Past (2018) 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 highly successful, credible and diversified global engineering group with an impressive 30-year track record. Known for their collaborative approach and extensive experience in project origination and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet client needs. With expertise in the areas of geology, mining, mineral & metals processing, water, energy, agricultural engineering and infrastructure, DRA delivers truly comprehensive solutions. With 20 global offices, DRA offers flexible engineering & operations management services worldwide. For more information, visit


IsoMetrixGold Sponsor


IsoMetrix is a leading provider of GRC solutions for the extractive industries. Over the past 16 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 all miners achieve a level of governance that will attract and retain investment. 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:


RMAGold Sponsor


RMA is the leading administrator of choice for occupational injuries and diseases in South Africa for mining, iron, steel, metal and related industries. Founded on 1 June 1894, RMA is an organisation that is compassionate and caring – goes the extra mile to ensure that beneficiaries and their families receive the care and compensation they are entitled to when they have sustained either a work-related injury or occupational disease. The core of RMA’s administration business is the receipt, adjudication and administration of workers’ compensation claims, including the payment of medical costs, once-off disability payments and the ongoing payment of pensions in the case of severe disability and death. RMA’s high level of service and quick claims turnaround is underpinned by a market-leading integrated claims management IT system that allows for paperless adjudication of claims. Website


PanEx ResourcesMining Industry Partner

PanEx Resources

PanEx is a private exploration company with an unrivalled track-record in identifying and developing exploration projects. PanEx’s current portfolio includes gold, PGE’s, nickel, lithium, tin, vanadium and tungsten projects in South Africa, Africa, Western Europe and Asia. PanEx’s business model is to develop their projects through partnering with mostly private investors. Website:


Puckree GroupMining Industry Partner

Puckree Group

The Puckree Group is a 100% black-owned and controlled company focussing primarily on mining, exploration and development activities in the coal resource sector.
Since 2003, the Puckree Group has proudly achieved an impeccable health and safety record, with ZERO lost time injuries. We have successfully mined and rehabilitated the Umlilo and Umlilo Extension mines and we are currently mining Witrand and Bultfontein mines. In addition, we have acquired a number of new order prospecting rights which are at various stages of development.
The Group has built up an attractive pipeline of South African coal and other assets with a balanced mix of projects in the production and exploration phase. All of the coal properties are situated in the Mpumalanga area.
We have a strong competent team of professionals, who understand the South African mining landscape and we are proudly South African.
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Zululand Anthracite CollieryMining Industry Partner

Zululand Anthracite Colliery

Zululand Anthracite Colliery’s (ZAC) resource was discovered in 1981 by Transnatal Coal & Utah Mining JV and developed in 1985 by BHP Billiton. Mining operations started in 1987. The Mine is located on the border of the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, about 100km from Richards Bay in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The closest town is Ulundi.
ZAC is the sole producer of prime anthracite in South Africa. ZAC’s unique high qualities are the highest ranking, lowest ash and lowest volatile anthracite produced in South Africa.
The superior quality attributed to each product from ZAC places it in a unique and favoured position as a supplier of reductant to the metallurgical industry in South Africa, Brazil, USA and Europe. ZAC’s consistent quality and production make us a sought after supplier to key markets. ZAC’s location, being close to Richards Bay, positions us well for both exports and service the local South African markets. Website:


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! Website:


ExxaroMining Industry Partner


Exxaro Resources Limited is a black-empowered South Africa-based diversified resources groups with interests in the coal, titanium dioxide, ferrous and energy markets situated in South Africa, Europe and the United States of America. As at the end of 2016, Exxaro was the largest supplier of coal to Eskom and the fourth largest South African coal exporter with current production of almost 40 million tonnes per annum, and is listed on the JSE Limited, where it is a constituent of both the Top 40 and Socially Responsible Investment indices. Although just 10 years old, Exxaro’s pedigree and skills were built over decades as a company rooted in South Africa and respected by its peers for its innovation, ethics and integrity. Based on a well-executed strategy, solid returns, access to funds and quality resources. Exxaro is a unique listed investment opportunity which foresees development and growth along the energy value chain within the African continent. Website:


HarmonyMining Industry Partner


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. Website:


Impala PlatinumMining Industry Partner

Impala Platinum



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:


African Analytics and AdvisoryNetworking Sponsor

African Analytics and Advisory

African Analytics and Advisory is a 100% black owned, female empowered and proudly South African business. We are proud of our heritage and will provide opportunities and social development for our people in a safe and healthy environment worldwide. We are pit to port to plant experts in assaying, minerals inspection of bulk ores, speciality metals and alloys. Our inspection services monitor commercially traded ores – at mines, warehouses, and ports. From mine to warehouse, loading and receiving, ship to shore, we inspect at every crucial point in your supply chain to reduce risk and exposure. Our ethic for excellence remains the bedrock of our business. Website:


EIMSNetworking Sponsor


EIMS was incorporated in 1993 and born out of the need for specialised environmental services to support and manage the environmental risks associated with the Katse Dam project in Lesotho. On the basis of this project, and driven by the growing awareness of environmental issues and risks in southern Africa, coupled with EIMS’s reputation for delivering quality and reliable advice, the company grew and diversified to the multi-disciplinary team we are today. We are a modern African company, proud to have expanded into virtually every aspect of the environmental management sector, serving the mining, gas, water, energy and infrastructure sectors. 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:


The Ukwazi GroupNetworking Sponsor

The Ukwazi Group

Ukwazi is a level 2 BEE company with a 14-year proven track record as an independent mining advisory. We provide onsite technical services from exploration to budget planning, outsourced technical services, contract management, technical system implementation and training. Our mining study teams deliver engineering services, feasibility studies and competent person reports for listed companies or mergers and acquisitions. Since 2016, Ukwazi has a successful operations division as an open pit and underground mining contracting company. Our long hole open stoping and surface mining contracting companies have grown to 150 people. We have a strong in-house skills base on safety, production management and supervision, specialist equipment operators, equipment maintenance and charging, blasting, load and haul. 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


SSG SecuritySecurity Sponsor

SSG Security

SSG Security’s founder Mr. Jorge Ferreira who was also the founder of Protea Coin and listed Mvelaserve (ZAR 1.9 billion) on the JSE is one of the most experienced CEO’s in the security industry with more than 35 years of experience in the South African Security Industry. We are therefore proud to state that we have comprehensive knowledge and expertise to manage the risks our clients face on a day to day basis. With this in mind we believe that the environment in which we operate today requires a professional and holistic approach, with due consideration of critical security and safety standards, in order to meet and deliver on client expectations. 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: