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Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly presents Business Thought Leadership. This is a platform for unsolicited opinion articles written by various thought leaders on topical issues affecting the South African economy and the business environment. Creamer Media retains the right not to publish unsolicited opinion articles, as well as to remove articles from the platform. The opinions expressed are not those of Creamer Media.

The power of inclusive leadership
26th October 2023

By Malcolm Curor, CEO of United Manganese of Kalahari It’s a buzzword and social media through to motivational speakers and consultants cannot get enough of themes around Inclusive leadership. But... 

Hennie Colyn
Process Automation – an important driver in creating a sustainable future for mining
24th October 2023

By Hennie Colyn, Direct Sales Executive: Process Automation at Schneider Electric Process automation plays vital role in making the mining industry more sustainable. It enhances operational... 

Mante Kgaria
Accelerating mining water conservation in South Africa through advanced treatment methods
3rd October 2023

By Mante Kgaria, Senior Process Engineer at Multotec Water plays a vital role not only in sustaining life, but also in various industries, ranging from agriculture and food production to mining and... 

Jacques Farmer
Pioneering local expertise: PRISMA and Barrick redefine training in African mining
3rd October 2023

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Introduction: Collaborating for growth  

Aeysha Samsodien
Mining: a key component in the just energy transition
29th September 2023

By Aeysha Samsodien, Senior Equity Analyst, M&G Investments It’s no secret that South Africa’s mining industry faces significant challenges, such as energy reliability, environmental impact, supply... 

Let's talk mining: Ministerial consent when there is an indirect change of control by way of an issue of shares
Let's talk mining: Ministerial consent when there is an indirect change of control by way of an issue of shares
18th September 2023

By Thabang Shomang – Director – and  Sive Mqikela – Associate at Rams Attorneys The Supreme Court of Appeal (“SCA”) has recently handed down a judgment (Vantage Goldfields SA (Pty) Ltd & Another v... 

Jan de Kock
The future of transformation in the mining sector
14th September 2023

By Jan de Kock, Head: CFM: Origination at Absa CIB The mining sector in Africa holds immense potential for economic growth and development. As the continent's working-age population continues to... 

Africa’s mines and factories must brace for AI and ‘bots’ as part of an integrated safety and network solution
Africa’s mines and factories must brace for AI and ‘bots’ as part of an integrated safety and network solution
7th September 2023

By Anton Fester (Managing Director) & Koos Fourie (Technical Director) Sedna Industrial IT Solutions Tech disruption in the mining and heavy-duty industrial sectors in Africa is set to continue at... 

Jacques Farmer
Women as catalysts for change: training providers leading the way to gender equality in mining
31st July 2023

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Training Solutions Women are leading a transformation in the mining industry, pioneering the shift towards gender equality and empowerment. Redefining... 

Adrian van Wyk
Optimising mining operations, reducing costs through control and industrial automation
20th July 2023

By Adrian van Wyk, Managing Director at Referro Systems (Pty) Ltd With over 22 years’ experience representing some of the world’s most renowned industrial brands, including Rockwell Automation,... 

Giada Masina
Mining rights and indirect change of control– judge settles old debate
6th July 2023

By Giada Masina & Francois Sieberhagen from Webber Wentzel A recent Supreme Court judgment has clarified that ministerial consent under section 11 of the MPRDA is needed for both direct and... 

Jacques Farmer,
Transforming South Africa's Mining Industry Through Specialist Training Providers
19th June 2023

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Training Solutions  As mining operations transition to modern methods, it is crucial to ensure workers can adapt to thrive in this new landscape.... 

Gert Roselt
Climbing the ladder from apprentice auto electrician to CEO
9th June 2023

Gert Roselt started his career as an apprentice auto electrician for Kuruman Auto and has successfully climbed the ladder to become CEO of Probe IMT Group. He shares his career journey with... 

Robert Botha
The impact of corporate politics on in-house legal counsel
9th June 2023

Corporate politics, the intricate web of power dynamics, alliances and manoeuvring within organisations, has far-reaching consequences on various stakeholders. In-house legal counsel, responsible... 

Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya
Corporate Social Responsibility - an ever-increasing role in Corporate Strategy
8th June 2023

By Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Bigen Development Advisory and Impact The growth of international human rights law in recent times, first targeting government actions and later corporations, are one... 

Roland Innes
Sociometric data can disrupt the traditional value chain and revolutionise the mining industry
5th June 2023

By Roland Innes, Group CEO at DYNA Training The mining industry is rapidly evolving as mines embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) with increasingly sophisticated equipment and automation.... 

Wynand Marx, CEO at BBE Group
Mine ventilation as an enabler and not a constraint
25th April 2023

By Wynand Marx, CEO at BBE Group The core business of mines is to extract ore safely in line with market demand and forecasts, stockpile levels, processing capacity, transport and hoisting... 

Clinton Pavlovic, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells
Zimbabwe: A new focus for lithium mining
18th April 2023

By Clinton Pavlovic, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells & Tapiwa John Chivanga, Senior Associate at Scanlen & Holderness Lithium is becoming a highly sought-after commodity in the drive to achieve a... 

Roland Innes, Group CEO at DYNA Training
Mentoring certification is now mandatory for mining engineers – but this is not a bad thing
13th April 2023

By Roland Innes, Group CEO at DYNA Training As of January 2023, the Mine Engineer’s Certificate of Competency requires a mentor to possess certification from an accredited institution, and proof... 

Michael Young, Pre Sales Engineer, Secure Power at Schneider Electric 
VSDs in mining – how to protect this vital operations’ component
24th March 2023

By Michael Young, Pre Sales Engineer, Secure Power at Schneider Electric  Variable speed drives (VSDs) form an integral part of mines today; it is an energy optimised solution integrated into... 

Revolutionising mineral exploration through cloud-based collaboration
22nd March 2023

By Rob Ferguson, Segment Director, Exploration and MRM at Seequent The years ahead are set to be challenging for the mining industry. Not only must we consider how to protect and drive... 

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FinTech and financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked in Africa
22nd March 2023

By Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, Managing Director: Development Advisory and Impact at leading infrastructure development group, Bigen The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), in August 2017, established a... 

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