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Sub-Saharan African Exploration

On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, we had the pleasure of hosting the Sub-Saharan African Exploration summit. Moderated by Toye Abioye, a representative of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, we had the opportunity to have an informed and intimate panel discussion with Pierre Léveillé, President, CEO and Director of Deep-South Resources and Andrew Dinning, Managing Director and CEO of Sarama Resources. The sentiments echoed throughout the conversation were centered around their experiences of fostering positive and mutually-beneficial relationships with their surrounding communities and the importance of managing expectations, understanding local cultures and how you can facilitate change. Our panelists also shared how despite the common misconceptions about mining in Africa, it is still very under-explored and there is a huge potential to make major discoveries. 

Watch the full video here: https://6ix.com/event/sub-saharan-african-exploration/

Highlights:

“When it comes to Africa, if you give people the opportunity and you create an environment which they can grow into, they typically grab it with both hands.” – Andrew Dinning, Managing Director & CEO of Sarama Resources

“At the end of the day, it all comes back to respect and working with the country and the communities where you operate. “- Andrew Dinning, Managing Director & CEO of Sarama Resources

“It’s very important to be involved socially because if you’re not and if you’re going against that, you will fail.” – Pierre Léveillé, President, CEO & Director of Deep-South Resources

“Don’t be arrogant, manage expectations, understand local cultures and how you fit within that and facilitate change. Don’t force change if that’s what you want to do. I don’t see my job as the role to change society, my job is to give opportunities and try and help the best people into those roles.”- Andrew Dinning, Managing Director & CEO of Sarama Resources