The Junior Indaba, for explorers, developers and investors in junior mining, is brought to you by Resources 4 Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba.

2020 Speakers Include:

Dr Abdulrazaq

Dr Abdulrazaq Garba, Director General, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency


Helen Pein, Director, PanEx Resources


Charles Siwawa, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Chamber of Mines


Deshnee Naidoo, former Chief Executive Officer, Vedanta Zinc International and CMT


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Resources 4 Africa is pleased to announce the 6th edition of the annual Junior Indaba, taking place on 3rd & 4th November.  Due to the ongoing uncertainties over the current pandemic, we are planning for this year’s event to be an online discussion, while we continue to watch how things unfold.

The Junior Indaba, known for its straight-talking and frank discussions, will take a critical view of both the state of play in South Africa and the exploration and junior mining ‘hot spots’ in the rest of Africa. The impact of Covid-19 on the junior mining sector will be a key focus, and local and international experts will give their views on how the pandemic has impacted the industry as well as the latest political, economic and regulatory developments and what the future holds for junior mining and exploration projects.

Panel discussions will focus on themes such as:  which commodities are “hot” this year; the demand and future role of coal in the African energy markets; the impact of 4IR and the transition to a low-carbon economy on junior miners; and how local and international investors view the risks and challenges of junior mining.

Crucial questions will be debated, including:

  • What is happening across Africa? Where is exploration taking place and investment flowing? 
  • Do we have clarity, consistency and stability in South African mining policy and legislation to attract investment?
  • What is the potential of junior mining in terms of economic activity, GDP contribution and job creation?
  • What are the most appropriate funding vehicles for juniors? What new financing options are available?
  • What does the transition to a low-carbon economy mean for junior mining?
  • What does the ‘just transition’ away from coal mean for African junior coal miners?

Popular features of the programme will include: Project Showcase sessions (featuring junior miners from across Africa); Myth Busters, Lessons from the Legends and Peter Major’s Facts and Fiction!

Keep checking our website to see the latest additions to our speaker line up here.

Chaired by Bernard Swanepoel, early confirmed speakers include:

Ntsiki Adonisi-Kgame, Director, ENSafrica

Luis Almeida, Chief Executive Officer, Sodim Group

Bontle Aphane, Chief Executive Officer, Arnot Opco

George Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Rare Earths

Sean Browne, Executive Director,  Acrux Resources

James Campbell, Managing Director, Botswana Diamonds

Steven Curtis, Chief Executive Officer, Caledonia Mining

Morne du Plessis, Chief Executive Officer, Minergy

Sandra du Toit, Partner & Lead M&A Advisory, Africa, EY

Rosemary Falcon, Retired SARChI Chair of Clean Coal Technology Research Group, Wits University; Director, Fossil Fuel Foundation

Pierre Fourie, Head: Strategy and Planning, Namakwa Diamonds

Abdulrazaq Garba, Director General, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency

Tim George, Chief Executive Officer, Pensana Metals

Mark Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer, Nupen Staude de Vries Inc

Alistair Hodgkinson, Executive Vice President Projects, DRA Global 

Sam Hosack, Managing Director, Prospect Resources

R. Michael Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Group Metals

Boris Kamstra, Director, Pangea

Roger Key, Head of Exploration, Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration Company

Mosa Mabuza, Chief Executive Officer, Council for Geoscience

Peter Major, Director: Mining Mergence Corporate Solutions

Billy Mawasha, Director, Kolobe Nala Investment Company

Paul Miller, Director, AmaranthCX

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, Chairperson, Menar

Fortune Mojapelo, Chief Executive Officer, Bushveld Minerals

Adv. Thabo Mokoena, Director General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa

Bert Monro, Chief Executive Officer, Cora Gold

Mametja Moshe, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Moshe Capital

Mitford Mundell, Chief Executive Officer, Africa, Theta Gold Mines

Simone Naicker, Process Engineer in training, Exxaro Resources

Deshnee Naidoo, Former Chief Executive Officer,  Vedanta Zinc International and CMT

Jan Nelson, CEO and Founder, Nature Metal Environment Company (NME)

Lili Nupen, Director, Nupen Staude de Vries

Helen Pein, Director,  PanEx Resources

Mashale Phumaphi, Managing Director, Shumba Energy

Andries Rossouw, Partner, PwC South Africa

Jim Rutherford, Non-Executive Director, Anglo American

Muhammad Saloojee, Director, Tax Lexicon

Lars Schernikau, Energy Economist and Entrepreneur, HMS Bergbau Group

Charles Siwawa, Chief Executive Officer, Botswana Chamber of Mines

Errol Smart, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Orion Minerals

John Smelt, Former Head of IR, Rio Tinto, London

Madelein Todd, Chief Marketing Officer, Manganese Metal Company

Piet Viljoen, Chairman, Regarding Capital Management (RECM) 

Nick von Schirnding, Chairman & CEO, Arc Minerals

John Ward, Mineral Resources Manager, Namakwa Diamonds

Louis Watum, President of the Chamber of Mines, DRC; Managing Director, Kipushi Corporation SA

William Witham, Chief Executive Officer, Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group

Charles Young, Head of Mining, Partner: Corporate/M&A Bowmans


Registration is now open so book now and take advantage of our early bird rates.

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2020 and to expanding our footprint globally and welcoming new participants from around the world interested in junior mining and exploration in Africa.


Participate in the conversation and view live stream sessions from anywhere in the world:

  • Meet and interact with speakers, sponsors and fellow participants from around the world
  • Join in live polls and Q&A and receive results and answers in real time
  • Receive recordings of all discussions to watch at your leisure in any time zone


Our excellent virtual conference platform will also offer significant branding opportunities for our speakers, partners and sponsors. For more information, please email Stuart Alderson-Smith,


We look forward to seeing you online in November.

“By the industry for the industry”

Luis  Almeida Chief Executive Officer Sodim Group

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Strategic thinking and interactive conversation about the junior mining sector in Africa, with the intention of aiding the advancement and development of this sector.

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Junior mining executives and investors from South Africa and the rest of Africa including the developing mining economies of Botswana, the DRC, Zambia, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania...


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