Date: 6 June 2018
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
SESSION 2: Sustainable solutions from the mining industry
Dr Lorren Haywood, CSIR
SESSION 3: Mining in context