Feb 062014

The greatest challenge as an industry is to consider mining activities and keeping the environmental impact in mind. Top mineral producers have been fined for complying with the requirements that are in line with the MPRDA and the NEMA. The ITC (Intelligence Transfer Centre) is hosting the Fourth Annual Enviro Mining Conference on 26 and 27 March 2014 at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand Johannesburg.


Confirmed speakers at the conference include Honourable Deputy Minister- MP, Rejoice Mabudafhasi, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL & WATER AFFAIRS, who will be speaking on “Looking at the key aspects of waste disposal while ensuring compliance and investigating the social impact poor waste management has on mine communities”.

Director of Mine Closure, Reuben Masenya and Director of Environmental Management, Kgauta Mokwena of the DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES, will be speaking on; “Dissecting the DMR’s expectations for environmental mining, reporting and compliance.”

Director General, Neliswa Magubane, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, will be speaking on; “Guaranteeing and managing energy supply on mining operations and evaluating renewable energy.”

Key industry speakers will be providing expert knowledge concerning issues such as:

  • Anticipating liability for closure to minimise risk
  • Good corporate governance and compliance in relation to the MPRDA and NEMA
  • Adequately financing for mine closure and rehabilitation
  • Sustainable community livelihood development and land use management as part of integrated environmental management
  • An update of current criminal liability offenses and enforcement
  • Breaking down the process of obtaining authorisation for your environmental projects
  • Ensuring that your projects are sustainable when rehabilitating or going into a mine closure state
  • Evaluating the guidelines to obtaining your Water Use License in time


  • Mine Manager
  • Geologists
  • Legal Advisors
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Mine Surveyor
  • Mine Supervisor
  • Mineral Resource Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Environmental Director/ Manager
  • Sustainability Managers
  • Finance Risk Managers

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Feb 042014

The Lean Principles in Maintenance and Asset Management Conference at the Gallagher Estate Convention Centre in Midrand will be held on 18 and 19 March. Due to the current economic status, companies are forced to work harder, as well as reduce potential waste. The current business trend shows that effective asset management and lean maintenance eliminates waste and in turn provides financial rewards and increased productivity.



In many industries,  the lack of preventative, routine, emergency or planned maintenance can have life threatening consequences and not only harm your clients or employees but destroy your reputation in the long term.

Keynote address by Nonkululeko Sindane, Director General, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE who
was awarded the “Lean Institute Africa Diamond Award 2012” will form part of the unrivaled speaker faculty.


  • The advantages of embracing change and creating a lean thinking organisation
  • Understanding the role of an asset management model and the advantages of applying it within your organisation
  • Looking at what an asset management model will do for your organisation in the long term
  • Exploring Mike Rother’s Toyota Kata as a possible solution within the Health Sector
  • Implementing Lean Sigma project
  • A practical guide for implementing ISO 55000 and alignment with other standards
  • Problem solving in the case of unscheduled breakdowns
  • An overview of the ISO 55000 suite of standards
    Looking at the lean journey of Department of Justice and steps taken resulting in an award winning department


Atomised Maintenance teams
Senior Mechanical engineers
Industrial Engineers
Process Engineers
Asset Managers and Directors
Logistics and Supply Chain Directors
Liability engineers
Development Directors
Corporate Services Managers
Operations Managers
TPM coordinators
Administration Managers
Finance Director
General Managers
Maintenance IT team
Business Strategists
Lean Office pillar leaders
Risk advisory Directors

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Jan 302014

The inaugural Iron Ore Beneficiation Africa Conference has been announced to take place on the 17-18 March 2014 at the Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre in Johannesburg. Following the continuing success of IMM’s Africa Iron Ore conference held in June each year, IMM is delighted to add this technical conference to the 2014 IMM portfolio.



Offering delegates a deep dive into the technical considerations for Iron Ore beneficiation; this leading industry event will examine the key factors for improving the processing of magnetite and high impurity iron ore deposits and offer insight into the recent beneficiation projects and latest technological developments.

A must attend event for exploration managers, engineers, metallurgists, geologists, technology leaders, R&D and business support managers and those working in the steel and mining industry and executives wanting to know more about this hot topic for the resources industry.

Key topics include:

  • Beneficiation technological developments
  • Opportunities for South African  iron ore beneficiation
  • Developing & implementing infrastructure for the ore body
  • Ore characterization methods
  • Case studies & updates on current beneficiation projects
  • Project investment and funding

Your opportunity to learn about the technologies and processes that will play a vital role in unlocking the benefit of lower grade iron deposits for the steel and mining industry.

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Jan 212014

The 4th Annual Shop Steward Conference will be held at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg, Gauteng East Rand. The conference covers various leadership approaches that both parties can adopt while negotiating to avoid strikes at all costs. The number of strikes hit a five-year high in South Africa last year, with almost half of them being illegal or unprotected and involving violence of some form. Issues around governance were most prevalent in these disputes with both parties in dispute failing to exercise sound leadership.


Shop Steward Conference


  • Analysing The Future Of Trade Unionism In South Africa
  • The Role Of The Shop Steward In Pushing For Transformation
  • The Existence Of Women In Trade Unions
  • Educating Shop Stewards And Employer Officials On Their  Responsibilities In Preventing Unrest
  • Looking At The Harmonising Role Of The Shop Steward In The Workplace
  • Ensuring Strong Leadership Within Unions
  • To Strike Or Not To Strike Considering The Bigger Picture
  • Enforcing A Sense Of Solidarity Amongst Trade Union Members
  • Reaching  Collaboration Between ER, IR And Union Leaders


All Union Members, Shop Stewards, Employers Including:

  • Union Presidents
  • Union Officials
  • General Secretaries
  • IR Manager
  • Negotiators
  • National Spokesperson
  • Chief Shop Stewards
  • Industrial Relations Officer
  • Union Office Bearers
  • Head of Employee Relations
  • Dispute Management Prevention Commissioner
  • HR Managers

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Jan 132014

The 5th Annual Women in Mining Conference at the Galagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg on the 19th, 20th and 21st of February 2014  will once again gather over 120 women from different mining sectors at all levels to interact and share their daily success stories as well as challenges motivate the integration and development of women in mining. Keynote speakers include Bridget Radebe- Executive Chairperson: MMAKAU MINING and  Cynthia Carroll, Former CEO:  ANGLO AMERICAN.



  • Looking At The Statistics Of Women In Mining Today
  • Overcoming The Barriers To The Boardroom
  • Thriving In A Male Dominated Sector
  • Making Mining A Career Choice Not A Job
  • Attracting as well as retaining Women In The Mining Industry – Being The Industry Of Choice
  • Combating Sexual Harassment Within The Mining Industry
  • Creating A Unified Front Between Women Across All Mining Levels.
  • Discussing The Amendments To The Mining Charter
  • Addressing Absenteeism And Pregnancy In Mines And The Effect It Has On Production


All women in mining including CEO, COO, HR Managers/ Directors, Compliance Officers, Transformation and Diversity Managers/Directors, Health & Safety Manager/Directors, Industrial Relations Manager/Directors, Union Leaders, Training & Development Managers, Mine Supervisors, Mine Managers, HRD Managers, HR Superintendent, Head Legal

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Nov 062013

Improving geophysical and seismic understanding of pre-salts and identifying drilling and completions strategies to optimise recovery and reduce costs. 11th-12th December, 2013 Hilton Sandton Hotel, Johannesburg,


The geological resemblance of the pre-salt areas off the West Coast of Africa and the successful discoveries in Brazil have sparked interest from gas and oil companies and investors across the globe.

The potential within basins in Congo, Angola, Gabon, Namibia, West Coast Cameroon and DRC has the attention of world media and the industry. What is needed before the next stages of development can be made, is a solid understanding. The production from these basins should be large enough to justify the high pre-salt drilling and completions costs and provide an economic return on every well.

Since the oil discovery in the pre-salt layers of Angola and Gabon back in 2011, three companies have drilled test wells, but all yielding different results. To minimise risk and truly commercialise the utilization of these resources, operators need to match an enhanced geological and geophysical knowledge to accurately determine the locations of sweet spots, with an effective strategy for driving down expensive drilling and completions costs.

Day One will look at how pre-salt operators in West Coast Africa are utilising latest seismic technologies to see through the salt, and a deep enough geophysical and geological understandings to launch successful drilling programmes. The day will commence with a comprehensive geological and geophysical analysis of Angola: Lower Congo and Kwanza Basin Basin, West Coast Cameroon, Gabon, and Namibia to identify areas are large enough for potential development. This will be followed by analysing advancements in seismic acquisition, interpretation  and processing to ensure the effective geophysical analysis. The day will finish drawing tried and tested transferable lessons from Brazil to understand if seismic technology from Brazil can be effectively transferred to pre-salt Africa.

Day Two will examine how to cut down the completions and drilling costs to ensure post-drilling commerciality and minimise risk. The day will start looking at how to optimise equipment selection, drive down drilling costs, and determine the most effective techniques for drilling through salt and deep water. This will be followed by case studies on identifying the optimal casing system for running long production casing strings in ultra deep wells, a comparison between water vs. oil based mud systems to determine the most effective and inexpensive options. Following that will be a discussion on optimal  completion fluids and  completions techniques. Last but not least, the congress will end with a discussion on how to overcome challenges in obtaining equipment and ensuring an effective emergency response strategy is in place.

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Oct 162013

Spanning 4 days, from 25 to 28 November at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, brought directly to the African mining industry in Johannesburg. This high level conference is a must for all those striving to control risk and maximise yield in Africa.


The African mining industry’s wealth of potential is in little doubt. Yet this capability is undermined by varying and wide reaching risks. The first ever Mining Risk Management Summit: Africa is the ideal forum to for those seeking to develop effective risk mitigation strategies.

Featuring presentations, panel discussions and case studies from some of the industry’s leading risk experts, the summit will guarantee exposure to cutting-edge risk management practices. Following field research the programme specifically targets the most threatening and obvious risks to the industry right now. From site security to resource nationalism, corruption to labour issues, infrastructure challenges to stakeholder engagement, the risks threatening to compromise your business will be covered.

Why you should attend this conference

  • Examine how resource nationalism policy could develop and what you can do to mitigate its impact
  • Hear industry expert’s forecasts on how risks in the African mining industry will grow
  • Meet and network with key industry players, from service providers and consultants to mining companies
  • Assess how you could improve your mine’s security operations
  • Hear the latest and advanced techniques in community involvement and how they could improve your ability to manage risk
  • Develop effective strategies and avoid corruption while still achieving desired business outcomes
  • Learn how industry leaders have been able to minimising disputes, manage their workforce and maximising productivity

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Sep 272013

Best Practices Awards for Sustainability, Social and Community Development in African Mining Conference is about awarding mining companies that have successfully implemented programs in mining communities in efforts to improve, better the social environment of local residents. This Conference is held at The Sandton Convention Centre on 17 to 20 November. Companies that make an effort and a conscious impact in developing the areas, in which they mine need to be highlighted to show the people of the world including mining investors and other mining companies that such feats can be achieved. . Companies that take time to research, set aside budgets, liaise with local communities address the needs that are realistic and foremost and implement programs to improving the welfare and future of its local residents.


Such a conference will highlight different aspects, which entail in the development of mining areas in Africa. Mining itself is the driving force of most economies in Africa. It involves people on a global scale who are involved with the daily functioning of a working mine. A topic such a Community, Social and Sustainability Development is a hot topic that is on the wisp of any person who is involved in any area that pertains to mining. From commerce, to law, to consultancy, the mining industry affects many tiers of business. This conference is offering a platform, where a hub of the right people will be situated through the duration of the conference.

Broadly this conference will be a place for investors, mining companies, advisory and consultancy businesses, insurance and financial institutions, lawmakers, service providers will meet. The Best Practice Awards offers a distinctive standpoint for any candidate that wants to promote themselves to the right individuals. Invest for Africa has designed cost-effective profiles that can fit any prospectus that is interested in using this tool to bring forth to your customers.

The Best Practice Awards provides a platform where one can interact with a number of delegates from different industries and interest. This networking type of conference will bring in not only African delegates but International peoples of interest. This is the ideal set up for one to portray their own business to network and discover new business partners, investors and alliances.

The conference awards mining companies in the following ideals:

  • · Best Community Development
  • · Best Social Development
  • · Best Environmental Impact
  • · Overall Best Mining Company
  • · Outstanding Development Project
  • · Sustainability : The Future of Africa

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Sep 192013

The Syntell Sustainability 2013 is an interactive forum designed for metropolitan, local and district municipalities and traffic authorities; provincial and local government, cities and councils from across the continent. The conference is held 11 to 13 November at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg.


The Forum will showcase the best practices and modern technologies for effective revenue management (including income procurement and collection) in order to improve service delivery. The ultimate goal is ensuring that municipalities share best practices so that pockets of excellence can be replicated.

Syntell Sustainability 2013 will prove that a ‘one-size fits all’ approach will not work and explore the need to understand different policy responses for overall responsibility in building financially sustainable municipalities and cities.

Commercially viable revenue management strategies designed for electricity, water, rates collection, traffic and parking services

The capacity of municipalities and local government to successfully maintain financial sustainability has become paramount.

Even though there is increased pressure from rate-payers, governments and regulators to maximise revenue ensuring service delivery, municipalities face financial burdens from the reduced capacity for collection of revenue for services – impacting their ability to develop and maintain service delivery.

Whether a municipality, local government or city, you can not afford to miss this conference!

  • Acquire an understanding of the importance, nature and tasks of the tendering process
  • Prepare your organisation for The Department of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs’ 100% clean audit objective
  • Introduce data cleanliness into your organisation with data management systems that work
  • See how technology can make your operations more financially sustainable
  • Become a smart municipality that efficiently runs its revenue management lifecycle
  • Get to grips with best practices in revenue enhancement and management for your local municipality or government
  • Discover how to integrate mobile and online financial transactions
  • Exchange strategic long term budgeting and planning best practices
  • Understand ways to better manage yield

Who should attend?

Municipalities, Electricity and Water utilities, Local, National and Provincial Government, Metro Police, Traffic authorities and traffic services, Road Safety Departments for Government, Small to Medium Businesses providing tendering and services for Local Government opportunities.

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Sep 122013

Best in Gaming Technology Africa Summit 2013 taking place 4th to 6th November 2013 at Montecasino  in Johannesburg will address latest changes and key issues the in gaming technology, how those changes will affect the gaming industry, and how technology can improve operations, increase revenues and control costs.


The summit will address key issues related to the field of technological progress, trying to understand the fast rate of change in gaming technology, its impacts currently and what’s to come in the next five years and beyond. Additional issues, which will be discussed, will deal with the development of social gaming and how to monetise it; new challenges and solutions in all that has to do with payment processing and thoughts and ideas on different ways to connect with customers to encourage even more profitable relationships.

Best in Gaming Technology Africa Summit 2013 will examine these new technologies with the help of presentations by experts and business leaders on the subject; attendees will get a hands-on look on technological updates, strategies and solutions for the ever-changing gaming industry.

Best in Gaming Technology Africa Summit 2013 will provide attendees with power-packed presentations by international, local and regional experts/ leaders, featuring hands-on technology updates, strategies and insights, addressing real-world technology challenges and looking at solutions for all segments of the gaming industry.

Best in Gaming Technology Africa Summit 2013 will be the industry’s hottest technology event. The summit is designed to appeal to the who is who in the gaming industry in Africa and internationally.

Attendees to the summit will consist of CEO’s, senior directors and key figures in the gaming industry; professionals like global and local gaming operators, gaming regulators, gaming content providers, system suppliers and gaming manufacturers. There will be software and payment providers, hosting companies and representatives from every aspects of online and offline gambling. This creates an opportunity to meet others and to develop valuable business relationships.

This is your opportunity to network and gain valuable contacts with influential decision makers from around African continents and beyond.

Expect to meet CEOs, COOs, MDs, GMs, CIOs, CTOs and senior directors from:

  • Global and local gaming operators
  • Gaming regulators
  • Gaming and content providers
  • Gaming machine suppliers and manufacturers
  • Software suppliers
  • Payment providers
  • Hosting companies
  • Online marketing consultants
  • Gaming consultants
  • Fraud and IT consultants
  • Legal advisors
  • Industry Associations

Hear from these expert speakers:

  • Zodwa Ntuli, Deputy Director General, Department of Trade and Industry
  • Adv. Themba Ngobese, CEO, Casino Association of South Africa
  • Stuart Wing, COO, Sun International
  • Nikki Forster, South African Hospitality & Gaming Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Tebogo Makamo, Vice President, Operations – Africa and Europe, BMM Compliance
  • Andrew Crone, Enterprise Gaming Systems Programme Lead & Regional IT Quality and Testing Manager, Sun International
  • Daniel Kustelski, Managing Director, Voltbet.com
  • Tyrone Dobbin, Co-founder/Managing Director, Sportingbet South Africa
  • Anli Kotze, COO, BetTech Gaming
  • Ian Barnes, CTO, BetTech Gaming
  • Craig Swan, General Manager, Krugerbets.com
  • Greg Parsons, Director Sales Africa, Sportradar
  • Wayne Lurie, Director, Laurie Inc

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