What's on at Mining Indaba Virtual

Strategic discussions and pioneering insights

2-3 February 2021 | Online  | Free to attend

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Day 1, 2 February 2021, 12:00 - 16:00 (GMT)

South Africa, Mining and The Way Forward

  • Opening keynote from a senior South Africa government representative 

Reigniting Mining Capital: ESG Investing in a Covid-Recovery World
  • What impact has the global pandemic had on the rise of ESG in investment decisions?
  • How are the major operators responding to ESG priorities in the boardroom?
  • Exploring the ICMM’s tailings standards and what this means for communities and operators
  • Uncovering latest ESG and sustainability initiatives being adopted – low-emissions and hydrogen strategies, enhanced community engagement, and mining’s perception for both investors and citizens
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4IR: How Can African Mining Harness Automation in a Pandemic to Help Grow Economies?
  • How should labour and industry work together to ensure Africa’s mining sector does not fall behind while safeguarding employees?
  • Establishing a way forward post-Covid: what are the next steps for labour and industry?
  • What opportunities has the global pandemic presented for new technology testing and adoption?
  • 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. 
  • The AU agenda is aligned to South Africa’s own National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 vision of transforming the country into an inclusive and innovative digital society. 

Day 2, 3 February 2021, 12:00 - 16:00 (GMT)

The Opportunity for Battery Metals in the Global Reboot
  • Opening keynote from a senior African government representative

Panel Discussion – Government and Private Sector Collaboration: Resilience, Reboot and Responsible Sourcing of African Mineral
  • ESG impact on high-risk mining communities: OECD Framework and other practical tools for companies to better understand and mitigate supply chain risks      
  • Defining the role of Governments and Financial Institutions: strategic client due diligence, financial sanctions and other measures that need to be undertaken to enhance responsible supply chains       
  • What is the scope for international cooperation on artisanal mining and conflict minerals?       
  • Supply Chain Transparency – What role can technology play for producers, end-users and national regulators to achieve legitimate transparency?    

Gold Spotlight: The Rise and Rise of Gold in the Pandemic
  • Global economic impact of Covid-19 and gold demand
  • Effect on geopolitical relationships and lower global growth
  • Exploring the changes in gold production and trading prompted by the global pandemic
Green Metals, PGMs and Global Decarbonisation
  • An exploration of the role of PGMs, battery metals and Rare Earths in the energy transition
  • Uncovering sourcing challenges and fostering secure supply chains with manufacturers
  • Technological opportunities in hydrogen, and confronting the perception of mining in society
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