As part of the Mining Indaba, taking place in Cape Town in February, a special General Counsel Forum will be hosted especially for the legal community. “A Legal Indaba” will take place on February 6, 2020 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The focus of the indaba will be to examine risk, growth and sustainability and look at strategies for turning challenges into benefits as a modern mining GC.
The GC Forum is the first of its kind for the African mining sector and a new stream for the Mining Indaba. It shines a spotlight on the importance of the legal community in developing and managing the regulatory framework around mining across the continent.
Issues on the first panel discussion include: a look at technology and how it can be used to support the work of the GC; a practical look at compliance and how being proactive can help manage risk; and, adopting a collaborative approach to risk management.
Speakers include Aviona Mabaso, Group Legal Counsel at Bauba Resources and Ria Sanz, Executive Vice President - General Counsel, Compliance and Company Secretary, at AngloGold Ashanti.
The second session, with Rio Tinto’s Chief Advisor Corporate Relations (Africa & Ventures), Jacqueline Musiitwa, will be a reflection on the steps a GC can take to ensure their role enables growth.
For the third panel - with Daniel Driscoll, the Vice-President Legal & Compliance at Endeavour Mining; Hermien Uys, Head of Legal at Vedanta Zinc International; Jasmine Abrahams, Group Manager - Sustainability at Ivanhoe Mines; and Pieter Smit, Group Legal manager at Ivanhoe Mines - the discussion will focus on the many legal challenges that come with building sustainability in mining.
To read the full agenda click here. Further speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Attendance: The General Counsel Forum is free of charge for mining GCs based anywhere globally. Places are limited. Register here
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