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Decarbonisation & Going Green in the Mining Sector
Join Creamer Media for an informative webinar on Decarbonisation & Going Green in the Mining Sector that will focus on:

• creation of an enabling external and internal environment for decarbonisation;
• management of demand-side energy with a focus on eliminating energy waste as well as improving energy efficiency;
• sourcing of low-cost renewable energy as part of a broader energy mix;
• leveraging new technologies that are emerging in the market, including digital, storage and hydrogen technologies to ensure carbon neutrality; and
• taking ownership of those emissions that occur upstream and downstream of the value chain, and ensuring that those also advance to net zero.

Sponsored by Exxaro, Sibanye-Stillwater and Clarke Energy

Jan 28, 2022 10:00 AM in Johannesburg

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Speakers

Abel Sakhau
Climate Change and Sustainability Strategist @Exxaro Resources
Abel is a Sustainability and Climate Change strategist with 15 years of experience in the mining industry and a combined 21 years of work experience. He trained as a climate scientist from the University of Witwatersrand and holds an MBA degree from Stellenbosch University. He has expertise in driving authentic leadership behaviours, strategy development, business optimisation, establishing professional and specialised business units in climate change, environmental management, and sustainability. He is currently the lead in developing and driving the execution of a group-wide decarbonisation plan working with the Board, Exco, operational management and broader employee to define the pathway to carbon neutrality by 2050. He has a solid and adaptable management approach that seeks to bring authentic leadership skills to employees and allow them to make a difference in global climate change and decrease community vulnerability and poverty.
Jevon Martin
Chairperson & EIUG Director @Energy Intensive Users Group SA
Jevon Martin is head of energy and decarbonisation at Sibanye-Stillwater, an international precious metals company. He also serves as the chairperson and director of the Energy Intensive User Group of Southern Africa. He started his career in 2010 in power generation engineering and later transitioned into management consulting. He has lead and executed several strategic projects within Eskom and Sibanye-Stillwater, providing experience in strategy development, business transformation, operations management, restructuring, post-merger integration (PMI), culture transformation and change management. He has also built an extensive understanding of the global and local electricity supply industry (ESI) from a strategic, technical, regulatory and commercial perspective. He holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Cape Town and a master of business administration from Warwick Business School in the United Kingdom.
James Mackay
Director: Energy Strategy and Infrastructure @PwC South Africa
James Mackay is Director, Energy Strategy and Infrastructure, Strategy&, PwC South Africa. He has over 20 years’ of diverse experience. James has worked across Africa developing infrastructure and energy and has a specific focus on Net Zero and Energy Transition strategy. James has a BSc Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town, and is a registered Chartered Accountant in South Africa. He has completed an Executive Coach and Leadership Programme through Berkley University, and attended the Harvard PPP programme at the Kennedy School of Business.
Nikisi Lesufi
Senior Executive: Health & Environment @Minerals Council South Africa
Nikisi Lesufi joined the Minerals Council (formerly Chamber) in 2002 as an environmental adviser. He was promoted to his current position in 2008. He previously lectured at University of the North (now University of Limpopo) and also served the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) in various capacities such as Deputy Director: Water Quality, Director: Water Resources Management and head of the regional office of DWAF in the Free State.
Martin Preece
Executive Vice President @Gold Fields South Africa
Martin Preece began his career at De Beers Consolidated Mines. Over 32 years he progressed through the ranks at De Beers in South Africa and abroad and by 2016, his leadership roles had included mining manager, assistant general manager, business development manager, general manager, chief operating officer. In 2017 Martin took up the position of Gold Fields Executive Vice President: South Africa, with responsibility for the South Deep mine. He also serves on the board of the Minerals Council South Africa. Martin holds a mining engineering qualification and business and executive development credentials from leading institutions. Martin has a reputation for distilling key issues from complex situations, and leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve performance and operational excellence. At South Deep, Martin embodies the principle of authentic and values-based leadership. With focussed energy, he drives organisational and cultural transformation to enable sustainable improvement