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Botswana remains Africa’s best mining investment destination

16 july 2009

The Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies (Fraser Survey) has ranked Botswana, which is the world leading diamond producer by value, as the best mining investment destination in Africa, Hana Mining has announced.
Hana Mining said in a statement that Botswana was ranked 18 out of 71 jurisdictions (a combination of countries, provinces and states).
The Fraser Survey had been of late the yardstick by which foreign investment risk is measured in the mining industry.
On a country by country basis, Botswana was ranked 7 out of 41 countries trailing behind Canada, United States, Chile, Sweden, Finland and Australia.
A second index intended to factor in mineral prospectiveness, ranked Botswana as the best in Africa at position 17 out of 71 jurisdictions.
Hana Mining president Peter Wilson said “the Fraser Survey result for 2009 is pleasing, in that it confirms our belief in the quality of the investment climate in Botswana".
The rankings, formed from mineral resource company responses to specific questions, consider the full range of risk profiles for various countries.
These included existing business and environmental regulations, mineral rights, regulatory duplication and inconsistencies, taxation, uncertainty concerning native land claims and protected areas, infrastructure, socioeconomic agreements, political stability, labour issues, geological database, and security.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Zimbabwe