Where has the past month gone? Have you ever felt so busy that time was flying right past you? It is sheer madness but in my case has been sheer excitement as well.
I spent the first week of September in Perth, Australia for the annual Africa Down Under conference and loved every minute of it. Beautiful city, amazing infrastructure, fantastic food – all topped by a well organised and run conference overloaded with the best content an African-focused mining journalist could dream of.
In the space of three days delegates were presented with a vast array of speakers from numerous companies operating, developing and exploring mining projects in Africa – right across the continent. This was accompanied by high level expert discussions on the challenges of working in Africa, the current status of the mining economy in general and what to expect from the future. I left Australia with such a huge quantity of great information to share with you I’m not quite sure where to start.