Mineworkers Investment Trust call for mining public and private sector to work together

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Mineworkers Investment Trust call for mining public and private sector to work together

“Managing the Tools and Experience to Impact the Much Needed Transformation in the Mining Industry” will be the topic under discussion at a breakaway session on Social Protection, sponsored by the Mineworkers Investment Trust (MIT), at the Second Annual Vision2030 Summit in June.

Topco Media will be hosting the Vision2030 Summit on 8 and 9 June, at the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

In June 2015 Topco Media hosted the successful inaugural Vision 2030 Summit, with the continued support of Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe who has been involved in this initiative for two consecutive years and who will be opening the summit as the official keynote speaker.

“The aim of the Vision 2030 Summit is to provide a platform for members of the Presidency, key government dignitaries and private sector leaders, to share insights, engage and discuss the vision for the National Development Plan. It highlights key aspects around Vision 2030 and how key organisations and individuals can contribute to make it a reality,” said Ryland Fisher, Topco Media Editorial Director.

The moderator for this session is Dr Martin Kaggwa, Executive Research Director at Sam Tambani Research Institute (SATRI). The panellists are Luthando Brukwe, Head of Transformation, National Union of Mineworkers (NUM); Oren Fuchs, Investment/Special Projects Manager at Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) and Tshimane Montoedi CEO of the Mineworkers Development Agency (MDA).

“We feel it is important for the private sector to work alongside non-private sector entities like the MIT, as we do not have an infinite amount of resources to undertake interventions needed to transform South Africa. The private sector needs to be involved as a source of additional resources, experience and expertise,” said Simphiwe Nanise, COO of the MIT.

“We believe the public and private sector can collaborate towards making the NDP a reality by cultivating trust by being transparent with each other, and by jointly formulating and implementing supporting initiatives”, he said.

“We celebrate the successes and achievements of the MIT over the past 20 years in uplifting and improving the quality of life for impoverished mineworkers of South Africa,” said Nanise.

MIT’s successful programmes include the JB Marks Education Trust Fund, Elijah Barayi Memorial Training Centre, The Mineworkers Development Agency and The Sam Tambani Research Institute (SATRI).

Anyone interested in responsible mining is encouraged to attend this breakaway session.

To book your attendance at the Vision2030 Summit, please contact micheline.frantz@topco.co.za or call 086 000 9590.

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