Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has commended the successful hosting by South Africa of the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, which concluded in Cape Town today.
The Indaba brought together both current and potential investors from across the globe to deliberate on mining on the African continent. "This Indaba has affirmed South Africa's status as a preferred investment destination. As government we are heartened by this, and recommit to ensuring the necessary regulatory and policy certainty to attract even more investment into our country," Minister Zwane said.
"Radical economic transformation and increasing black ownership in the sector remain a top priority for us as government, as well as advancing local beneficiation and ensuring the health and safety of mineworkers," the Minister added.
Support for the junior mining sector is also a special focus this year, in order to grow the sector and ensure it contributes to job creation and other priorities of government.
South Africa further concluded agreements with Angola and Japan on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba, to advance issues of mutual interest around mining.
Issued by the Department of Mineral Resources