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In a country blessed with an abundance of mineral resources, South Africa's mining industry has long stood as a cornerstone of its economy. The sector's direct contribution to the GDP has been on a steady ascent, reaching a remarkable R494 billion in 2022. However, amidst this glittering success story, the smaller players, the junior mining companies, have often struggled to find their voice and footing. It was an honour to witness the launch of the Junior Mining Council, short, JMC, at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Tuesday, 12 September 2023. This initiative promises to be a voice for the previously marginalized junior mining sector and will elevate them into the mainstream economy. →