It’s still early days but after 2016’s commodity price rallies, a recovery could be gathering pace.
The majors have restructured and unwound debt, leaving them
ready for an upturn.
In South Africa’s mining industry, restructuring has been on the agenda of major companies, while some are also on the acquisition trail.
The companies that will thrive in the current era of African mining will be those with an appetite for risk – and the ability to think and act with speed.
The year ahead will see huge changes for the mining industry. Yet the situation also presents an opportunity for more nimble, forward-thinking local players in Africa.