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Mining Tech Africa Conference 2019

05.04.19 Suedafrika Kompetenzzentrum - News-Hauptkategorie, AHK Süd-Afrika - News-Hauptkategorie




Mining Tech Africa Conference 2019


Spire Events


Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rosebank, Johannesburg



Spire Events in collaboration with the North West University hosted the Mining Tech Africa Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosebank on the 7th and 8th March 2019. The conference focused on the latest trends in the mining industry with disruptive technologies being at the core of all the presentations and panel discussions. Mr Gerard Mohapi (Project Manager) from the Competence Centre for Mining and Mineral Resources within the Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry attended the event.

The opening theme of the conference was “Future of Mining 2020 and Beyond”. The conference was kicked off with a Keynote Address by Mr Blessings Ramoba, President of the Mining Forum of South Africa. He spoke about the key innovations that mining companies can tap into I order to increase the returns for all their stakeholders. Central to this is the necessity of driving local companies to compete on a global level, especially in the context of the Mining Charter 3. The overall conclusion of his presentation was on that some of the requirements for successful implementation of Mining 4.0 technologies in the mining industry will be getting workers re-skilled and new career paths.

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