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Sustainable Development Day


Sustainability Mining: The Next Wave of Transformation

2019 Official Stage Sponsor:

In line with the theme – “Championing Africa’s Sustainable Economic Development”, the Sustainable Development Day delivered a full day of interactive content dedicated to the resolution of the socio-environmental challenges of the mining sector.

It brought together the key members of the civil society, NGOs, government ministers, academic, financiers, mining companies and the leading innovators in the field of Responsible & Sustainable Mining.

Every year the multi-stakeholder platform enables dialogue and builds a strong, mutually-beneficials relationship between the mining industry’s decision-makers and their key stakeholders.

What was discussed?

  • Collective strategies and best practices for managing the wide-ranging impacts in environment and communities
  • Sustainability-driven innovation
  • Responsible sourcing of minerals
  • Diversity and inclusion in the mining sector
  • The role of communities in shaping the future of Africa’s mining
  • Mine-community partnerships and the power of mining for local economic development
  • Eco-conscious mining
  • Mine closure and the growing challenge of mining legacies

Who attended?

Mining executives, NGO's, Government Officials and members of the community wanting to make a positive impact and ensure that shared value is created from Africa’s mineral wealth.


2019 speakers included:

The interactive day is made up a series of exclusive panel discussions. Some of the headline names included:

  • • H.E. Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma

    H.E. Dr Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma

    Minister in the Presidency: Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation
    South Africa

  • Aidan Davy

    Aidan Davy

    Chief Operating Officer
    International Council on Mining & Metals

  • Mongezi Veti

    Executive Head of Sustainability

  • Casper Edmonds

    Head of Unit, Extractives, Energy and Manufacturing
    International Labour Organization