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.
My day started like any other – with coffee and the morning’s news headlines. But this day was diff erent and the consequences are showing already. 17 July, a Friday, is the day the platinum price dropped below $1 000/oz. And like many situations in life, I knew it was coming but was still greatly shocked when it did. Precious metal prices have not been this low since February 2009, which is even more concerning. It suggests a long market recovery turnaround.