Mining Review Africa will be hosting the Technical Skills Africa conference that will take place in Johannesburg from 8–10 December 2008.

The programme will include industry-specific case studies for the power, mining, infrastructure, ICT, oil and gas sectors and will assist stakeholders involved in these sectors to develop skills strategies to analyse the cause and effect of skills shortages and show how technical skills can be enhanced in order to meet the demand being experienced by these industries.

Highlights include “ICT skills development efforts in Nigeria” (Olaposi Abiola, Country Director, OneVillage Foundation, Nigeria); “Skills development programmes for the integration of women in the mining industry” (Tshidi Dabula, Skills Development Manager, De Beers Group, South Africa); “Developing and retaining essential technical skills for infrastructure development in local governments” (Enslin van Rooyen, Lecturer: School of Public Management and Administration, University of Pretoria, South Africa); “Building engineering capacity key to Africa’s development” (Marvin Benjamin, Corporate Director: Government Affairs, Siemens, South Africa); “Resourcing skills in utilities” (Joos du Plessis, Talent and Skills Manager: Human Resources Division, Eskom, South Africa) and “Addressing skills shortages in the oil and gas sector” (Andrew Dippenaar, Technical Manager, PetroSA, South Africa).

Book your seats today!  Gain insight from high level speakers representing Botswana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

For more information about the conference, please contact Nicolaas Loretz on 021 700 3555 (nicolaas.loretz@spintelligent.com) or visit: www.technical-skills-africa.com.