Cape Town, South Africa — 05 February 2013 – South Africa’s “Mother City” is host once again to the Investing in African Mining Indaba. Now in its 19th year, the event “’ which is being held in the Cape Town International Convention Centre from the 4th to the 7th of February – will be largest in its history, with more than 7500 delegates from around the world.

The Mining Indaba will bring together ministers, executives from mining companies and foreign investors and other professionals critical in the mining value chain, providing all delegates with opportunities for an unparalleled week of deal-making and discovery, reports Vuma Reputation Management.

The growth of the Mining Indaba has brought significant revenue to the local Cape economy – in 2012 delegates occupied more than 40 local hotels, and spent an estimated R7 million on shopping, tourism and restaurants. This year the organisers are expecting that expenditure mark to be exceeded.

In line with its agenda of aligning itself with the transformative policies of the South African government, and contributing to the advancement of the country’s mining industry, Mining Indaba has this year offered bursaries to two deserving mining engineering students. The bursaries, valued at US$10 000 each, have been awarded to two fourth-year students: Lindiwe Nyalunga at Wits University, and Hlulisani Mabege at the University of Pretoria.

Key speakers at this year’s Mining Indaba will include South African minister of mineral resources Susan Shabangu and newly-appointed Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani; Trevor Manuel: minister in the presidency – National Planning Commission, Dambisa Moyo, the author of “Dead Aid”; and Mamphela Ramphele, chairman of Gold Fields.

Source: Vuma Reputation Management “’ official media representative of Mining Indaba Africa. For More information, click here.