The Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Gwede Mantashe will tomorrow meet with his Russian counterpart, Minister Dmitry Kobylkin, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation. The meeting forms part of the third South Africa-Russia Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Conference to be held in Mintek, Johannesburg.
The Conference provides us with an opportunity to promote the PGMs sector in the country ensuring that there is sustainable growth and create job opportunities. The outcomes of the Conference discussions will contribute to the long-term sustainability of both upstream and downstream development in the PGMs value chain founded upon dedicated research and development to optimise exploitation of efficiencies, technology for further diversification of metal applications and promotion of investment in both countries.
Members of the media are invited to cover the closing remarks of the Ministers at the Conference.
Details of the open sessions at the Conference which is currently underway are as follows:
Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Time: 14h00 to 14h30: Registration for the media
15h00 to 15h30: Remarks by the Ministers
15h30: Tour at Mintek
Venue: Mintek, 200 Malibongwe Drive, Strijdom Park, Randburg
Nathi David Shabangu 073 852 1922/ Media Liaison Officer
Ayanda Shezi 082 308 1586/ Head of Communications