Even though mining has yet to see its first case of Coronavirus, it is considered one of the country’s most vulnerable industries.
Before South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa uttered a word in his State of the Nation Address in Parliament in Cape Town the proceedings were thrown into chaos.
Gold was a topic that glistened throughout the Mining Indaba in Cape Town this week. Its price continues to climb - more than 12% in the last year alone – and the interest in digging more of it up in Africa is growing.
Junior miners are the scouts of the industry, in the frontline of exploration: getting small projects off the ground and often selling them to the major miners on fruition.
The world rush for battery metals is expected to see the world market increase 122 times in the next 20 years.
“We can double the size of our mining industry by 2025,” - Julius Mattai, director general of the mining ministry of Sierra Leone.