Hall of Fame


SA Mining Hall of Fame

Honouring individuals who have shown exceptional leadership
in the South African Mining Industry since democracy.


The Joburg Indaba SA Mining Hall of Fame was launched in 2016 as a way of recognizing and honouring some of the legendary individuals who have significantly influenced the South African mining industry over many years.


As an industry, we know too well our unique legacy and challenges and we believe we struggle to celebrate some of the significant progress that has been made towards transformation and renewal. The SA Mining Hall of Fame is thus a way of recognizing and celebrating key role players in our industry, role models that young South Africans can look up to.


The Hall of Fame currently has 16 esteemed members, whom we would like to publicly acknowledge as some of the most highly regarded individuals in South Africa, of whom we are all immeasurably proud:



Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Bobby Godsell 3x2

Bobby Godsell

Patrice Motsepe 3x2

Patrice Motsepe

Mark Bristow 2018

Mark Bristow

Gwede Mantashe 3x2 2019

Gwede Mantashe

Brian Gilbertson v2 3x2

Brian Gilbertson

Sipho Nkosi 3x2

Sipho Nkosi

Marius Kloppers 3x2

Marius Kloppers

James Motlatsi 3x2

James Motlatsi

Ian Cockerill 3x2

Ian Cockerill

May Hermanus 3x2 2022

May Hermanus

Barry Davison 3x2

Barry Davison

Neal Froneman 3x2 2020

Neal Froneman

Con Fauconnier 3x2

Con Fauconnier

Mark Cutifani 3x2 i

Mark Cutifani

Mxolisi Mgojo 3x2 2022

Mxolisi Mgojo

The SA Mining Hall of Fame will once again be held at a Gala Dinner on the 3rd of October, the eve of the 2023 Joburg Indaba, and continues to celebrate significant contributions by South Africans to the mining industry.


The Joburg Indaba is a highly regarded and influential platform where industry leaders engage in robust conversations that are open, honest, bold, fresh and to the point.