Past (2016) Sponsors

Ernst & YoungLead Sponsor

Ernst & Young

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our people are united by shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. The insights and services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.


EY has been operating in Africa for more than 165 years, and our Sub-Saharan footprint includes 28 countries, with more than 280 partners. Our African operations are managed by one African executive team, using a single, integrated business model. We can provide organisations with pan-African insights and strategy as well as on-the-ground assistance and insight, including expert advice on local taxes, customs and systems, and introductions to influential local people.


This local expertise is backed up by the profound industry and market insights of our global colleagues. Our business focuses on a range of industries that reflect the primary growth areas across the continent: Government and Public Sector, Mining and Metals, Energy, Technology, Media and Telecommunications, Consumer Products and Retail, and Financial Services.




DeloitteGold Sponsor


Deloitte Southern Africa is a leading professional services firm in Africa, providing Audit, Consulting, Corporate Finance, Taxation Services and Risk Advisory services through nearly 3 800 people in 12 offices across 17 cities in Southern Africa.


In the Republic of South Africa, Deloitte operates as Deloitte & Touche. Deloitte & Touche is a part of Deloitte Africa. Deloitte Africa is a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee.




Harmony GoldMining Industry Partner

Harmony Gold

Harmony is a gold-mining and exploration company, with more than six decades of experience. Harmony has operations in South Africa and in Papua New Guinea, one of the world’s most well-known gold mining regions and one of the world’s premier new gold regions respectively. Harmony produced 1.08Moz of gold in FY15 and is South Africa’s third largest gold producer and the twelfth largest in the world.




African Rainbow MineralsMining Industry Partner

African Rainbow Minerals

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is a leading South African diversified mining and minerals company with long-life, low unit cost operations and significant growth opportunities. ARM mines and beneficiates iron ore, manganese ore and alloys, chrome ore and alloys, platinum group metals, copper, nickel and coal. ARM also has an investment in gold through its shareholding in Harmony. ARM’s strategy is focused on quality growth within its portfolio of assets and ensuring that all ARM’s operations are positioned below the 50th percentile of each commodity’s global cost curve. This is achieved, in conjunction with ARM’s joint venture partners, through volume growth and continuous improvement in operational efficiencies. In 2010 ARM successfully achieved its 2 X 2010 strategy to double production in its diversified portfolio of assets, and in 2012 ARM delivered its iron ore, coal and nickel growth projects. ARM’s growth of existing assets is supplemented by continuous assessment of acquisition and partnership opportunities and exploration in Africa. We do it better!




Sibanye GoldMining Industry Partner

Sibanye Gold



African Sun MiningSponsor

African Sun Mining

African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd, is a proudly South African, 100% Black-Owned, top opencast mining contractor, established in 2011.


Our vision is to develop and grow African Sun Mining (Pty) Ltd to be the best hard and soft rock mining company, both in South Africa and internationally, with a commitment to Zero Tolerance on Safety. Furthermore, to continuously enhance our performance by delivering professional and quality services to our clients, combined with low production costs.


Our mission is to build sustainable and long-term partnerships with our clients based on ethical and fair business dealings, and to promote a corporate culture which is non-sectarian, non-political, and socially and environmentally responsible. In addition, to enhance and maintain a profitable mining company, while ensuring sustainable financial returns to our stakeholders.


At African Sun Mining, we offer a range of specialist services to our clients including:

  • Opencast Mining (including Mine Rehabilitation)
  • Drilling and Blasting
  • Load and Haul
  • Crushing and Screening
  • Establishment of decline Shafts

African Sun Mining is proud of its fleet of specialist earthmoving, excavation, drilling and blasting, loading and hauling vehicles and equipment, all of which is maintained to the highest standards.




Fraser AlexanderSponsor

Fraser Alexander

Vision: “To be the preferred outsourcing mining services partner in Africa”. Founded in 1912, Fraser Alexander provides customized, innovative, outsourced solutions to the Mining Industry in the disciplines of Open Cast Mining, Bulk Materials Handling, Mineral Processing, Tailings and Discard Management, Water Treatment and Construction, encompassing asset and inventory management as well as Operation and Maintenance. While based in Jet Park, Boksburg, South Africa, the Company is operational on over 250 mining sites in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Chile, Brazil and Australia.




Wesizwe PlatinumSponsor

Wesizwe Platinum

Wesizwe Platinum is a public company incorporated in the Republic of South Africa with its shares listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE). Our intention is to enter into PGM mining in South Africa as the launch pad for growing into a multi-commodity mining company that sets new benchmarks for sustainable mining practices.


The development of a new underground mine to access one of the remaining sizeable and viable Merensky and Upper Group 2 (UG2) Chromitite layer PGM ore bodies is our flagship project. Located on the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex, near the town of Rustenburg in the North West province, is our flagship project Bakubung Platinum Mine (BPM) site.






DRA is a multi-disciplinary global engineering group that originated in South Africa and delivers mining, mineral processing, energy, water treatment and infrastructure services from concept to commissioning, as well as comprehensive operations and maintenance services for the mineral resources and energy sectors.  DRA has offices in Africa, Australia, Canada, China, India and the United States.




AIM Mining ResearchSponsor

AIM Mining Research

AIM Mining Research was set up to publish a book entitled “Understanding Junior Miners”. It has pulled together knowledge from five experienced players in geology, mining engineering and financial analysis to map out the areas of key importance in analysing a junior mining company. The book is set out to help:

• Investors chart the waters of interrogating and analysing early stage and development juniors

• Bankers lending to junior miners developing new projects

• Directors of junior mining companies when faced with greenfield project proposals

• Managers in junior mining companies who may have joined with one set of specific skills, and are required to get a broader perspective as they move up to more senior executive positions

• Students undertaking academic courses that involve understanding mining projects and junior companies

• Government officials in countries where the public sector is seeking to become more actively involved in its resources sector

• NGO's seeking to understand more about mining projects affecting local communities.

The company also provides an umbrella for project work, publications and presentations.




Borwa Mining InstrumentsSponsor

Borwa Mining Instruments

Borwa Mining Instruments (BMI) is a South African based company, that specialises in Research and Development of mining technologies and equipment, and the subsequent production, distribution and maintenance of such equipment. BMI is committed to delivering value to our clients, through cost and time saving technologies that increase mining safety and productivity, and doing so in a sustainable manner for the benefit of all stakeholders.




MCC Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & RentalSponsor

MCC Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & Rental

Eqstra MCC : Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & Rental division of JSE listed, Eqstra Holdings
The team at MCC are driven to provide the best, innovative solutions in providing all open cast mining, plant leasing and rental services’ requirements within the mining, civils, earthmoving and construction industries throughout Africa. The mining operations service offerings include: load and haul, reefing, waste removal, ground rehabilitation, bulk earthworks and mine planning.
In addition, part of Eqstra MCC's commitment is to provide drilling, blasting and engineering expertise, leasing and rental solutions to meet client needs. The business development team is equipped with experienced, qualified professionals providing customers with cost effective, efficient solutions. This team is supported by operational teams that provide service excellence.






Thinkspiration is a specialist consultancy dedicated to getting your strategy understood by distilling it into a compelling visual story that all employees know, understand and want to deliver. We have a deep understanding of strategy and leadership and have successfully helped companies translate strategy from the boardroom to the rock face/shop floor. We use stories to create meaning and visual representations to make the meaning memorable. We equip leadership to create clarity, alignment and buy in by all employees within an organization.




Rand Mutual AssuranceSponsor

Rand Mutual Assurance

Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) is your partner in managing injury on duty claims. We have a well-established 122-year track record in offering workmen’s compensation benefits in the mining industry, a long standing partnership that has led to a deep understanding of the issues and risks facing the industry. This is a partnership that has yielded appropriately targeted solutions for the industry, including several value-added insurance products that close some of the gaps not covered by the COID benefits. Our in-house developed market-leading IT system provides enhanced efficiencies, ensuring that all claims are dealt with timeously, much to the satisfaction of all healthcare providers dealing with your employees.




SSG SecuritySponsor

SSG Security

The new SSG Group was created by our chairman, Mikki Xayiya and CEO, Jorge Ferreira with the aim of creating a specialised integrated services group to deliver technically sound and commercially viable solutions to the South African Market using the SSG Group as a platform.SSG Security is a subsidiary of the SSG Group and is dedicated to providing clients with value-focussed services and outcomes. 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 and ever evolving security risks and client requirements. SSG Security has proven expertise and trained resources through its divisions to deliver the full suite of fully-integrated security services, including event security, mining security, industrial, retail and warehousing security, technical surveillance, CCTV and alarm monitoring, electronic counter measures, close protection (VIPs), vetting, profiles and forensic investigations to meet current and future industry requirements. Our Sector Specialists ensure that our clients are provided with best practice solutions based on years of experience.