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implatsheadgear smlBusinessLive reports that as the global commodity market comes out of a decade-long slump, boards of mining companies face a different world with fresh challenges that threaten how they generate value for all stakeholders and not just shareholders as they did in the past.  

In a report entitled ‘Tracking the Trends 2019’, Deloitte’s mining specialists map out key areas of concern for boards to consider and offer suggestions on how to deal with them.  One of the most pressing is the volatility of the macro-economic environment, coupled with uncertainty at operational level stemming from disruptions from new technology and digital processes, as well as rising community activism, government interventions and labour demands.  The report states that the increasing importance of artificial intelligence and higher use of computers and digital applications to manage and operate mines, handle supply logistics more effectively and lower costs, will all require tech-savvy management in senior positions rather than in just mine and process engineer posts as in the past.  The report delves into the relationships mining companies have to form to reduce operating volatility stemming from unhappy governments and communities.

  • Read Allan Seccombe’s report in the above regard in full at BusinessLive
  • Read too, Deloitte outlines trends to assist miners find new strategic approach, at Mining Weekly

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