07/10/21 Joburg Indaba Day 2 Session 1.

Chaired by Fiona Perrott-Humphrey, Aim Mining Research, and Senior Adviser, Mining Team, Global Advisory, Rothschild & Co. London

– Brett Beatty, Partner and Head of Australia, Resource Capital Funds
– Olivia Markham, Managing Director, Natural Resources, BlackRock
– Mick McMullen, CEO, Metals Acquisition


  • Are we in a super cycle or an “energy-spiked” cycle? What are the main drivers affecting the rising commodity prices, and how long will this last?
  • What implications does this have for mining companies’ strategies and future growth?
  • What are some of the risks of the current bull market, e.g., increased taxes/royalties, demands for increased wages, etc.?
  • What are the potential rewards? Is now the time to make capital investments or exercise capital discipline?
  • What are the prospects for mining given the Covid recovery strategies of the developed countries/regions and the current global impetus towards clean energy?
  • How can South African mining companies ensure they take advantage of these opportunities?