The 2022 Joburg Indaba is set to take place on 5th & 6th October. The event will be back at the Inanda Club, Sandton, while continuing to offer an online option for those unable to join in person.

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Joburg Mining Indaba, set up by Resources4Africa with the aim of providing a forum that truly addresses and debates the real issues facing the mining industry. It is clearly rooted in the southern African context, but this is a global industry – local operations are thus also informed by the seismic trends shaking the very foundations of how and where the industry will need to focus over the coming decades.

I will be chairing one of the sessions on day two of the conference.

16h00 Session Four
The international investment landscape and key issues facing miners over the coming decade
Chair: Fiona Perrott-Humphrey, Senior Adviser, Mining Team, Global Advisory, Rothschild & Co. London
Rick Rule, President and CEO, Rule Investment Media
Henry Sanderson, Executive Editor, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Sandy McGregor, Portfolio Manager, Allan Gray

One of my panellists, Henry Sanderson, has recently published a fascinating and imminently readable book. It is titled “Volt Rush – The Winners and Losers in the Race to go Green”.

I don’t want to steal his thunder ahead of the Indaba by giving too much detail on the book but promise a full review after it is over. Suffice to say that anyone who believes that buying an electric vehicle makes the world a better place PER SE, will have their eyes opened to the reality of the supply chain that leads to that end product. And some of the spectrum of players involved – entrepreneurs, miners and governments!

As the strapline on the back of the book remarks “A greener world won’t come for free.