Event Details

 19 July 2023

 08h45 - 17h30

Price (excl. VAT):

R5 950
 - In-person*
R3 950
 - Online only

* The price for in-person includes full online access both before and after the event.


2023 Speakers will be announced soon


Darryn Allan,

Policy Adviser – Investment, Energy, Mining, Delegation of the European Union to South Africa

Dr Jonathan

Dr Jonathan Butler,

Head of Business Development, Mitsubishi Corporation


Nadege Hopman,

Deputy Head of Regional Representation, Pretoria, European Investment Bank

Dr Rebecca

Dr Rebecca Maserumule,

Chief Director: Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Technology


Maidei Matika,

Chief Investment Facilitator, Gauteng IDZ


Themba Msimang,

Project Manager: Sustainable Energy, SA-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry


Seten Naidoo,

Executive - New Commodities, Impala Platinum


Mike Peo,

Head: Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications, Nedbank


Fahmida Smith,

Principal Market Development, Anglo American Platinum; Vice Chairman, African Hydrogen Partnership


Sietse van der Woude,

Senior Executive: Modernisation and Safety, Minerals Council South Africa


Mardé van Wyk,

Venture Partner, AP Ventures

Hydrogen Economy Discussion 2023


Hydrogen Economy Discussion


Global developments, implications and opportunities


19 July 2023
08h45 - 17h30


South Africa has significant potential to take advantage of the hydrogen economy due to its abundant PGMs reserves, its huge potential for renewable energy production and well-developed infrastructure.

The country has already made progress in actively pursuing policies to encourage the development of a hydrogen economy, including the Hydrogen Society Roadmap, which sets out a plan to develop a hydrogen economy in the country, including the production, storage, and distribution of hydrogen, and  the establishment of the South African Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association to coordinate and promote the development of the industry. A fledgling hydrogen fuel cell industry is also emerging, with several projects underway to produce and deploy fuel cells for vehicles and other applications.

However, a number of key challenges remain before South Africa can truly take advantage of these opportunities. Can improvements in the efficiencies and costs of hydrogen production and distribution be realized to enable South Africa to become a key player? How will renewable energy, and hydrogen, scale to the level needed to meet anticipated demand? What specific policy measures and regulations are required?

These are just a few of the questions that will be debated at the 3rd edition of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion. Brought to you by Resources for Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba, this one-day event will bring together all the key players, including mining companies, OEMs, investors, industry associations, hydrogen equipment suppliers, infrastructure providers and independent advisers, who will discuss and debate the implications and opportunities of the hydrogen economy for South Africa and the mining industry. Join us on 19th July at the Country Club Johannesburg Auckland Park or online.

More information on the programme and speakers will be available very soon on our website. 


Please feel free to keep in touch with us on Twitter, @JoburgIndaba using the following hashtag: #joburgindaba and please also join our LinkedIn Group by clicking on the link.




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Chair: Bernard Swanepoel



2023 Sponsors include:



Mining Industry Partners:


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Our in-person event and virtual conference platform offer significant networking and branding opportunities for our speakers, partners and sponsors. For more information on sponsorship packages available for all of our conferences, please email Stuart Alderson-Smith: sponsorship@resources4africa.com

This year the Hydrogen Economy Discussion will be held alongside the fifth edition of our Coal & Energy Transition Day, which will take place on 18th July. For more information on this event, please click here.


2023 Media Partners

African Mining Brief, African Mining News, Africa Surveyors, CoalShastra, Forerunner, Global African Network, Interact Media, Media Xpose, Mining Business Africa, Mining CSI, Mining Weekly, Mining Review Africa, Modern Mining, 3S Media, Sub-Sahara Mining and Industrial Journal, The SA Miner


The Hydrogen Economy Discussion is brought to you by Resources 4 Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba.

“By the Industry for the Industry”