The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is hosting the 2005 mining conference for sustainable development. The conference aims to take stock of developments over the past two years since the 2003 conference on implementing sustainable development in mining. The conference with look at the benefit to the wealth and well-being of employees, affected communities and society; and the benefit to the air, water and land. It will explore ways to extract more benefit through our actions – taking different actions or taking actions differently. Biodiversity will be topic of discussion.