Investing In African Mining Indaba

Investment Battlefield

What is the Investment Battlefield?

Mining companies pitch their projects to a panel of judges who provide instant live feedback.

The judges, who are made up of high-profile investors decide who wins each category and goes on to battle it out in the semi-finals and later the final.

Applications have now closed

Why take part?

  • Gain exposure & build relationships with investors & brokers
  • Receive first hand feedback from the investors themselves
  • Learn exactly what investors are looking for and how to increase your appeal
  • Establish yourself as one of the leading emerging mining companies
  • An opportunity to gain press coverage
  • Winner will receives a whole list of prizes

How it works

  • Projects are grouped together depending on their commodity and lifecycle stage
  • Each company has 5 minutes to pitch
  • The judges give 10 minutes of feedback
  • Winner & runner up are announced on the main stage on day 3

Want to take part?

If you're interested in battling it out to be crowned 2019 champion, let us know a little bit about your company and your proposed projects here. Please note, the Investment Battlefield is only open to mining companies with a market capital of $50 million or below. Submitting an application does not guarantee you a place. All applications will be reviewed by the team and if successful we'll be in touch.

Submit your application form here.

Participating Companies

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The Prizes

The winner recieves...

  • A free exhibition stand at Mining Indaba 2020
  • A free 10 minute speaking slot at Mining Indaba 2020
  • Promotion in the post event report as the winner of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a half page write up as the hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2019.
  • 3 free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2019
  • Access to the Investor Relations Service for their meeting schedule at Mining Indaba 2020
  • 3 nights free hotel accommodation for one member of your team at the 2020 conference

The runner up recieves...

  • Promotion in the post event report as the runner up of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a half page write up as the second hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2019
  • Access to the Investor Relations Service for their meeting schedule at Mining Indaba 2020
  • Two free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2020

2019 Battlefield Sponsor

2019 Judges

  • Ursula Maritz

    Ursula Maritz

    Chief Investment Officer
    Southern Charter

  • Peter Ruxton

    Peter Ruxton

    Tembo Capital

  • Heidi Sternberg

    Heidi Sternberg

    Sector Specialist
    Public Investment Corporation

  • Namrata Thapar

    Global Head Mining
    International Finance Corporation

  • Jaqueline Murray

    Jaqueline Murray

    Partner Investment Team Leader



    Portfolio Manager
    JP Morgan Asset Management

  • Charl Malan

    Charl Malan

    Senior Analyst & Portfolio Manager

  • Michael Barton

    Michael Barton

    Portfolio Manager
    Orion Resource Partners

  • Michael Anderson

    Taurus Funds

  • Ingo Hofmaier

    Ingo Hofmaier

    Partner & Head of Metals & Mining
    Hannam & Partners

  • Johan Bester

    Johan Bester

    Project Manager
    Thebe Investment Corporation

  • Mike Stirzaker

    Mike Stirzaker

    Pacific Road Capital

  • Richard Crookes

    Richard Crookes

    Investment Director
    EMR Capital

  • Vinit Lakhani

    Vinit Lakhani

    Senior Vice President, Asset Development
    The Noble Group

  • David Twist

    David Twist

    AMED Fund

  • Peter Major

    Peter Major

    Head of Mining
    Cadiz Corporate Solutions

  • Anthony Milewski

    Anthony Milewski

    Managing Director Pala Investments
    & CEO, Cobalt27

  • Julian Treger

    Julian Treger

    Anglo Pacific Group

  • Amanda van Dyke

    Amanda van Dyke

    Portfolio Manager
    South River Asset Management

  • Tim Markwell

    Tim Markwell

    Lion Selection Group

  • Willem Middelkoop

    Willem Middelkoop

    Founder & CIO
    Commodity Investment Fund

  • Guy de Freitas

    Guy de Freitas

    Appian Capital



    Investment Director
    Pala Investment



    Investment Director
    AMED Funds



    Senior Vice-President & Co-Founder
    Sandstorm Gold

  • Pim Kalisvaart

    Pim Kalisvaart

    Managing Director
    Hawke’s Point Capital

  • Shoaib Vayej

    Executive Director
    Afena Capital

2018 Winner & Runner Up



Segan Lawson
CEO, President & Director

Francois Auclair
President & CEO

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