SAGA talk by Mike Teke (President of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa)

The Role of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in a changing Mining landscape: where geoscience can add value

Speaker: Mike Teke (President of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa)

Title of Talk: The Role of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa in a changing Mining landscape: where geoscience can add value

Venue: Wits Geoscience (Room 101)

Date: 23rd June 2016

Time: 17:00 for 17:30

The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is a mining industry employers’ organisation that supports and promotes the South African mining industry. The Chamber serves its members and promotes their interests by providing strategic support and advisory input.

A key role of the organisation is to facilitate interaction among mining employers to examine policy issues and other matters of mutual concern to crystallise and define desirable industry standpoints.

The Chamber also acts as a principal advocate for mining in South Africa to government, communicating major policies endorsed by its members.

In this talk, Mike will focus on the South African and global mining landscape,  legislation, operational environment (Safety, Tons and Cost), sustainability as well as stakeholder involvement. Mike will also talk about the role of geoscience in South Africa and where the Chamber sees as key strategic areas for geoscience development and applications in advancing mining in South Africa.

Biography:

Mike Teke has served in various human resources roles at Unilever, Bayer, BHP Billiton and Impala Platinum. In 2008, he became one of the founding members and CEO of Optimum Coal. Mike was appointed Vice President of the Chamber of Mines in 2011 and elected Chamber President in 2013. He holds several qualifications including BA (Ed); BA (Hons); MBA. Mike was further appointed Chairman of the Richard Bay Coal Terminal in 2012 and is currently serving in this role . He serves on the Board of Rolfes, a JSE Listed Company and is the Non-Executive Chairman of Anchor Group, also JSE Altx listed Company. Mike is also the founding and controlling shareholder of Dedicoal, a service-based mining and beneficiation vehicle, active in the South African mining sector. He is the Deputy Chairman of Council at the University of Johannsburg and the Executive Chairman and controlling shareholder of Masimong Group, a diversified investment company.