Attracting the right skill set to the mining sector as the industry recovers continues to be difficult. As the industry moves forward with mechanisation, automation and digitisation becoming prevalent, the required skills and experiences of graduates entering the sector, are changing.

To meet this, working in partnership with Brunswick and other key companies, the 2017 Investing in African Mining Indaba will be hosting their 2nd Annual Young Leaders Career Development Programme on Thursday 9 February. Highlights include a career skills workshop, Q&A session and keynote speakers, providing the invaluable opportunity for students, University representatives and graduates to interact with HR representatives, recruiters and industry leaders.

Keynote Speakers

H.E. Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane

Minister of Mineral Resources
Republic of South Africa

Featured Speakers:

  • Tebello Chabana, Senior Executive: Public Affairs and Transformation, Chamber of Mines South Africa
  • Sandra Du Toit, Head: Mining & Metals, Africa Corporate Finance, Standard Bank
  • Patrick Leyden, Director, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Norman Mbazima, Deputy Chairman, Anglo American South Africa
  • Mpho Mothoa, Managing Director, Richards Bay Minerals and Head of South Africa, Rio Tinto
  • Patience Mpofu, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Africa Region, South32

Who can Attend:

Attendance is complimentary for the following:

  • Current Undergraduate or Masters students at recognised higher education institutions studying a mining related degree programme
  • Recent graduates (having graduated in December 2014 or later) seeking permanent employment in the mining sector
  • Currently employed in positions relating to the recruitment of talent in the Mining sector (i.e. Recruiter/HR Director)
  • Currently employed in career development related roles within a higher education institution

How to Apply

Registration is by application, and must include:

  • Proven interest in working within the mining sector
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) and outline of employment to date
  • Certificate indicating completion of recognised university degree programme OR proof of current student status.
  • Please note: A specific Mining Degree is not necessary, however please indicate the reason for your interest on your application.

    The registration deadline expired on the 31 January, however there will be a limited number of passes available on the door on Thursday 9 February. We would ask that you arrive 30 minutes before the first session starts to take advantage of these. To ensure we can check that you qualify please bring with you a CV, university graduation certificate and/or university ID card. 


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