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Burning Issues
September 2010 Nationalisation Workshop
View invitationThe SAMDA Annual General Meeting
taking place on the 28th September 2010

Mining for Change
Masakhe Communications is organizing a high level conference in early September
(a road map to development And sustainable growth).
View Programme (2055kb) Registration Form (873kb)

The South African Mining Association (SAMDA) announces the new CEO appointment 16 Aug 10
SAMDA today announced the appointment of Mr Aubrey Lekwane as CEO of SAMDA.

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Vision, Mission and Values
Vision
SAMDA’s vision is to be the vehicle for the development of a vibrant and sustainable junior mining sector which contributes towards the growth and prosperity of the mining industry.
Its mission is:
to create an enabling environment for:

  • raising finance;
  • developing technical and other skills;
  • practicing responsible environmental management and sustainable development; and
  • the maintenance of standards of good practice in the junior mining sector

to lobby;

  • government;
  • organised labour; and
  • other stakeholders and institutions
  • to promote mutual understanding
  • to encourage local and international investment
  • to conduct research to understand the sectors needs
  • to promote beneficiation
  • to build African and global alliances
  • and to facilitate the transformation of the mining industry by promoting emerging junior mining operations and those who are historically disadvantaged.
History
The South African Mining Development Association was started in 2000 as the Junior Mining Initiative by a group of like-minded people associated with various South African junior and black economic empowerment (BEE) mining companies.While the founders’ initial impetus was to present a united response to government on the Minerals Bill, the need for a strong, permanent lobby, representative of the interests of junior mining companies on several fronts, soon became apparent.

The need for and support of such a body was confirmed subsequently by research conducted by the Minerals and Energy Policy Centre (MEPC).

An interim working committee was formed, and spent time formalising an identity, vision, mission, constitution, membership structure, funding mechanism and administrative framework for a new organisation the South African Mining Development Association, or SAMDA for short – to represent the interests of junior players in the South African mining sector.

The interim working committee of seven members was chaired by Bridgette Radebe, chairperson of Mmakau Mining. All qualified and experienced professionals in key fields such as mining engineering, the law and finance.

SAMDA has strategic alliances with several organisations representative of thousands of small scale miners globally and other mining interest groups.

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How did Samda come about
The South African Mining Development Association was started in 2000 as the Junior Mining Initiative by a group of like-minded people associated with various South African junior and black economic empowerment (BEE) mining companies.read more..
How is Samda Structured?
SAMDA is an association not for gain and is registered as such. The constitution has been written to reflect SAMDA’s commitment to sound corporate governance.read more..
How do i join?
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Photos from the 1st Power Breakfast Event hosted by SAMDA and Keynote
What are Samda’s aims and objectives
SAMDA’s vision is to be the vehicle for the development of a vibrant and sustainable junior mining sector which contributes towards the growth and prosperity of the mining industry. read more..
What has Samda done to date?
Read more about our progress on the following;

  1. Charter on empowerment of historically disadvantaged South Africans in the mining sector:
  2. On developing capital markets for junior companies:
  3. On export allocations for junior coal producers:
  4. On representation and promotion:

read more..