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30 September – 2 October 2015
(with pre- and post-conference field trips)

Meropa Conference Centre, Polokwane, Limpopo

Introduction

This Minerals Indaba and Trade Show aims to build on the information provided in the 2012 and 2013 Coal Conferences. The meeting is planned at a critical juncture in the mining development in South Africa. While there are numerous prospecting licenses for coal and exploration rights for gas in the pipeline there are as yet only about 3 operating Coal mines and another 3 near start-up Coal mines and no operating gas projects. By contrast the region boasts at least 10 large platinum mines, several chrome operations and as well as copper and industrial mineral mines (phosphate and andalusite).

Conference Objectives

  • To provide first-hand information on the evolving minerals industry of the Limpopo Province, Republic of South Africa;
  • Minerals included will be: Platinum Group Elements (pge), Base metals; Coal, Gas (Unconventional) and Industrial Minerals
  • To consider the marketability of the minerals being produced and potentially available from the region;
  • To look at the logistics for the minerals, coal and gas transportation, water and energy supply in the region;
  • To review the water and energy supply to the region;
  • To review mine closures and the long term ramifications;
  • To evaluatewhat the cumulative environmental impact will be if all the proposed projects were to materialize;
  • To review and assess how the current and proposed projects will support the regional and national development plans, both economic and social expectations of the people of Limpopo;
  • To understand the possible impacts on food production;
  • To evaluate the role of private and public nature reserves and international agreements (trans-frontier parks) and the impact the developments will have on these sensitive habitats and national treasures;
  • To provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and technological advancements between miners and contractors;
  • To showcase the planning, project development and implementation skills and experiences of the engineering contractors active in the Province’s various mines and projects;
  • To investigate the impact that the newly established Special Economic Zones (SEZs) at Musina and Tubatse will have on the industrial and mining development of the Province and adjacent countries (Botswana, Zimbawe and Mozambique)

Who Should Attend

  • Limpopo Government officials
  • Mining Companies
  • Contractors and Construction Companies
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Local municipal mining, water, environment authorities
  • National government departments and parastatal companies responsible for the environment, infrastructure, road and rail power and water supply and planning
  • Local regional and national planners
  • Company executives
  • Project managers
  • Exploration geologists and mining engineers
  • Downstream users of coal and gas – industry, IPPs, Eskom and CTL proponents
  • Environmental scientists and ecologists
  • Farmers Unions
  • Plant operators
  • Consulting Engineers and Earth Scientists
  • Transport and logistics executives
  • Traders and marketers
  • All parties interested in the future of the region

Trade Show

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference. If you are interested in exhibiting at the Trade Show contact the Secretariat.

Sponsorships

Several sponsorship opportunities are available to industry members. Sponsorship packages are available as well as sponsorship on specific items. All sponsors will be offered branding promotion whether this is inclusion of your logo on the sponsored item or as banner displays in the foyer or venue.

Secretariat

RCA Conference Organisers
Michelle Stegen
+27 11 483 1861/2
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SAMCODE Roadshow For The Coal Industry, Postponed Until Further Notice

KEEPING ABREAST OF THE SAMREC CODE 2015 UPDATE

Why is the revision and update necessary?

Mining is an international business that relies on the trust and confidence of investors and other stakeholders. The SAMREC Code is the minimum standard of reporting for Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves for South Africa, and as such must ensure that it’s keeping up with developments in the mining industry worldwide. The Code needs to be relevant to a changing industry and encompass the discovery of new deposits.

As the industry matures, a number of issues and practical realities have been identified that require proactive revision. The guidelines of the SAMREC Code include materiality, transparency and competency. The Code allows the investor to understand the technical details and risks associated with developing projects and mines. The revision targets the reporting standards and aims to ensure that the information investors and stakeholders can reasonably expect to be available are provided.

We believe the revision will increase confidence in market investment, allowing finance, mining and exploration companies looking to improve their investor base to be able differentiate the mines or projects that have merit.

When the revised and updated SAMREC Code is released, the new reporting environment will require companies to provide more information to investors and interested parties on the underlying details and assumptions that relate to the declaration of their Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. A more informed assessment of the investment potential of these projects will be possible, and the risks associated will be clearer.

Ken Lomberg is a Senior Principal with Coffey in Johannesburg and chairs the SAMREC Working Group which is tasked with the responsibility of compiling the revision and will present an update on the progress as well as what is going to change.

The new SAMREC Code is planned to be released in mid-2015.

RSVP:  Mathuray, Santhoshnie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday 25 March 2015
Glen Hove Conferencing, 52 Glenhove Road, Melrose, Johannesburg

Introduction

South Africa has already had over six years of constrained electricity supply and has probably another five to go. This is having a direct impact on the confidence in the economy.
In December 2014 Cabinet set up an electricity ‘war room’ and unveiled a five-point stabilisation plan. Is the stabilisation plan working? What effect will this have on electricity supply and the economy?
Can South Africa plan for growth, or is this the end of the industrialised economy?

Confirmed Speakers

Steve Lennon, Eskom
Andrew Etzinger, Eskom
Mike Rossouw, Energy consultant to Eskom
Sisa Njikelana, SAIPPA
Ian Curry, Basil Read Energy
Chris Yelland, EE Publishers
Lance Greyling, DA Shadow Minister
Roger Baxter, Chamber of Mines
Rob Jeffrey, Econometrix
Stan Pillay, Anglo American

Sponsorships

Several sponsorship opportunities are available to industry members. Sponsorship packages are available as well as sponsorship on specific items. All sponsors will be offered branding promotion whether this is inclusion of your logo on the sponsored item or as banner displays in the foyer or venue.

For More Information

Download the full Announcement
Download the electronic Registration Form
Download the Sponsorship Options
Download the Sponsorship Booking Form

Secretariat

RCA Conference Organisers
Michelle Stegen
+27 11 483 1861/2
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.rca.co.za

Visit www.fossilfuel.co.za to become a member

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Register now and reserve your seat before 30 January 2015 for early bird!

The early bird registrations for the Dust Management and Control Conference coming up next are opened. Please take advantage of the discount opportunities to register early. The conference is scheduled to take place on 18 and 19 March 2015. However the early bird registration cutoff date is January 30.

We have attached a flyer for you should you want to register on the discount. To participate and confirm you attendance send us the flyer and we will register you. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Otherwise we will be in contact with you to update you on the development of the conference.

The 5th Annual  Women in Engineering Convention will be discussing strategies  to ensure women play a pivotal role in  infrastructure boom and the engineering industry as a whole. This conference will bring together over 150 women across the engineering field to discuss efforts on how to promote  female leadership within engineering.

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