The Joburg Indaba is renowned as a gathering of high-calibre decision makers, deeply invested in the resources and mining sector, providing a platform for vital discussions within the mining industry. Now in its 11th year, the event is set to take place on 4 and 5 October at the Inanda Club in Sandton, with the Gala Dinner taking place on the evening of 3rd October.

The annual event enables diverse stakeholders – including mining companies, government officials, SOEs, investors, organised labour, business entities, community representatives, advisory firms, and industry thought leaders – to converge to contribute to essential conversations about the future of South Africa’s mining sector.

The significance of collaboration between the South African government and business cannot be overstated. By joining forces, government and industry can drive positive change and develop solutions that make South Africa and the mining industry more investable, thus benefiting the entire nation. To address this, the 2023 Joburg Indaba will dedicate a morning’s discussion to the newly established crisis committees, focusing on infrastructure and logistics, crime and corruption and energy and electricity, where leaders from both public and private sectors will provide insights into the committees’ progress and outline short- and long-term action plans. Confirmed participants in these pivotal discussions include Neal Froneman, Mxolisi Mgojo and Rudi Dicks.

Over the two days, several critical topics will be explored, including the role of mining as a catalyst for development, innovation and change. We will delve into how SA Mining Inc. can harness its potential to contribute to the nation’s economy and leverage opportunities arising from the green energy transition. The mining industry’s commitment to environmental sustainability and social responsibility will be scrutinised, alongside strategies to rejuvenate mining and exploration in South Africa.

Crucial topics which will be discussed over the two days include:

  • Why is mining such a powerful industry and key cornerstone for development, innovation and change?
  • How can SA Mining Inc. fulfil its potential for the country and the economy and seize the opportunities presented by the green energy transition?
  • Is the South African mining industry living up to its societal obligations and mining in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way?
  • How do we breathe new life into mining and exploration in South Africa?
  • How are mining companies ensuring security of energy supply while decarbonising their operations?
  • What cost containment strategies are mining companies having to implement?
  • What are investor perspectives of the mining sector and its credentials?
  • What is the outlook for South Africa’s market-leading commodities?
  • How are PGM’s producers navigating a tight price environment?
  • How are bulk commodity producers responding to challenges and opportunities, including transportation and logistics?
  • What is the role and relevance of coal in the energy transition and beyond?
  • What advancements have been made in achieving the objectives set forth by the Presidential Commission on Climate Change?
  • What more can be done to integrate the workforce and communities into the overall operation and performance of mining companies?
  • Can the mining industry become the cutting-edge industry it needs to be and take advantage of digital and technological innovation to create value?

Chaired by Bernard Swanepoel, early confirmed speakers include:

  • Duncan Wanblad, group CE, Anglo American
  • Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye-Stillwater
  • Rudi Dicks, head of  Project Management Office, the Presidency
  • Mxolisi Mgojo, past CEO, Exxaro Resources
  • Nolitha Fakude, chairperson, Management Board, Anglo American in South Africa of president, Minerals Council South Africa
  • Themba Mkhwanazi, regional director: Africa and Australia, Anglo American
  • Craig Miller, CEO designate, Anglo American Platinum
  • Mzila Mthenjane, CEO, Minerals Council South Africa
  • Mosa Mabuza, CEO, Council for Geoscience
  • Calib Cassim, acting group CE and CFO, Eskom
  • Nico Muller, CEO, Impala Platinum
  • Mike Teke, CEO, Seriti Resources
  • Nombasa Tsengwa, CEO, Exxaro Resources
  • Mpumi Zikalala, CEO, Kumba Iron Ore
  • July Ndlovu, CEO, Thungela Resources
  • Vuslat Bayoglu, MD, Menar
  • Richard Stewart, chief regional officer, Sibanye-Stillwater
  • Meroonisha Kerber, CFO, Impala Platinum
  • Charl Keyter, CFO, Sibanye-Stillwater
  • Thabo Masike, chief corporate and community relations officer, Seriti Resources
  • John Capel, executive director, Institute for Social Dialogue
  • Sandra du Toit, director, Partners in Performance
  • Andries Rossouw, director and partner, PwC
  • Errol Smart, CEO, Orion Minerals
  • Andries van Heerden, CEO, Afrimat
  • Noel Pillay, COO, South32
  • Moses Madondo, MD – De Beers Group, Managed Operations
  • Bothwell Mazarura, CFO, Kumba Iron Ore
  • Boipelo Lekubo, CFO, Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited
  • Ionut Lazar, principal consultant, CRU Consulting

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