On Wednesday 17th October the MRREC delegation from the Ministry of Natural Resources of P.R. of China underwent their first day of training at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg. This 3-week training forms part of the requirements for China to become a member of CRIRSCO.
Day one saw the SSC Chair Matt Mullins, accompanied by SSC Vice-Chair Tania Marshall, SAMREC Chair Ken Lomberg, and Roger Dixon from SRK, give an introductory presentation to the 18-strong delegation.
The training is provided by key members of the SSC, as well as its associated organisations, South African mining parastatals, professional organisations, educational institutions, and mining, consulting and software companies. This event has been sponsored by SRK Consulting, TECT Geological Consulting, Ukwazi, and Datamine.
The head of the delegation, Mr. Gao Limin (Deputy Director General of the Mineral Resources and Reserves Evaluation Center (MRREC) of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the P.R. of China), can be seen below presenting gifts to speakers.