Past (2022) Sponsors
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 4600 people and offers flexible engineering and operations management services worldwide through 20 offices. Website: www.draglobal.com
In November 2006, Kumba Resources Limited unbundled and Kumba’s coal and other assets merged with Eyesizwe Coal to create Exxaro Resources Limited. Exxaro has since grown to become one of the largest black-empowered diversified mining companies in South Africa.
Exxaro has an asset portfolio, which includes coal operations and investments in iron ore, residual pigment manufacturing and renewable energy (wind). The organisation prides itself in being more than just a mining business and strongly believes that empowering local communities in which it operates and making a positive impact on the world is central to its purpose.
The company assumes and actively practices a balanced approach for sustainable growth and impact to ensure that a future us secured for every one of its stakeholders. Exxaro’s purpose to Power better Lives in Africa and beyond will be achieved by responsibly investing in resources that will improve and sustain life on the continent. Website: www.exxaro.com
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
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 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 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 aspiration of achieving ‘More than Mining’. Website: www.bafokengplatinum.co.za
Sasol Mining operates six coal mines that supply approximately 40 million tons per annum of thermal coal feedstock to Sasol’s operations in Secunda and Sasolburg, South Africa and to the export market. Our main operations comprise the Mooikraal colliery near Sasolburg in the Free State, and the Bosjesspruit, Impumelelo, Shondoni, Syferfontein and Thubelisha collieries and Twistdraai export operations at Secunda in Mpumalanga, South Africa. We export approximately 3,3 Mtpa through our shareholding in RBCT. Website: www.sasol.co.za/about-sasol/operating-business-units/mining/overview
Seriti Resources Holdings Pty Ltd ("Seriti Holdco") is a broad-based, 91% black-owned and controlled coal mining company. Seriti, through its operating subsidiary, Seriti Coal Pty Ltd, currently operates three large-scale, opencast and underground thermal coal mines namely, New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel Collieries, and owns various life extension coal resources, New Largo project and closed collieries. As a major South African mining company, Seriti supplies approximately 24Mtpa of thermal coal to the Lethabo, Tutuka and Kriel power stations which are collectively responsible for the generation of approximately a quarter of South Africa's electricity. Seriti is Eskom's largest black-controlled coal supplier with a clear focus on providing secure, long-term coal supply solutions to fuel Eskom's fleet of power stations. Seriti, together with partners, intends to develop the New Largo project into a large-scale, opencast coal mine capable of providing the base load fuel requirements for Kusile Power Station. Website: https://seritiza.com
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
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 missioncommission 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 specialistspécialiste 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
ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with over 600 practitioners, and 100 years of experience in high-level, complex commercial work. The firm’s focus is on “what’s best for the client” and striving for excellence, in both offering and service. ENSafrica is committed to providing clients with cost-effective outcomes by ensuring work is done at the right level, and in the manner that best suits clients’ preferences and pricing structures.
ENSafrica’s mining team offers clients comprehensive 360° assistance with all of their mining-related legal matters throughout Africa. Its multi-disciplinary and tailor-made team of experts is best placed to find the most suitable solution for each client’s particular matter across the spectrum of legal services in the mining sector, including mining law, mine and occupational health and safety, project development and project finance, resource finance, mergers and acquisitions, environment, tax, regulatory, business rescue and insolvency, and any other relevant area. Website: www.ensafrica.com
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 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
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/