Call for Papers

Call for Papers

In its 18th year, the Southern African Coal Conference brings together hundreds of the top government officials, CEOs and industry experts to discuss and debate the main issues affecting the Southern African coal industry. As part of our agenda development process, we are offering a limited number of speaking slots at the conference, being held 1-3 February 2023.

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your industry and market knowledge as well as your company’s experience and expertise. Presentation proposals are invited on all aspects of the Southern African coal industry.

Speakers have a 15-20-minute slot, plus questions. If you would like to present at this conference, please complete the submission form and include your presentation/paper title, a short summary (150 words), and your contact details.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday 30 November.

Presentation proposals could cover, but are not limited to:

  1. Red-hot export and domestic prices. Can they be maintained into 2023 and beyond?
  2. Can South African coal fulfil new market opportunities whilst protecting existing markets?
  3. Coal companies diversifying into renewables, metals and minerals. What are the factors and decisions needed to make the transition?
  4. Opportunities in the domestic and regional coal markets.
  5. The challenges for junior miners to secure financing to expand.
  6. What are the uncertainties in the road ahead for South Africa’s energy transition?
  7. With the energy transition in mind, what is the outlook for the mining labour market in the mid- to long-term?
  8. How will the $8.5bn in promised Western finance be unlocked to phase out coal generation?
  9. With majors exiting the industry, what opportunities lay ahead for junior miners?
  10. Can Transnet overcome some of the issues it has suffered from over the past two years?

Or any other related subject not listed above.


The Call for Papers is closed.

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Appointed speakers will receive complimentary access to the conference sessions, exhibition, networking breaks, lunches and receptions, as well as one-night complimentary accommodation in the conference hotel.

Not interested in presenting?

  1. Attend as a delegate and enjoy a vibrant environment with unlimited networking opportunities, an exhibition area, and evening networking receptions. Register early and save.
  2. Increase your visibility and have maximum impact at the event with our sponsorship packages. View the sponsorship prospectus for more details.

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