Dear Delegate,

The 5th Annual Conference hosted at Gold Reef City Johannesburg, provided an objective platform for key stakeholders within the mining industry to receive first hand guidance from senior DMR officials who were at the event in full-force and keynote address by Joel Raphela, Deputy Director General: Mineral Regulation, DMR. 

ITC has summarized your anonymous comments, suggestions and challenges which were forwarded to the DMR, together with their ratings as speakers in giving clarity to industry.


The top 5 speakers, as rated by you:

Keith Fenner, Senior Vice President, SAGE

Joyce Makhema, Stakeholder Manager, TENDELE COAL MINING

Phumlani Dlamini, Mining Rights Advisor, IMPALA PLATINUM LIMITED

Riaan van Deventer, Projects Manager, UMSIZI SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL SOLUTIONS

Bheki Mdakane, Head Of Human Resources & Social Labour Plan (SLP), CENTRAL RAND GOLD

The conference was rated as:
30% Excellent, 57% Good, 13% Average


1. Strategic alternatives to business to sustain employee jobs
2. Consultation is critical and there are various forms thereof
3. Complexity of the law in mining related issues
4. Zoning is important for mining activities
5. Communities are well aware of what’s going on and they have the power
6. Self-inflicted problems by the mining companies
7. Follow-up on all communication that has been sent to stakeholders
8. Stoppage of the mine does not stop obligations
9. Historic, legacy issues revisit should not be regarded as taboo
10. Piercing of the corporate veil indicated that compliance was non-negotiable
11. Liability of the mine is not escapable
12. Core contractors liability impacts the mineral rights holder
13. The mining sector as we know it has changed
14. The SLP is becoming a critical document no longer a rubber snake
15. Future forums are critical to the communication process

ITC would also like to thank our Diamond Sponsor: e-Mining and exhibitors: Manna Holdings, Juta & Company and Spatial Dimension
We look forward to hearing some success stories of each delegate from the conference who went back to their place of work to implement key strategies learnt and motivate fellow colleagues. Please forward all feedback to

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