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.
As 3D modelling establishes itself as the industry standard, planners are now building new tools and innovations that will help in the design and monitoring of mines.
The first big development of railways and harbours in decades is connecting Africa to the global economy – and mining is set to be the main beneficiary.
Many miners are taking the lead in terms of environmental management, including the rehabilitation of water supplies.
Zambia is addressing the commodities downturn by introducing reforms to help stimulate its mining industry.