Brunswick is partnered with Mining Indaba for the Young Leader's Programme, which aims to encourage young talent in mining and allows young people to connect with a range of academics and industry executives to help build their careers.
This year, over 300 hundred students, academics and young professionals wanting careers in mining met mining CEOs, potential employers and government leaders.
We began with a keynote discussion with Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources, South Africa, moderated by our very own Senior Advisor and Columnist, Business Times, Hilary Joffe.
Four years ago, Brunswick and Mining Indaba decided to create a platform for business, youth, universities and government to engage in constructive discourse that would help students and young professionals secure viable, successful careers in the mining sector.
This year’s programme also saw a new feature: the Leaders of Tomorrow Competition, which celebrates young people who have led on a major innovation, discovery or research project in the mining field. The winner receives a great prize of 2 hours of mentoring time from each of the expert judges (including Carole Cable, Tom Albanese, Director, Nevada Copper and Director, Franco-Nevada, and Professor Adam Habib,Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand, and Deshnee Naidoo, CEO of Vedanta Zinc International) over the next 12 months, access with Mining Indaba’s PR team and a feature in the 2019 Post Event Report. We hope that this will see the winner take their idea from strength to strength.