|Date||Wed 8 June 2022, 14:00|
|-||30 November 2014|
|Resources||DIMI Webinar-Vaughn Duke-26052022.pdf|
Vaughn’s presentation asks the question, “Does DIMI have a Role in Local Communities?”. His views are consistent with his mindset regarding Ethics, Morals and Leadership as captured in his presidential address.
The questions asked is in the context of the emerging importance of Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) in today’s minerals industry, with a particular emphasis on the social part of ESG.
Corporate Social Investment projects in rural areas often don’t result in lasting improvements. There are initiatives that, although well intended, simply wind down when left to stand on their own. It may be that the objectives of these projects were not truly aligned with the expectations and real needs of the communities they were intended to benefit. Perhaps sustainable results are more likely when assistance is targeted at helping people already trying to help themselves, and this can be achieved by establishing enabling community support centres, owned and managed by trusts, where the beneficiaries are the members of the community.
Vaughn will expand on the potential of such an approach and how it can be aligned with the objectives of DIMI.
Sound Mining Solution (Pty) Ltd
Vaughn Duke graduated from Wits in 1986 with a BSc Mining Engineering and later with a Masters in Business Administration from the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Pretoria University).
After moving to Zimbabwe in1987 to run a small family mining company which leased or sold minerals prospects to larger companies, Vaughn joined the Cementation Company (Zimbabwe) Ltd to take full responsibility for the running of a shaft sinking contract on site (Dalny Mine) and thereafter a civil tunnelling contract at Darwendale near Harare.
Vaughn’s marriage in 1989 at the age of 25 saw his return to South Africa where he joined Anglo Vaal to work at its Hartebeestfontein Gold Mine. He progressed through the ranks and was moved to the Anglo Vaal head office in 1996. On the demise of Anglo Vaal in 2004, Vaughn established Sound Mining Solution (Pty) Ltd, a mining consultancy, that is now well established.
Vaughn is a Fellow and Past President of the South African Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) where he contributes to the ongoing development of the South African Mineral Asset Valuation Code (SAMVAL) and the South African Mineral Resource Committee Code (SAMREC).
He is a registered professional with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) with over 35 years’ experience in the minerals industry. He is also a registered Project Management Professional (PMP).