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South Africa Seeks to Share Mining Know-How with Angola

09 october 2009

Sandile Nogxina, director general of South Africa's minerals and energy department, announced while in Luanda that South Africa may share its knowledge and technological know-how with the Angolan mining sector in the hope of enhancing it, Tacy reported.
After visiting Endiama and Sodiam diamond firms, Nogxina reiterated to the local press the interest of both countries in strengthening the presence of South African mining companies in Angola. This was previously expressed by the heads of state of both countries during a recent visit to Angola by South African President Jacob Zuma, reports Angop, Agencia AngolaPress.
According to Nogxina, South Africa wants to contribute its expertise to help strengthen all aspects of Angola's mining value chain. This includes natural resources, upgrading of staff, as well as in the transference of technology to be used in diamond prospecting and mining, reports Angop.
A forum is reportedly being held today in Luanda to discuss the ins and outs of suggested implementation and volume of investments and/or of partnerships, which are all based on the President Zuma's and President dos Santos's previous suggestions.
In return for South Africa's expertise and skills, Nogxina said that his country expects from Angola an integral cooperation which would enable trade among both countries' businessmen, i.e.,.the elimination of institutional barriers. This, he explained, would enhance the use of resources of the two nations for the reduction of poverty in Africa, reports Angop.