GYA Member Mahesh Kumar participated in a ‘Science-Business-Society-Dialogue’ Conference of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), focusing on the Sustainable Use of Abandoned Mines in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Region. The conference took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 28 – 30 November 2017. Read more about the conference, and find an ensuing conference statement in this Leopoldina event report.