Heavyweight throwing weight behind junior mining sector


Mining Entrepreneur Bernard Swanepoel is throwing his weight behind the junior mining sector in a public forum which will amongst other things address the state of the exploration and junior mining sectors in Africa.

What is needed to foster exploration?  What framework will best promote investment?  How can we stimulate the junior mining sector and create a better environment for new entrants? These are just some of the crucial questions that will be addressed at the Junior Indaba which will take place in Johannesburg from 3rd – 4thJune 2015.

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Just where the $$$$$ for exploration and early stage mining projects will come from will be firmly on the agenda as will the performance of those junior to mid-tier mining companies currently in production.  The forum will be an opportunity for CEOs and project owners to showcase their assets and for investors to assess the merits of the offerings and the various investment opportunities.

Investors will be able to find out how companies are performing in various jurisdictions including Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia,Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa and various commodity sectors including bulk commodities and base metals, industrial minerals, gold, precious metals,diamonds and PGMs amongst others.

The forum will take a close look at how international mining economies have created thriving junior sectors and what needs to be done to best promote growth and development in SA’s own industry. How can juniors be better organised and represented?  Who will speak on behalf of explorers and junior miners in the dialogues between industry, government and labour? 

Swanepoel strongly believes that it is the junior sector that can unlock the potential of the minerals under the ground but that this sector of the industry has not been properly organised and represented.  Nor he believes has there been a tax regime sufficiently investor friendly to the high risk dollars that are required for exploration.

Read more about the event at www.juniorindaba.com

The Junior Indaba is part of the ongoing conversations that take place at the Joburg Indaba in October each year, of which Swanepoel is Chairman. Active investors are invited to apply to attend the conference on acomplimentary basis. *Applications are open on a first come first served basis as spaces are limited.* 

Please email Stuart@Resources4Africa.com for investor applications

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