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MINING SEMINAR: Advancing Sustainable and Responsible Mining in Africa

Date: 6 June 2018
Venue: Crystal
Time: 14:00
Facilitator: Garth Barnes

Mining is the foundation of the modern economy and remains one of the most profitable sectors in the world. Science and technology have now advanced to the point that this extractive industry can confound the critics by minimising and mitigating its social and environmental impacts, yielding a win-win for all. The Sustainability and Mining Seminar looks at the practical impact of sustainability on mining in terms of cutting costs, increasing profits, streamlining operations, and achieving good community relations. Practical solutions for achieving sustainability goals are examined, as well as ways in which mining operations can contribute more to socio-economic upliftment, including the promotion of transformation in the mining sector.

SESSION 1: Mending social contract between the mining industry and the people

14:00

Welcome

Speaker: 

Cllr Mike Mkhari, City of Tshwane

14:15

Topic: 

“Why the social contract between mining and society is broken and how to fix it” 

Speaker:

John Capel, Executive Director, Bench Marks Foundation

14:35

Topic: 

“Coming in from the margins: towards regulating the zama-zamas” 

Speaker:

David van Wyk, Mining Analyst

14:55

Topic: 

"Mining at the service of the community”

Speaker: 

Simon Lebohang Motia, Operations,
Health and Safety Manager, Ncamiso Mining

15:15 

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SESSION 2: Sustainable solutions from the mining industry

15:30

Topic: 

“Managing mine water. Learning from the
past”

Speaker:

Dr Henk Coetzee, Council for Geosciences 

15:45

Topic: 

" Air quality in derelict and ownerless ines”

Speaker: 

 Dr Henk Coetzee, Council for Geosciences

16:00

Topic: 
"Mining at the crossroads: Sectoral
diversification to safeguard sustainable mining”

Speaker:

Dr Willem de Lange, CSIR

16:15

Topic:
" Challenges associated with mine waste
and this waste stream entering the circular
economy”

 Dr Lorren Haywood, CSIR

SESSION 3: Mining in context

16:30

Panel Discussion: 

“What is the role of mining in a sustainable, inclusive economy?”

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