Clearly, despite all the challenges and difficulties our industry has been through or may continue to experience moving forward, there is always something to celebrate. That is what makes this job worthwhile!
The South African mining sector is currently being plagued by negative sentiment – ‘regulatory uncertainty is driving investment away, electricity prices are too high, electricity supply is inconsistent, wages are escalating, etc., etc.’. And that is just for starters. While I agree that these are all significant, industry impacting difficulties which need urgent and immediate attention to secure our industry’s long-term sustainability, I also want to remind you that we shouldn’t overlook the positives – of which there are plenty. Having spent a week in Zambia in May, I was reminded that South