Africa’s Mining Indaba 2023 kicked off in Cape Town this week, attracting mining heavyweights from across the country and around the world.
The theme of this year’s event is to promote international cooperation and showcase Africa’s continued potential in the mining sector, entitled “Unlocking Africa’s Mining Investments:
stability, security and supply.”
Laura Cornish, Senior Manager of Communication Strategy at Mining Indaba, said:
Mining her Indaba brings together influential thought leaders from around the world, including Felix Stikedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Anglo-American CEO Duncan Wangblad, H.E. Khalid Bin Saleh Al-Mudaifer, Deputy Minister of Industry and Natural Resources, Saudi Arabia, responsible for mining.
South Africa continues to be an industry leader in the mining sector, but the future of the industry will be determined by the sustainability of existing and new partnerships between stakeholders, investors, governments and companies.
Speaking on South Africa’s position withinside the Mining Indaba, Brand South Africa’s Acting General Manager for Research, Shamiso Hlatshwayo said “As a custodian of the South African Nation Brand it’s miles specially vital for us to plant the seed in traders’ minds about what South Africa has to provide on the subject of mining.” Hlatshwayo continued, affirming that it’s miles vital to exhibit South Africa through highlighting its competitiveness and particular price proposition as an appealing funding opportunity.
With many traders searching closer to new sustainable strength sources, Hlatshwayo asserted that South Africa “strategically positioned to be one of the local leaders in growing a inexperienced strength destiny.” President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the Mining Indaba on Tuesday affirming how the enterprise contributes closer to the boom of the continent.
With round 1/2 of 1,000,000 South Africans hired withinside the mining sector, the enterprise is still one of the number one using forces at the back of the country’s economy; and making sure the sustainability and destiny balance of the mining enterprise is paramount to South Africa’s monetary prosperity.
President Ramaphosa said that whilst mining manufacturing in South Africa remaining yr reached a report excessive of R1.18 trillion, “we’re a long way from realising the whole cappotential of our mining enterprise.” It is obvious that Africa isn’t always resorting to complacency in relation to the continent’s mineral riches, however are decided to make sure the destiny balance of the enterprise thru worldwide collaboration and accountable mining.
The African Mining Indaba is still a effective platform in its cappotential to attach enterprise leaders and advise sustainable answers so as to now no longer most effective shield the mining sector’s gift monetary significance, however additionally steady a solid enterprise that may feasibly prosper into the foreseeable destiny.