One of the themes for this years Joburg Indaba, is what the mining industry is doing to attract investment into their own companies in this sector.Stakeholders of the South African mining industry will gather and openly debate and collaborate on how they are going to take charge of the future of South African mining, on what is actually within their control, and how they are going to attract investment.
“Instead of pointing externally we are focusing on how we, as an industry, can better manage elements that are in our control, be they productivity, costs, safety, volumes, growth and expansion,” states Bernard Swanepoel, chairman, Joburg Indaba.At a recent Joburg Indaba breakfast, Sipho Nkosi, Non-Executive Chairman, Talent10, noted, “we need to define who we want to be, act honestly, and occupy the space in the sense that our voices have to be heard out there. We need to be more proactive and stop being more reactive.”
This year CEOs will be going face to face with Fund Managers, Mining Communities, Unions, and Investment Analysts in unpacking the divergent challenges they face, including industry trade-offs of how the industry can strike a balance between past, present and future industry needs.“Only the bold survive in an industry like ours, and it’s not surprising that leaders of our industry are at the forefront of raging debates in our young democracy”, mentions Swanepoel.“We have a very high calibre and interesting line up of speakers this year,” says Paula Munsie, CEO, Joburg Indaba. “We are delighted to welcome Sipho Pityana who will be giving a keynote address on the morning of 5th October.
At a gala dinner preceding the Joburg Indaba, the mining platform will unveil the SA Mining Hall of Fame and announce nine inductees who have helped shape the South Africa mining industry.