Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG)
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December Update 2013
Welcome to AAMIG's December E-News.

AAMIG’s second AGM was held on 27 November 2013 when a new board was elected, comprising:
  • Hayley Butcher, Company Secretary of Golden Rim Resources Ltd
  • Tim Carstens, Managing Director of Base Resources Ltd
  • Andrew Patterson, Chief Consultant - International Development of MMG
  • Bill Repard, Executive Chairman of Paydirt Media and Honorary Consul for South Africa in Western Australia
  • Peter Sullivan, Managing Director of Resolute Mining Ltd
  • Gillian Swaby, Executive General Manager and Company Secretary of Paladin Energy
  • Bill Turner, Chairman of AAMIG
  • Adel van der Walt, Partner at Clayton Utz
  • Rick Yeates, Managing Director of Middle Island Resources Ltd 
 For a copy of the Annual Report please click here.
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Save the Date - Events not to be missed!

 
3rd - 6th February 2014
African Mining Indaba - Cape Town
AAMIG is having an exhibition stand at Indaba with  six of our members sharing the booth. This opportunity will allow members to showcase their individual organisations with the additional support of their industry organisation.

20th February 2014
Mining & International Development Conference - Melbourne
Cardno  is  hosting  a  one  day  conference  bringing together stakeholders  including  resource companies  and aid  agencies.  The  aim  is  to  explore collaboration, transparency and leadership.
 
27th February 2014
AAMIG Celtic Club Networking Seminar 
This bi-monthly networking event provides members with the opportunity to discuss current issues and share key learning's regarding doing business in Africa. Guest presenters include the ASIO Business Liaison Unit (BLU) and Cyber Investigations Unit.

For more information on these events please email Rebecca Hamersley

Opportunities

 

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer in Ethiopia?

AAMIG is a supporting partner of the The Australian Government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development program places skilled Australian volunteers in developing countries. Australian Volunteers work with local people to reduce poverty by sharing knowledge, developing sustainable skills and building the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities in line with partner governments and Australian Government development priorities, and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

This month three potential assignments are available in Ethiopia. All roles are located with the located in the Ministry of Mines and are open for application until 21 December. They are:

If you are interested in mentoring these volunteers or developing partnerships with other organisations in Africa please let us know.

More information about the program can be found here: http://www.volunteering.austraining.com.au

Recommended Reading

 

The African Economic Outlook Report


The African Economic Outlook Report is an annual publication jointly prepared and published by the African Development Bank, the OECD Development Center, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme; with the theme for the AEO 2013 Report being: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources.

 

Minerals Industry's Community Spending Exceeds $34 Billion


The pioneering study of Australian national minerals industry spending on community projects and local businesses undertaken by CSR consultants Banarra found that $34.7bn was spent on community infrastructure, Indigenous contractors, local suppliers and other activities in 2011-12.

 

Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution


The World Gold Council’s recently released report, ‘Responsible Gold Mining and Value Distribution’, surveyed almost 100 gold mines around the world, and found that out of $55.6-billion in total expenditures, at least $44.7-billion, or 80%, was paid out in the country where the operation was situated.

 

A salutary warning for directors with overseas projects – the Puda Coal example (2013)

 
Further to the article "ASIC surveillance over governance and disclosure" (included in the October Newsletter) Clayton Utz outlines an example as to why  directors of companies with African assets implement effective internal controls and risk management systems.
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