African Mining Indaba in Cape Town moved to May 2022

The upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba has been rescheduled to 09-12 May 2022, due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Africa’s single largest mining event will remain at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) next year, despite shifting from its usual berth in early February.

The CTICC is currently being used as a vaccination centre and it could continue in that role into the new year. Mining Indaba’s organisers explained that if extended, it would impact their ability to build the event in January, in time for the large scale gathering the following month.

Mining Indaba’s portfolio director Simon Ford said: “Collectively, due to ongoing challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we decided that a postponement was the most practical solution and provides the highest chance of holding a physical, in-person event in 2022 so the industry can reconnect once again.

“We are fully committed to running the event in South Africa and are grateful for the support of our advisory board, partners and key stakeholders.”

The decision was also influenced by ongoing travel restrictions in and out of South Africa for many internationals, which would impact the event’s ability to bring foreign investment into the continent. Vaccination rates also remain low in South Africa, with just over 11% of the population having received full protection.

The 2022 Mining Indaba will run under the theme ‘Evolution of African Mining: Investing in the Energy Transition, ESG and Economies’.