The Junior Indaba, taking place on 21 and 22 May 2024 at the Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park promises to debate the current climate and outlook for the junior mining sector in South Africa and beyond. The panel of speakers will include over 35 CEOs and MDs of mid-tier and junior mining companies, government, investors, industry experts and professional advisors.

Supplied by Resources for Africa

Supplied by Resources for Africa


Chaired by Bernard Swanepoel, this year’s event includes the following highlights:

  • A discussion on what can be done to drive exploration in South Africa, featuring Jacob Mbele, DG, DMRE, Lili Nupen, director, NSDV, Errol Smart, managing director and CEO, Orion Minerals and Mosa Mabuza, CEO, Council for Geoscience.
  • Alistair Hodgkinson, COO, DRA Global, will chair a conversation on the challenges and opportunities for junior miners and explorers in the rest of Africa, with Boris Kamstra, COO, Premium Nickel Resources, Roger Staley, CEO, Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group (AAMEG), and Geert Klok, chair of the Board, Chamber of Mines of Mozambique.
  • Vusi Mabena, executive secretary, Mining Industry Association of South Africa (MIASA), will give an address on mining policies affecting junior/ASM miners in the SADC region.
  • Patryca Kula Verster, Primary Markets: business development manager, JSE, Thabiso Sekano, head of Mining and Metals, IDC, Messu Mwaniki, CEO, Bedrock Capital, and Mametja Moshe, founder and CEO, Moshe Capital will take part in a discussion on what investors are looking for when considering African junior mining projects.
  • Hugo Pienaar, chief economist, Minerals Council South Africa and Robin Griffin, vice-president, SME M&M Markets, Wood Mackenzie, will reveal their views on the outlook for global commodities.
  • Andy Clay, principal consultant and expert, will discuss how junior miners can think differently and innovate to ensure their survival.
  • Kudakwashe Maramba, sales director, Fluor, will chair a conversation on the role of junior miners in meeting the demand for critical minerals and metals, with Louis Nel, CEO, MMC, and Ntsiki Adonisi, head of Natural Resources and Environment Practice, ENS.

Shammy Luvhengo, CEO, Ndalamo Resources, will discuss how junior coal producers are succeeding in a challenging market.

Gillian Niven, consultant, Tiefenthaler Africa, Jeffrey Mulabisana, founder and group executive chair, Jempec Group, and Fred Arendse, chief executive, SSC Group, will debate how junior miners can navigate ESG requirements, community and climate change concerns.

Furthermore, 11 junior mining companies operating in South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the DRC, will discuss the status of their project(s). These projects cover a diverse range of commodities, including gold, nickel, graphite, lithium, chrome, rare earths, diamonds, coal, heavy mineral sands and potash. Speakers include:

  • Christopher Drysdale, CEO, Antler Gold
  • Andrew Cunningham, managing director and CEO, Walkabout Resources
  • George Bennett, CEO, Rainbow Rare Earths
  • Gerard Kisbey-Green, chair, Kazera Global
  • Tim George, CEO, Pensana Metals
  • Nosipho Pambuka, executive chair, Qinani Mining
  • Jeffrey Mulabisana, CEO, Platistone
  • Selim Kaymak, founder and CEO, Alpha Resource
  • Andre Baya, CEO, Kore Potash
  • Boris Kamstra, COO, Premium Nickel Resources
  • Simba Chinyemba, CEO, Kuvimba Mining House

Registration is open so book now and guarantee your place.

Source: Supplied by Resources for Africa