The 8th edition of the 2020 Joburg Indaba took place on 7th & 8th October as an online discussion.
Since its inception, the Joburg Indaba has developed the reputation of a highly regarded and influential industry platform which unpacks a wide range of critical issues affecting all stakeholders in the mining industry. And this year’s event was no exception.
The 2020 Joburg Indaba once again brought together CEOs and senior representatives from all major mining houses, local and international investors, Government, parastatals and experts from legal and advisory firms.
Speakers discussed the current challenges and opportunities in the industry, including the impact of Covid-19 and other macroeconomic and political factors, how different commodities and sectors are recovering, current energy challenges, the shift towards digital technologies, the investment landscape, ESG and much, much more.
Despite the fact that the impact of current global events on the mining industry is still unfolding, there were very constructive discussions around what Government and industry need to do to address the significant repercussions of the pandemic, reinvigorate the sector and provide incentives to encourage local and foreign investment.
It was really heartening to learn how the industry and all its stakeholders have come together to fight the pandemic and the positive comments from senior government representatives regarding developments to reinvigorate the sector, in particular the announcement of an exploration strategy due in early 2021. Plus, we were privileged to hear the insights from international mining leaders such as Sir Mick Davis, Mark Cutifani and Mark Bristow. Overall, the sentiment in the industry seems to be cautiously optimistic, which bodes well for the future.
At Resources for Africa, we are looking forward to welcoming you back in 2021, hopefully in person, on 6th and 7th October, for more frank, open and honest discussions around the current state of the mining sector and how all stakeholders can work together to keep the industry moving forward.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our sponsors who committed to supporting us in our efforts to keep the conversation alive in our online edition last year.
“By the industry for the industry”