Driving sustainable investment in African Mining


Where the world connects with African mining™

Who we are


Since its inception in 1994, Mining Indaba has grown from a small conference to one of the most highly anticipated events in the industry, welcoming mining professionals from all over the world. The event is solely dedicated to the successful capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa, with a unique and widening perspective of the African mining industry. From connecting mining companies with leading investors to provide a platform for important industry discussions, supporting the long-term economic and sustainable growth across the continent. 

Mining Indaba continues to support education, career development, sustainable development, and other important causes in Africa. Each year, Mining Indaba makes a significant impact on the regional and wider economy of South Africa. In 2023, Mining Indaba increased GDP in South Africa by R248 million(with 80% coming from international sources), generated 323 full-time annual job equivalents in the country and increased national taxes by R30 million.


Our mission

To drive sustainable investment into African mining 


Local mineral supply chains play a multifaceted role in shaping our world. Their impact extends beyond mere economic gain, and serves as the backbone for safe and responsible socio-economic development. By harnessing and managing mineral resources within their own regions, communities can cultivate self-sufficiency, create jobs, and build resilient economies.

However, their significance transcends local boundaries. These supply chains are intrinsically connected to the global economy, tapping into insatiable worldwide demand for minerals. This international demand is especially significant for critical minerals, which are indispensable for cutting-edge technologies and pivotal to addressing environmental challenges.

Mining Indaba will continue to serve as the bedrock of African economic growth and is a powerful platform that plays a critical role in navigating solutions for the benefit of the continent. In 2023, the event delivered phenomenal economic support with a GDP contribution of R248 million for the year, up from R156 million in 2022. This represents a growth of 52% when adjusted for inflation. This undeniably mirrors the importance of Mining Indaba to fuel and strengthen South African businesses.

It is crucial to support and build the communities and surrounding areas where we operate as an event organiser in South Africa. By prioritising local sourcing and collaborating with local suppliers, it's able to foster local entrepreneurship, enhance local economies, and create job oppootunities. As part of the ongoing commitment to giving back to the community, we have been able to assist the Cotlands charity in providing early childhood resources, as well as through the student sponsorship programme and the relationship with Breadline Africa to build a school in Masonwabe, Western Cape. 

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121 Mining Investment

Following the 2022 acquisition, 121 Mining Investment Cape Town is the only officially endorsed partner investment event of Mining Indaba. As the official partner, the two events will provide a week of unmatched networking, insights, and business development opportunities for the African mining and investment communities.



Frequently asked questions

Since 1994, Investing in African Mining Indaba has been the #1 place for deal sourcing and corporate matchmaking for the African mining industry. It has and continues to serve as the most comprehensive gathering for investment, finance, innovation, and transformation to support end-to-end value creation.

At Mining Indaba, we stand out from other mining conferences by providing an unrivalled platform that brings together the most influential stakeholders in the industry. With 30 years of experience, the event offers a prestigious gathering of mining leaders, investors, government officials, and service providers from across the globe. 

The focus is to foster meaningful dialogue, showcasing cutting-edge technologies, and addressing key challenges makes Mining Indaba the definitive event for industry professionals looking to stay at the forefront of the sector. The commitment to sustainable development and responsbile mining practices further distinguishes Mining Indaba, making the event the ideal destination for forging lasting partnerships and seizing valuable investment opportunities.

Mining INdaba is dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the mining industry through a diverse range of content streams, panel dicussions, exhibition showfloow, and networking opportunities. Focusing on addressing key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) challenges, exploring innovative technologies for responsible mining practices, and fostering meaningful discussions on community engagement and stakeholder inclusion.

Mining Indaba serves as a catalyst for sharing best practices, fostering collaboration, and driving positive change. By bringing together industry leaders, investors, mining companies, and government officials to build a sustainable future that balances economic growth with environmental protection and social progress.