According to a statement by the Minerals Council, it has long been a supporter, partner, and participant in the annual in-person Mining Indaba that attracts many thousands of people, representing governments, companies, investors, media, and other stakeholders, to Cape Town every year to engage in discussion and debate, and to attract and channel investment into African mining.
“The global pandemic means that things will need to be different in February 2021, and we salute the organisers for taking the early step to transform this event onto a virtual platform,” the Minerals Council said in a statement.
Minerals Council members will play an active role in the Mining Indaba Virtual, and will support Mining Indaba with relevant, timely and constructive content.
According to Tebello Chabana, senior executive: public affairs and transformation, it is an ideal place for companies and investors to meet, for governments to illustrate their support for mining, and for other stakeholders to connect and debate fundamentally important issues. “As the representative of most South African mining and exploration companies, the Minerals Council is ideally placed to help shape the agenda, and to further our purpose of Making Mining Matter,” says Chabana.
“We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Minerals Council South Africa. They bring to the table unmatched expertise, a great network of connections and will undoubtedly be an asset to the event. As our host country, supporting South Africa in its efforts to build a stronger industry is a priority for us. We look forward to addressing common challenges and engaging in fresh thinking together with the Minerals Council,” says Simon Ford, portfolio director for Investing in African Mining Indaba and African Oil Week.