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Conference – African Mining Indaba 2013

Investing in “African Mining Indaba” is the world’s largest mining investment conference in the African continent and the largest mining event in Africa. The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is organised by Mining Indaba LLC which has been held for more than 18 years now.

mining indaba conference 2013 africa

INDABA is one of the largest tourism marketing events on the African calendar and one of the top three ‘must visit’ events of its kind on the global calendar. More than half of the delegates attending the event come from Africa, while 18% are from Europe, 12% from Australia, and 8% from North America.

Conference Event details  – African Mining Indaba 2013

4-7 February 2013
Cape Town, South Africa

Conference Registration

Conference registration will open on Saturday, 2 February at 12:00. See full registration schedule

Exhibition Hall

Exhibition Hall will open on Monday 3 February at 17:30. See full conference activities schedule

Indaba  Africa conference 2012 – 7000  + mining professionals and investors from all continents of the world attended. Indaba Africa conference 2013  -  2013  conference to welcome 7000 + delegates in 2013.

Keynote speakers

Mining Conference Keynote Speakers

If you have a general show enquiry, please send it to info@minngindaba.com or call +1.859-746-5700 (hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 08:00-17:00 (UTC-GMT-5 hours)


About cape town south Africa

Cape Town

Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. Wikipedia

Population: 3,497,097 (2007)

Area: 2,455 km²

Weather: 24°C, Wind S at 42 km/h, 47% Humidity

Local time: Monday 1:37 pm

Points of interest

Table Mountain image courtesy – http://worldislandparadise.com

Cape of Good Hope – Imgae couyrtesy – travel.nationalgeographic.com

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront img courtesy – www.kapstadt-entdecken.de

Africa Mining and the Future

Mining is a growing   enterprise in many African countries.  The continent is known to be producing over 60 mineral and metal products through mining. Several countries in the  African continent  are known for  producing the world most  vital mineral  and metal products such  as  Gold, Silver Diamonds, Chromium, Uranium, Manganese, Cobalt, Nickel, Bauxite and  a lot more.

Future of Mining industry in Africa

Although the mining business is thriving in African to some extent, the continent still remains underexplored.  Despite this, the continent is known for hosting over 30% of the world’s mineral reserves with particular emphasis on gold, diamond and cobalt.  In fact, the mining development in the continent has been focused on diamond and gold exploration.  Yet,   a lot need to be achieved in the near future.  Several explorations need to be carried in order to maximize the natural resources available in many of the African countries.

Several African nations are known   for having thriving mining enterprise. Madagascar and Nigeria have the greatest potentials   for industrial and base metal deposits.  However, the mining enterprise is mainly thriving in Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, DRC, and Tanzania.  Other countries rely on the mining industry as major foreign currency earners. Among such African countries include Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and Sierra Leone.

Currently, several new mines are opening up in some African countries such as South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Gabon and Botswana.  Some of the metals and minerals expected to be mined in such countries include gold, chrome, niobium products, diamond and base metals.   A lot of new discoveries are being made in many of the African countries.  For instance, there’s a recent discovery of diamond in Mauritania and in Southern Namibia.

Mining potential in African Countries

In any case, despite the potential of the mining enterprise in Africa, the future of   the business is very bleak. This is because of the incessant political and economic turmoil that characterize the African continent.  Several African nations have passed through civil wars.  Some of them are currently having   political and economic problems.  Political instability, bribery and corruption are thriving in many of the African nations.  This has continued to affect the development of the mining industry and other vital economic sectors.

Again, the growing insecurity in the African continent also poses a great threat to the mining enterprise.  There’s the issue of guerrilla attacks, Boko Haram terrorist attacks, armed robbery, bombings and killings here and there.  All these ugly facts have continued to mar the future of mining in the continent.  Several mines in some of the affected countries have been shut down.  The global economic crisis also affects the mining business in Africa.

In any case, there’s still hope for the African mining enterprise despite the challenges on ground. It’s expected that future governments in the African nations will rise up to the challenge of promoting the mining business. We still hope for a better future in the midst of the existing challenges.