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.
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