The 2020 edition of the Mining in Africa Country Investment Guide (MACIG) marks the seventh year of partnership between Global Business Reports and the African Mining Indaba. The publication will be launched in February 2020 at the event in Cape Town before being further distributed throughout the year.
Since its inauguration in 2014, MACIG has sought to fill a void in the African mining industry by providing a point of reference for governments, investors and the wider mining community requiring a comprehensive understanding of the sector. We are pleased to forecast that 2020 will offer new and exciting opportunities across the industry in Africa. A number of broad-ranging trends underpin our optimistic prognosis.
Africa’s mining industry is experiencing the most rapidly changing dynamics in its history. Disruptive technologies, democratization, local empowerment and increased focus on environmental protection are at the top of a long list of factors currently reshaping the landscape of African mining. This year, our teams have traveled to six countries, Mozambique, DRC, Angola, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Senegal, that are, each in its own way, emblematic of these changes.