Artisanal Small Scale Mining Conference 2018

Date Mon 10 September 2018, 08:00
- Tue 11 September 2018, 17:00
Location
Nasrec, Johannesburg (Electra Mining)
Nasrec, Johannesburg South, 2147, South Africa
Nasrec, Johannesburg (Electra Mining)
Downloads ASM Conference 15052018.pdf
ASM Conference Papers Received 30072018.pdf
ASM Conference Reg form 11062018.pdf
ASM programme 07092018.pdf
Sponsorship Opportunities - ASM 2018 05072018.pdf
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Background

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Background

The number of people involved in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) activities have been increasing globally. In Africa, specifically, the figures are estimated to be 9 million. This is an increase from an estimated 3 and 3.5 million in 1999. Presently, the ASM sector accounts for the largest mining workforce in Africa. Since ASM became part of the development agenda in the 1970s, many developing countries have acknowledged the sector’s importance in its role in local socio-economic development and have initiated a series of interventions aimed at formalizing the sector. In parallel, significant amount of research has been conducted to understand the sector and to address the negative externalities associated with the sector which for many decades have hindered the development of the sector in line with the respective national development agendas and on the African continent, the Yaoundé Vision on ASM and the African Mining Vision (AMV). To date, ASM remains a contentious issue characterized by misconceptions brought by the lack of clarity on the definition of ASM and issues surrounding its legitimacy as a source of livelihood.

While some countries have success stories to share in terms of the formalization of the ASM sector, South Africa has lagged behind developments in the rest of Africa with possible devastating consequences to its economy and people. Over the past few years, South Africa has seen an escalation of illegal ASM activities predominantly in the gold sector. This upsurge is driven by the limited economic opportunities in the country amid high unemployment rate and rising poverty levels. The loss of employment in the formal mining sector has also contributed to the scourge of illegal mining. Well over 300 lives have been lost in illegal mining activities between 2012 and 2016 and these are linked to rock falls, explosive accidents, gas poisoning, security and police battles and turf wars.

As a signatory to the AMV, it has become crucial for South Africa to diversify and create a mining sector that harnesses the potential of ASM to advance integrated and sustainable local socio-economic development. Accordingly, it is also important for mining practitioners to use their knowledge of mining to ensure that ASM operators work safely, effectively and efficiently to ensure the future viability of the South African mining industry, while leveraging opportunities for local socio-economic development.

This conference aims to provide a platform which brings together stakeholders working in the ASM sector to share experiences and learn from each other. Specifically, the conference seeks to expose South Africa to the successes and failures of ASM formalization efforts as seen in other developing countries particularly in the SADC region. In this context, this conference endeavour to explore policy and legislative changes that would optimize the current ASM legislative framework in South Africa in line with the aspirations of the AMV to deliver on the objectives of the National Development Plan. The conference aims to consider the implications of the future mining industry in South Africa where ASM is rejected on the one hand, and where ASM is encouraged and properly regulated on the other and used as a tool of poverty alleviation. With South Africa being amongst the largest mineral producing countries in the world, this conference will also explore the relationship between the large-scale mining (LSM) sector and ASM sector in the country with a view of bridging the gap between the two sectors for shared socioeconomic
benefits.

This conference seeks to go beyond the sharing of knowledge and encompasses the transfer of skills and experiences as well. The objectives of the conference are to:

  • Understand the spectrum of ASM activities in Africa e.g. legal vs illegal vs extra-legal
  • Explore the importance of ASM in the context of sustainable livelihood framework
  • Understand gender perspectives on ASM
  • Explore the legitimacy of ASM in the context of criminalization and/or decriminalization
  • Explore policy and legislative changes to optimize ASM legislative framework
  • Draw lessons from past and current formalization efforts as seen in developing countries
  • Understand the relationship between LSM and ASM sectors
  • Explore potential synergies between the LSM and ASM sectors
  • Consider best practices in terms of health, safety and environmental concerns of ASM
  • Understand attendant issues as they relate to the ASM mining value chain
  • Consider innovative machinery and techniques to ensure that ASM can be done effectively and safely
  • Develop lessons from other developing countries in so far as the formalization of ASM
  • Consider the African Mining Vision and its domestication at country-levels.

Who should attend

Who should attend

  • Government Officials and Regulators
  • Academics, Trainers and Educators
  • ASM operators
  • ASM associations
  • Mine Affected Communities
  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Community liaison officials at the mines
  • ASM consultants
  • Closure practitioners
  • Community engagement practitioners
  • Health and Safety Practitioners
  • Development practitioners
  • Futurists and forward thinkers

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The Conference is being organized by The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
Prospective authors are invited to submit titles and abstracts of their papers, in English. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and should be submitted to:

Contact: Conference Co-ordinator, Yolanda Ndimande
Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7 · Fax: +27 11 833-8156 or +27 11 838-5923
E-mail: yolanda@saimm.co.za · Website: http://www.saimm.co.za

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker

Nellie Mutemeri

Professor Nellie Mutemeri
Cardno Emerging Markets Ltd

Topics

Topics

  • Defining the human scale extractive industry
  • Legal, illegal and customary mining
  • The heritage and legacy of mining in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Regulation and Policy of Artisanal Small Scale Mining
  • Developing a vision for Artisanal Small Scale Mining in accordance with the african mining vision
  • The international experience
  • Value Addition: Processing and beneficiation from Artisanal Small Scale Mining
  • Relevant case studies and the way forward
  • Best practice for mining and metallurgical.

Key dates

Key dates

28 May 2018 Submission of abstracts
21 June 2018 Acceptance of abstracts
13 July 2018 Submission of papers
10–11 September 2018 Conference

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download: Sponsorship Opportunities - ASM 2018 05072018.pdf


Package 1:
Social Media (P1) (Limited to 1 Sponsor)

Extensive branding benefits

  • 10-minute Sponsor presentation in Plenary session during Conference
  • Electronic and social media advertising in Mining Weekly and Engineering News for two months before the conference
  • Dedicated social media exposure on all SAIMM social media platforms with company link and logo before, during, and immediately after the conference
  • Logo to appear on conference website, slide between technical sessions, abstract booklet, programme, and proceedings
  • Logo and link to designated company website in electronic proceedings
  • Logo on all print media advertising
  • Logo and sponsorship acknowledgement on selected social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) advertising
  • Exposure on SAIMM mailers direct to database of 4000+ members before the conference
  • A4 Insert (your corporate brochure, promotional material, etc.) in all conference delegate bags (to be provided)

Conference benefits

  • 1 x Complimentary Conference Delegate ticket for use by company staff or corporate guest

Signage benefits

  • 1 free-standing banner (2 m x 1 m) in the conference registration area (to be supplied by sponsor)

Sponsorship investment:

R 15 000.00 including VAT

(R7 500.00 deposit)


Package 2: Delegate Bags (P2) (Limited to 1 Sponsor)

Extensive branding benefits

  • Logo to appear on all Conference Bags (to be provided by SAIMM and approved by Sponsor). The name of the conference and the SAIMM logo will also appear on the bag in a secondary position.
  • Logo to appear on conference website, slide between technical sessions, abstract booklet, programme, and proceedings
  • Logo and link to designated company website in electronic proceedings
  • Logo on all print media advertising
  • Logo and sponsorship acknowledgement on selected social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) advertising
  • Exposure on SAIMM mailers direct to database of 4000+ members before the conference
  • A4 Insert (your corporate brochure, promotional material, etc.) in all conference delegate bags (to be provided)

Sponsorship investment:

R 30 000.00 including VAT

(R 15 000.00 deposit)


Package 3: Banner Sponsorship (P3) (Unlimited sponsorship)

Extensive branding benefits

  • Logo to appear on conference website, slide between technical sessions, abstract booklet, programme, and proceedings
  • Logo and link to designated company website in electronic proceedings
  • Logo on all print media advertising
  • Logo and sponsorship acknowledgement on selected social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) advertising
  • Exposure on SAIMM mailers direct to database of 4000+ members before the conference
  • A4 Insert (your corporate brochure, promotional material, etc.) in all conference delegate bags (to be provided)

Conference benefits

  • 1 x Complimentary Conference Delegate ticket for use by company staff or corporate guest

Signage benefits

  • 2 free-standing banners (2 m x 1 m) in the conference registration area (to be supplied by sponsor)

Sponsorship investment:

R 15 000.00 including VAT

(R 7 500.00 deposit)


Package 4:

Lanyards (P4) (Limited to 1 Sponsor)

Extensive branding benefits

  • Company logo to appear on lanyards for delegate name tags (lanyards to be provided by Sponsor)
  • Logo to appear on conference website, slide between technical sessions, abstract booklet, programme, and proceedings
  • Logo and link to designated company website in electronic proceedings
  • Logo on all print media advertising
  • Logo and sponsorship acknowledgement on selected social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) advertising
  • Exposure on SAIMM mailers direct to database of 4000+ members before the conference
  • A4 Insert (your corporate brochure, promotional material, etc.) in all conference delegate bags (to be provided)

Sponsorship investment:

R 15 000.00 including VAT

(R 10 000.00 deposit)


Package 5: Pens & Pads (P5) (Limited to 1 Sponsor)

Extensive branding benefits

  • Logo to appear on the pens and pads (to be supplied by Sponsor) that will go into the Conference delegate bags
  • Logo to appear on conference website, slide between technical sessions, abstract booklet, programme, and proceedings
  • Logo and link to designated company website in electronic proceedings
  • Logo on all print media advertising
  • Logo and sponsorship acknowledgement on selected social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) advertising
  • Exposure on SAIMM mailers direct to database of 4000+ members before the conference
  • A4 Insert (your corporate brochure, promotional material, etc.) in all conference delegate bags (to be provided)

Sponsorship investment:

R 15 000.00 including VAT

(R 7 500.00 deposit)


Package 6

Student Registration Fee Sponsorship (P6) (Unlimited sponsorship)

Branding benefits

  • Company logo to appear on student name badge
  • Logo to appear on conference website, slide between technical sessions, abstract booklet, programme, and proceedings
  • Logo and link to designated company website in electronic proceedings
  • Logo on all print media advertising
  • Logo and sponsorship acknowledgement on selected social media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) advertising
  • Exposure on SAIMM mailers direct to database of 4000+ members before the conference
  • A4 Insert (your corporate brochure, promotional material, etc.) in all conference delegate bags (to be provided)

Sponsorship investment R 2 500.00 including VAT (R 1250.00 deposit)

Branding benefits


Package 7

A4 Inserts into Delegate Bags (P7) (Unlimited sponsorship)

  • Logo to appear on slide between technical sessions
  • Logo and link to designated company website in electronic proceedings
  • A4 Insert (your corporate brochure, promotional material, etc.) in all conference delegate bags (to be provided) or provided as seat drop during conference

Sponsorship investment R 2 500.00 including VAT (R 1250.00 deposit)

Contact

Contact

Contact: Conference Co-ordinator, Yolanda Ndimande
Tel: +27 11 834-1273/7 · Fax: +27 11 833-8156 or +27 11 838-5923
E-mail: yolanda@saimm.co.za · Website: http://www.saimm.co.za