Tuesday 21 September

African Mining Summit - Balancing the Metals & Minerals ‘Green Paradox’ for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050.
Opening Ceremony
Welcome Remarks and video Introduction to the PYXN Platform
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global Ltd
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman
Shumba Energy
Musawenkosi Innocent Masinga , CEO of Paramount Tracks Pty Ltd
Kgosi Marata, Director of Basil Read Mining
Session 1: AUC Opening Address
Updates on The African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 - a blueprint to support the continent’s accelerated growth, tech transformation, and to drive the benefits of a digitized economy. Bringing Artisanal Mining into the open.
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner of Trade & Industry of African Union Commission
Keynote Address
Otto Van der Ende, Associate Partner of MineLens by McKinsey
Raj Kumar Ray, Solution Delivery Manager of MineLens by McKinsey
Session 2: Investing in a Covid-Recovery World
Government & Private Sector Collaboration; Uncovering latest ESG and sustainability initiatives being adopted – low-emissions & hydrogen strategies, enhanced community engagement, and mining’s perception for both investors and citizens.
Panel Chair: Sandra du Toit, Africa Leader | Mergers & Acquisitions of EY
Bruce Williamson, Mining Analyst of Integral Asset Management
Olebogeng Sentsho, Director of Red Tin Resources (Pty) Ltd
Mark Williams, Director of Charteris Treasury Portfolio Managers
Keynote Address
Johan Ferreira, CEO of Khoemacau Copper Mining
Session 3: Coal
The global energy transition and its implications for coal producers; The future funding for coal projects; What is being done to create ‘green coal’ throughout the value chain.
Panel Chair: Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy
Morné du Plessis, CEO of Minergy Limited
Jacques Badenhorst, CEO of Maatla Resources
Xavier Prevost, Senior Coal Analyst of XMP Consulting CC
Louis Loubser, CEO of Mooiplaats Colliery
Spotlight Address
MacLean Raissa , ESG Manager of Luma Holding Ltd.
Session 4: Junior Mining
This session will discuss the latest political, economic, and regulatory developments and why certain regions are succeeding in achieving a thriving exploration and junior mining sector. What makes junior mining projects an attractive investment? what can be done to kickstart exploration activity?
Panel Chair: James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
Dr Tony Harwood, President & CEO of Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd.
Dalu Ncube, Executive Chairman of Letaba Elihle Investments
Carl Esprey, CEO of Contango Holdings
Nigel Forrester, CEO of Mount Burgess Mining NL
Spotlight Presentations
Reyhaan Aboo, Co-CEO of AlphaStream
Jamie Strauss, Founder & CEO of Digbee Ltd.
Trésor Chovu, Founder and CEO of Chovu International Holdings
Dr. Andor Lips, Senior Adviser of HCF International Advisers
Wednesday 22 September
Keynote Address
Noleen Pauls, Board Member and Patron of Women in Mining South Africa
Session 5: Best practice in diversity and inclusion
What are the barriers to gender equality and how do we overcome them so that everyone benefits? Where are the improvements in transforming the industry to better accommodate and enhance the careers of women in mining? What still needs to be done to achieve an inclusive mining industry, which treats people of different genders and backgrounds in the same way?
Panel Chair: Noleen Pauls, Board Member and Patron  of Women in Mining South Africa
Petro Du Pisani, Chairperson of Women in Mining South Africa
Dr . Thuthula Balfour, Head Health of Minerals Council South Africa
Georgette Barnes-Sakyi-Addo, President of Women In Mining Ghana
Lindiwe Nakedi, Managing Director of Gubhani Exploration
Keynote Address
How to increase our rate of innovation towards de-carbonization
Michelle Ash, GEOVIA CEO of Dassault Systemes
Session 6: Green Metals, PGMs & Global Decarbonisation
An exploration of the role of PGMs, green metals and rare earths in the energy transition; Uncovering sourcing challenges and fostering secure supply chains with manufacturers; Technological opportunities in the hydrogen economy.
Panel Chair: Patrycja Kula-Verster , Equities Business Development Manager of Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Eugene Nel, Chief Executive Officer of Vanadium Resources Limited
Martin Holland , Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Cobre Limited
Simon Kwete , Africa Mining Director of Paramount Tracks Pty Ltd
Andries Rossouw , PwC Africa EU&R Leader of PwC Africa
Spotlight Address
Venture capital opportunities within the hydrogen industry
Kevin Eggers, Partner of AP Ventures
Spotlight Address
Session 7: Sustainable Development
Harmonising extraction and environment to change the industries social image and ecological footprint.
Panel Chair: Grace Barrasso, General Manager, Environment and Sustainable Development of ArcelorMittal Mining Ltd.
Tracey Cooper, Executive Director of Mining Dialogues 360
Christelle Kupa of Uhusiano Capital
Jacqueline Musiitwa of Kalene Hill Resources
Session 8: Spotlight Presentations
Showcasing companies, technologies, industry innovation, projects and investment opportunities.
Brad Sampson, CEO of Kore Potash plc
Justin Tremain, Managing Director of Turaco Gold Limited
High-Grade Gold Discovery in Senegal's Golden Corridor
Andrew Grove, Managing Director and CEO of Chesser Resources
Kropz Plc, an emerging African phosphate rock producer
Mark Summers, CEO of Kropz Plc
Martin Holland , Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Cobre Limited
Paul Roberts, Managing Director of Predictive Discovery Limited
Dr Michael Anderson, Managing Director of Firefinch Ltd
James Campbell, Managing Director
Botswana Diamonds plc