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Modernisation and technical innovation for junior mining companies

November 4 9:00 am 12:00 pm SAST

The Junior and Emerging Miners Desk in the Minerals Council invites you to attend a webinar on “Modernisation and technical innovation for junior mining companies”. It has been identified as a critical area to promote growth in the junior mining arena, including exploration activities. The webinar will explore the economic imperatives for new technology in mining, technical innovations being developed by the Mandela Mining Precinct, and affordable digital applications for mining. In addition, there will be a panel discussion with a sample of junior companies.

The presenters are:

  • Sietse van der Woude: Senior Executive, Modernisation and Safety, Minerals Council South Africa
  • Dick Kruger: Strategic Advisor, Mandela Mining Precinct
  • Michelle Pienaar: Manager, Advanced Orebody Knowledge, Mandela Mining Precinct
  • Davis Cook and Alex Lugagne: RIIS
  • Errol Smart: CEO of Orion Minerals and chair of the Junior Miners Leadership Forum in the Minerals Council

The Junior and Emerging Miners Desk in the Minerals Council represents 35 junior companies as well as two associations, who in turn represent a further 150 small entities. It provides various support services to its members including running webinars on topics relevant to the Junior Mining Sector.

Contact: Camielah Jardine, SAIMM, Tel +27 (011) 834-1273/7,


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