Platinum Sponsor

Nedbank CIB

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking provides a full spectrum of banking solutions through innovative debt, sustainable finance solutions, transactional, global markets, advisory, equity capital market solutions and private equity solutions. Our offering includes sector-focussed investment banking solutions encompassing mining and resources, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecommunications, as well as vanilla and specialised funding. Specialist sector teams also manage the Group’s structuring, lending, underwriting, custodial and trading businesses. The scope of investment banking stretches from debt advisory and long-term project financing to equity trading and investments. The Nedbank / Ecobank banking alliance covers 39 countries on the African continent and is officially the largest banking footprint in Africa.

Website: www.nedbank.co.za/cib

Gold Sponsors

Behre Dolbear

Our independent expertise helps others appreciate some of Africa’s biggest assets – Metekel Gold Mine, Ethiopia

For over 100 years the mining industry has looked to us for counsel. From exploration and project closure to fi nancial and management consultancy, our knowledge is as varied as our global client base. What makes us special however is not just our experience, it is our independence. The advice we give is completely unbiased which means the only agenda we ever have is yours.

Website: www.dolbear.com

Clarksons Platou Securities

Clarksons Securities (CS) full-service investment bank specialized solely on Shipping, Metals & Minerals, Renewables and Offshore.

Our specialized focus has resulted in a world leading placing power within our sectors. As of now we have raised more than USD 40 bn for these sectors since 2010, and for the Metals & Minerals industry we have raised over USD 4 bn during last five years.

CS is well-positioned towards the energy transition with our strong focus on batteries and electrification. We have more than 8 years of banking experience with battery minerals and have raised more than USD 2 bn raised in relation to battery and electrification. Our top ranked research analyst provides coverage on copper, lithium and iron ore.

CS is a fully licensed investment bank in the EEA and US/Canada, with offices in London, Oslo, New York and Calgary. CS is part of the worldwide Clarksons group, listed on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of GBP 1.1b and included on the FTSE 250 index. The Clarksons group has 54 offices in 23 countries with 135 full-time researchers in London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Oslo and Houston.  

Website: www.clarksons.com/financial/investment-banking

DRA Global

DRA Global Limited (ASX: DRA | JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) is a multi-disciplinary engineering, project management and operations management group predominantly focused on the mining and minerals resources sector. DRA has an extensive global track record, spanning more than three decades and more than 7,500 studies and projects as well as operations and maintenance solutions across a wide range of commodities.  

DRA has expertise in mining, minerals and metals processing and related non-process infrastructure including ESG, water and energy solutions for the mining industry. DRA delivers advisory, engineering and project delivery services throughout the capital project lifecycle from concept though to operational readiness and commissioning as well as ongoing operations, maintenance and shutdown services.  

DRA, headquartered in Perth, Australia, and services its global customer base through 20 offices across Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Website: www.draglobal.com

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international law firm with more than 1,500 legal professionals in 19 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.

From initial exploration to large production projects, Gowling WLG’s Global Mining Group has the in-depth industry experience and the international connections to help your mining projects succeed. With offices across Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East – as well as significant coverage in Africa and South America – we collaborate across countries and service areas to bring you practical, effective solutions.

Our clients include multinational corporations, private and public companies, governments, international banks, state-owned enterprises, hedge funds, investment funds and other financial institutions, as well as high net-worth individuals with global investments.

Website: gowlingwlg.com/en/sectors/mining/global/

Rand Merchant Bank

RMB is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

Being present in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with an extensive Group-wide deal footprint, our roots are firmly entrenched in African soil. We have access to a network of retail banks across Africa, branches in London and India and representative offices in China, Kenya and Angola.

Our Mining and Resource team structures mining deals in Africa and abroad – notably in the debt arranging and funding, advisory, junior mining and resource financing fields.

Website: www.rmb.co.za

SP Angel

SP Angel is broker and investment bank with a specialist focus on Mining. We are the largest mining nomad and broker in the London market by number of clients with 35 ongoing mining-company retainers. We also have the largest mining research team supported by specialist sales and corporate finance. SP Angel is highly active bringing investors into mining companies on AIM, the ASX and TSX and the LSE Main Market.

Website: www.spangel.co.uk

Strand Hanson

Founded in 1993, Strand Hanson is a modern merchant bank, headquartered in London and providing market-leading, independent advice to ambitious and growing businesses across the world. The firm advises over 50 AIM-listed corporate clients operating across six continents, of which 33 are involved with extractive industries, and is the leading Nominated Adviser to natural resource companies on AIM.

Strand Hanson has a specific focus on Africa and in 2008 became the first of its peer group to establish a dedicated African office in Cape Town, South Africa. Our global presence is further enhanced with offices in Singapore and Argentina, providing our clients with local contacts who both understand their regional markets and have global capital market expertise.

Strand Hanson provides high quality financial and strategic advice to public and private companies undertaking IPOs, secondary fundraisings and M&A transactions. Our independent model allows us to provide advice and financial solutions without a conflict of interest, ensuring our clients’ interests come first.

Website: www.strandhanson.co.uk

TMX Group

Toronto Stock Exchange & the TSX Venture Exchange are home to more Mining companies than any other market in the world. Companies benefit by having greater access to capital, visibility of transactions, analyst coverage, specialized indices and tailored listing requirements for all sizes of companies.

Website: www.tsx.com

Wood Plc

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Website: www.woodplc.com

Silver Sponsors

Baker McKenzie​

Baker McKenzie has a deep history in delivering solutions to the global mining industry in both the traditional and newer markets. We have developed one of the world’s strongest mining law teams, specialising in international exploration and mining projects, and metals and mining M&A, across six continents for more than 60 years. We act for and understand the needs of explorers, mining companies, investors, traders, financiers and the other key stakeholders in the full life cycle of mining projects. Our clients include 5 out of the top 10 global listed mining companies by market capitalisation. We have a presence in more of the key mining jurisdictions globally than any of our competitors, with dedicated, full service transactional teams in the key mining hubs of London, Toronto, Johannesburg and Australia, and established teams of leading locally trained lawyers in those newer markets where our clients have pursued opportunities such as Central Asia, Africa and South America. Our lawyers are fully conversant with the complex issues that arise in cross-border assignments, both in mitigating risks and developing solutions that meet the business and regulatory needs of our clients.

Baker McKenzie is also at the forefront of the energy transition and the impact this is having on the mining sector, advising clients with respect to matters such as the demand for new battery metals, the shift in energy supply away from traditional carbon sources and the impact the energy transition is having on the “traditional energy metals” (such as copper and aluminium).

Website: https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/expertise/areasofpractice/mining–metals

Intertek Minerals

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

Website: www.intertek.com/minerals/

Solarcentury Africa

Solarcentury Africa is a market leader in the development of solar PV and hybrid storage projects using smart energy technology and controls. We are now in a position to offer some grid connected mines with only paying for the power they use and not having the solar park on their balance sheet. With a decade of experience in Africa our projects, partnerships and technologies generate abundant clean power for all. Founded in 1998, Solarcentury has been around since the start of the industry and now solar PV is a mainstream energy source with storage solutions are green, affordable and unbeatable.

Website: www.solarcenturyafrica.com

TM Partners

TM Partners matches the most appropriate mining talent to your business-critical leadership roles at corporate locations, operational sites, development projects or exploration targets globally.

Equipped with thorough mining sector understanding, we can provide the most effective search solutions to execute your strategies and have a lasting impact on your organisation’s bottom line.

Our aim is to provide our clients with the service excellence you’d expect from larger firms, with the agility, creativity, and personable care that only a boutique firm such as TM Partners provides.

Website: tmpartnersgroup.com

Bronze Sponsors

Digby Wells Environmental

We provide environmental, social and sustainability solutions for the resources, infrastructure, energy and agriculture sectors globally.

Our integrated approach and wide range of in-house specialist capabilities drives results and delivers project value for all our clients.

From exploration to extraction to rehabilitation and closure, our multidisciplinary team has the knowledge to support you through every milestone of the project life-cycle.

Website: www.digbywells.com

Societe Generale

Societe Generale is a leading European financial services group. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world, the Group seeks to build, together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions.
With a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 117,000 members of staff in 66 countries and supports on a daily basis 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world.

Website: wholesale.banking.societegenerale.com

Power Sponsor

HIMOINSA Southern Africa ​

HIMOINSA Southern Africa provide a solution based, one stop shop for commercial GENERATOR and LIGHTING TOWER requirements. Providing bespoke, turnkey, industry compliant, flexible applications for our clients across the region in sectors including mining, utilities and manufacturing. HIMOINSA is a global corporation that designs, vertically manufactures and distributes diesel, gas and HFO generators from 3 kVA – 3 500 kVA for Permanent or Standby applications. We provide Sales, Rental, OEM Parts, Maintenance and Value Added Services. Stock and parts are held across the region via our distributor network, in bond and at HIMOINSA facilities in Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Website: www.himoinsa.co.za

International SOS

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation’s reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.

Website: www.internationalsos.com

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm – uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. Our “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that our clients receive the best of our knowledge and experience. Mayer Brown’s mining practice has a well-established track record of involvement in project finance transactions, listings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures as well as non-transactional matters in the mining sector. Our mining practice is ranked Band 1 in Mining and ranked Band 1 in Mining, Africa-wide by Chambers Global.

Website: www.mayerbrown.com

Mining Plus

Mining Plus is a leading mining technical services provider, consisting of professionals specialising in geology, mining engineering (surface and underground), geotechnical engineering, mine ventilation and operational management.

At Mining Plus, we apply a combination of technical expertise and practical experience to exploration and mining projects globally. We have embraced an attitude of ‘getting it right the first time’ and take pride in providing tailored services to meet client expectations through the delivery of detailed, accurate and timely outcomes.

With a proven record of accomplishment in delivering innovative and practical
solutions, our goal is to ultimately deliver value to a project.

Website: www.mining-plus.com

Drinks Sponsor

Cape Mining Club

The Cape Mining Club was founded in 2020 and provides a networking hub for those who reside or work near Cape Town with links to the mining sector. Our current network consists of senior mining executives, fund managers, geologists, mining engineers, recruitment agencies, analysts and more.

Our regular events are held in a relaxed setting for our members to engage on industry topics but also serving as a platform where exploration or mining deals can be achieved, service providers can be contracted, all forms of capital to fund exploration and mining deals can be sourced and exploration and mining in Africa can be promoted.

Website: www.capeminingclub.com


Geodrill is a mineral driller with operations focused on West Africa and South America. With the largest fleet of modern multi-purpose rigs, Geodrill provides a broad selection of diverse drilling services, including exploration, delineation, underground and grade control drilling, to meet the specific needs of its clients. With its multi-year contracts, a strong balance sheet, and organic growth opportunities, Geodrill is well-positioned for for 2022. GEO:TSX

Website: www.geodrill-gh.com

Wifi Sponsor

ATS Group

Africa’s leading remote site and facilities management expert. Operating in 25 African countries, ATS offers the full suite of facilities management services to our remote sites clients; from camp builds, catering, cleaning and procurement.

Website: www.atsgroup.net