Mining Indaba confirms two African heads of state to speak at Cape Town event

The Investing in African Mining Indaba has announced that the presidents of Zambia and Botswana will speak at the long-awaited 2022 Mining Indaba in Cape Town this May.

Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema, who was inaugurated in August 2021, is restoring confidence in Zambia as a premier mining investment destination, while President Mokgweetsi Masisi will share his insights on the diversification of Botswana’s mining industry at the Indaba, after taking part in the virtual event last year.

The Mining Indaba rolls back into Cape Town over May 9-12 nearly two-and-a-half years after its last in-person event in January 2020. The programme content for 2022 is geared towards exploring the key drivers of investment decisions within the African mining market and forging the future direction of the African mining industry.

The overarching theme ‘Evolution of African Mining: Investing in the Energy Transition, ESG and the Economies’ is set to inspire new approaches, spark conversations and encourage partnerships that will truly transform mining on the continent, the event organisers said in a media release.

The Mining Indaba also claims to have the largest gathering of pan-African government ministers, with 19 ministers confirmed to attend the 2022 event.