MRA's Mining Elites in Africa is back to celebrate the industry's sustainability frontrunners

By: Africa Mining Forum
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - July 5, 2021 - PRLog -- Two of the African mining industry's most innovative brands have joined forces, which sees Mining Review Africa's Mining Elites in Africa publication and Africa Mining Forum merge with a Digital Awards Ceremony and winners acknowledgements in November 2021.

Now in its seventh year, Mining Elites in Africa celebrates the leaders, companies and projects that are making a difference in the sector, from breakthroughs in environmental challenges, to finance, health and safety, to engineering and technology. Nominations are now open and the deadline is 15 September 2021.

The 2022 edition winners of Mining Elites in Africa will be launched during the Digital Awards Ceremony at this year's Africa Mining Forum, taking place from 2–4 November 2021.

Says Africa Mining Forum event manager Elodie Delagneau: "Last year we kicked of our African journey to provide digital tools for global investors, mining houses, juniors, service providers and local operators, and it has gained incredible momentum in the last 18 months. What started, what I like to cheekily call a digital business romance last year, is still blossoming and is now a full-blown relationship, and from 2–4 November, we are making it official!"

Mining leaders making a difference
According to Laura Cornish, Editor-in-Chief of Mining Review Africa, the publisher of the Mining Elites in Africa, "This brand has been one of true evolution over the years and is a reflection of how the industry is changing as well. As the sector pivots towards driving sustainable businesses for generations to come, so too does our Elites product.

"Until now, this has been a print-focused brand, but our move towards digital is further demonstration of this product's ability to adapt to market demand. What better way to showcase our Elites leaders than through digital acknowledgement and a strong digital brand like Africa Mining Forum that is set to grow rapidly in years to come.

The categories for the upcoming edition include:
  • Leadership profiles: Industry influencers who are innovative in their leadership approaches and strategies to improve the greater mining and minerals value chains on a regional level.
  • The 2022 categories for making a difference are:

- Exploration
- Greenfields project development
- Brownfields expansion
- Stay-in-business strategies
- Research and academic breakthroughs
- Building sustainable communities
- Environmental sustainability
- Health & safety
- Power design and delivery
- Digitalisation and automation technologies

To nominate a person or project, please visit

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