Investing In African Mining Indaba


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Mining 4.0: Innovation, young professionals and priorities for a sustainable future

The event provides an opportunity for students and young people interested in a career in mining to gain access to leading executives from mining companies, investors, government and services to sector.

In 2018 the Young Leaders Programme took place for the third time in Partnership with Brunswick. From an initial success with 100 delegates in 2016 when it launched, the programme grew to 174 delegates in 2017 and 300 in 2018.

In 2018 the Young Leaders Programme saw:

  • 300 delegates across government, corporate and research sectors. This also included a healthy mix of academics, undergraduate and post graduate students that discussed a variety of pressing sector issues
  • Leading speakers including the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources of South Africa and the CEO of Exxaro, Mxolisi Mgojo
  • An ongoing commitment from Mining Indaba and Brunswick Group to further support the development of young people’s careers in the mining sector, making sure the sector has access to the best young talent

2018 Speakers Included

  • Hon. Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Republic of South Africa
  • Mxolisi Mgojo, Chief Executive Officer, Exxaro and President, Chamber of Mines of South Africa
  • Dr Makhapa Makhafola, GM Research and Development, Mintek
  • Patricia Makhesha, Managing Director, Platreef Project, Ivanplats
  • Sihle Mdluli, Associate Director, Strategy and Operations, Deloitte
  • Professor Ronny Webber-Youngman, Head of Department, Department of Mining Engineering, University of Pretoria
  • Carole Cable, Chair of Women in Mining (UK), and Partner at Brunswick Group