DRA GlobalLead Sponsor

DRA Global

DRA Global Limited (ASX: DRA | JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) is an international multi-disciplinary engineering, project delivery and operations management group, predominantly focused on the mining, minerals and metals industry.

The Group has an extensive track record spanning almost four decades across a wide range of commodities. We have delivered more than 8,000 projects, studies and managed services solutions, and currently operate more than a dozen sites through its operations and maintenance division.

Our teams have deep expertise in the mining, minerals and metals processing industries, as well as related non-process infrastructure such as, water, and energy solutions. We deliver comprehensive advisory, engineering and project delivery services throughout the capital project lifecycle, from concept through to operational readiness and commissioning as well as ongoing operations, maintenance and engineering services. We do this with a focus on sustainability and assisting clients to achieve their ESG goals.

DRA covers all major mining centres with offices across Africa and the Middle East, North and South America, and the Asia-Pacific. Website: www.draglobal.com



Bureau VeritasGold Sponsor

Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in audit and certification services, we support our clients to be more efficient, more methodical and more trustworthy in their journey towards more sustainable business and a more sustainable world. Sustainability is embedded into our strategy, our entire organization, and across all our businesses.

Across all sectors, including the mining sector, Bureau Veritas supports organisations in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. Our experts help organizations overcome related challenges and promote sustainable resource use. From carbon foot printing to green finance, Bureau Veritas provides audits, independent certification, and verification of businesses efforts to mitigate their climate change impact, with our contribution, our clients can measurably demonstrate the impact of their ESG actions by making them traceable, visible and reliable. Website: www.bureauveritas.co.za


ImplatsMining Industry Partner


Impala Platinum Holding Limited (Implats) is a leading producer of platinum group metals (PGMs), structured around six mining operations and a toll refining business, Impala Refining Services. Our mining operations span the Bushveld Complex in South Africa, the Great Dyke in Zimbabwe and the Canadian Shield and include Impala Rustenburg, Zimplats, Marula, Impala Canada, Mimosa and Two Rivers. The Group’s head office is in Johannesburg. We are listed on the JSE Limited in South Africa and have a level 1 American Depositary Receipt programme in the US. Implats employs more than 56 000 people across all operations. The Group aspires to create a better future, deliver value through excellence and execution, and is committed to responsible stewardship and long-term value creation. At the end of its 2021 financial year, the Group had PGM mineral resources of 277 million 6E ounces and mineral reserves of 53.4 million 6E ounces available. Group refined PGM production for FY2021 was 3.27 million ounces, which included 1.52 million ounces of platinum, 1.12 million ounces of palladium and 193 000 ounces of rhodium. We actively develop markets for our PGM products, which are sold in South Africa, Japan, China, the US and Europe. The metals we produce are the key to making many essential industrial, medical and electronic items - and they contribute to a cleaner, greener world. Website: www.implats.co.za


MenarMining Industry Partner


Menar is a private investment company with an actively managed and growing portfolio of mining assets. Menar has invested in the following mining companies:
Canyon Coal, an exploration and mining company with operations in the Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. Canyon’s operations consist of Phalanndwa collieries near Delmas, Mpumalanga and Khanye in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng.
Kangra, a mining company with a sizeable coal operation in Mpumalanga. It is a shareholder in Richards Bay Coal Terminal with an export allocation of 1.6 million tons per annum.
Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), the sole producer of prime anthracite in South Africa. It is located in KwaZulu-Natal.
East Manganese, the first venture outside of the coal and anthracite. The mining project is situated in the Northern Cape.
We focus on achieving long-term capital growth while preserving shareholders’ capital. Capital is allocated to real assets which we actively manage with a view to realise superior earnings. Website: www.menar.com


Minerals Council South AfricaMining Industry Partner

Minerals Council South Africa

The Minerals Council South Africa (Minerals Council) is a mining industry employers’ organisation that supports and promotes the South African mining industry. The Minerals Council serves its members and promotes their interests by providing strategic support and advisory input.  Website: www.mineralscouncil.org.za/


Orion MineralsMining Industry Partner

Orion Minerals

Orion Minerals, dual-listed on the Australian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges (ASX: ORN, JSE: ORN), is a globally diversified resource company set to become a new generation base metals producer through the development of its Prieska Copper-Zinc Project in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province.
Since acquiring Prieska in 2015, Orion has rapidly made this brownfields project one of the few fully permitted, bankable and development-ready base metal assets worldwide.
Underpinned by a globally significant JORC compliant VMS Resource of 30.49Mt @ 1.2% Cu and 3.7% Zn, Prieska is forecast to produce ~22ktpa of copper and ~70ktpa of zinc over an initial 12-year life, generating A$1.6 billion in pre-tax free cash flow and a pre-tax NPV8% of A$779 million.
An emerging producer of the “future-facing” commodities required for global mega-trends such as decarbonisation and electrification, Orion has set new standards with its approach to ESG, community and stakeholder engagement, permitting and technology adoption, and is playing a leadership role in the resurgence of junior mining in South Africa.
Orion is working to complete project financing for Prieska, targeting production start-up in 2024. Website: orionminerals.com.au


Royal Bafokeng PlatinumMining Industry Partner

Royal Bafokeng Platinum

Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) is a mid-tier platinum group metals (PGMs) producer, originating from a joint venture between Anglo American Platinum and Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) known as the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum mine joint venture (BRPM JV). In 2018 RBPlat became the 100% owner of its business, following the acquisition of the 33% portion of the BRPM JV from Anglo American Platinum. RBPlat mines platinum group metals in the Merensky and UG2 reefs on the Boschkoppie, Styldrift and Frischgewaagd farms in the Rustenburg area which have been identified as hosting the last undeveloped Merensky reef on the Western limb of the Bushveld complex. RBPlat’s assets are the only known significant shallow high grade Merensky resources and reserves still available for mining in South Africa. Our strategy is underpinned by our focus on sustainability and our aspiration of achieving ‘More than Mining’, and is defined by our purpose of creating economic value for all our stakeholders. Website: www.bafokengplatinum.co.za


Sibanye-StillwaterMining industry Partner


Sibanye-Stillwater is an independent, global precious metal mining group, producing a unique mix of metals that includes gold and the platinum group metals (PGMs). Domiciled in South Africa, Sibanye-Stillwater owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality operations and projects, which are grouped by region: the Southern Africa (SA) region and the United States (US) region. Globally, Sibanye-Stillwater is the third largest producer of palladium and platinum and features among the world’s top ten gold companies. The Southern Africa region houses the gold and PGM operations and projects located in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Our underground and surface gold mining operations in South Africa are the Driefontein and Kloof operations in the West Witwatersrand (West Wits) region of Gauteng and the Beatrix operation in the southern Free State. PGM assets in the Southern Africa region are Kroondal (50%PSA), the Rustenburg Operations (100%) and the tailings retreatment entity, Platinum Mile (91.7%) in North West Province, and Mimosa (50%) in Zimbabwe. The US region houses our PGM operations and projects located in the United States, Canada Argentina. These include the East Boulder and Stillwater mining operations which includes the Blitz project in Montana, in the United States, and two exploration-stage projects, Marathon, a PGM-copper porphyry in Ontario, Canada, and Altar, a copper-gold property in San Juan, Argentina. Website: www.sibanyestillwater.com


Council for GeoscienceNetworking Sponsor

Council for Geoscience

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is one of the national science councils of South Africa. The CGS is the legal successor of the Geological Survey of South Africa, which was formed in 1912 by the amalgamation of three former surveys, the oldest of which — the Geological Commission of the Cape of Good Hope — was founded in 1895. The Geoscience Act, Act 100 of 1993, as amended, established the CGS in its present form. The CGS is listed as a Schedule 3A Public Entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) (Act No. 1 of 1999). The CGS is a multidisciplinary institution empowered by diverse and highly skilled researchers who conduct world-class geoscientific research in order to contribute to Mineral and Energy Development, Water Security, Efficient Land Use, Infrastructure Development, Geo-hazards Mapping (Community Safety), Innovation, and Geoscience Diplomacy. Website: www.geoscience.org.za


ENPROTECNetworking Sponsor


ENPROTEC is a multidisciplinary engineering applications group that offers end-to-end solutions to address some of the most pressing issues faced by the mining and mineral processing industry. We aim to extract ore optimally and derive tangible value for our clients from waste while eliminating environmental risks. Our goal is not only to remain at the cutting edge, but to also help our clients achieve a positive impact on the triple bottom line. While the world may see a mineral processing company, we see a living, breathing ecosystem that helps to grow our economies and our communities. We are truly inspired to be an enabler of this and to work with you to create a better, greener tomorrow. Our four key Business Solutions (EVALUATE • Conceptual and Feasibility Studies, CREATE • Projects and Engineering Services, ACCELERATE • Process Equipment and Technology, and OPTIMISE • Operations and Maintenance) provide turnkey solutions to design, build, equip and operate flotation and filtration and dense medium separation (DMS) facilities or entire mineral processing plants, from end-to-end. Each of our solutions are fully customised according to the unique requirements of our clients. So, whether you need to utilise the complete solution, or just components of it, you can count on us at ENPROTEC to have your back. Website: www.enprotec.com


ENSafricaNetworking Sponsor


With a prominent presence in African mining, we are entrusted by major local and international clients to service all their requirements by providing bespoke solutions to complicated problems. We have built a solid reputation over many years by handling large, complex mining and minerals transactions across the continent, covering exploration and prospecting, M&A, mine development, mineral royalty, mining regulation, project finance, resource finance, tax and restructuring. In addition, we have a market-leading mine health and safety offering, and our ESG experts provide advice on environmental, social and governance considerations. We add further value through our strong understanding of operational and technical aspects such as geology and mining engineering, as well as our deep knowledge of commercial, regulatory and geopolitical considerations. Website: www.ensafrica.com


Junior Mining CouncilNetworking Sponsor

Junior Mining Council

A voluntary junior miner representative non-profit membership entity focussing on serving the unique needs by being the voice for the junior mining sector, known as the Junior Mining Council. The junior mining sector is recognized to be vital to the overall health of the South African mining industry, especially in keeping it alive and growing. In South Africa, the term junior mining takes on a wider meaning than in other jurisdictions and includes exploration companies as well as small to mid-tier producers. The junior miner is no less important than their more established counterparts, and while explorers, developers, and smaller producers, might not be seen as miners in their own right, these often grow into bona fide mining companies. In this context the Junior Mining Council can play an invaluable role to the Junior Mining Sector in South Africa and beyond.


METC EngineeringNetworking Sponsor

METC Engineering

At METC we drive cost effective Projects, building metallurgical plants for mines in an open and flexible environment. The combination of engineering efficiency, extensive project design experience driven by entrepreneurial passion and a company with a sense of fun has made METC a premier engineering design company. The team members have designed, built and operated more than 75 metallurgical plants across the African continent. The team is responsive, fast moving and flexible and skilled in completing studies and detailed design for metallurgical plants, for both brown-field and green-field projects; as well as detailed engineering for plant sections and process islands. This dedicated team brings high level engineering and management experience in day-to-day project issues while still providing cost effective detailed engineering. Website: metcengineering.com


Rand Mutual AssuranceNetworking Sponsor

Rand Mutual Assurance

Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) was founded in 1894 by three mining companies as a mutual assurance company to insure and administer workmen’s compensation benefits. It was incorporated as a public company, and, as a mutual association, all policy holders automatically became shareholders. Years later, the South African government implemented legislation to regulate workers’ compensation benefits and RMA was issued a licence by the then Minister of Labour in terms of Section 30 of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) Act (Act 130 of 1993). The licence allowed RMA to continue providing and administering workers’ compensation to the mining sector (Class IV) and was later extended to include employers from the iron, steel, artificial limbs, galvanising, garages, metal, and related industries (Class XIII) on 1 March 2015. Boasting a history of 128 years of existence, we’ve redefined our reason to exist and purpose as: We believe that workers are the heartbeat of the economy therefore, we pioneer unique value for money social insurance solutions to support their life’s journey. Given our purpose, we have a significant opportunity to enhance social insurance and are ideally positioned to be the partner of choice for employers seeking to give workers a full suite of health, wellness, and insurance services. Website www.randmutual.co.za


The SSC GroupNetworking Sponsor

The SSC Group

Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation – derived from the Zulu phrase – ‘together we grow.’ The SSC Group’s philosophy is to build capacity in mining, energy and related services focussing on purchasing equity in specific targeted companies with exceptional growth potential, which may be realised through the process of empowerment, effective management and through leveraging of the SSC Group’s key strategic relationships and evolve from this foundation into direct mining investment, management and ownership. SSC has strong links with various key players within the mining industry which encapsulates the Group’s vision of growth through partnership. The SSC Group is a South African, 100% black-owned and majority black-women owned company, as well as a B-BBEE Level 1 Contributor. The SSC management team, drawn from in-house experts and strategic partners, has the appropriate best practice skills, with over 300 years of experience and current capacity to deliver value. Website: www.sscgroup.co.za


TotalEnergiesNetworking Sponsor


TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people. 


SSG SecuritySecurity Sponsor

SSG Security

SSG Security offers our clients optimum security solutions and services on a national basis. SSG Security has a culture of pride in performance and integrity with a level of commitment that comes from employee satisfaction and motivation. As a wholly owned subsidiary of the SSG Group, we are dedicated to providing clients with value-focused services and results. SSG Security has earned a reputation for developing and utilising leading edge concepts to solve challenging situations. Our success lies with our hands-on management approach coupled with the commitment to anticipate and adapt to an ever-evolving set of client needs based on the triangular principles of manpower, procedures, and technology. Website: ssgsa.co.za/security/