The 2018 SAMREC/IASSA Squirrel award was presented to African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) at the 33rd Annual Awards Ceremony of the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa held at the JSE in Sandton (Thursday 21 June 2018). This accolade is given for the Annual Integrated Report adjudicated best in terms of compliance with the JSE Listing Requirements and the SAMREC Code. The award is applicable to reports submitted in the previous year, and was first awarded in 2001.
Previous winners of the SAMREC/IASSA Award are:
2017 Impala Platinum Holdings
2016 AngloGold Ashanti
2015 AngloGold Ashanti
2014 Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold (jointly)
2013 Gold Fields
2012 Sibanye Gold
2011 Gold Fields
2010 Harmony Gold Mining Company
2009 Harmony Gold Mining Company
2008 Impala Platinum Holdings
2007 Gold Fields
2006 Gold Fields and Harmony Gold Mining Company (jointly)
2005 Gold Fields
2004 Gold Fields
2003 Gold Fields
2001 Durban Roodepoort Deep
Since 2017, a second Squirrel Award (the Junior Squirrel Award) has been presented for the best Annual Integrated Report by a company with a market capitalisation less than ZAR15M. The 2018 winner was Royal Bafokeng Platinum.
Previous winners of the SAMREC/IASSA for Smaller Capitalisation Companies Award are:
2017 Keaton Energy Holdings
Firstly, African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM) is grateful to have been awarded the 2018 SAMREC/IAS award from the Investment Analysts Society of South Africa for its 2017 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Annual Report (annual report). The award is evident of the dedication, commitment and hard work of the ARM Lead Competent Person on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, all the Competent Persons at Corporate Office, Operations, as well as at the Joint Venture Partners. These men and women contributed to the production of this annual report.
The high quality submissions for the report from our Operations formed the foundation to this achievement.
INSIGHTS FROM THOSE INVOLVED IN THE COMPILING OF THE PUBLIC REPORT ON ARM MINERAL RESOURCES AND MINERAL RESERVES FOR 2017
Our annual report for 2017 was the first to be produced in compliance with the revised SAMREC Code of 2016, adopted by the JSE Limited (JSE) in May of 2016. Our challenge in the last year was to ensure that our annual report was compliant to the new Code and the JSE reporting requirements in what could be considered a short space of time. However, with planning, in 2016 and 2017 a number of initiatives were undertaken to ensure our road to achieving compliance:
Lastly, a benefit has been derived from the JSE reviews of our annual report by the JSE Readers panel. Comments and suggestions that have been provided from these reviews have been considered and where applicable, implemented into the 2017 annual report, which resulted in significantly improved quality and compliance of our reports.
Shepherd Kadzviti (Competent Person) 4 July 2018
SAMREC/IASSA Award (Market Capitalisation >R15M) 2017 – Impala Platinum Holdings Limited
SAMREC/IASSA Award (Market Capitalisation <R15M) 2017 – Keaton Energy Holdings Limited
Last updated: 19/01/2018