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HR in Mining and Mineral Processing

The conference for HR leaders in mining

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Two-day Conference | 08 – 09 November 2017
Radison Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton

Africa is richly endowed with mineral reserves and its mineral industry is the largest in the world, with most of these reserves ranking first or second world-wide in terms of quality.

However, the last five years have arguably been the toughest in the history of African mining. The mining industry has experienced seismic changes – uncertainty over mining legislation and regulation, and plummeting commodity prices and currency fluctuations have put a serious dent on profitability. In addition, power cuts are on the increase and labour unrest is a regular feature in many African nations.

In South Africa, the mining industry has shed almost 70 000 jobs in the past five years. This is a severe blow to the industry, which despite several setbacks in the last five years, is regarded as the market leader in Africa employing 400,000 people. Many other African countries face the same dilemma.

Finding the balance between investing in mining labour, which is the industry’s greatest asset, and managing the costs of the same is one of a myriad of challenges HR departments face. In parallel, greater scrutiny of operational, environmental and community development issues have steadily increased pressure on corporate responsibility and financial transparency– with the HR leader playing a significant role in managing these.

But there is hope!

Despite the challenges of recent years, which continue to persist, emerging HR trends in the mining industry may offer solutions — or at least opportunities for improvement industry-wide.

The KR conference on HR in Mining and Mineral Processing is a unique platform created for HR practitioners which provides an invaluable opportunity for all in the fraternity to share knowledge, gain new perspectives, and increase capability and capacity so that the mining and minerals processing industry can thrive.

Subscribing to the HR in Mining and Mineral Processing conference affords you access to comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date intelligence on HR in mining and minerals processing – get involved and have a say in changing the mining industry for the better by booking your seat today!

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Executives and Vice Presidents of HR (including Talent Management, Transformation, Organisational Effectiveness)
  • Senior HR Managers, Industrial Relations Practitioners
  • Transformation Managers
  • Employee Relations Managers
  • HR Business Partners
  • HR Operations Managers
  • HR Superintendents
  • Human Capital Supervisors
  • Human Capital Managers
  • Training and Development Managers

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

  • This programme has been put together with the assistance of an advisory board comprising leading HR experts in mining and mineral processing to bring you the most relevant information for your day to day HR practices.
  • Discuss regulatory best practice, get real-time HR mining intelligence, benchmark, showcase and share excellence in HR in mining. With parallel tracks at the conference, you can select a track relevant to your most pressing challenges.
  • Discover innovative, cost cutting technical HR solutions to maximise ROI.
  • Experience an environment that’s guaranteed to make peer-to-peer connection and contacts happen.
  • Gain unlimited online access to updated and verified conference information that will serve as a helpful resource long after you have attended this conference.

MORE INFORMATION

Contact Busie Mjimba +2711 706 6009 or busie@knowres.co.za

Programme

DAY ONE 08 NOVEMBER 2017

07:30–08:15

Registration | Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge
Resources registration staff


08:15–08:30

Welcome and introduction by chairperson

08:30–09:15

Keynote: Mining and minerals processing in Africa - status, new developments and concerns

Jacques Erasmus, Global Head: Mining, KPMG

09:15–10:00

Fuelling better performance through strategic, structural and cultural alignment   

Italia Boninelli, Independent Consultant and Executive Coach


10:00–10:30 MORNING BREAK

10:30–11:15

Case study: Performance management

Claire McMaster, Group HR Manager, The MSA Group

11:15–12:00

Winning at talent: innovative strategies in a talent scarce market

Tirelo Sibisi, Executive VP: Group HR, Anglogold Ashanti


12:00–13:00

LUNCH


13:00 – 13:45

Mining for diversity: a case study for fostering inclusive work environments to strengthen mining’s talent alloy

Eswhin Booysen, Head: HR, Vendetta Zinc Intl.

13:45 – 14:30

Fostering an employee relations and engagement culture: purpose not just words on  the wall

Janko Kotze Director & Organisational Psychologist, Human Interest

14:30 – 15:15

Case study: People excellence in the mining industry

Frik Snyman, Senior Manager: Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting


15:15–15:30 AFTERNOON BREAK

15:30–16:15

Roundtable

In this session, the topic below will be introduced by the keynote speaker in a 20-minute snapshot which will be followed by an interactive roundtable discussion  

Automation, job losses and the fourth industrial revolution: what it means for human capital in the world of mining  


16:15

 Wrap up and close of day 1


 

DAY TWO 09 NOVEMBER 2017

07:30–08:15

Registration Meet and greet conference attendees, presenters and Knowledge Resources registration staff


08:15–08:30

Welcome and introduction by chairperson

08:30–09:15

Getting serious about safety in mining: the role of the HR leader

09:15–10:00

Sharing perspectives on community health issues and the mining boom-and-bust cycle

Dr Richard Malkin, Managing Director, Workforce Health


10:00–10:30

MORNING BREAK


10:30 –11:15

Finding the sweet spot between HR and CSI to make mining more sustainable

Markus Reichardt, Managing Director, PE International

TRACK 1
11:15 –12:00

Case study: Change Management overload: leading and sustaining results in the evolving landscape of mining

Dr Rica Viljoen, Managing Director, Mandala Consulting

TRACK 2
11:15–12:00

Fixing collective bargaining in South Africa – a reflection on how to restore social dialogue in the mining and mineral processing industries

Ben Matai, VP: HR, Sasol Mining


12:00–13:00 LUNCH

TRACK 1
13:00 – 13:45

Best practice guide and toolkit for organisational design for HR in mining and minerals processing

Professor Theo Veldsman, Former Professor and Head, Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg

TRACK 2
13:00 – 13:45

The role of Local Economic Development (LED) and transformation in sustainable development

Nene Molefi, Managing Director, Manadate Molefi Consultants

TRACK 1
13:45–14:45

Enabling a strong learning and skills development culture in mining and minerals processing

Bernard Wakeford, Co-founder, Yellowseed consulting; Associate, Catalyst

TRACK 2
13:45–14:45

Candid conversations: Bridging the trust gap in the mining industry

Professor Nico Martins,
UNISA


14:45–15:00 AFTERNOON BREAK

15:00 – 15:30

Closing keynote: An eye to the future – adapting to change in a volatile mining and minerals processing industry


15:30

Close of conference



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REGISTRATION FEES
  Excl. VAT
HR in mining and Minerals Processing
*Early Bird Special* ends 30 September 2017
Save (R1 125) R6 375.00
Two-day Conference: 08-09 November 2017 R7 500.00

Please note:

  • Payment must be received prior to attendance
  • Registration fees include refreshments, lunch, parking and seminar materials
SETA grants and accreditation requirements

Many of our delegates enquire about the accreditation of our events. There is a misconception that organisations qualify for SETA grants only for accredited programmes. This is not correct. The payment of SETA grants is regulated by the Government Gazette, no. 9867, Vol. 570, 3 December 2012, no. 35940. These Regulations clearly state that the SETAs “must allocate a mandatory grant to a levy paying employer” that has submitted a WSP and ATR by the regulated date, has provided all the information required in the regulated template, and is up to date with skills levy payments. Furthermore, the template in the Regulations (Section C: Skills Development) allows employers to include ALL planned training in the report; not only accredited programmes.


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Special discount for registered NPO’s, small businesses (30 or less employees) & full-time lecturers at universitiescontact us for more information!



MORE INFORMATION

For more information and to book your seat contact Busie Mjimba  on +2711 706 6009  or
busie@knowres.co.za

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To book your seat contact Magdeline Matlatse  on +2711 706 6009 or 
magdeline@knowres.co.za

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