- Published: Sunday, 01 March 2009 05:00
The State of Mining in Africa 2009
From Botswana to Zambia, many mines will prosper while political missteps will inevitably dash the dreams of others
By Antonio Ruffini, E&MJ’s African-based editor
Africa’s broad transition from a collection of states undertaking largely disastrous socialist experiments to a more stable democratic continent is no more than two decades old. Many of its countries have adopted investor friendly mining codes. Mining and exploration projects are underway in the majority of countries across the continent, well beyond the traditional mining centres such as South Africa, Zambia and Ghana.