|Date||02 November 2022|
|-||03 November 2022|
|Location||Sun City, North West, South Africa|
PGM - Abstracts Received-13042022.pdf
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PGM Conference 2022 Sponsorship Opportunities-28072022.pdf
The Platinum conference series has covered a range of themes since its inception in 2004, and traditionally addresses the opportunities and challenges facing the platinum industry. This prestigious event attracts key role players and industry leaders through:
• High quality technical papers and presentations
• Facilitating industry networking
• Having large, knowledgeable audiences
• Global participation, and
• Comprehensive support from industry role players.
The 8th International PGM Conference will, under the guidance of the organising committee, structure a programme which covers critical aspects of this continually evolving and exciting industry. The success and relevance of this event to the industry really depends on your participation and support.
You can participate in this event as an organising committee member, author/
At this point in time, the event is planned as a full contact conference with international participation through web links. It is also planned to hold technical visits to nearby facilities.
However, as we are still in Stage 2 lockdown as a result of COVID-19, this will be constantly reviewed, and if it appears that the effects of the pandemic are still such as to pose a threat to the health and safety of delegates, this will be changed to a digital event.
• Business development managers
• Concentrator managers
• Exploration managers
• Explosives engineers
• Fund managers
• Innovation managers
• Investment managers
• Market researchers and surveyors
• Marketing managers
• Mechanical engineers
• Metallurgical managers
• Metallurgical consultants Metallurgists
• Mine managers
• Mining engineers
• New business development managers
• Planning managers
• Process engineers
• Product developers
• Production managers
• Project managers
• Rock engineers
• Strategy analysts
• Ventilation managers
Nestled in the rolling hills of the Pilanesberg, one of South Africa’s most scenic locations, Sun City is a world unto itself and has earned its reputation as Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure.
Finally re-discovered and now part of Sun City, the Lost City and the Valley of Waves, fabled to be the Ruins of a glorious ancient civilisation,celebrate and bring to life the legends of this mystical city.
The conference aims to cover but is not limited to the
• A re-organised corporate landscape for PGMs
• Applications for PGMs
• Fuel cells
• Solar power and Renewable energy
• New Projects (including Zimbabwe)
• Mining value chain i.e. geology, mining, processing, smelting, marketing
• Mine Planning and Design, Operational issues
• Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve topics and Valuations
• Environmental, Social, Governance issues
• 4th Industrial Revolution, New technology and Innovation aspects
Topics for inclusion:
The Conference is being organised by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and individuals are invited to submit papers or presentations for the Conference. Titles and short abstracts (no more than 500 words) on any relevant subject should be submitted in English to:
Head of Conferencing,
Enquiries may be made at:
Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7
25 March 2022 Submission of abstracts
1 April 2022 Acceptance of abstracts
2 May 2022 Submission of papers
2-3 November 2022 Conference
4 November 2022 Technical Visit
01 – 04 November 2022
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Head of Conferencing
Implats (Impala Platinum Holdings Limited), Executive: Sustainable Development at Implats
Dr Tsakani Mthombeni is Executive: Sustainable Development at Implats, a PGMs mining company based in South Africa with operations in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Canada, where he is responsible for developing and implementing the Group’s Sustainable Development strategy. Prior to this role he was Vice President: Group Head of Carbon and Energy at Gold Fields, leading Gold Fields’s energy management and climate change strategy and supporting its execution across eight (8) gold mining operations in four (4) countries – South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru. Prior to this role, Dr Mthombeni spent five (5) years sourcing and funding pre-commercial new energy technologies in South Africa as the General Manager: Energy, at the Technology Innovation Agency. Mthombeni was also with Anglo American as group Senior Energy Engineer, developing standards and guidelines for energy management initiatives across the diamonds, platinum, coal, iron ore and platinum assets. Mthombeni also worked at South Africa’s power utility, Eskom as a technical specialist, following a research officer stint at the University of Cape Town.
Dr Mthombeni studied BSc at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), then Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, USA for MSc and PhD, both in electrical engineering. He serves as an external examiner at the University of Pretoria, Cape Town and Stellenbosch University. He was the current Chair of the Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) of South Africa, whose membership contributes just over 20% to the GDP and employs nearly 700 000 people in South Africa. He also served on the Presidential Task Team on Eskom Sustainability (under President Ramaphosa, 2018/2019) and was a co-ordinator of the Eskom Ministerial Technical Review Team (under Minister Pravin Gordhan, 2019). An avid runner who completed five iconic Comrades marathons (annual 90 km single day road running race in South Africa).
Lead Investment Assurance (post-retirement)
Gordon is a registered Professional Engineer, an Honorary Life Fellow and Past President of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and holds a range of industry technical and managerial qualifications. Gordon has extensive experience in the field of business leadership, strategic planning, operational management, business start-ups, feasibility studies, mineral property valuation, prospect evaluation, mine planning/design/scheduling, rock mechanics, mine economics, risk management and techno-economic evaluation, with an emphasis on systems analyses and optimization, in a variety of precious metal, base metal, ferrous metals, chrome, diamond and semi-precious stone, coal operations. Following retirement from the Technical, Safety and Sustainability Executive role at Anglo American Platinum Ltd in late 2020 he has been conducting investment assurance reviews for major capital projects across Anglo American operations globally.
Head of sustainable impact, Anglo American Platinum
Stephen Bullock is employed as Anglo American Platinum’s head of sustainable impact, a position he has held since August 2021. Prior to this Stephen has held the positions of technical assistant in the CEO’s office, acting executive head corporate affairs, head of sustainability and before that was the Regional Environmental Manager at Anglo American Platinum’s Rustenburg operations. After graduating with a BSc Honours degree in environmental geochemistry from the University of Natal, Stephen joined the mining industry where he has worked for the past 28 years in the sustainable development, environmental management and geological fields. During these years he has worked on tin, gold, coal and most recently platinum mines and is a registered professional natural scientist. He has also completed a Masters degree in sustainable development at Stellenbosch university.
Principal Market Development, Anglo American
Fahmida is a Chemical Engineer by profession and has been in the PGM mining industry for 25 years. The last 14 years of her career has been focused on Market Development, particularly on the hydrogen and fuel cell sector where she was responsible for the development of the first hydrogen fuel cell forklift and refuelling station in South Africa. Fahmida leads Anglo American’s Market Development work on the wider global hydrogen economy development, where she works closely with the South African Government as well as local and international industry players. Her current focus is on the development of a South African Hydrogen Valley and the first heavy-duty hydrogen freight corridor. Fahmida also leads PlatAfrica which is a flagship market development project in South Africa. In addition, she leads activities in the battery & storage as well as MedTech opportunity areas.