Past (2020) Sponsors
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We're a network of firms in 157 countries with over 276,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax 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
The PwC Mining Centre of Excellence can assist you with exploring opportunities, navigating risk and achieving business goals. We can assist you with all aspects of exploration, development, operations, and mine closure and rehabilitation. Our professionals’ in-depth financial and operational experience and industry insight enable us to listen and understand the environment (competitive, economic and regulatory) in which you operate. We’re passionate about supporting you through your challenges and helping you meet your goals through tax, assurance and advisory solutions that are right for your organisation.
In Africa we're the largest provider of professional services with close to 400 partners and over 9000 people in 34 countries. This means that we’re able to provide our clients with seamless and consistent service, wherever they're located on the continent.
DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group headquartered in Perth, Australia, with an impressive track record spanning more than three decades. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project development and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA Global delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs. With expertise in the areas of project development, mining, mineral processing, plant optimisation, operational readiness, systems integration, operations and maintenance and related water, energy, industrial and infrastructure requirements, DRA Global delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. DRA Global employs over 4500 people and offers flexible engineering and operations management services worldwide through 18 offices. Website: www.draglobal.com
IsoMetrix is a leading provider of GRC solutions for the extractive industries. Recognised by Verdantix as a Leader in the Verdantix Green Quadrant and one of the 12 best SHEQ products worldwide, IsoMetrix has over the past 20 years 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: www.isometrix.com.
Located in Rietkuil outside Middelburg in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The Arnot coal mine resumed operations in 2019 under the new ownership and management of the consortium Arnot OpCo. In an unprecedented show of workers’ empowerment, 1 200 retrenched employees now hold their own stake in the Arnot colliery, and are able to steer the mine toward the future in a novel way, following its closure in 2015 after a coal supply agreement with Eskom expired. Website: arnotopco.com
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
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: www.africansunmining.com
Fraser Alexander has been serving the mining industry since 1912. Our presence spans across Africa and South America. We are a South Africa-based, black-owned group with a global footprint, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions and adding value to mining and industrial clients across the value chain. Fraser Alexander strives to be a trusted partner, optimising operations to deliver value not only to our clients but also to our multiple stakeholders. Website: www.fraseralexander.com
M&D Construction Group
M&D Construction, established in 1983 as a purely building construction firm, has grown to include many other construction and infrastructural disciplines. The company is committed to delivering quality workmanship through pride and teamwork, producing customer satisfaction in a safe working environment. M&D Construction is a Level 1 Black owned B-BBEE company with CIDB ratings of 9GB PE, 9CE PE and 9ME PE. Founded in 1983, with over 35 years of service to the construction industry, M&D Construction is a broad-based construction company that offers its clients a wide range of construction services: Civil and Infrastructure Engineering construction, Pipe lines in the water, fuel and gas industries, Oil and Energy and Special Projects.
The head office of M&D Construction is in Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa and the company operates in all provinces of SA. The company is tendering on projects in the neighbouring SADC countries and is confident that it will not be long before it secures a contract beyond the borders of South Africa. Website: mdconstruction.co.za