#MiningIndaba2020: Orion’s Walter Shamu on role of the Investment Battlefield in empowering junior miners
The runner-up for last year's Investment Battlefield, Walter Shamu, Chief Operating Officer of Orion Minerals says the format of the Investment Battlefield made his pitch even more exciting. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop caught up with him at the Mining Indaba to get more insight on the funds raised since last year.
At the ongoing African Mining Indaba, CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop caught up with Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa at the UK Department for International Trade and they discussed the importance of Africa’s mining industry to the United Kingdom.
The Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) plans to add significant value to the country’s Bauxite resources. GIADEC CEO, Michael Ernest Ansah says besides bauxite work is in place to revamp the Valco Aluminum Smelter in Ghana. Ansah discussed the opportunities in Ghana’s mining economy with CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop on the side-lines of the Africa Mining Indaba.
#MiningIndaba2020: “Nigeria’s gold exportation has potential to surpass oil and gas” – Minister Olamilekan Adegbite
Nigeria’s Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, says the country will hopefully export gold officially for the first time in history by the end of the year, as the construction of a mine for its gold project in Osun State is ongoing. He spoke to CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop on the side-lines of the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town.
#MiningIndaba2020: MD of Menar, Vuslat Bayoglu on realising investment opportunities in African mining
On the side-lines of the ongoing African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, Managing Director of Menar, Vuslat Bayoglu highlights the importance of sustainable technology in the midst of the climate change crisis faced by Africa. He also spoke briefly on optimising growth and investment in the digitised mining economy and the key to success in monetising companies to develop an eye for identifying promising opportunities in the mining sector and converting them into profitably businesses. He spoke to CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop for more.
In January 2019, Sierra Leone began a nationwide airborne geophysical survey to help the country identify all its minerals. Julius Mattai, Director-General of the National Minerals Agency of Sierra Leone disclosed this in a chat with CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop on the side-lines of the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ghana is fine-tuning its relationship with mining companies, but the country’s insists on local content. That’s according to the board Chairman of the Ghana Integrated Iron and Steel Development Corporation, Prince Imoro Andani. Adani discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop on the side-lines of the 2020 African Mining Indaba in South Africa.
The Minerals Council South Africa this morning published its Facts and Figures 2019 pocketbook at the Mining Indaba. Based on the latest available statistics the council said, it is clear that South African mining companies are struggling to ramp up production in response to improved commodity prices due to structural constraints such as the cost and unreliability of electricity supply. CNBC Africa spoke to Minerals Council South Africa’s Chief Economist, Henk Langenhoven for more.