The term “emerging miners” covers a diverse group of mining and mining-related entities, including prospecting and smaller producing companies, and associated companies such as contractors. Since the advent of the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) in 2004, there was significant growth in smaller mining companies.
The Chamber’s Emerging Miners’ Desk (EMD) provides advice, support and acts as a resource centre for the smaller Chamber member companies. While the Chamber, at a policy level, presents a consolidated position on key policy areas, it is sensitive to the needs of its smaller members who often lack the capacity and resources to implement policy and legislation. In addition, there are a number of other areas where smaller companies require assistance: in the raising of finance for projects, in some of the technical aspects of mining such as geology and engineering, and in skills development, and compliance with the MPRDA associated Mining Charter, to list a few.
The Chamber invites members to join our LinkedIn group to find resources on a variety of operational, policy, legislative matters. In addition, the discussion page allows members to share their learnings, issues and advice on a host of topics.