On 11 February 2021, Leslie Cairns, Head of Investment at dcc Africa, joined Dr Janet Munakamwe (Wits Mining Institute) and Sandile Nombeni (360 Degrees Environmental Organisation) on the 21st panel session of the 2021 Alternative Mining Indaba.

Bringing together representations from smallholder miners, academics, and the private sector, this panel explored the 'Practical Steps for Enfranchisement of Small-Scale Miners in 2021' and asked panellists to share experiences across mining, community engagement, regulatory fraemworks, and public policy across South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Dcc Africa was represented by Leslie Cairns who contributed to the panel by explaining some of the plans that dcc Africa is leading in Tanzania to create an inclusive and value chain for small-scale miners.