Hundreds of students, academics and young professionals wanting careers in mining attended the Young Leaders in Mining Programme at the Investing in African Mining Indaba.
They met mining CEOs, potential employers and government leaders. This initiative has undeniably become one of the highlights of the event.
Speakers included Minister Gwede Mantashe, Anglo American executive director Andile Sangqu, Vice Chancellor of WITS professor Adam Habib, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, CEO of Exxaro and president of the mineral’s council, Mxolisi Mgojo, the Minerals Council’s Head of Skills Mustak Ally, and the HR directors from Vedanta and Exxaro, MD of Mining Indaba Alex Grose, and Katlego Letsoalo, chairperson, SAIMM Young Professionals Council.
This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 3, 2019 and will be published in full on 9 April 2019