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Glenhove Conferencing Centre, Johannesburg
15 November 2018 & 16 November 2018


Target Generation Day

The Target Generation through Technology workshop is aimed at individuals in the exploration and mining industries who wish to learn more about available technologies for target generation and optimizing mining techniques.

This workshop is designed to present a broad overview of the specialist fields that are applied in the discovery and development of targets, including remote sensing and spectral imagery, geophysics, geochemistry, structural interpretation and mapping, as well as other non-conventional techniques.

African Exploration Showcase

The African Exploration Showcase is an opportunity to update the mining community with a selection of recent projects and developments. It is an ideal opportunity to share information about deposits that would hopefully add significant mineral economic value in the continent’s pipeline.

The audience includes prospectors, explorers, consultants, miners, financiers as well as media, and this is therefore a perfect opportunity to showcase exploration and mining projects in Africa.

A panel discussion on funding challenges will be held at the begin of the day and will include the following confirmed panellists:

  • Boris Kamstra – CEO, Alphamin Resources
  • Chris de Vries – MD, Deloitte Technical Mining Advisory
  • Errol Smart – CEO, Orion Minerals
  • Keith Scott – Chairman, The MSA Group
  • Mike de Wit – President, Tsodilo Resources

Topics for the showcase will include the following:

  • Bauxite in Mali
  • Tin in South Africa and DRC
  • Vanadium in South Africa
  • Graphite in Madagascar
  • Iron Ore in Botswana
  • Zn-Cu-Ni-PGE in South Africa
  • REEs in Uganda
  • Battery metals in Africa
  • Gold in Rwanda










  Members Non-members Academic Retired/Student
Technology Day 3 250 4 000 1 750 1 750
Exploration Showcase 3 250 4 000 1 750 1 750
TS/AES combo 5 850 7 200 3 150 3 150


Start End Topic Speaker Company
7:30 8:15 Registration    
8:15 8:45 Remote Sensing and Imagery Andries Botha Southern Mapping
8:45 9:15 Existing and Emerging Drone Technologies Heico Kűhn iGlobe
9:15 9:45 3-D Seismics Reece van Buuren HiSeis
9:45 10:15 2D Seismics : The First Bite of the Cherry in Litho-Structural Mapping – Speedy Mapping over areas of Immediate Mining Concern Geoff Campbell GAP Geophysics (Pty) Ltd
10:15 10:45 Tea
10:45 11:15 Evolution of pXRF Stuart Bateman / Marcus Lake InnovX / Olympus’ Analytical Instruments
11:15 11:45 3-D X-ray Tomography on Drillcore Deshenthree Chetty Mintek
11:45 12:15 Hyperspectral Drillcore Imaging – a Case Study Mike Donze Terracore
12:15 12:45 Optimising your Drilling Programme Noleen Pauls Reflex
12:45 13:45 Lunch
13:45 14:15 Managing Geology, Drilling and Sampling Data in a Connected World Philip Setzer Maxwell Geoservices
14:15 14:45 An Introduction to the Leapfrog 3D Ecosystem André Hanekom Seequent
14:45 15:15 Geotechnical applications of Micromine at Kumba Iron Ore Thandile Dlokweni Kumba Iron Ore
15:15 15:45 Tea
15:45 16:15 A 3-D model for the Leeuwpoort tin mine and its application to exploration predictions Zandri Harris University of Pretoria
16:15 16:45 Use of data for mineral project efficiency Lisa Chanderman Deloitte
16:45 17:15 Applications of Machine Learning in Exploration and Targeting JP Hunt SRK Exploration
17:15   Drinks: Sponsored by EarthLab
Start End Topic Speaker Company
7:30 8:15 Registration
8:15 9:30 Panel discussion: Funding of exploration projects   Errol Smart (Orion), Chris De Vries (Deloitte), Mike de Wit (Tsodilo), Boris Kamstra (Alphamin) and Keith Scott (The MSA Group)
9:30 9:55 Lithium in Rwanda Oliver Bayley SRK Exploration
9:55 10:20 Manono DRC Lithium Michael Cronwright The MSA Group
10:20 10:45 Vanadium Exploration and Mining of the Bushveld Complex Troth Saindi Bushveld Minerals
10:45 11:10 Tea    
11:10 11:35 Bisie Tin: From early exploration to the cusp of production and beyond Borris Kamstra Alphamin
11:35 12:00 A detailed focus on the AfriTin Mining, Uis Project Tim Marais AfriTin
12:00 12:25 Makuutu Rare Earth clay project, Uganda Cesare Morelli Benzu Resources
12:25 12:50 Brownfields evaluation of the Antsirabe Graphite Deposit, Madagascar Mike Venter ph Consulting
12:50 13:35 Lunch
13:35 14:00 An Overview of Resource Drilling and Mine Development at Mogalakwena Platinum Mine James Winch Anglo Platinum
14:00 14:25 An Overview of Resource Upgrade and Development at Mogalakwena Mine Richard Hornsey Orion Minerals
14:25 14:50 Prieska Zn-Cu Project Louw van Schalkwyk Orion Minerals
14:50 15:15 Tea
15:15 15:40 Botswana Iron Ore Project Mike de Wit Tsodilo Resources
15:40 16:05 Manganese Exploration Graham Duncan Minrom
16:05 16:30 Bauxite in Mali Allan Saad & Neil Moodley ERG Africa
16:30   Drinks 


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