.moti-group.com


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Standard BankPremium 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 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 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 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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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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Canyon CoalMining Industry Partner

Canyon Coal

Canyon Coal is a mid-tier coal mining and exploration company with operations and projects in Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. We take pride in the fact that we contribute to the development and transformation of the South African economy and enhance the lives of our communities by conducting responsible mining practices through transparent and viable business partnerships. Website: www.canyoncoal.com


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Impala PlatinumMining Industry Partner

Impala Platinum

Website: www.implats.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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ExxaroMining Industry Partner


Exxaro Resources Limited is a black-empowered South Africa-based diversified resources groups with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy markets situated in South Africa, Europe and the United States of America. As at the end of 2016, Exxaro was the largest supplier of coal to Eskom and the fourth largest South African coal exporter with current production of almost 40 million tonnes per annum, and is listed on the JSE Limited, where it is a constituent of both the Top 40 and Socially Responsible Investment indices. Although just 10 years old, Exxaro’s pedigree and skills were built over decades as a company rooted in South Africa and respected by its peers for its innovation, ethics and integrity. Based on a well-executed strategy, solid returns, access to funds and quality resources. Exxaro is a unique listed investment opportunity which foresees development and growth along the energy value chain within the African continent. Website: www.exxaro.com


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Sasol MiningMining Industry Partner

Sasol Mining

Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply feedstock for our Secunda (Sasol Synfuels) and Sasolburg (Sasolburg Operations) complexes in South Africa. While the coal we supply to Sasol Synfuels is mainly used as gasification feedstock, some is used to generate electricity. The coal we supply to the Sasolburg Operations is used to generate electricity and steam. We also export coal from the Twistdraai Export Plant to international power generation customers. We promote social and economic development in South Africa by implementing Social Labour Plans (SLPs) and Local Economic Development Projects (LEDs). Our neighbors in municipalities across Mpumalanga and Free State provinces have benefitted in many ways from a variety of projects, including a clinic, fire station, roads and bridges. Sasol Mining is creating a platform for women in Mining. A women in mining forum was launched in 2015 and has made tremendous strides since then. The forum addresses matters specific to women such as PPE, underground ablution, career development and wellness. Website: www.sasol.co.za/about-sasol/operating-business-units/mining/overview


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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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Sibanye-StillwaterMining Industry Partner


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 region and the Americas 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 Cooke, 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%), the Rustenburg Operations (100%) and the tailings retreatment entity, Platinum Mile (91.7%) in North West Province, and Mimosa (50%) in Zimbabwe. The Americas region houses our PGM operations and projects located in the United States, Canada Argentina. These include the East Boulder and Stillwater mining operations and 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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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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DRDGOLD LimitedMining Industry Partner


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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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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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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DrivaticNetworking Sponsor


The DRIVATIC leading-edge cloud computing technology platform can become your business’ single source of factual information, linking and integrating all your information that exist in detached systems and spreadsheets. Bring together all your information, including all historic data, current data and future projected data. See the full picture at any time, using interactive graphics, and turn your data into a strategic asset, providing you with continuous, real-time, powerful insights, which in turn guides appropriate conversations and action. Organisational meetings become to-the-point discussions about what really matters, enabled by the DRIVATIC non-opinionated, single-version-of-the-truth platform. If you have data, you need DRIVATIC.


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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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IsoMetrixNetworking Sponsor


“IsoMetrix is a leading provider of GRC solutions for the extractive industries. Over the past 16 years the company has built a strong reputation for providing mining companies with web-based solutions for managing a wide range of disciplines including SHEQ, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance and Social and Environmental Sustainability. We pride ourselves on helping our customers to better manage their risk, reduce the incidence of lost time injuries and section 54s, and secure their social licence to operate. Based in South Africa and with offices in Australia, Canada and the USA, IsoMetrix is well positioned to help all miners achieve a level of governance that will attract and retain investment. Website: www.isometrix.com.


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OIM GroupNetworking Sponsor

OIM Group

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.oimgroup.com


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SRK ConsultingNetworking Sponsor

SRK Consulting

SRK Consulting is an independent consulting practice of professional technical engineers and scientists providing integrated solutions to the natural resource and infrastructure sectors. Our team of professionals provides a comprehensive range of technical services to the mining, water, environment, infrastructure and energy 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. We develop and apply leading-edge technologies and methods in our specialized services. SRK’s core business includes pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, due diligence studies, audits and reviews, as well as designs and specifications for major projects worldwide. Our solutions cut across various fields, allowing us to do engineering studies and design in markets from bulk water supply and mine infrastructure to buildings and wind power sites. We work with clients on all phases of projects, from planning, design and implementation, right through to operational stages and project closure. Website: www.srk.co.za


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WorleyParsons/AdvisianNetworking Sponsor


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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EunomixWifi Sponsor


Eunomix is a trailblazing advisory firm focused on investment climate, strategy, risk management and development. We help businesses and governments deliver sustainable outcomes in the face of systemic uncertainty, fierce competition and growing demands for shared prosperity. Website: www.eunomix.com


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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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