Past (2017) Sponsors

PwCLead Sponsor


PwC helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 208 000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Our ability to quickly combine the right competencies, market knowledge and mining industry insights – uniquely for each client issue and territory – sets us apart from the rest.

We help organisations explore opportunities, navigate risk, achieve business goals and change business networks across Africa and globally. Our professionals have financial and operational experience, knowledge of business processes and industry insight. All of this enables us to listen and understand your goals and the environment (competitive, economic and regulatory) in which you operate and provide you with a solution that’s right for your organisation. We believe it’s critical that our professionals can quickly understand your business, challenges and culture and then design and implement an effective solution for your organisation.

We use our extensive global reach and our vast industry experience and skills to build relationships with our clients. This is the core of what makes partnering with us effective and the return on your investment with us invaluable.


Mining Centres of Excellence
Our set of solutions for mining clients, whether a large multinational or a smaller entrepreneur, ranges from exploration to operations, mine closure and rehabilitation. Our services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, taking into account size, location and sector. Our in-depth knowledge and understanding of Africa's operating environments enable us to offer tailored services and solutions for every business challenge.

Our Mining Centres of Excellence in Africa are equipped to assist with the various requirements and requests of companies operating within the mining industry. Our strategies are developed and matured to ensure that we support all companies operating throughout the African continent, made possible through concerted co-ordination between the centres in all three of the regions in which we operate.

PwC is the biggest professional services firm in Africa based on staff numbers, turnover and office footprint. With 66 offices and more than 9000 people, we see opportunities, where others see challenges.



DRAGold Sponsor


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. Website:


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. Website:


IsoMetrixGold Sponsor


IsoMetrix is a leading provider of GRC solutions for the extractive industries. Over the past 14 years the company has built a strong reputation for providing mining companies with web-based solutions for managing a wide range of disciplines including SHEQ, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance and Social and Environmental Sustainability. We pride ourselves on helping our customers to better manage their risk, reduce the incidence of lost time injuries and section 54s, and secure their social licence to operate. Based in South Africa and with offices in Australia, Canada and the USA, IsoMetrix is well positioned to help junior miners develop into major players in the industry and achieve a level of governance that will facilitate investment. Website:


DRDGOLD LimitedMining Industry Partner


DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD) is the only South African mining company focused solely on the retreatment of surface gold tailings. DRDGOLD’s operating facilities are consolidated in a single operating entity, Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo). Our corporate office is located at Crown Mines in Johannesburg. Our mechanised process is not labour-intensive. Our own employees, deployed mostly in core mineral extraction and processing areas, are supported by independent service-providers who mostly provide logistical, security and environmental services. DRDGOLD is 90% held by public shareholders, with 10% held by its black economic empowerment partners. Khumo Gold SPV Proprietary Limited holds 8%, while the remaining 2% is held by historically disadvantaged employees through the DRDSA Empowerment Trust. This ownership structure is compliant with the Mining Charter and has the approval of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). DRDGOLD owns 100% of its holding company, Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO), which in turn holds full ownership of operating entity Ergo – into which all of the company’s surface retreatment sites are consolidated. Website:


MCC Contract Mining, Plant Leasing & RentalMining Industry Partner

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. Website:


Wesizwe PlatinumMining Industry Partner

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. Website:


African Sun MiningNetworking Sponsor

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 and 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. Website:


Caldas EngineeringNetworking Sponsor

Caldas Engineering

Caldas Engineering offers the right solution to your wear parts requirements. With a comprehensive range of premium replacement wear parts for leading brands of Jaw crushers, Cone crushers and Impact crushers. A leader in the supply of re-engineered wear parts for fixed and mobile crushers for the quarrying, mining, construction, demolition and recycling industries. We keep a wide range of components in stock while our highly managed distribution network in Johannesburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Kimberley as well as office in Zambia ensures that whatever clients need, Caldas Engineering can supply anywhere and on time. We are proud to announce that Mr Kuseni Dlamini former Chairperson of Richards Bay Coal Terminal and Head of Anglo American South African Operations has recently acquired a 35% share in our company. Website:


Fraser AlexanderNetworking Sponsor

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. Website:


GemecsNetworking Sponsor


Gemecs is a specialized geological service company that renders geological and mining consulting services to the Southern Africa mining industry, with its head office situated in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. We focus on junior to mid-tier mining companies and provide “one stop” specialist services in the fields of geological modelling, exploration, mine planning, resource and reserve evaluation and project feasibility studies. Our services include the following: Geological modelling; Competent Person’s Reports; Geological database services; Exploration management, core logging and sampling; Desktop studies; Mine design, layout, planning and scheduling services; Geological training and skills transfer; Geovia Minex™ software training and support.


Group FiveNetworking Sponsor

Group Five

With roots dating back to 1878, Group Five was created from the amalgamation of five leading South African companies in the early 1970’s, and was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 1974. Group Five is today a diversified construction, concessions and manufacturing group with the ability to deliver across the full infrastructure life cycle. The company has grown in international stature, and offers our clients seamless multi-disciplinary earth works, civils (surface and underground), roads, structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, piping, housing and building construction services and the projects we manage range from power, mining and industrial to plant maintenance and shutdown services.

Operating in the infrastructure, energy, resources and real estate sectors, our capabilities encompass project development, investment, construction, operations and maintenance and the manufacturing and supply of construction products. Headquartered in South Africa, we are largely focused on sub-Saharan Africa, the rest of Africa with operations in Europe. We employee over 9,000 people and have operating experience in 28 countries. Website:


Shaft Sinkers MiningNetworking Sponsor

Shaft Sinkers Mining

Established in 1961, Shaft Sinkers is one of the oldest sinking companies in the world. Shaft Sinkers has been integral in the construction of many of the deepest mines in operation today for which it has gained world renown. Very few companies can boast the skills and track record of sinking ultra-deep and ultra-wide shafts quickly, safely and cost effectively in all types of ground conditions. Through our teams of highly specialised technical and managerial personnel, our commitment to our clients is to find the safest, most feasible and innovative solutions to their underground construction challenges.  Although Shaft Sinkers initially built its reputation through shaft sinking, we can undertake any mining and tunnelling related project which makes us the preferred partner in the mining, tunnelling and hydro-electrical sectors. Website:


Solrock Mining ServicesNetworking Sponsor

Solrock Mining Services

Solrock Holdings (Pty) Ltd is a group of companies that pride itself on being an owner-managed business with a good track record of successful projects completed on time and in budget. We have a dedicated team who supplies expert and professional services to the Mining, Construction and Oil & Gas Industries globally.

Solrock Mining Services offers the following turnkey solutions to the mining industry: Vertical and Decline Shaft Sinking and Development; General Mining Construction; Mine Development; Mine Services and Engineering; Headgear Construction; Mining Infrastructure Solutions; Shaft Equipping and Refurbishments; Civil and Steel Construction Projects; Engineering, Design and Manufacturing; Turnkey mining solutions for junior miners; Business partnering for JV’s and other business opportunities. Website:


Webber WentzelNetworking Sponsor

Webber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel is one of South Africa's leading law firms with offices in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Our strategy is to help clients wherever they do business. Our collaborative alliance with Linklaters sees the two firms working closely together for the benefit of clients in Africa. Webber Wentzel is also associated with ALN, a group of leading law firms in Africa. We have the largest dedicated mining team on the ground in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more than 100 years we have provided the full range of legal services required by our clients in the mining industry with our lawyers working together to harness the relevant skills, knowledge and experience required to assist with our clients' legal and tax requirements and are ranked in the top tier across these services in the leading legal and tax directories. We are active in the key mining jurisdictions in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Angola, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Website:


WorleyParsons/AdvisianNetworking Sponsor


WorleyParsons RSA delivers projects and provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction management across the full asset lifecycle in the hydrocarbons, power, minerals, metals and chemicals sectors. WorleyParsons’ Mining Centre of Excellence in Johannesburg has niche expertise in underground mining, particularly in hard rock and precious minerals and metals. This local capability, coupled with WorleyParsons’ global expertise, enables us to deliver successful pit-to-port infrastructure projects across the whole customer value chain. Advisian, a WorleyParsons global business, provides management and strategic advisory services coupled with technical consulting and deep domain expertise to address our customers’ business and asset challenges. For more information, visit or


Atha-Africa VenturesAssociate Sponsor

Atha-Africa Ventures

Atha-Africa Ventures (Pty) Ltd (A-AV), a subsidiary of Atha Group, India, and the flagship company of the group in South Africa, is setting a precedent for sustainable mining.
Developing the greenfield Yzermyn Underground Coal Project in Mpumalanga, A-AV understands that mining and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive.
Investment in the Yzermyn project by Atha was largely driven by a free trade agreement, the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) association and other bilateral agreements, which invited Indian companies to participate and invest in specific sectors such as mining and beneficiation.
A-AV has a registered office in Sandton, Johannesburg, with a dedicated team of highly qualified geologists and mining engineers. The company’s procurement policy favours local black economic empowerment businesses. Website:


JSEAssociate Sponsor


The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is based in South Africa where it has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for 130 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets. The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation and is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The JSE offers a fully electronic, efficient, secure market with world class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management. Website:


SSG SecuritySecurity Sponsor

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. Website: