Reflecting on South Africa's mining future

Vivien Chaplin, Director in the Corporate & Commercial practice and Head of the Mining & Minerals sector, and Jaco Meyer, Director in the Corporate & Commercial practice, were featured in the Engineering News and Mining Weekly: Reflecting on South Africa's mining future

14 Jun 2024 1 min read Article

They consider that the 2024 London Indaba is set to be a crucial platform for discussing the future of mining in Africa, with a theme highlighting Africa's critical role in the global minerals and metals industry. For South Africa, this event represents a significant opportunity to showcase its mining potential and attract international investment.


However, to fully leverage this potential, South Africa must address the pressing challenges facing its mining industry, which were underscored at the February 2024 Cape Town Indaba (see and for our experts' previous discussions on this topic). Despite these challenges, there is cautious optimism about South Africa's mining sector.


Our experts emphasise that the private sector's commitment to collaborate with the government offers hope. To attract and retain investors, South Africa needs regulatory reforms, sustainable mining practices, and substantial infrastructure investments. By addressing these areas, South Africa can enhance its mining sector's appeal and solidify its position as a leading mining destination on the continent.

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