At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 155 countries with over 327,000 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 Centre 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 450 partners and over 10,000 people in 32 countries. This means that we’re able to provide our clients with seamless and consistent service, wherever they're located on the continent.
Bureau VeritasPremium Sponsor
Bureau Veritas is a world-leading provider in testing, inspection and certification. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 78,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 80,000 employees located in nearly 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its 400,000 clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Website: www.bureauveritas.co.za
DRA GlobalPremium Sponsor
DRA Global Limited (ASX: DRA | JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) is a multi-disciplinary consulting, engineering, project delivery 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, maintenance and optimisation solutions across a wide range of commodities.
DRA has expertise in mining, minerals and metals processing and related non-process infrastructure including sustainability, water and energy solutions for the mining industry. DRA delivers advisory, engineering and project delivery services throughout the capital project lifecycle from concept through 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 16 offices across Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Website: www.draglobal.com
OIM ConsultingPremium Sponsor
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
African Rainbow MineralsMining Industry Partner
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
Anglo AmericanMining Industry Partner
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
Exxaro ResourcesMining Industry Partner
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.
For more information, please visit www.exxaro.com
ImplatsMining Industry Partner
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
MenarMining Industry Partner
Menar is a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets. Menar has invested in the following mining companies:
Canyon Coal, an exploration and mining company with operations in the Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. Canyon’s operations consist of Phalanndwa collieries near Delmas, Mpumalanga and Khanye in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng.
Kangra, a mining company with a sizeable coal operation in Mpumalanga. It is a shareholder in Richards Bay Coal Terminal with an export allocation of 1.6 million tons per annum.
Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), the sole producer of prime anthracite in South Africa. It is located in KwaZulu-Natal.
East Manganese, the first venture outside of the coal and anthracite. The mining project is situated in the Northern Cape.
We focus on achieving long-term capital growth while preserving shareholders’ capital. Capital is allocated to real assets which we actively manage with a view to realise superior earnings. Website: www.menar.com
Minerals Council South AfricaMining Industry Partner
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
Sasol MiningMining Industry Partner
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
Seriti CoalMining Industry Partner
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
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 (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
The Ukwazi GroupNetworking Sponsor
Ukwazi is a level 2 BEE company with an 18-year proven track record as an independent mining advisory company. Our dedicated teams, who have in-depth industry knowledge and experience, consistently deliver innovative mining , engineering , environmental solutions and valuation services that are strategically on point, technically excellent and which allow operations to be executed in a safe, sustainable and cost-effective way. Our public reports are accepted by funders and stock exchanges locally and internationally, while our due diligence work has been invaluable to potential investors. Ukwazi seamlessly integrates key activities and disciplines across the mining value chain, while simultaneously fostering growth, transformation and systems integration. From mine to market or pit to port, we do mining. Website: www.ukwazi.com
SSG SecuritySecurity Sponsor
SSG Security offers our clients optimum security solutions and services on a national basis. SSG Security has a culture of pride in performance and integrity with a level of commitment that comes from employee satisfaction and motivation. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the SSG Group, we are dedicated to providing clients with value-focused services and results. 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 an ever-evolving set of client needs based on the triangular principles of manpower, procedures, and technology. Website: ssgsa.co.za/security/