The SAIMM is a professional institute with local and international links aimed at assisting members source information about technological developments in the mining, metallurgical and related sectors.
twitter1 facebook1 linkedin logo
 

News

Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive of Anglo American joins an esteemed group of mining andinvestor heavyweights as the keynote speaker at the 2014
Joburg Indaba in October.

Cutifani, with more than 38 years in the mining industry, has working experience in 25 operating environments and with 20 commodities and is widely recognized as an industry innovator.

The Joburg Indaba is aimed at building a competitive, sustainable, and legitimate mining industry  through strategic conversations. ‘Mark’s broad industry, technical, and commercial knowledge is a prime example of the calibre of speakers joining the critical conversations at this year’s event’ states Bernard Swanepoel, moderator at the 2014 Indaba.

Opportunities and solutions that could outline the route to a competitive and sustainable mining industry will be thrashed out at this year’s event amongst various leaders, game-changers, and entrepreneurs in both the mining and investment sectors.

Robert Friedland will be back again to join colleagues in thought-provoking discussions alongside Graham Briggs, Valli Moosa, Mike Teke, Noah Greenhill, Peter Leon, Michael Spicer, and many others.

If anything, discussions from the inaugural event were open, honest, and outright blunt. The vast majority (91%) of attendees citied that a strong, supportive, and visible political leadership of the mining sector was vital, while concerns were voiced on current regulatory issues, and the dire need for local government to clearly state its position on mining as SA’s economic driver. Special focus will be given at this year’s event to the labour issues that have crippled the industry and the challenging trade-offs between cost, productivity, and unemployment, highlighted by the mechanization versus
labour debate.

The majority of the attendees recognized that the industry needs to fundamentally change direction in order to prosper. To join the conversation on 8-10 October 2014, visit www.joburgindaba.com <">http://www.joburgindaba.com>
A

SAIMM Advert button072017inner

SAIMM on twitter

Other mining news

Mining Weekly | Africa

The latest mining world news and project information from Africa.
  • NUM declares dispute with MCSA, Solidarity to continue gold wage negotiations
    The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday declared a wage dispute with the Minerals Council South Africa (MCSA), after the MCSA on Tuesday presented a conditional revised offer, subject to trade unions removing the other claims from the table. The dispute comes amid the gold producers having tabled increase offers ranging from R675 for category four to eight, as well as for surface and underground workers, and 5% for artisans, miners and officials.
  • South Africa's new coal-fired plants must have emissions technology
    South Africa's first privately built coal-fired power plants must have the latest technology to reduce harmful emissions, the energy minister said on Tuesday, as a wave of court challenges threaten to derail the projects. Environmental activists have taken legal action against the new Thabametsi and Khanyisa coal-fired projects and are also lobbying banks and developers against investing in them.
  • Seriti’s Teke awarded Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award
    The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy has awarded coal producer Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke with a Brigadier Stokes Memorial Award for his contribution to the mining industry and his leadership role in society. The platinum medal presented to Teke last week by Seriti’s outgoing president Professor Sehliselo Ndlovu is considered the highest honour to be bestowed by the mining and metallurgical sector.