Social Initiatives

The organisers of Mining Indaba are committed to giving back to the continent and country that has served as a gracious host through the following programmes.

MINING INDABA CONNECTS ICMM, CHAMBER OF MINES AND DMR WITH AMI TO ACCEPT MEMORANDUM

Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose joined Tom Butler, CEO of the International Council on Metals and Mining, the DMR, and Tebello Chabana and Dr Elize Strydom, Senior Executives of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa, to receive a memorandum delivered by the representatives of the AMI. As event organisers of the Mining Indaba, we are proud to help facilitate discussion on important issues relating to African mining. Some of the issues cited in the memorandum have already been important topics at the Mining Indaba and are discussed in the Sustainability Day sessions. Together with our corporate and social partners we will seek to further engagement on the issues raised.

MINING INDABA BURSARY PROGRAMME

Now in its fifth year, the Mining Indaba burse helps students with tuition, books, meals, and any other academic expenses and fees. It has been distributed to two deserving students pursuing a mining/ engineering curriculum at a South African university.

EDUCATION INITIATIVE FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS

Mining Indaba continues to supports REAP—Rural Education Access Programme—assisting underprivileged South African students to continue their tertiary educational studies. An endowment is given to five talented and motivated young South Africans from poor rural areas to supply them with computers, text books and other items needed to further their education.

YOUNG LEADERS CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Mining Indaba continues to supports REAP—Rural Education Access Programme—assisting underprivileged South African students to continue their tertiary educational studies. An endowment is given to five talented and motivated young South Africans from poor rural areas to supply them with computers, text books and other items needed to further their education.

PARTNERSHIP WITH ELS FOR AUTISM

Mining Indaba continues its collaboration with the Els for Autism foundation for the annual Mining Indaba Golf Tournament. A portion of the proceeds from the golf tournament is donated to Els for Autism South Africa each year.

JOURNALISM STUDENT INTERNS

Mining Indaba provides real reporting experience for six South African students studying journalism. They are assigned conference sessions to cover, and submit articles that are then published in the Daily News, a print publication distributed to conference delegates. This year students also tweeted from key sessions.

To learn more about Mining Indaba's social initiatives, contact Phillip LoFaso, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, at phillip.lofaso@miningindaba.com.