Innovation in South African mining – Is there room for Swedish input?

The South African mining industry has serious problems. Significant innovation will be necessary, but technology alone will not solve South Africa’s problems. 

With May Hermanus, South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Henrik Ager, President Rock Tolls, Sandvik Mining.


IVA Konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
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Måndag den 13 juni 2016 08:00 - 08:55

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  • What is happening with South African mining?
  • What can Sweden learn from South African innovation strategies? How can we contribute?
  • What are the business opportunities for Swedish companies in the South African mining sector’s transformation?

The current visions of growing business opportunities in Africa in general and the EU Raw Materials Policy are developing ways to secure a stable supply of minerals. It is obvious that the mining and minerals sector can be a spearhead, both for African development and for continued export growth for Swedish expertise, knowledge and equipment – from exploration and mining to mineral processing and metallurgy.

IVA’s Programme Council for Africa and IVA Division V Mining and Materials invite you to an inspiring breakfast meeting with news straight from the source on South African mining which, despite a rapid decline in recent years, is still ranked sixth among all of the mining countries in the world.

May Hermanus is Executive Director of the Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) research unit of South Africa’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, one of the largest applied research organisations in Africa. She will present the new innovation strategy and discuss cooperation opportunities and the necessary conditions for success in mining projects.

Henrik Ager, President Rock Tools, Sandvik Mining. He has lived in South Afrika and worked with the big mining companies there.

Moderator: Magnus Ericsson, IVA’s Programme Council for Africa and member of IVA Division for Mining and Materials



Jan Westberg
Telefon 08-791 30 49

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