2016 Agenda - 1 & 2 June


Day One:  Wednesday 1st June

09h00    Chairman’s Welcome
            Bernard Swanepoel

09h10    Opening Keynote Address

09h15    Opening Keynote Address:  Why Resources?  Why Africa?  Why Now?
               H.E.  Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission


09h45    Creating an enabling regulatory environment for junior mining in South Africa

           Mr Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister, Department of Mineral Resources


10h15   What in the current legislation and proposed new Mining Charter inhibits junior mining?

           A brief legal perspective

           Otsile Matlou, Director, ENSafrica


10h30    Morning Coffee and Networking

11h00    Session One

            Why Resources?  Why Africa?  Why now?
            Andrew Lane, Africa Energy and Resources Leader, Deloitte

11h45    Session Two
            “My country is sexier than yours!”

Chair:    Michal Kotze, Africa Mining Industry Leader, PwC


Nigeria:  the land of new mining opportunities?

               Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Followed by panel discussion:
            Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria

               Vusi Mabena, Senior Executive, Transformation & Stokeholder Relations, Chamber of Mines of South Africa

               Mashale Phumaphi, Managing Director, Shumba Energy (Botswana)

               Ben Smit, Managing Director, Piran Resources (Rwanda)

12h15    Session Three
            The SA Mining Charter:  how can the Mining Charter enable a junior sector?

13h00    Lunch and Networking

14h00    Session Three
            Lessons to Junior miners from the Legends:  The Big 5 Lessons!

14h00    Legend: Neal Froneman, CEO, Sibanye Gold
            The opportunity at the bottom of the cycle:  how to make money through consolidation

14h20    Legend: Rob Still, Chairman, Pangea Group
            Advice to aspiring explorers!

14h40    Legend: Johan Dippenaar, CEO, Petra Diamonds
            From  Pofadder to Bond Street

15h00    Afternoon Refreshments

15h30    Legend:  Richard Linnell, Non-Executive Chairman, Acrux Resources 
            Forty years or more and still learning!

15h50    Legend:  Andy Clay, Managing Director, Venmyn Deloitte 
            The more things change the more they stay the same!

16h10    Legend: Tony Harwood, President & CEO, Montero Mining & Exploration
            King of the IPOs! How the African junior mining sector can access capital in the international stock exchanges

16h30    Legend: Niel Pretorius, CEO, DRD Gold
            Don't Go Bust!

               Followed by Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel
               Burning Questions for the Legends!

17h00    Session  Four
            Myth busters

            i) There’s no money out there!
                Paul Miller, Mining and Resources Investment Banker, Nedbank Capital

           ii) The cycle is dead, long live the cycle!
               Chris Hart, Financial Market Strategist

           iii) The Mining Charter is alive and well!
                Hulme Scholes, Director, Malan Scholes

           iv) All I need is my mineral right to become a billionaire!
                Mike Teke, Founder & Chairman, Masimong Group

            v) Why ruin a perfectly good ore body by trying to mine it?!
                Jan Nelson, CEO Xtract Resources

            vi) The cheque is in the mail!
                 Peter Major, Mining Policy Consultant, Cadiz Corporate Solutions

17h45    “Tjop en dop”-  a typical South African braai, drinks and networking
             Co sponsors of “Tjop en dop”:  MCC Contract Mining and AIM Mining Research

End of Day One

Conference Day 2: Thursday 2nd June

09h00    Chairman’s Welcome
               Bernard Swanepoel

09h15    Session One
            Hot commodities :  What’s hot and what’s not?

            Chair: Henk de Hoop, Business Development Director, Rand Merchant Bank

            Tim Clark, Global Markets Research/Mining Analyst, SBG Securities
               Kieran Daly, Head of SA Resources & Co-Head of EMEA Metals & Mining at UBS Investment Bank
               Justin Froneman, Senior Vice President: Finance Platinum Division, Sibanye Gold
               Piet Viljoen, Chairman, Regarding Capital Management (RECM)

10h00    Session Two
            Challenges facing junior explorers in Africa and how to overcome them

            Humphrey Mathe, CEO, Tranter Resources

10h15    Session Three
            Showcasing junior/mid-tier companies, mining projects and investment opportunities

10h15    Challenges of Emerging Junior Mining Companies- the case of Wesizwe Platinum

               Jacob Mothomogolo Project Executive, Wesizwe Platinum

10h30    The Platreef project- Ivanhoes's platinum mining game-changer

             Gerick Mouton, Vice President & Executive Head: Capital Projects, Ivanplats

10h45    Major Facts & Fiction!
             Peter Major, Mining Policy Consultant, Cadiz Corporate Solutions

10h55    Morning Refreshments

11h25    Session Three
            “Show me the money!”

            Is anyone out there?
            Alternative medicine?
            Does your project have the Killer ingredient?
            Does your project story have the right Sizzle for the right customer?

Chair:    Fiona Perrott-Humphrey, Adviser, Rothschild Mining Team, Rothschild London

              Tony Harwood, President & CEO, Montero Mining & Exploration
              Kevin Hodges, Mining Industry Champion, Industrial Development Corporation of SA
              Michelle Roth, President, Roth Investor Relations
              Abubekir Salim, Managing Director, Vunani Resources

12h15   Dazzling Diamonds:  Why diamonds?
           James Campbell, CEO, Rockwell Diamonds

12h30    Company presentation:  Firestone Diamonds
             Stuart Brown, CEO, Firestone Diamonds

12h45    Major Facts & Fiction
             Peter Major

13h00    Lunch and Networking

14h00    Session Six
            Showcasing junior/mid-tier companies, mining projects and investment opportunities

14h00    One of the Most Exciting Potash Opportunities in the World
             Sean Bennett, CEO, Elemental Minerals

14h15    Alphamin Resources
             Boris Kamstra, Investment Executive, Pangea Exploration

14h30    The world’s largest known fluorspar exploration project
              Allan D. Saad, Exploration Manager, SA Fluorite (Pty) Ltd

14h45    Major Facts & Fiction
             Peter Major

14h55    Afternoon Tea

15h30    Session Seven
            Alternative solutions to mining and funding for junior miners

15h30    Contract Mining at the bottom of the commodity cycle

            The new mining paradigm and contractor partnerships
             Justin Colling, CEO, MCC Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & Rental

15h45    How can Crowdfunding provide an effective, alternative means to capital raising for junior miners?

             Chad Williams, Founder, President & CEO, Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc

                Live Link up from Toronto


16h15    Session Eight

            Metals of the Future

            What will be the commodities of the future?

            What will mining look like in ten years from now?

            Where will the future sweet spots for investors be?

            Why PGMs?

            Breakthrough technologies with impact for commodities:Fuel cells
            Fahmida Smith, Fuel Cell Coordinator, Impala Platinum

16h30    Chairman’s Summary

                End of conference