Past Speakers


The chamber has featured a "who's who" of speakers at its events over the years:

Special Event Guest Speakers 

  • 2015 - Judge Albie Sachs, retired South African Constitutional Court Judge
  • 2014 - Special Meeting with Mildred Oliphant, Deputy President, Republic of South Africa regarding best practices in South Africa's mining industry 
  • 2013 - Kgalema Motlanthe, Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa 

Indaba Keynote Speakers and other Guests of Honour

  • 2016 - H.E. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner DTI, African Union Commission
  • 2015 - Trueman Goba, Chair, Hatch Goba Limited, South Africa
  • 2014 - Charles Sirois, Chair, CIBC, Chair, Telesystem Ltd., Founder of Tandem Expansion Fund, Board Member, Rogers Communications, Founding Partner and Chair, Enablis Engrepreneurial Network
  • 2013 - Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanplats Limited
  • 2012 Rupert Soames, Group Chief Executive, Aggreko
  • 2011 - Bobby Godsell, Past Chairman, ESKOM Holdings and past Chief Executive Officer, AngloGold Ashanti Limited
  • 2010Greg Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, African Barrick Gold
  • 2009Mark Bristow, President and Chief Executive Officer, Randgold Resources Limited
  • 2008Warren Newfield, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Chairman, CIC Energy Corp., and Founder, Chairman, Tau Capital Corp.
  • 2007 - Patrick Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC Lavalin Nuclear, President, SNC Lavalin Power Ontario, and President, SNC Lavalin Engineers & Constructors
  • 2006 - Arthur Mashiatshidi, Chief Executive, Decorum Capital Partners, New African Mining Fund
  • 2005Richard Molyneux, President and Chief Executive Officer, De Beers Canada
  • 2004 - Derek Cooper, Chairman, Standard Bank
  • 2003 - Cyril Ramaphosa, Chairman, Millennium Consolidated Investments
  • 2002 - Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman, De Beers


Annual Mining Breakfast Previous Speakers

  • 2016- Sipho Pityana, Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti - Keynote Speaker
  • 2016 - Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Republic of South Africa, and Frank Mugyenyi, Senior Industry Advisor, African Union Commission (AUC) - Opening Speakers
  • 2015 - Ngoako Ramathlodi, South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources and Paul Brink, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Franco-Nevada Corporation
  • 2014 - Right Honorable Dr Hage Gottfried Geingob, Prime Minister, Republic of Namibia, Stephen Masele, Deputy Minister, Energy & Minerals, Republic of Tanzania and Clive Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, B2Gold Corp
  • 2013 - Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister of Mines, South Africa and Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanplats Limited
  • 2012 - Dr. Gabi Schneider, Director, Namibian Geological Survey and Inge Zaamwani, Managing Director, Namdeb
  • 2011 - Susan Shabangu, South African Minister of Mineral Resources and R. Michael Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
  • 2010 - Anthony Andrews, Executive Director, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and Simon Village, Chairman, Banro Corporation
  • 2009 - Gordon Miller, Chief Executive Officer, First Uranium Corporation and Simmer and Jack Mines Limited and Hon. P.H.K. Kedikilwe, Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources for Botswana
  • 2008 - Peter Kinver, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation
  • 2007 - Buyelwa Sonjica, Minister: Minerals and Energy, Republic of South Africa and Bridgette Radebe, President, South African Mining Development Association and Executive Chairperson, Mmakau Mining
  • 2006 - Lulu Xingwana, South African Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy and Rick Menell, President & CEO, Teal Mining & Exploration and Deputy Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals
  • 2005 - Richard Duffy, Executive, New Business Development, AngloGold Ashanti and Abe Mngomezulu, Deputy Director General, South African Department of Minerals and Energy
  • 2004 - Patrick Evans, President and CEO, SouthernEra Resources
  • 2003 - Ian Cockerill, President, Goldfields and  Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South African Minister of Minerals and Energy
  • 2002 - Susan Shabangu, South African Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy
  • 2001 - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South African Minister of Minerals and Energy
  • 2000 - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, South African Minister of Minerals and Energy

Previous Business Person of the Year Award Winners (sponsored by Hatch)

  • 2015 - Wayne Floreani, Vice-President, MineAfrica 
  • 2013 - Robert Francki, Global Managing Director, Project Delivery Group, Hatch
  • 2012 - Firdosh Bulsara, General Manager, MyEscapades
  • 2011 - Ronald W. Thiessen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hunter Dickinson Inc. Chairman, Great Basin Gold Ltd., Past Director, Past President and Chief Executive Officer, Anooraq Resources Corporation
  • 2010 - Laurel Keenan, Canadian Director, Wines of South Africa and President, Propeller Communications
  • 2009 - David Creighton, Chief Executive Officer, Cordiant Capital
  • 2008 - Ronald  Nolan, Past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hatch and Chairman, N-Solv Corporation
  • 2007 - Jossef Pikulak, Director of International Trade & Development, Global Fresh Imports & Export, a division of Tom Lange Company Inc.
  • 2006 - Robert Franklin, Past Chairman, Placer Dome