Technical workshops

Workshop day 1 : 20 June 2019

*Programme subject to change

Mining production and operations: where technology meets with innovation for growth  


Session 1.1 : 

New Technologies: How can artisanal miners benefit from new solutions adaptable for their activities


Presented by: 

Gilbert Lumbu, Senior Head of Enterprise Business Unit, Vodacom Congo

Session 1.2 : Integrating the mining industry: 

• From the school to the mines – how do we make sure the workforce is up to standard? 
• Adapting with new equipment and machinery 
• Joining the trainee force I mining companies: What is the process?

Technical Director, MMG, DRC

Session 1.3 : 

Community rights: Understanding the law: What benefits are there for the artisanal and small scale miners?


What are the laws provided by the mining code on rural and artisanal communities?

What impact on their productions and operations? 

Presented by:

Mamie Ndaya Ilunga,  Judicial Advocate, High Court, DRC



End of Day 1

Workshop day 2 : 21 June 2019

*Programme subject to change

Community Development


Session 2.1 : 

Artisanal Miners: How to discover more gold saving time and money 

•        How Minelab detectors will help to find you more gold for artisanal miners?

•        What tools are adaptable and cost effective for small operations? 

•        How to insure you maintain the performance of your detector?

 Presented by: 

Christopher Higgins, Business Development Manager, Minelab MEA General Trading LLC ,  Dubai

 Session 2.2 : 

How to get more out of your mine: Learn how technology can help your mine get more payloads and production, longer equipment life, and better safety.

How to use technology to boost your productivity

How technology could help to reduce cost

Presented by:

Gerhard Van Deventer, Sales Manager Africa, Wencomine, South Africa


Session 2.3 : 

The Whittle Strategic Mine Planning workshop 

Understanding of the principles of strategic mine planning and practical application

Producing a long-term mine schedule using different techniques available in Whittle

Understanding the knowledge of the concepts behind strategic mine planning.

What skills are needed to optimize resource models for open pit mining projects- and to develop an understanding of the advanced strategic? 

 Presented by:

Celestin Kasatuka Tshikumba, Industry Process Consultant-Senior Mining Engineer, Dassault Systemes, South Africa


Session 2.4 : 

The integration of  artisanal women : An important contribution in to the development of mining in the DRC

 1. Category of women engaging in mining for household



Sand carriers, 

Mineral washers, 

Precious stones breakers

Cooperative leaders

Water carriers 


b) Positive aspects involve in the process

C) Challenges involved in the process

2. The contribution of women in mining for community development

Presented by:

Kelly Kembia Wa Kapenda, Executive Secretary, National Network of Women in Mines,  DRC

Alphonsine Tshilefe, Chairman, Femiac, DRC

Session 2.5

Technology Shout out : An open stage to showcase mining solutions and best practices

 From Germany

Presented by:

Representative,  German Pavilion, Germany, (TBC )

Session 2.6

Technology Shout out : An open stage to showcase mining solutions and best practices from the 

 Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), South Africa 

Presented by:

Representatives,  DTI Companies, South Africa, (TBC)

End of Day 2

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