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Leaders of Tomorrow

Recognising the young leaders and innovators in the mining industry

Part of the Young Leaders Programme in partnership with:

The inaugural Leaders of Tomorrow competition celebrates the rising stars who have led on a major innovation, discovery or research project within the last two years.

Applicants could already be working in the industry or be student producing a standout thesis on new and exciting area within the mining industry.

Four finalists will have 10 minutes to present their idea to the leading judges on the Main Stage of Mining Indaba.

The winner will get access to two hours of mentoring time from each of the leading judging panel over the next 12 months to support their career progression.

The competition is open to everyone under the age of 35 who’s project will move the industry forward in the fields of:

  • Safety
  • Water
  • Exploration
  • Mineral Recovery
  • Strategy

What will you win?

  • 2 hours of mentoring time from each of the expert judges over the next 12 months
  • Access with Mining Indaba’s PR team
  • A feature in the 2019 Post Event Report
  • Free accommodation and VIP access to Mining Indaba 2020


  • Tom Albanese
    Director, Nevada Copper and Director, Franco-Nevada

  • Carole Cable
    Partner, Brunswick and Non-Executive Director, Nyrstar and City Natural Resources High Yield Trust PLC

  • Professor Adam Habib
    Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand

Additional Information and How to Apply:

You must be available to attend Mining Indaba on 6th & 7th February 2019.

The deadline for applications is 15th December.

All four finalists will be given free access to attend Mining Indaba including the young Leaders Programme (7th February). Please note this does not include cost of travel and accommodation.

What you’ll need for your application:

  • 100 word description of your innovations, discovery or finding
  • Short presentation or brief document that supports your application
  • 100 words about how your innovation has impacted the business
  • 150 word biography

Application form