A voluntary membership entity, to represent and focus on serving the unique needs of and to be the voice for the junior mining sector known as the Junior Mining Council.

Our Values

Collaboration Collaboration
Ethical Ethical
Inclusivity Inclusivity
Innovative Innovative
Integrity Integrity
Who is a Junior Miner

Who is a Junior Miner

The junior mining sector is recognized to be vital to the overall health of the South African mining industry, especially in keeping it alive and growing.

In South Africa, the term junior mining takes on a wider meaning than in other jurisdictions and includes exploration companies as well as small to mid tier producers

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The Founders

The current board comprises Fred Arendse, founder of SSC Group and a seasoned mining executive, Adv Thabo Mokoena, former DG of the DMRE, Jimmy Gama, seasoned labour representative and Martin Schermers, a seasoned financial and mining executive.

The founders have prepared a draft constitution document that will be presented to members for adoption at the first AGM and accordingly members can provide input for adoption of the final document.

Fred Arendse Fred Arendse
Adv Thabo Mokoena Adv Thabo Mokoena
Jimmy Gama Jimmy Gama
Martin Schermers Martin Schermers
Executive - Corporate Development

Executive - Corporate Development

Adv. Simi Pillay-van Graan

Simi is an admitted Advocate and comes with a wealth of legal and business experience which spans over 25 years in Corporate Strategy Development, Public Private Partnership projects across various industries, and is a known influencer in the Regulatory environment, amongst her other vast areas of expertise across organisational value chains, and stakeholder engagements with government and the private sector.

She has held several leadership positions on both Executive and Non-Executive levels, and is committed to contributing towards organisational growth, and economic development in South Africa.

Simi holds the following qualifications, BPROC, LLB, MBA, Cert. in Tax Law.

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