partners and sponsors

MineAfrica is proud to be supported by leading companies, media partners and associations in the international mining and financial industries. Scroll down or click on the links below to read brief profiles on our great partners.

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premier sponsors

Hatch is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm that delivers a comprehensive array of technical and strategic services, including consulting, information technology, engineering, process development, and project and construction management to the Mining, Metallurgical, Energy, and Infrastructure sectors. Hatch has served clients for over six decades with corporate roots extending over 100 years and has project experience in more than 150 countries around the world. With over 11,000 people in over 65 offices, the firm has more than $35 billion in projects currently under management.

Haywood Securities Inc.
Founded in 1981, Haywood Securities is one of Canada's leading independent investment firms. The Company is 100% employee-owned with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and London, England. Haywood has a reputation for delivering unparalleled investment analysis and advice to its growing client base. The firm is able to offer the same services to both its individual investors and large institutional clients.

Our analysts and advisors seek proven management in young companies that are built around fresh ideas with the potential for rapid growth in the mining, oil and gas, life sciences, telecommunication and technology sectors. Haywood Securities offers these investment opportunities to a select group of qualified investors in both the institutional and retail markets.

At Haywood, we foster long-term relationships with the companies we support through our often multiple financings in the capital markets and our ongoing advisory services. Our goal is not only to ensure the success of the venture, but also to build enduring value for our investors.

Membership: Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Canadian National Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Canadian Investor Protection Fund, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada

Herbert Smith Freehills
Operating from 27 offices across EMEA, Asia Pacific and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. We provide many of the world's most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including energy and natural resources.
In Africa, we have built an impressive track record over the past three decades advising mining companies, lenders and other stakeholders on all aspects of law in the sector, across the whole of the African continent.

Our Africa practice is serviced by a multi-disciplinary team of partners from across our global network of offices, including Johannesburg. We have been ranked top by Chambers Global for Africa-wide Mining & Minerals since 2012, and 6 of our partners are singled out by Chambers Global as leading individuals for Africa-wide Projects and Energy - more than any other law firm.

Norton Rose Fulbright
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global legal practice. We provide the world's pre-eminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3800 lawyers based in over 50 cities across Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members') of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Law around the world.

Mineral Resource Analyst Group (MRAG)
MRAG is the oldest professional organization for any sector in North America and is represented by all the senior mining analysts and their qualified associates. MRAG provides a forum for interaction between corporate and other stakeholder interests and the analytical community.

Does your investment or project require a results driven approach? Let SGS partner with you and find the best solution to meet your needs.

SGS provides a wide range of services for gold, copper, iron ore and other commodities including MMIT, resource calculation and other exploration support services, metallurgical testing such as flowsheet development and pilot plant testing, water and energy audits, management and certification, risk mitigation for pre-feasibility and/or feasibility studies, audits and certification of plants or mine sites.

We listen. When you needed more capability and faster turnaround time in Africa, we responded by expanding our geochemical laboratory space by 12,000 square metres. This is the world's largest laboratory expansion and it's happening now in Liberia, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali and South Africa.

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange
Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), owned and operated by TMX Group Limited, are dynamic marketplaces to access capital and liquidity that drives the growth of the global mining industry. As world class equity markets that provide access to financing from $1 million to $1 billion, TSX and TSXV are the ideal destination for both domestic and international small- to mid-cap companies.

TSX is a leading global exchange that provides a dynamic market for well-established companies. TSXV offers growth companies a market to raise capital and develop their properties, products or services, offering products such as the Capital Pool Company Program. As at September 30, 2012, companies on TSX and TSXV raised over $41 billion in equity capital through 1,821 financings, with 270 new listings, including 22 graduates. As experts in mining, TSX and TSXV are first in the world by number of listed mining companies with 58% of the world's public mining companies listed on the exchanges. 104 mining companies listed on our exchanges as of September 30, 2012 with over $7 billion in equity capital raised.

TMX Group Limited is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group. TMX Group's businesses operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. We also provide clearing facilities, data products and other services to the international financial community.

Webber Wentzel Attorneys
Webber Wentzel is one of the leading corporate law firms in South Africa with a significant international practice. The firm has developed an enviable reputation as a consistent provider of appropriate and valuable legal assistance, backed by absolute commitment to service excellence. We have over 400 professionals (of which 149 are partners) in a variety of legal disciplines. Our total staff number is approximately 750.

Our Mining, Energy & Natural Resources team, the largest dedicated mining practice based in Africa, harnesses the significant skills and experience that we have within the firm and provides focused advice relevant to the commercial environment in which mining, energy and natural resource companies operate. We are uniquely positioned to provide mining clients with the most comprehensive offerings including commercial, mining M&A, health and safety, environmental, mining and minerals regulatory, all employment law aspects related to the mining industry and land work.

The firm is now part of ALN (Africa Legal Network), an established group of Africa's foremost law firms, the largest and only one of its kind on the African continent. Founded nine years ago, ALN's African coverage currently extends to 12 African countries.

With the inclusion of Webber Wentzel, ALN consists of over 560 lawyers on the ground in Africa. The size of the group and its multi-lateral nature distinguish it from any network, association or international law firm with offices in African countries but more importantly the alignment creates a pan-African platform for ALN members to work together on an integrated basis on multi-jurisdictional projects.

Webber Wentzel has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

corporate sponsors

Fasken Martineau
Fasken Martineau has increased its footprint in Africa by merging with the leading south African based firm Bell Dewar as of February 1, 2013. Mining transactions involve coordinating people, property and capital across different jurisdictions and time zones. Whether you are at the exploration, development or mining phase, need to secure financing, or plan to acquire other companies, success depends on solid legal advice and experience. Fasken Martineau's Global Mining Group has an unparalleled international reputation in the industry. We are consistently recognized as having more mining and mining finance experts than any other law firm. With more than 150 years of mining industry experience, we structure transactions to promote cross-border efficiencies, reduce exposure to political and regulatory risk, and facilitate financing. Fasken Martineau has increased its footprint in Africa by merging with the leading south African based firm Bell Dewar as of February 1, 2013.


Cambridge House International Inc.
Cambridge House International Inc. is a world leader in producing resource investment conferences. Focussed on mineral exploration Cambridge House has flourished and proven to be an essential service in the resource investing space. Cambridge House has helped serve thousands of public companies and tens of thousands of investors. The conferences connect acclaimed speakers, industry professionals and investors with established and emerging public companies. The conference have been credited as one of the most effective ways to discover your next investment opportunity, conduct due diligence and get face to face with the management of your current investments. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming conferences.

ERM (Environmental Resources Management)
ERM is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We work extensively with Africa's mining industry and have over 40 years' experience globally, working with some of the world's leading companies. We deliver sustainable solutions which balance environmental concerns with management, economic, technological and social needs. This enables our clients to maximise revenues, comply with regulations, improve performance and enhance their corporate reputation and public perception. ERM support clients whose business objectives go further than compliance with regulations including realising ambitions for a sustainable and socially responsible future.

Pangolin Diamonds Corp.
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. is building a leading diamond exploration & development company in the heart of Diamond Country - Botswana. Botswana is the largest diamond producing country in the world by value and supplies 21% of global rough diamond production. Jwaneng is the most valuable mine in the world and Orapa is the second-largest diamond mine in the world. There are four non-De Beers diamond mines in the country. A correlation of aeromagnetics, kimberlite indicators and trace element surveys identified 50 kimberlite targets, half of which will be tested in a phase one follow-up programme. Pangolin Diamonds Corp. has eleven 100%-owned diamond Prospecting Licenses covering 5,307.16 km2 in Botswana: Jwaneng South, Malatswae, Mmadinare and Tsabong North -- our priority target.

strategic and media partners

Africa Down Under
Africa Down Under is poised to consolidate its reputation as the premier Australia - Africa resources forum in 2012. Last year's conference boasted 2000 delegates, 14 African Mining Ministers, 90 mining company and African government presentations and 170 exhibition booths. The 2012 event is already tracking in front of last year's progress and we predict the conference to be our largest to date. If you are in the resources business and have any exposure to Africa this is a MUST attend event. Africa Down Under 29 - 31 August 2012, Perth, Western Australia. For more information see

Africa Energy Intelligence
Aimed at a professional readership, Africa Energy Intelligence provides the key to understanding the strategic and fast paced sector of energy, with coverage on the major alliances, investments and intelligence in Africa. Beyond the strictly technical aspects of exploration and production, we also follow very closely the political and financial implications of energy issues on the continent with a deep analysis of the oil, gas and electricity sectors. To know more about us, please check Africa Energy Intelligence or contact us tel. +33 1 44 88 26 10 /

Africa Mining Intelligence
Africa Mining Intelligence is the leading publication for mining operators in Africa. It offers exclusive news and a new perspective on the major mining groups and their networks. Since 2000, we cover the activities of mining companies but also investigate on Governments' policies and the intervention of major international organizations. Our editorial team picks up its news directly from leading African officials as well as from mining firms in Toronto, Sydney, London, and Beijing... To know more about us, please check Africa Mining Intelligence or contact us tel. +33 1 44 88 26 10 /

Africa Monitor
Africa Monitor is internationally recognised as providing essential information for anyone doing business in, or with Africa. The publication provides subscribers with systematic political risk assessment, economic forecasts and business analysis for every country across the region. Published by BMI Research, the emerging market specialists, Africa Monitor is broken down into four sub regional publications, of which any combination can be subscribed to. The Africa Monitor website includes ALL the content from the publications, a 24-month archive, and gives the added flexibility of exploring that content by country, topic or keyword. Our publications are subscribed to by over 50% of the Global Fortune 500 companies. Why not take the time to find out why? Click here for a free trial, or call Tel: +44 (0) 20 7246 1403.

African Energy
For more than a decade, African Energy has been the definitive publication analysing and breaking news on the continent's energy industries. African has a strong focus on the people and personalities shaping the continent's energy future, as well as a firm understanding of the political risk issues that concern established operators, new entrants and financial sector investors.

Through its independent, investigative approach to reporting, African Energy has become a fixture on the African energy scene by delivering incisive and outspoken analysis in perspectives undistorted by advertising, third-party media or government communication channels.

The depth with which subjects are treated means that African Energy has a long shelf-life and is held as a source of record and learning, by government departments, corporate information centres, and leading academic institutions and industry bodies.

For more information or to subscribe visit or contact Nick Carn by telephone +44 (0)1424 721667 or email.

AME Trade Ltd
AME Trade Ltd is a UK based organization which specializes in the area of trade promotion for the African and Middle Eastern region including: business to business conferences, trade exhibitions, public relations, and consultancy services. We cooperate with local public and private sector organizations in the Middle East and Africa and have a portfolio of international clients which includes some of the world's leading brand names.

The co-founders of AME Trade Ltd have over 16 years experience of organizing events and projects in emerging markets including: Libya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Qatar, Angola, South Africa, Guinea and Tanzania.

AME Trade Ltd possesses one of the most comprehensive databases of industry contacts for Africa & Middle East business; it also has existing relationships with many of the key African and Middle Eastern trade related media organizations.

Association of Mining Analysts UK
The Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) is a non-profit organisation representing the broad mining community in the UK with a membership of around 300. Its remit is to organise presentations and seminars on mining focused companies and sector related issues, with the aim of promoting better understanding of the minerals industry and its activities to the wider investment community. In addition to regular professional events the AMA hosts and supports a range of informal networking opportunities within London.

Azo Mining is brought to you by AZoNetwork, the leading online science, engineering and medical publisher. AzoMining is a free to access mining information site; sections include mining news, new products, mining company directory, mining books and more. We've broken mining down by application, and material to provide the complete A to Z of mining. Based in Sydney Australia, AZoNetwork currently operates 8 subject specific portals that are widely regarded as leaders in their individual fields. Currently the AZoNetwork serves over 2.5 million monthly visitor sessions across its suite of sites.

INFOMINE provides comprehensive, fully searchable intelligence on the global mineral exploration and mining industries via regional, language focused websites known as InfoMine Editions at This intelligence comprises current news, commentary, investment opinion, details of thousands of mining and mineral exploration companies, mineral properties, suppliers, consultants, specialists, equipment, careers, events, publications and professional development and training services. InfoMine is a valuable resource for investors, geologists, engineers, financiers, managers, miners, prospectors, teachers, consultants and suppliers.

Inside Mining
Inside Mining takes a look at the heart of mining in Africa, with leading industry experts providing a unique voice to the publication. This monthly magazine gives the reader the latest news on mining and exploration in Africa, and developments in plant and equipment. The articles aim to be relevant to the industry and cover subjects that are both newsworthy and insightful. The magazine reaches the Department of Minerals and Energy, the Chamber of Mines, mine managers, operations managers, metallurgists and consulting engineers amongst others. It offers advertising exposure for suppliers of all mining products and services, mining contractors, laboratories, exploration companies as well as mining consulting companies.
Read Inside Mining, and be informed!

For 30 years, Intierra and Raw Materials Group have been the mining industry's preferred sources of data, mapping, analysis and reporting. We have provided resource sector intelligence for suppliers, financiers, governments, exploration and mining companies. As IntierraRMG we deliver respected market and project reports for suppliers, material flows analysis, mineral economics policy and unrivalled consulting expertise. Our databases and sector-specific modules offer unique insights into tenement ownership, company evaluations, M&A, risk management, due diligence, competitor intelligence and project pipeline evaluation. The mapping division distributes over 850,000 maps globally through leading industry publications and major conferences. These maps are the most effective marketing media to reach mining and exploration companies.'s goal is to provide a virtual meeting place where companies can showcase their story and investment opportunities via rich media presentations. Investors can review a diverse cross section of opportunities and quickly zero in on the industry they like, and the individual company within that industry. In partnership with Thomson Reuters, provides companies an opportunity to present their message to over 500,000 institutional and retail investors worldwide.

The world's best read independent resource for mining and mining investment comment has been on the web since 1999. Mineweb brings you the key news and analysis of events worldwide in the mining, metals and minerals sector utilising a team of reporters and analysts with years of mining and mining analysis reporting behind them. Mineweb's Charts & Data Section provides market information and intra day pricing for mining companies listed on the TSX, TSX-V, AMEX, NYSE, and LSE. The site also features regular radio podcasts on the commodity markets with well-respected commentators and mining industry players - including the very popular Gold Weekly Podcast. Mineweb is continually updated throughout the day bringing you news as it breaks. Subscribe to its 2 free daily newsletters to start receiving Mineweb headlines direct to your in box.
Download Mineweb's iPad App - read key stories off line & personalise your news delivery.

Mining Leaders
Mining Leaders is an international publication that publishes annual 150 page reports dedicated to one country at a time, from the heart of mining activities in Latin America to the emerging markets of Mongolia and West Africa. Our reports incorporate on-the-ground analysis of the entire mining industry value-chain of a particular market, from exploration and production to finance and politics. Our teams of journalists conduct interviews with only the top investors, government officials, economic professionals, and mining executives in the region so as to provide the most relevant analytical interpretations and forecasts for the upcoming year.

Mining Review Africa
Mining Review Africa is without question the world's leading African mining publication on the market - presented in both print and digital format. Thanks to this forefront position, the magazine is successfully supporting and promoting the development of Africa - the world's last remaining richly endowed and diverse mineral resources continent. Through its liaison with major, mid-tier and junior mining houses, suppliers of capital equipment, technology and plant, Mining Review Africa is delivering timeous, newsworthy, business-generating information to all relevant mining and mining supply professionals. In this way it guarantees to retain its position as Africa's leading mining sector publication.

Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly, is a premier source of weekly news on global mining developments. Mining Weekly provides in-depth coverage of global mining projects and the personalities reshaping the industry. News is generated from the main newsroom in Johannesburg with bureaus in Toronto and Perth, as well as contributors in African countries, including Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi and Kenya, and in India. includes three regional home pages for the Africa/Europe, Australasia and Americas regions. Readers are automatically directed to their relevant geographical home page, but readers can easily navigate between the home pages. Three region-specific daily newsletters serve as a key source of daily mining news. A mobi siite is available at and readers may also register for daily regional newsletters.

On the Ground Group
On the Ground Group (the international division of MineAfrica Inc.) is a business development and marketing company producing seminars for the international mining and financial industries including Mining Deal Exchange: Mining Financing Opportunities with the TSX Venture CPC Program and mineSouthAmerica and mineMexico with Premier Sponsor Macleod Dixon LLP.

Oxford Business Group
Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance. OBG's acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG's online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG's consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) represents the interests of the Canadian mineral exploration and development industry. The association was established in 1932 in response to a proposed government regulation that threatened the livelihood of Ontario prospectors. Today the association is a national organization with 6,000 individual members and 950 corporate members. The association's activities and the services it provides fall generally into three categories: advocacy, information, and networking.

resourceINTELLIGENCE is the world leader in mining media and technology. Using movie quality 3D animations, and TV quality videos, we create individual solutions to problems/opportnuties such as Environmental Impact Statements; Community Relationship videos; CEO interviews; 3D Resource Estimates; 3D Drilling programs; PEA and Feasibility mine plans.

In print and via our e-magazines we reach hundreds of thousands of investors annually via our Commodity & Aisle Guide Official DIrectories to Cambridge House Investment Conferences, as well as exclusively The Commodity & Aisle Guide to the PDAC.

Over 100,000 resource investors use to research and understand every company and every project on the TSX and Venture exchanges.

For example, what is a project worth? What is the insitu value of a project, at today's and tomorrow's costing and pricing? What about grades, recovery rates, tonnages? Can I see it? Our database and analytics give answers in nano-seconds ..., communicate with tens of thousands and increase market capitalizations.

Stockopedia is a London-based online financial media platform, offering free tools for investors to discuss, connect and collaborate over their latest investment ideas. The website covers all 2500+ listed stocks on the UK market but has a particular focus at present on the resource sector. Stockopedia is a hub for the aggregation and dissemination of the most insightful news, commentary, analysis and events, particularly in relation to smaller companies which are less well covered by traditional media.