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Trends in mining

- By Wits University

The Wits School of Accountancy and PricewaterhouseCoopers will host a public seminar to explore key trends in the South African mining industry.

The seminar will include a financial overview of the South African mining industry over the last five years; an examination of industry risks and mitigation strategies; stakeholder engagement and value creation; a review of corporate, social and environmental reporting in mining companies’ integrated reports; among others. 

It takes place on 14 November at 09:00 to 12:00. Full programme

Presenter biographies


Andries Rossouw, Associate Director, PwC

Financial review of the South African mining industry


Andries Rossouw is a partner in PwC’s Energy, Utilities and Mining Division and has been with the firm for 18 years. In addition to his audit experience in the energy, mining, construction and related industries he also has extensive experience in due diligence reviews, merger and take-over transactions and good knowledge of IFRS.

He is the co-author of the firm’s SA Mine publication and the firm’s flagship global Mine and SA Construction publication. Through his involvement in various global mining initiatives he has gained a wide range of industry experience including extensive construction experience.

Jayne Mammatt, Partner, PwC

Risk analysis and management by South African mining houses

Jayne Mammatt is the partner in charge of PwC’s Sustainability and Integrated Reporting Department, where she focuses on developing and delivering services in the areas of sustainable development practices, reporting and assurance, integrated reporting, and climate change.

She is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has been working in the broad areas of corporate governance, sustainable developing and climate change since 2002. As part of her work she has also written various “thought leadership” articles for publication in the press, presented at numerous conferences, is co-author of The Company Director’s Handbook and published and contributed a chapter to SAICA’s Green II. She is also a member of the Institute of Director’s Sustainable Development Forum, SAICA’s Integrated Reporting Working Group and the National Business Initiative’s Advisory Committee on Environment and Sustainability.

Prior to joining PwC she was involved in the setting up and running of the Ernst & Young Climate Change and Sustainability Services department.

Warren Maroun, Wits Associate Professor

Environmental, social and governance reporting trends: Towards integration in annual reports

Warren Maroun is an Associate Professor in the Wits School of Accountancy. He is responsible for lecturing corporate governance and financial reporting to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is also involved in a number of professional training initiatives. His research interests include: corporate reporting, integrated reporting, external audit and corporate governance with a specific focus on the functioning of mechanisms of accountability. He holds a PhD from King’s College London and visiting managerial post in PwC’s Energy, Utilities and Mining group. Maroun is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Marian East, PwC

Financial reporting requirements: IFRS 6, IFIRC 1 and IFRIC 20

 Marian East, a Chartered Accountant by profession, is the technical manager in PwC’s Energy, Utilities and Mining group. She has spent four years in the firm’s Accounting Consulting Services group specialising in business combinations. Since 2007 she worked in the Energy, Utilities and Mining group heading the accounting technical function.

In this role she has assisted clients in accounting for complex transactions; acted as a technical reviewer on listed companies’ annual financial statements; and is one of the authors of PwC’s Financial Reporting in the Mining Industry as well as for corporate reporting publications.