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Date Thu 4 November 2021, 09:00
Location Online Event
Resources 661121 Fact sheet Minerals Council_Emerging miners desk MM3 01102021.pdf
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Date: 4 November 2021
Time: 9am – 11am


The Junior and Emerging Miners Desk in the Minerals Council represents thirty-five (35) junior companies as well as two associations, who in turn represent a further one hundred and fifty small entities. It provides various support services to its members including running Webinars on topics relevant to the Junior Mining Sector. More information on the work of the Desk can be found on the link below.

Accordingly, you are invited to attend a Webinar on the topic of Modernisation and Technical Innovation for Junior Mining Companies. This has been identified as a critical area to promote growth in the junior mining space, including exploration activities. The Webinar will explore the economic imperatives for new technology in mining, technical innovations being developed by the Mandela Mining Precinct, and affordable digital applications for mining. In addition, there will be a panel discussion with a sample of Junior companies.

The presenters are:

  • Sietse van der Woude: Senior Executive, Modernisation and Safety, Minerals Council South Africa
  • Dick Kruger: Strategic Advisor, Mandela Mining Precinct
  • Michelle Pienaar: Manager, Advanced Orebody Knowledge, Mandela Mining Precinct
  • Davis Cook and Alex Lugagne: RIIS
  • Errol Smart: CEO of Orion Minerals and chair of the Junior Miners Leadership Forum in the Minerals Council