South Africa’s President to speak at 2022 Mining Indaba in Cape Town

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will return to Cape Town from May 09-12 after a virtual event in 2021.

The attendance of the President – confirmed by Mining Indaba today – makes it a quartet of African heads of state set to speak at the event, including the leaders of Zambia, Botswana and another country still to be announced.

Ramaphosa will be joined by South Africa’s long-term Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe at the event. Their attendance ‘signals the continued importance of mining to the South African economy as a cornerstone creator of value through investment, procurement, job creation and community investment, and its contribution to the fiscus’, Mining Indaba said in a press release.

On Tuesday May 10, Ramaphosa will address mining industry leaders and investors from across the globe for the first time since 2019, when he attended Mining Indaba’s 25th anniversary event.

Mining Indaba’s portfolio director Simon Ford praised the high-level participation of governments in the highly anticipated 2022 event, noting that the African continent was demonstrating a serious commitment to welcoming investment in mining.