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Mining Indaba roars into life in Cape Town

04 february 2014

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba kick-started on Monday in the resort town of Cape Town, South Africa.
This year’s edition was unique as it marks the 20th anniversary of the gathering of leaders in the African mining industry.
“In its early years, the Mining Indaba grew at slow and steady rate. With each passing year a new country delegation would walk through its doors and it came with new foreign investment either through FDI or new companies setting up operations,” said the organisers in a statement to journalists.
They said despite Mining Indaba’s expansion in scope and size through the last 20 years, the mission of the platform remained to serve as the focal point for capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.
The organisers of the indaba also said over 7,800 of the most internationally-diversified, influential professionals in African mining were in attendance.
Also in attendance were 45 African and non-African government delegations.
A total 2,100 international companies were also represented at the indaba.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau from Cape Town, South Africa, Rough&Polished