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Artisanal Small Scale Mining - Breakfast Discussion

Event Start Date 18 February 2019
Event End Date 18 February 2019
WorleyParsons, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
39 Melrose Blvd, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, 2076, South Africa
WorleyParsons, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg
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Dr Janet Munakamwe is Research Fellow at the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS), University of Witwatersrand. For the last five years, Janet has conducted extensive research in the mining sector with a special focus on ‘illegal’ miners, colloquially known as zamazamas in South Africa. The aim of the project is to contribute towards scholarly debates on historical and contemporary mining, and also to inform legislative and policy interventions. Aside mining, Janet is also interested in labour, migration, gender, and development.

Mihlali Sitefane Is a natural resource attorney specializing in mining and environmental law at LNP Attorneys Inc. She has acted for local and international clients throughout Africa on a number of high-profile mining transactions. She has assisted in establishing in-country and cross-border operations and advised on all aspects of regulatory compliance, mining titles, surface use issues, mining-related disputes, and administrative and constitutional law issues.


07:00–08:00 Registration and Breakfast
08:00–10:30 Session Begins
10:30 Session Ends


  • Indigenous knowledge systems amongst the zamazama in Johannesburg
    Dr Janet Munakamwe, African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS)
  • The impact of the South African environmental regulatory framework on artisanal mining
    Mihlali Sitefane, LNP Attorneys Inc


Yolanda Ndimande
Conference Co-ordinator • SAIMM •
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