This edition of Mining Review Africa is definitely worth celebrating! It focuses on Central Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in particular, which despite its negative perception is quickly becoming one of the most buoyant mining countries in Africa.
Wasn’t it only yesterday that South Africa was welcoming Ngoako Ramatlhodi as the Department of Mineral Resources’ (DMR) new mining minister? That is what it feels like to me, although in reality Ramatlhodi was appointed in May last year. Fast forward to the present and the mining industry must contend with another major challenge (amongst numerous others) as it returns to the starting blocks with Mosebenzi Zwane, our new mining minister as of September – and frankly, an unknown entity who has been shoved into the spotlight. Honestly, Ramatlhodi’s exit still saddens me. In the space of just 1