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2021 Speakers included:

Roger

Roger Baxter,

Chief Executive, Minerals Council South Africa


Johann

Johann Bester,

Project Manager IPPs, Thebe Investment Corporation


Henk

Henk de Hoop,

Resources Sector Focus Lead, Corporate & Investment Banking, RMB


Andre

Andre de Ruyter,

Group Chief Executive, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited


Morné

Morné du Plessis,

CEO, Minergy


Sandra

Sandra du Toit,

Africa Leader, Mergers & Acquisitions, EY


Puneet

Puneet Gupta,

Founder, CoalShastra


Jacques

Jacques Jonker,

Managing Director, Coalvest


Lucky

Lucky Kgatle,

Senior Vice President, Sasol Mining


Shammy

Shammy Luvhengo,

Executive Chairman, Ndalamo Resources


Dr Neva

Dr Neva Makgetla,

Senior Economist: Trade and Industrial Policy, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)


Michelle

Michelle Manook,

CEO, World Coal Association


Billy

Billy Mawasha,

Director, Kolobe Nala Investment Company


Zandile

Zandile Mdanda,

CEO, Black Royalty Minerals Koornfontein


Mandisa

Mandisa Mondi,

Managing Executive, North Corridor, Transnet Freight Rail


Prince

Prince Mopai,

Equity Analyst, All Weather Capital


Lebogang

Lebogang Mulaisi,

Labour Market Policy Coordinator COSATU; Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Climate Change


July

July Ndlovu,

CEO, Thungela Resources


Paul

Paul O'Flaherty,

Executive Director, EY-Parthenon Africa Leader


Vasudev

Vasudev Pamnani,

GM- Retail Sales, Solid Fuels, Iman Resources


Xavier Marcel

Xavier Marcel Prévost,

Senior Coal Analyst, XMP Consulting


Mandy

Mandy Rambharos,

GM –Just Energy Transition, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited; Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Climate Change


John

John Smelt,

Founder, Scout Advisory


Mike

Mike Teke,

CEO, Seriti Resources


Joanne

Joanne Yawitch,

CEO, National Business Initiative (NBI); Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Climate Change


The Coal Industry Day



 

 


2021 Coal Industry Day

For Producers, Traders, Investors & Users

Tuesday 27 July 2021
Online Edition

 

Brought to you by Resources for Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba, the 3rd edition of the Coal Industry Day took place as a virtual discussion on Tuesday 27th July. This year’s event focused on the current challenges facing the industry, including the future of coal given the increasing environmental pressures and how to achieve a just energy transition for the Southern African coal mining industry, given these pressures as well as social and economic impacts.

The ongoing effects of Covid-19 on the industry, funding for coal projects, the local and export coal markets, Eskom’s current and future strategies and coal producers’ strategies were all addressed.

Industry leaders from coal miners, buyers, traders, investors and funders, environmental and legal experts, business organisations and independent consultants discussed key issues such as:

  • Why we need to change the narrative about coal
  • The global outlook for coal post-Covid-19
  • The changing face of the Southern African coal and energy market
  • What is Eskom’s perspective on the role of coal in South Africa’s future energy mix?
  • How are coal producers responding to changing market conditions?
  • The future of funding for coal projects
  • Local and international demand for coal in a post-Covid-19 world
  • The just energy transition: how can Southern Africa move away from coal to cleaner energy sources?
  • What is being done to create ‘green coal’ throughout the value chain?
  • And much more...

 



Bernard Swanepoel 3x2
Chair: Bernard Swanepoel


 

Programme at a Glance:


08h45     

Welcome and introduction

     Bernard Swanepoel

 

09h00

Opening keynote address: Why we need to change the narrative about coal

     Michelle Manook, CEO, World Coal Association

09h20

Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

09h35

Session One
The global outlook for coal post-Covid-19

     Xavier Prévost, Senior Coal Analyst, XMP Consulting

10h00 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

10h15

Session Two
The changing face of the Southern African coal and energy market

     Chair: Roger Baxter, Chief Executive, Minerals Council South Africa

     July Ndlovu, CEO, Thungela Resources
     Mike Teke, CEO, Seriti Resources
     Lucky Kgatle, Senior Vice President, Sasol Mining

11h00 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

11h15 BREAK

11h35

Session Three
What is Eskom’s role in the Southern African coal market and how is this changing?

     André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive, Eskom Holdings SOC Limited

12h00 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

12h15

Session Four
The Energy Transition: Balancing our “Paris” commitments with the need for more energy – how do we do it in a just way?

     Chair: Paul O'Flaherty, Executive Director, EY-Parthenon Africa Leader

     Joanne Yawitch, CEO, National Business Initiative (NBI); Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Climate Change
     Mandy Rambharos, GM - Just Energy Transition, Eskom Holdings; Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Climate Change
     Lebogang Mulaisi, Labour Market Policy Coordinator, COSATU; Commissioner, Presidential Commission on Climate Change
     Dr Neva Makgetla, Senior Economist: Trade and Industrial Policy, Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)

 

13h15 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

13h30 LUNCH

14h00 Session introduction by Bernard Swanepoel

14h05

Session Five
How are smaller coal producers reacting to changing market conditions?

     Chair: Sandra du Toit, Africa Leader, Mergers & Acquisitions, EY

     Shammy Luvhengo, Chairman, Ndalamo Resources
     Zandile Mdanda, CEO, Black Royalty Minerals Koornfontein
     Morné du Plessis, CEO, Minergy

14h35 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

14h55

Session Six
Investor panel: the future of funding for coal projects

     Chair: Henk de Hoop, Resources Sector Focus Lead, Corporate & Investment Banking, RMB           
 
     Johann Bester,
Project Manager IPPs, Thebe Investment Corporation
     John Smelt, Founder, Scout Advisory  
     Prince Mopai, Equity Analyst, All Weather Capital

15h25 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

15h40 BREAK

15h55 Session introduction by Bernard Swanepoel

16h00

Session Seven
Local and international demand for coal: the traders’ perspective

     Chair: Billy Mawasha, CEO, Kolobe Nala Investment Company
     
     Puneet Gupta, Founder, CoalShastra (India)
     Vasudev Pamnani, GM - Retail Sales, Solid Fuels, IMAN Resources (India)
     Jacques Jonker, Managing Director, Coalvest

16h30 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

16h50

Session Eight
How can transport and logistics infrastructure enable greater access to local and export markets?

     Mandisa Mondi, Managing Executive, North Corridor, Transnet Freight Rail


17h10 Audience Q&A led by Bernard Swanepoel

17h25 Closing remarks and end of conference

 

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Mining Industry Partners:

Coal 2021 MIPs v1

 Sponsor:

  

DRA PGMs site 2019

 


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Media Partners:

African Mining Brief, Coalshastra, Global African Network, Modern Mining, Mining CSI, Metal Focus, Mining Review Africa, Women in Mining


The Coal Industry Day is brought to you by Resources 4 Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba.

“By the industry for the industry”