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 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) in 2002, there has been significant growth in smaller mining companies.

The Minerals Council’s Emerging Miners’ Desk provides advice, support and acts as a resource centre for smaller Minerals Council member companies. While the Minerals Council, at 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 raising finance for projects, in some of the technical aspects of mining such as geology and engineering, in skills development and in compliance with the MPRDA-associated Mining Charter, to list a few.

The Minerals Council invites members to join our LinkedIn group to find resources on a variety of operational, policy and legislative matters. In addition, the discussion page allows members to share their learnings, issues and advice on a host of topics.

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