Presidents & Ministers

Largest number of senior government officials

Unmatched by any other Mining event in Africa, Mining Indaba continues to host the largest number of senior government officials from across Africa and beyond. Ministers come to address the industry and provide updates on new policies and their plans for the future.

See which Ministers and Head of State attended in 2020.

His Excellency Julius Maada Wonie Bio
Republic of Sierra Leone

His Excellency Sylvestre Ilunga
Prime Minister
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hon. Francis Gatare
Rwanda Mining Petoleum and Gas Board

Hon. Jama Mohamoud Egal
Minister of Energy and Minerals


Hon. Gwede Mantashe
Minister of Mineral Resources
South Africa

Hon. Jacob Jusu Saffa
Sierra Leone

Hon. Lelenta Hawa Baba Ba
Minister of Mines and Petroleum

Hon. Oumarou Idani
Minister of Mines and Quarries
Burkina Faso


Hon. Diamantino Azevedo
Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum

Hon. Winston Chitando
Minister of Mines and Mining Development

Hon. Jean-Claude Kouassi
Minister of Mines and Geology
Cote d'Ivoire

Hon. Mohamed Abdel Vettah
Minister of Petroleum, Energy & Mines


Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

Hon. Gabriel Dodo Ndoke
Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development

Hon. Christian Magnagna
Minister of Equipment and Infrastructure and Mines
Republic of Gabon

Emma Wade-Smith
Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Africa
UK Department for International Trade


Hon. Ibrahima Gueye
General Secretary, ​Minister of Mines and Geology

John Mosonik
Deputy Minister - Petroleum and Mining

Hon. Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu
Minister in the Presidency
Republic of South Africa

Hon. Thembi Siweya
Deputy Minister - Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Presidency
South Africa


Hon. Lefoko Maxwell Moagi
Minister for Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security

H.E Eng. Khalid S. Almudaifer
Vice Minister of Industry & Mineral Resources
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Albert M. Muchanga
Commissioner for Trade and Industry
African Union

Hon. Richard Musukwa
Minister of Mining


Hon. Leopold Mobil Fatran
Minister of Energy & Mines
Central African Republic

Hon. Mahamat Hamid Koua
Ministre du Pétrole, des Mines et de l'Energie

Hon. Temeki Ts'olo
Minister of Mines
Kingdom of Lesotho

Hon. Stanslaus Haroun Nyongo
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Minerals


Angela MacDonald
First Assistant Secretary of the Middle East and Africa Division

Hon. Matsumoto Yohei
State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Hon. Mary Ng
Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
Government of Canada

Hon. Andrew A. Fahie
Virgin Islands


Hon. Zamani Saul
Northern Cape

David Peyman
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Counter Threat Finance & Sanctions
U.S. Department of State

H.E. Bronte Moules
Ambassador, Australian Embassy, Harare

H.E. Peter Doyle
Ambassador, Australian Embassy, Addis Ababa


H.E. Carol McQueen
Ambassadors, Canada Embassy
Burkina Faso

H.E. Aurélien Lechevallier
French Embassy in South Africa

H.E. Lana J. Marks
U.S. Embassy South Africa

H.E. Norio Maruyama
Embassy of Japan in South Africa


H.E. Didier Vanderhasselt
Embassy of Belgium in South Africa

H.E. David McIlroy
HM Ambassador
British Embassy in Guinea Conakry

H.E Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe
African Union

H.E. Richard Bale
High Commissioner
Canadian High Commission in Cameroon


H.E. Andrew Barnes
High Commissioner
Australian High Commission, Accra, Ghana

H.E. Kim Butler
High Commissioner
High Commission of Canada in South Africa

H.E. Gita Kamath
High Commissioner
Australian High Commission in Pretoria

H.E. Claire Ireland
High Commissioner
Australian High Commission in Nigeria


Hon. Foday Rado Yokie
Minister of Mineral Resources
Sierra Leone

Hon. Gesler E. Murray
Minister of Mines and Energy

Hon. Naana Eylah
Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

Hon. Vincent de Paul Massassa
Minister of Petroleum Gas & Mining


Hon. Prof. Mthuli Ncube
Minister of Finance

Hon. Olamilekan Adegbite
Minister for Mines and Steel Development

Hon. Willy Kitobo Samsoni
Minister of Mines
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hon. Eustache Muhanzi Mubembe
Minister for Energy and Hydrocarbons
Democratic Republic of the Congo


Hon. Tito Mboweni
Minister of Finance
Republic of South Africa

Hon. Blade Nzimande
Minister of Higher Education - Science and Technology
South Africa

Hon. Ebrahim Patel
Minister of Economic Development
South Africa

Hon. Sibusiso Busi Moyo
Minister of Foreign Affairs


Hon. Mmamoloko Kubyi
Minister of Tourism
Republic of South Africa

H.E. Richard Muyei
Governor, Lualaba Province
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Hon. Nomalungelo Gina
Deputy Minister
DTI South Africa

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