Published on in “Business”, language — English. 44 pages.
After President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address in early February, followed by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s budget speech more recently, it took two sober voices to bring me back down to earth. Ramaphosa and Mboweni are both exceptionally gifted speakers with lots of charisma, and they have the ability to make the worst of times feel like the best of times. More
After what started out as a dreadful
year for mining and with
the outlook for most
commodities everything but bullish,
there is a hint of optimism in the air
as the year 2016 draws to an end.
Eleven months ago the global mining
industry was in the doldrums. However,
despite the doomsayers’ dreary predictions,
there were subtle signs of recovery. Gold
and silver started showing signs of revival,
and a few months into 2016, gold mines in
South Africa... More