Investing In African Mining Indaba

Leaders of Tomorrow

Recognising the young leaders and innovators in the mining industry

Part of the Young Leaders Programme in partnership with:

The inaugural Leaders of Tomorrow competition celebrated the rising stars who have led on a major innovation, discovery or research project within the last two years.

From many applications four finalists were selected and given 10 minutes to present their idea to the leading judges on the Main Stage.

Congratulations to the four finalists: 

  • Olebogeng Sentsho, CEO, Simba Mgodi Fund
  • Jennifer Acquah, Former Geological Engineer, Gold Fields
  • Thierno Doumbouya, Engineering and Reliability Superintendent, Guinea Alumina Corporation (Emirates Global Aluminium)
  • Smangaliso Mahlangu, Mining Engineering Student, University of Witwatersrand

The competition was open to everyone under the age of 35 who’s project will move the industry forward in the fields of:

  • Safety
  • Water
  • Exploration
  • Mineral Recovery
  • Strategy

Winner: Olebogeng Sentsho, CEO, Simba Mgodi Fund

The prizes:

  • 2 hours of mentoring time from each of the expert judges over the next 12 months
  • Access with Mining Indaba’s PR contacts
  • A feature in the 2019 Post Event Report
  • Free accommodation and VIP access to Mining Indaba 2020

2019 Judges:

  • Tom Albanese
    Director, Nevada Copper and Director, Franco-Nevada

  • Carole Cable
    Partner, Brunswick and Non-Executive Director, Nyrstar and City Natural Resources High Yield Trust PLC

  • Professor Adam Habib
    Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand