African Mining Network

AMN was established to develop and build relationships across Africa’s mining community, and give the world a preview of what is happening in mining in Africa.



Bernard Swanepoel

Chairman Joburg Indaba and Director of 2 The Point

Bernard is a Partner at To-The-Point Growth Specialists as well as a partner in THINKspiration, he serves as non-executive director on the boards of Impala, Zimplats, Eqstra and African Rainbow Minerals Limited. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Village Main Reef Limited and CEO of Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited. He is the Chairman of the annual Joburg... Read More

Presentation: Why are there no dung beetles in elephant country?


Themba Mkhwanazi


Themba joined Kumba on 1 September 2016. Prior to that he was the CEO for Anglo American’s thermal coal business in South Africa, as well as in the USA and Australia. He served as managing director for Huntsman Tioxide in South Africa until 2007 when he was appointed COO of Richards Bay Minerals, a joint venture between Rio Tinto and... Read More

Presentation: Innovation in Mining – Are we really ready for a n


James Campbell

Managing Director

James Campbell is Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc and has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry in a variety of roles.  Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and President of Rockwell Diamonds Inc, Non-Executive Director of Stellar Diamonds plc, Vice President - New Business for Lucara Diamond Corp, Managing Director of African Diamonds plc and Executive Deputy... Read More

Presentation: A corporate overview of Botswana Diamonds plc with


Professor Frederick T Cawood

Director Wits Mining Institute (WMI)
Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment

Professor Frederick T Cawood Fred is Director of the Wits Mining Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and a former Head of the School of Mining Engineering at the University.  He has qualifications in Mine Surveying, Mining Engineering and Law.  Fred has published internationally on mineral economics, mine surveying and mining law and policy matters and serves on several Editorial... Read More

Presentation: 21st Century Mining: Side-stepping mining's demise


Boris Kamstra


Boris is a professional engineer with many years of investment management and operational experience. He has experience in a range of industries at senior executive levels, including private equity, mining, venture capital and construction. He commenced his career at Grinaker Concrete Construction and became a director in 1999. Boris has extensive experience in challenging and innovative companies aimed at achieving optimal... Read More

Presentation: Developing the World's next premier Tin Province