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See the current program for our March 7 Mining Breakfast and Seminar

February 23, 2017 - Click here to see the current program for our 18th African Mining Breakfast and 15th Investing in African Mining Seminar on Tuesday March 7.

Is Africa ready for the upturn?

February 23, 2017 - Hear from African Mining Ministers and industry leaders at this lively and interactive panel discussion with leading African law firm Webber Wentzel on Sunday March 5 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.

Panelists include The Honourable Mr. Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane, Minister of Mineral Resources, The Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Professor Alfa Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Republic of Burkina Faso, Mohammed Abbas, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Minerals and Steel Development, Republic of Nigeria, Sulemanu Koney, Executive Director, Western African Federation of Chamber of Mines, Tim McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Ashanti Gold Corp., and Frank Mugyenyi, Senior Industry Advisor, African Union Commission (AUC), Department of Trade & Industry. Register to attend.

Join Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Sudan at the biggest African mining event in North America

February 21, 2017 - Our 18th Annual African Mining Breakfast and 15th Annual Investing in African Seminar will feature Ministers and delegations from a number of African countries. Click here for more information on the event, and the opportunities to present your company and African project, or registering to attend.

In the last five years, 50% of every dollar raised for global public mining companies was raised in Toronto

February 9, 2017 - Despite the extremely challenging market conditions that the mining sector experienced in 2015 and 2016, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) remain Canada's leading equity capital markets - which can largely be attributed to solid performance from the global mining sector - with many of those companies developing African project portfolios, writes Laura Cornish in Mining Review Africa. Read the article.

Master the complex world of mining with our acclaimed 3-day MASTERMINING course on March 2-4 in Toronto

January 25, 2017 - Join the more than 150 participants who have mastered the mining industry by taking our 3-day course "Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z". This modern and interactive course provides you with an overview on all aspects of mining including; Introduction to Mining, The Economics of Mining, and Financing and Deal-making. Your class leader is Dr. Willem Smuts, a renowned geologist, author, magazine editor, consultant, mining executive and educator. Click here for more information.

Happy New Year

January 2, 2017 - Happy New Year and all the best for a happy and prosperous 2017 from all of us at MineAfrica.

Mine attack in Ecuador highlights importance of a plan to protect your employees and assets in at risk jurisdictions around the world

December 16, 2016 - Wednesday's mine attack in Ecuador highlights the importance of a strategic, planned approach to protecting your employees, contractors, suppliers and assets in at risk mining jurisdictions around the world. Our March 8, 2017 seminar on International Security for miners, service providers and travellers abroad will introduce you to the key elements in: 1) International Security and Travel Awareness; 2) Kidnap and Ransom: The Process; 3) The Development of a Corporate Crisis Management Plan. The course is delivered by international security and kidnapping expert Alan Bell of Globe Risk International. The early bird rate is just C$325 until January 8. Click here for more information on the course.

Roxgold CEO John Dorward to deliver keynote address at 18th African Mining Breakfast on March 7, 2017

December 14, 2016 - John Dorward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Roxgold Inc. will deliver the keynote address at the biggest African mining event in North America on March 7, 2017 during PDAC. Roxgold's key asset is the high grade Yaramoko Gold Mine, located in the Houndé greenstone region of Burkina Faso, West Africa. The company declared commercial production on October 1, 2016. The opening speaker for the breakfast is His Excellency Professor Alfa Oumar Dissa, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Republic of Burkina Faso. For more information on presenting, sponsoring or attending click here or email Wayne Floreani.

Canada's hostage war room - Toronto Star article highlights kidnapping issues and Canadian unpreparedness when travelling abroad

December 6, 2016 - Part One in The Toronto Star 8-part series Held Hostage: Canada´s hostage war room underscores the importance of planning when travelling to at-risk jurisdictions. On March 8, 2017 during PDAC in Toronto we are offering a half-day International Travel Security seminar for miners, service providers and travellers abroad with travel and kidnapping expert Alan Bell of Globe Risk International. Click here for more information on the course.

Read the report and download the presentations from our 10th Investing in African Mining seminar

December 5, 2016 - Our 10th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK took place on Monday November 28, 2016, during Mines and Money. The full-day seminar, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, featured a keynote address from Neal Froneman, Chief Executive Office, Sibanye Gold Limited on "Adjusting the Trust Deficit to Make Africa Great Again". The program featured updates by senior mining executives on a diverse range of mining projects in the DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mali, Niger and Zambia as well as topical presentations on the current state of mining in Africa; including financing trends in Africa, dealing with health challenges, UK government support for mining in Africa, political risk outlook for 2017, and mergers and acquisitions in African mining. A big thank you to our premier sponsors Toronto Stock Exchange and Hebert Smith Freehills LLP. Click here to read the full report and download the presentations.

MineAfrica at PDAC 2017 - 4 days 4 programs

December 4, 2016 - We have a great lineup of seminars, panel discussions and workshops and courses during PDAC 2017 in Toronto. Click here to read more and to download our brochure.

Current presenters for 10th Investing in African Mining seminar

November 3, 2016 - We have an interesting mix of speakers for our 10th Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK during Mines and Money on November 28 including Sibanye Gold, Goviex Uranium, Hummingbird Resources, Toronto Stock Exchange, Herbert Smith Freehills, iNHEMACO, Redavia GmbH, Andiamo Exploration, Societe Generale. Click here for more details.

MineAfrica in Global Africa Media magazine

October 17, 2016 - MineAfrica's PDAC programs are featured in an article by Global Africa Media magazine. Click here to download the article.

Neal Froneman to keynote London seminar

October 7, 2016 - Sibanye Gold CEO Neal Froneman will deliver the keynote address at MineAfrica's 10th Investing in African Mining seminar in London on November 28 during Mines and Money. Click here for more information on presenting, sponsoring or attending.

Africa Accelerating - a two-day, three-event series of topical and informative events on Sep 28-29, 2016

September 15, 2016 - MineAfrica is pleased to be a partner in "Africa Accelerating"- a two-day, three-event series of topical and informative events including: 1) Investing in Africa Today seminar; 2) Infrastructure in Africa: Needs and Opportunities; and 3) 15th Indaba Evening. The programs are organized by The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. Click here to see the complete programs and registration details.

Presentation opportunities for London, UK seminars

June 17, 2016 - Promote your African project, company, expertise or country at the two premier African focussed mining seminars in London UK this October 20 and November 28. Our 6th Focus on West Africa seminar with Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills LLP takes place on October 20, 2016 and our 10th Investing in African Mining seminar with Premier Sponsor Toronto Stock Exchange takes place on November 28, 2016 during Mines and Money. Both events offer you the opportunity to reach a senior level "Africa-friendly" financial and mining audience with a specific interest in mining in Africa. Click on the links above for more information on each event or contact Wayne Floreani on how you can benefit by participating as a presenter, panelist or sponsor.

Meet 46 Ethiopian exporters and importers and joint venture partners in Toronto on May 18, 2016

April 14, 2016 - Join us for a profitable day of business networking and trade and investment opportunities with leading companies from Ethiopia who will be presenting to Canadian participants specific investment opportunities in Ethiopia as well as products available for import into Canada. Industry sectors represented include; agriculture (oilseeds, spices, coffee), commercial farming, construction, mining, hotel and tourism, manufacturing (assembly of truck body parts, packaging), etc. Click here to see the current program and list of participating Ethiopian companies, along with their company profiles, industry sectors of interest, and what they are looking for (ie - Canadian importer, Canadian supplier, investor, or joint venture partner).

Read our 2016 PDAC Report

March 22, 2016 - It might have been the warm weather - a rarity during recent PDAC's - that contributed to a somewhat sunnier mood at the 2016 convention. We were happy for both and hope they set a positive trend through 2016. Click here to read the report on all our activities during PDAC.

See the final program for the 17th African Mining Breakfast and Seminar on March 8

March 3, 2016 - We have a great lineup for the biggest African mining event in North America - the 17th Annual African Mining Breakfast and 14th Investing in African Mining Seminar including Mining Ministers from Burkina Faso, Sudan, Rwanda and more. Click here to see the final program and registration details.

Panel discussion on what African countries are doing to promote investment in challenging times

March 2, 2016 - Join senior partners from leading South African law firm for this lively debate on The African Mining Vision and what African countries are doing (and can do) to encourage investment in challenging times. Click here to download the program and registration details.

Why mines fail?

January 20, 2016 - Why mines fail? How to pick the survivors in a market disrupted by metal prices and technology? Dealing with investment bankers: the good, the bad, the ugly. Magnates in mining; genius or luck? Lessons on listings and financing. Learn this and more at our 3-day MASTERMINING course "Understanding the Mining Industry: From A to Z" this March 3-5, 2016 in Toronto during PDAC. Click here for more information.

Burkina Faso hotel attack: 18 nationalities among dead..." - The Guardian - January 16, 2016

January 17, 2016 - The recent luxury hotel attack in Burkina Faso underscores the importance of being prepared for terrorist, travel and security and kidnapping events. A proactive, planned approach to preventing and dealing with these threats has become an absolute necessity. Our "International Security for Miners" course on March 6 in Toronto will show you how to assess security threats, develop a corporate crisis management plan and respond. Click here to see the course outline and registration details.

International Security for Miners course announced for PDAC

January 10, 2016 - Natural resources companies and travelers abroad have increasingly become targets for kidnapping, bribery, terrorist acts, vandalism and theft. A proactive, planned approach to preventing and dealing with these threats has become an absolute necessity. This practical, hands-on, interactive one-day course led by international security expert Alan Bell on Sunday March 6, 2016 during PDAC will provide you with an overview on assessing security threats, developing a corporate crisis management plan and how to respond. Individual registration is C$595 (C450 for two or more participants from the same organization). Click here to see more details including the course outline and online registration.

Best wishes for the holiday season and 2016

December 22, 2015 - It wasn't the best year for the mining industry (mild understatement) so here's wishing you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends to send off 2015 and set the stage for a great 2016!

Sipho Pityana, Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti to keynote the biggest African mining event in North America during PDAC 2016 in Toronto

December 22, 2015 - Sipho Pityana, Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti will be the keynote speaker at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 17th Annual African Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 14th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in Toronto on March 8, 2016. The morning event which takes place during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada convention and trade show and is the biggest African mining event in North America. Click here here for more information on attending, presenting, or sponsoring, or exhibiting in the MineAfrica pavilion at the PDAC Trade Show.

Read the report and download the presentations for our 9th Investing in African Mining seminar

December 1, 2015 - Our 9th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK took place on Monday November 30, 2015, during Mines and Money. The full-day seminar, held at the Andaz Hotel, featured a keynote address from Mark Bristow, Chief Executive, Randgold Resources Ltd. on "Gold Mining in Africa...Life After the Supercycle". The program featured updates by senior mining executives on a diverse range of mining projects in the DRC, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Zambia as well as topical presentations on the current state of mining in Africa; including financing for African miners, what next for Burkina Faso after the November 2015 elections, crisis prevention in Africa, and trends in South Africa's mining industry. Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange and Fasken Martineau were our Premier Sponsors. Nedbank Capital was our corporate sponsor and the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) and the Mineral Resource Analyst Group (MRAG) were partners. Click here to read the report and download the presentations.

See the current program for our 9th Investing in African Mining seminar on Nov. 30 in London, UK

November 15, 2015 - We have a great lineup of presenters, topics and workshops for our 9th Investing in African Mining seminar on Monday November 30, 2015 during Mines and Money in London, UK. Click here to see the program and registration details.

Gold Mining in Africa: Life After the Supercycle

November 13, 2015 - Hear Mark Bristow, Randgold Resources Chief Executive at our 9th Investing in African Mining seminar in London UK on November 30, 2015 during Mines and Money. Click here for more details.

New MASTERMINING course schedule released

November 5, 2015 - We have a great lineup of three MASTERMINING courses; 1) International Travel and Occupational Health: What Every Executive and Manager Needs to Know; 2) Understanding the Mining Industry: From A to Z; 3) Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management Workshop. The courses are being delivered in London, Toronto and Cape Town. All are also available in a customized format that can delivered in-house to your meet your organization's specific needs. Click here for more information including course brochures, location and dates and registration fees.

Download the presentations from our 5th Focus on West Africa seminar

October 14, 2015 - Download the presentations from our 5th Focus on West Africa seminar with Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills LLP which took place on October 13, 2015 in London, UK.

Download the presentations from The 15th and 16th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminars

October 14, 2015 - MineAfrica was pleased to be a partner in the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 15th and 16th Risk Mitigation & CSR seminars with Premier Sponsor Hatch that took place on September 30, 2015 in Toronto and October 15, 2015 in London, UK. Download the programs and presentations.

See the current program for our Focus on West Africa seminar on Oct. 13 in London, UK

September 21, 2015 - We have a great lineup of presenters, topics and workshops for our 5th Focus on West Africa seminar on October 13 in London, UK. Click here to see the program and registration details.

Experts to discuss Infrastructure in Southern Africa in Toronto on September 10, 2015

August 13, 2015 - The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business is holding a full-day seminar on "Infrastructure in Southern Africa: Needs and Opportunities" on September 10 in Toronto to highlight the social and economic infrastructure needed, and currently under construction, to fuel Southern Africa's economic growth. Click here to see the current program and online registration.

See our full list of upcoming seminars in Toronto and London UK

August 13, 2015 - We have a great lineup of African mining seminars coming up for the second half of 2015 in both Toronto and London UK. Click here for our MineAfrica seminars and Click here for Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business seminars and events.

Mark Bristow to deliver keynote address in London at 9th Investing in African Mining seminar

August 7, 2015 - Join Mark Bristow, Randgold Resources Chief Executive at the premier African focussed mining seminar in London UK on November 30, 2015 during Mines and Money. Click here for more details.

Benoit Lasalle to deliver keynote address at West Africa seminar

July 24, 2015 - Benoit Lasalle, Chief Executive Officer, Windiga Energy, will deliver the keynote address at our 5th Focus on West Africa seminar in London, UK. Click here here to see the current program and registration details. For more information on presenting contact Wayne Floreani.

Learn how to protect yourself, your employees and your assets at these two, expert and timely international security seminars for Canadian companies and business travellers

April 28, 2015 - Canadian companies and travellers abroad are increasingly popular targets for kidnapping, bribery, terrorist acts, vandalism and theft. A proactive, planned approach to preventing and dealing with these threats has become an absolute necessity and a legal requirement under Bill C-45. These two practical, hands-on, interactive, one-day seminars led by international security expert Alan Bell will assist you in proactive security precautions when preparing for business trips to, or operating in, identified high risk jurisdictions. You will learn to assess and respond to a myriad of security threats and how to develop a corporate crisis management plan. Seminar One "Global Overview and Coping with Terrorism, International Security and Travel, Kidnap and Ransom" takes place on June 16, 2015 and Seminar Two "Developing a Corporate Crisis Management Plan" takes place on June 17, 2015. Both seminars take place at The Royal Canadian Military Institute in downtown Toronto. Click here for more information and to download the brochure with the full outline for each seminar and registration details.

Nigerian Investment Opportunities Seminar Postponed

March 20, 2015 - The Nigerian Investment seminar planned for March 23 has been postponed due to the upcoming Nigerian elections. We will advise the new date as soon as rescheduled. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Nigerian Investment Opportunities Seminar

March 17, 2015 - MineAfrica is pleased to be assisting the law office of Clara Ndive & Co. in the organization of a one-day investment seminar on Monday March 23, 2015 in Toronto for a senior delegation from Nigeria seeking technical and financial partners for a variety of infrastructure, natural resources and related projects in Nigeria. Download the current draft seminar program with venue and timing details. Register online to attend. There is no charge to attend but you must be registered.

SGS confirms Premier Sponsorship for 2016

March 9, 2015 - For the sixth consecutive year SGS will be the Premier Sponsor for The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 17th Annual African Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 14th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar taking place on March 1, 2016 in Toronto. The dust had barely settled when SGS confirmed their support for what has become the biggest African mining event in North America. Click here to read the report on our just concluded 2015 event.

Read our 2015 PDAC report

March 9, 2015 - Click here to read the full report on all of our PDAC 2015 activities including links to the presentations.

Burkina Faso Mines Minister Boubacar Ba to present on March 3 in Toronto

Feb 12, 2015 - Burkina Faso's new Mines Minister Boubacar Ba will be presenting at our 13th Investing in African Mining seminar on March 3 during PDAC in Toronto. Click here for more information on attending, presenting or sponsoring.

Join us at the biggest African mining event in North America

Jan 29, 2015 - Participate in the 16th African Mining Breakfast and 13th Investing in African Mining seminar on Tuesday March 3 with opening breakfast speaker Ngoako Ramathlodi, South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources and keynote speaker Paul Brink, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Franco-Nevada Corporation. Click here for more information on attending, presenting or sponsoring.

Download the program and register for 8th Investing in African Mining seminar on December 1 in London, UK

Nov 25, 2014 - Robert Friedland leads a great lineup of presenters at our 8th Investing in African Mining seminar on Monday December 1 in London, UK. Click here to see the program and registration details.

Download the program and register for 4th Focus on West Africa seminar on October 28 in London, UK

Oct 21, 2014 - We have a great program for our 4th Focus on West Africa seminar covering topical subjects including the mining industry's response to Ebola, investing in West Africa from the Canary Islands at 4% tax rate and project updates by mining companies active in the region. Click here to see the program and registration details.

Download the presentations from the Asmara Mining Conference

Oct 21, 2014 - MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro had the pleasure of delivering a keynote address at the Asmara Mining Conference held in Eritrea from October 1-5, 2014. Click here to download the presentations.

Bruce Shapiro to deliver keynote address at Asmara Mining Conference

Sep 29, 2014 - MineAfrica president Bruce Shapiro will deliver a keynote address at the Asmara Mining Conference this Oct 1-5, 2014 in Eritrea. Download his presentation. Download the background paper on Transparency by Bennett Jones LLP. Download the article on Striking a balance between investors and host nations.

Canada-Africa ties mutually beneficial

Sep 19, 2014 - Read the MineAfrica article on Canada-Africa ties in Mining Weekly magazine.

Ngoako Ramathlodi,South African Minister of Mineral Resources to deliver opening address at the biggest African mining event in North America

Sep 17, 2014 - Ngoako Ramathlodi, South Africa's recently appointed Minister of Mineral Resources will deliver the opening address at the 16th Annual African Mining Breakfast in Toronto on March 3, 2015 during PDAC. The breakfast by the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business, combined with MineAfrica's 13th Investing in African Mining seminar, drew 385 participants in 2104. Click here for more information on participating or contact Wayne Floreani.

Download the presentations from The 13th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar held in Toronto on September 9, 2014

Sep 12, 2014 - Seventeen experts discussed how you can mitigate your risk in mining jurisdictions around the world at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business seminar held in Toronto on September 9. Click here to see the program and to download the presentations.

Robert Friedland to deliver keynote at 8th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK on December 1, 2014

July 24, 2014 - We are pleased to have mining legend Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., as our keynote speaker in London, UK on December 1, 2014. Now in its 8th year our full-day seminar is the premier African focussed event mining investment event in London. Premier Sponsors include Toronto Stock Exchange and Fasken Martineau LLP. Click here for more information on promoting your African project, your company or your expertise to a senior-level, African focussed financial and mining audience.

Save 20% on registration for the Renewables and Mining Summit in Toronto

July 24, 2014 - MineAfrica is pleased to be a partner in the 3rd Renewables & Mining Summit and Exhibition on October 15-16 in Toronto that will bring together senior managers and engineering experts from the global mining sector with energy solutions providers to discuss hybrid solutions for mining operations. This is a unique opportunity to network with mining energy decision-makers and to understand the decision-making process, the financing options, and the performance evolution of renewable energy solutions for mines. To receive a 20% discount on registration simply use the code "mineafrica20" when registering online at http://www.energyandmines.com/toronto/. For more information on attending or getting involved, please contact Sam Likely.

Register for Innovative Financing for the Global Mining Industry in Challenging Times

June 8, 2014 - We have a great lineup of presenters and panelists for this June 18, 2014 half-day seminar and panel discussion on Innovative Financing options for your mining project. Click here to see the program and presenter profiles. April 9, 2014 - The Renewables and Mining Summit, being held June 23-24 at the Hilton Sandton in Johannesburg, will bring together energy decision-makers from African mines and renewable energy experts to explore solutions for addressing the energy challenges of remote and grid-tied mining operations. This is a unique opportunity to network and answer key questions around the financing, cost reduction, implementation, and operations of renewables for mine sites. Use the discount code "mineafrica20" to receive a special 20% registration discount. Register online at Summit 2014.

Read the report on MineAfrica at PDAC 2014

March 18, 2014 - Interest in Africa was as strong as ever, as evidenced by the popularity of MineAfrica's events during PDAC 2014, and the exceptional feedback received from participants.. Read the report (with links to the programs, presentations and photo gallery) for the following events:

  • Panel Discussion on "Managing the Risks of Investing in African Mining" with Premier Sponsor Webber Wentzel on Sunday March 2
  • The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 15th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 12th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with Premier Sponsor SGS on Tuesday March 4
  • Nine exhibitors in four MineAfrica booths at the PDAC trade show from March 4-7
  • African Market Open at Toronto Stock Exchange on March 5

Visit the MineAfrica pavilion (booths 436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441) at the PDAC Trade Show

February 26, 2014 - MineAfrica has six booths in the PDAC Trade Show (March 2-5, 2014) with the following companies and African governments exhibiting; (436, 437, 438, 439, 440, 441) at the PDAC Trade Show include Africa Trade/Afrique Expansion, Burkina Faso Ministry of Mines, Quarries and Energy, Cameroon Ministry of Mines, Industries & Technological Development, Juch-Tech Inc., MDM Engineering, MineAfrica, Mintek, Niger Ministry of Mines, Mining IQ, SatADSL and Sundril.

Susan Shabangu joins panel discussion

February 22, 2014 - South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources, Susan Shabangu, will participate in our panel discussion on Managing the Risks of Investing in African Mining taking place on March 2. She joins Peter Leon and other senior partners from leading law firm Webber Wentzel. Click here more details and registration information.

Clive Johnson, B2Gold to deliver keynote address at 15th Annual Mining Breakfast

February 22, 2014 - B2Gold President Clive Johnson will deliver the keynote address at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 15th Annual African Mining Breakfast on March 4, 2014 during PDAC. Immediately following breakfast is MineAfrica's 12th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar featuring presentations by African Mining Ministers, mining companies and expert advisors to the mining industry. Click here to see the full program and registration details. This morning event is the biggest African mining event in North America.

MineAfrica's Wayne Floreani in Mining Weekly's Mining Indaba Special Feature

February 20, 2014 - MineAfrica's Wayne Floreani participated in Mining Indaba in Cape Town in February and was featured in Mining Weekly's Special Feature. Read the article.

New MASTERMINING course for 2014 - Mining Supply Chain Optimisation

November 28, 2013 - Our 2014 MASTERMINING course schedule is now available and we are pleased to introduce our newest course "A to Z of Mining Supply Chain Optimisation" in Cape Town, Toronto and Vancouver. We are also offering our "Understanding the Mining Industry: From A to Z" in Cape Town and Toronto. Click here for more information.

Read the reports on the most recent Risk Mitigation & CSR seminars

October 3, 2013 - Read the London UK (October 1, 2013) report. Read the Vancouver (September 17, 2013) report.

Download the final program for 9th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar in Vancouver on September 17

September 13, 2013 - Download the final program for the 9th Risk Mitigation & CSR Seminar in Vancouver on September 17.

MineAfrica partners with Ayisi & Co. in "Investing in Africa's Energy and Resources Sector" conference

July 19, 2013 - MineAfrica is pleased to announce it has partnered with US-based Ayisi & Co. in promoting its "Investing in Africa's Energy and Resources Sector: Navigating the Opportunities and Challenges" conference taking place in New York this September 25-26. This premier conference will bring together leading executives and senior government officials to explore the opportunities and challenges to doing business in Africa's natural resources sector, including how to successfully navigate the current business environment and best strategies for capitalizing on investment opportunities. Participants will get the chance to network with and build personal relationships with key corporate and government decision-makers as they enhance their understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with doing business in Africa's leading investment sector. Conference speakers include Ebenezer Essoka, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank South Africa and Hon. Davis Chirchir, Minister of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya.

For more information visit http://ayisiandco.com/events/forum2013/. MineAfrica contacts receive a 10% registration discount. Register online here and enter discount code 2013EMIF10.

Participate in these African mining investment conferences by AME Trade

July 19, 2013 - MineAfrica is pleased to be a promotional partner with AME Trade and their upcoming conference's as listed below:

1st International Mining Conference & Exhibition - Republic of Congo
October 3-4, 2013

The Republic of Congo will establish itself in the next half decade as a major player in both the worldwide and Africa's mining industry. Ministry of Mines & Geology, Republic of Congo, in association with AME Trade are organising the 1st Congo International Mining Conference & Exhibition (CIEMC) with the main theme "The diversification of the Congolese Economy through realising the potential of its mineral resources". For more information contact congo@ametrade.org or visit www.ciemcongo.com.

5th International Mali Mining and Petroleum Conference - Bamako, Mali
November 12-14, 2013
JMP is organized by the Ministry of Mines, Republic of Mali in association with AME Trade Ltd & DMC Africa. JMP is already an established event in the worldwide mining and petroleum business calendar, it has been organised on a biannual basis since 2005. JMP 2011 featured over 700 delegates, 70 exhibiting companies and over 50 presentations were delivered. The event was held under the High Patronage of His Excellency, the President of Mali and was inaugurated by the Prime Minister. For more information contact jmp@ametrade.org or visit www.jmpmali.com.

The 5th Annual Africa Public Private Partnership Conference
Johannesburg, South Africa - December 3-5, 2013

After the resounding success of the 4th Africa Public Private Partnership conference held in Abuja, Nigeria, which attracted 190 delegates 50 speakers from 21 countries the APPP 2013 conference is fast approaching and promises to deliver a programme comprised of the industry's most accomplished and distinguished leaders. Building on the experience of PPPs in parts of Africa and other emerging countries the event will provide valuable insights focusing on the principles needed to establish legal and economic framework to implement such initiative, APPP 2013 will continue to provide a unique platform to discuss ways to mobilize PPPs to develop much needed infrastructures in the Africa region. For more information contact appp@ametrade.org or visit www.africappp.com.

The 4th Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas and Energy Conference and Exhibition (MMEC) Maputo, Mozambique - March 27-28, 2014
Organized by ENH, Mozambique's National Oil Company, and AGMM, Mozambique's Mining Geological Association, in association with AME Trade Ltd, the MMEC is the premier established event focusing on the Mozambique Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas sectors and their sustainable development. For more information contact mmec@ametrade.org or visit www.mozmec.com.

MineAfrica in Mining Weekly

July 16, 2013 - MineAfrica was featured in the July 12 issue of Mining Weekly. Read the article.

Register now for The Renewable Energy and Mining Summit

July 4, 2013 - The Renewable Energy and Mining Summit is taking place this September 25-26 in Toronto and will bring together the global mining industry with the renewable energy sector to discuss the opportunities and challenges for powering mines with renewables. Energy decision-makers from global mines will be presenting case studies and discussing how they are accessing renewables options including representatives from Barrick Gold, Kinross Gold, Vale, Lonmin, Teck Resources Limited, Rio Tinto, American Vanadium, Cronimet Mining AG, Volcan, and Semafo.

The Summit is being organized by Canadian Clean Energy Conferences and Hatch is the principal sponsor. To register visit www.renewablesandmining.com and enter mineafrica20 on the registration page to receive 20% off.

2013 seminar and course schedule

July 2, 2013 - Download our schedule of 2013 and 2014 MineAfrica seminars and MASTERMINING educational courses.

Mining in Africa - now is the time for change

June 25, 2013 - MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro and Wayne Floreani are quoted in Mining Technology's article "Mining in Africa - now is the time for change.

Read the report on MineAfrica's ENERGYAfrica seminar held in Toronto on June 6, 2013

June 10, 2013 - Read the report with links to the program and presentations for MineAfrica's 2nd ENERGYAfrica seminar held in Toronto on June 6, 2013. The seminar featured updates by oil and gas companies on their African projects and presentations on doing business in Africa's oil and gas industry by expert advisors.

Visit MineAfrica at the World Resource Investment Conference in Vancouver this May 26-27, 2013

April 22, 2013 - MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro and Wayne Floreani will be exhibiting at Cambridge House's World Resource Investment Conference this May 26-27 at Canada Pace in Vancouver. Drop by to see us at booth number 930. Click here for more information on attending or exhibiting at this leading mining investment show.

"How Canada dominates African Mining"

April 22, 2013 - MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro is quoted this article in Think Press Africa.
Read the article.

"Canada at the forefront of controversial mining boom in Africa"

April 22, 2013 - MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro is quoted this article in Georgia Straight.
Read the article.

Read the report on MineAfrica at PDAC 2013

March 12, 2013 - Read the report on MineAfrica at PDAC including links to the seminar programs, presentations, photo gallery, and keynote address by Robert Friedland.

Fraser Institute 2013 Survey of Mining Companies released

March 2, 2013 - Read the Fraser Institute 2013 Survey of Mining Companies ranking the attractiveness of international mining jurisdictions. Botswana was the highest ranking African country.

"Canada keeps investment sights set on African mining" article in Mining Weekly's PDAC edition

March 1, 2013 - MineAfrica's Wayne Floreani discusses the factors influencing Canada's mining investment in Africa in Mining Weekly's PDAC edition. Read the article

"Africa mining industry could benefit from encouraging local junior exploration industry"

February 24, 2013 - MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro was featured in Mining Weekly's Mining in Africa supplement. Read the article.

MineAfrica article in Mining Weekly magazine

February 9, 2013 - MineAfrica's Wayne Floreani was featured in Mining Weekly's January 2013 Indaba supplement. Read the article.

Seminar report for 6th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK

December 13, 2012 - Our 6th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK with Premier Sponsors TMX Group and Haywood Securities took place on Monday December 3, 2012, during Mines and Money. The full-day seminar, held at the five-star Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street, featured a keynote address from R. Michael Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Group Metals Ltd., on Africa - Opportunity at a Discount and sixteen additional presentations including updates by mining companies on their African projects and technical presentations on doing business in Africa's mining industry by expert advisors. Click here to read the seminar report and download the presentations.

Golden Future

December 12, 2012 - MineAfrica is pleased to support Golden Future - an outreach project aimed at improving the lives of youth and vulnerable communities in Cape Town, South Africa. Student volunteers and young professional volunteers travel to impoverished communities and promote entrepreneurship, self-sustainability and create awareness of government initiatives and business laws. Click here for more information.

Participate in The Fraser Institute 2012-2013 Mining Survey

November 29, 2012 - The Fraser Institute, Canada's leading economic think tank, conducts an annual survey of how miners and explorers rate the investment climate of jurisdictions around the world. The results of the 2011-2012 Mining Survey can be downloaded for free here. MineAfrica is pleased to be a promotional partner and we are asking you to participate in the 2012-2013 survey. Your participation will help to ensure that the results reflect the views of professionals with first-hand knowledge of the mining industry investment climate in countries in Africa and around the globe. All information collected through the survey remains confidential. You can complete the survey on line in less than 15 minutes. To thank you for your participation, the Fraser Institute will send you an email alert the very moment the survey is released, with a link to the survey. You will also be automatically entered in a draw to win C$1,000. To complete the survey click here.

Robert Friedland to keynote 2013 Mining Breakfast

November 14, 2012 - Ivanplats Executive Chairman and Founder Robert Friedland will deliver the keynote address at the Chamber's 14th Annual Mining Breakfast on March 5, 2013 during PDAC. The event, along with MineAfrica's 11th Annual Mining Breakfast, is the biggest African mining event in North America. Ivanplats closed a US$307 million IPO and began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on October 23, 2102. For more information on presenting, sponsor or attending the breakfast and seminar click here.

South Africa's Deputy Minister, Mineral Resources to open 14th Annual Mining Breakfast

November 2, 2012 - South Africa's Deputy Minister, Mineral Resources, Mr. Godfrey Oliphant, will be the opening speaker at the Chamber's 14th Annual Mining Breakfast on March 5, 2013 during PDAC. The event, along with MineAfrica's 11th Annual Mining Breakfast, is the biggest African mining event in North America. For more information on presenting, sponsor or attending click here.

Read the report on our 2nd Focus on West Africa: London UK seminar

October 14, 2012 - MineAfrica's 2nd Focus on West Africa seminar in London, UK with Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills took place on October 8, 2012 and drew a senior level audience of 155 participants from the United Kingdom (84%), Canada (4%), rest of Europe (9%) and Africa (4%). Read the full report with links to the program and presentations.

Register for MRAG's 2-day seminar on Giant Metallic Deposits on October 9 and 10 in Toronto

September 25, 2012 - MRAG (Mineral Resource Analyst Group) has organized a two day seminar on Giant Metallic Deposits featuring Dr. Peter Laznicka from Adelaide at the National Club in Toronto on October 9 and 10, 2012. Participants receive an honorary certificate for completing the course. This seminar is a must session for all analysts, associates, portfolio managers in the resource sector, investment bankers, sales and traders in the resource sector, as well as industry management, IR, PR and government officials and academia. Registration is $400 and includes all course materials and lunches. Download the registration form or contact MRAG Chairman Terry Ortslan for more information.

Join us at our 6th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK on Dec. 3

August 29, 2012 - Our 6th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar takes place in London, UK on December 3, 2012 - the day before Mines and Money. The full day seminar features updates by mining companies on their African projects and technical presentations on doing business in Africa's mining industry. Premier Sponsors for the event are TMX Group and Haywood Securities. For more information on presenting, sponsoring or attending contact Wayne Floreani.

Register for Africa Down Under

July 10, 2012 - Africa Down Under is poised to consolidate its reputation as the premier Australia - Africa resources forum in 2012. Last year's conference boasted 2000 delegates, 14 African Mining Ministers, 90 mining company and African government presentations and 170 exhibition booths. The 2012 event is already tracking in front of last year's progress and we predict the conference to be our largest to date. If you are in the resources business and have any exposure to Africa this is a must attend event. Africa Down Under 29 - 31 August 2012, Perth, Western Australia. More information.

Read the report on our ENERGYAfrica seminar

Oil and gas investment in Africa is hot so it was only appropriate that temperatures in Toronto soared to 33 degrees celsius for MineAfrica's first seminar in its newest series - ENERGYAfrica - on June 19, 2012 with Premier Sponsors Norton Rose Canada LLP and TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange). Read the seminar report with links to the presentations, program and photo gallery.

"Learn about oil and gas opportunities in Africa

June 3, 2012 - Significant new discoveries across the continent are fuelling interest in Africa's burgeoning oil and gas sector. Learn about these exciting developments at our newest seminar series - ENERGYAfrica in Toronto on June 19, 2012.

"$1 Billion and Counting" - Canadians in Africa by Michael Schwartz

April 19, 2012 - Read the article by Michael Schwartz on Canadian miners in Africa in the April/May issue of Resource Stocks.

Join us at the Chamber's 12th annual charity golf tournament

April 19, 2012 - The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business and TOPAC (Tour Operators Promoting Africa in Canada) again join forces for their annual charity golf tournament - Tee Off for Tiny Tots. The event takes place at the Caledon Country Club on Wednesday June 27, 2012 and features a raffle prize for a trip for two to South Africa on South African Airways. MineAfrica is pleased to be a gold sponsor for the fundraiser. Download the registration form. To donate prizes contact Wayne Floreani.

Join Norton Rose LLP at their "Road Map for CSR in the Extractive Sector" conference in Toronto on April 26

April 12, 2012 - This all-day workshop will cover how Corporate Social Responsibility has impacted the corporate strategy and risk management approach of Canadian firms in the extractive industry. Participants will be provided with an in-depth overview of the challenges, opportunities, and trends in CSR and an understanding of the best practices in the industry, presented from a wide-range of perspectives that will include mining companies, legal, financial, engineering and CSR experts, and NGOs. Click here for the full program of topics, list of expert presenters and registration details.

SGS renews Mining Breakfast and seminar Premier Sponsorship for 2013

March 10, 2012 - We are delighted to announce that SGS has renewed its Premier Sponsorship for the Canada-Southern Africa 14th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 11th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar taking place on March 5, 2013.

Canadian miners take on the world

February 26, 2012 - Africa is a key destination for Canadian mining firms with 187 TSX-listed mining companies (most of which are headquartered in Canada) with 701 projects in 35 countries in Africa. These companies raised C$1.8-billion in equity in 2010. Read the Mining Weekly article.

Canada-South Africa trade relations on solid ground

February 26, 2012 - Canadian direct investment in South Africa is C$1.6 billion. Read the Mining Weekly article.

Visit MineAfrica at the PDAC Trade Show from March 4 to 7, 2012

February 25, 2012 - Drop by and visit us at booths 436, 437, 438 and 439 at the PDAC trade show. We are pleased to have the following companies and governments exhibiting with us; Earthstone Group, Guinea Ministry of Mines & Geology, Mining Weekly, MDM Engineering, Mintek, Roxgold, Spidersat Communications Limited, ITC Global and Webber Wentzel.

Norton Rose and TMX Group join ENERGYAfrica as Premier Sponsors

February 25, 2012 - MineAfrica is pleased to announce that global law firm Norton Rose and TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange) have come on board as Premier Sponsors for our new ENERGYAfrica seminar taking place in Toronto on June 19, 2102. Download the one page Presenter Opportuny brochure for more information on presenting at this seminar.

See where Africa ranks in Fraser Institute's Survey of Mining Companies

February 24, 2012 - The Fraser Institute released its 2011-2012 Annual Survey of Mining Companies on February 23. Download the free report to see how African countries ranked.

African Mining Draws Canadian Miners

February 15, 2012 - Read Joanna Taylor's article on Canadian miners in Africa in Mining Weekly's Mining Indaba feature.

Download our 2012 Event Schedule

January 15, 2012 - We have an exciting lineup of mining seminars and educational courses for 2012. Click here to download a pdf of our complete schedule of upcoming events.

Participate in MineAfrica at PDAC this March 4-7

January 8, 2012 - Join us at the biggest African mining event in North America - MineAfrica at PDAC 2012 - including a presentation at our 10th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar and the Chamber's 13th Annual Mining Breakfast with Premier Sponsor SGS and shared booth space at the sold out PDAC trade show. Click here for more information.

Read the report on our 5th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar held in London, UK on December 5, 2011

December 12, 2011 - Read the report with links to the program, photo gallery and presentations by mining companies on their African projects and technical presentations on doing business in Africa's mining industry by expert advisors to the mining industry.

Download Bobby Godsell's presentation from the Chamber's Indaba dinner

November 27, 2011 - South African business leader Bobby Godsell delivered a thought provoking keynote address at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 10th Anniversary Indaba dinner in Toronto on November 9, 2011. Download his presentation entitled "Africa coming of age in a most uncertain world". MineAfrica was pleased to be a Diamond Sponsor for the event.

African Market Open at the TSX

November 26, 2011 - Chamber and MineAfrica representatives opened trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange on November 7, 2011. And the market went up!

Download our 2011-2012 Presenter Opportunities

September 28, 2011 - Promote your company or services at one of our upcoming mining seminars. Download the Presenter Opportunities brochure for more details.

Final program announced for Focus on West Africa seminar

September 21, 2011 - Download the final program for our Focus on West Africa seminar with Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith LLP on September 26 in London, UK.

Exporting the Canadian Advantage - CIM article on CSR in Africa

August 24, 2011 - Canada's cultural mosaic is a resource to develop says Chamber board member Radcliffe Dockery in this article by Peter Caufield for CIM magazine.

Aggreko Chief Executive, Rupert Soames, OBE, to deliver keynote address at London seminar on Dec. 5

July 18, 2011 - Rupert Soames, OBE, Chief Executive of Scotland based power rental company Aggreko will deliver the keynote address at our 5th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar on December 5. Mr. Soames is a grandson of Sir Winston Churchill and has been Aggreko's Chief Executive since 2003.

"Lawyers raise concerns about South Africa policy"

June 24, 2011 - Peter Leon of South African law firm Webber Wentzel raises concerns about South Africa's policy vis-a-vis its mining industry in this article in CIM magazine (see page 2 of the pdf).

Focus on West Africa seminar report

June 13, 2011 - Read the report on our June 9 Focus on West Africa seminar with links to the presentations, media coverage and photographs.

Final program for June 9 Focus on West Africa seminar

June 6, 2011 - Download the program for our Focus on West Africa seminar taking place on June 9 in Toronto featuring presentations by Castle Peak Mining, Control Risks, Great Quest Metals, Midlands Minerals, Oromin Explorations, Pelangio Exploration, SGS and Webber Wentzel LLP. Register to attend.

Resource development critical to a new era in West Africa

May 26, 2011 - Read the article "Towards a Common Goal" on mining hotspot West Africa in the May 2011 issue of CIM magazine.

Mining companies venturing into West Africa

May 26, 2011 - Read the article "The Safety Factor" on mining companies venturing into West Africa in the May 2011 issue of CIM magazine.

Lend to End fundraiser for the Townships Project on May 12

May 9, 2011 - Join us for the annual fundraiser for the Townships Project, a Canadian non-profit company that works in the South African townships and helps start businesses through microlending, microfranchising and asset based community development. This event has raised more than $200,000 to date, and has made it possible for The Townships Project to develop an approach to poverty eradication which is viewed as exceptionally promising by the people who should know - including microfinance, social enterprise, business school, franchising and community development professionals. The event takes place at Alice Fazooli's, 294 Adelaide Street West in Toronto on Thursday, May 12th, 2011 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm. For more information click here.

The continuing evolution of CSR

May 9, 2011 - Read the article on the continuing evolution of corporate social responsibility that appeared in the Northern Miner onMay 6, 2011.

Vancouver CSR seminar report

May 2, 2011 - Sixty-five participants took in fourteen presentations covering a range of topics at the Chamber's Vancouver Risk Mitigation and CSR in Africa and Emerging Markets seminar in Vancouver on April 28. Read the full report with links to the program and presentations.

What a PDAC! MineAfrica 2011 Report

March 14, 2011 - Its pretty amazing that 27,700 people from 118 countries will gather in rainy and snowy Toronto in early March for a mining convention. And for those 27,000 with a specific interest in mining in Africa there were three African focussed events over the four days that catered to that interest. Read the report on our seminar on South Africa's Mining Industry: The Perceptions and Reality held on March 6 with links to the program, presentations and photo gallery. Read the report on the Premier African Mining Event in North America held on March 8 with links to the program, presentations and photo gallery.

TMX Group and Haywood Securities take Premier Sponsorship for London, UK seminar

March 2, 2011 - MineAfrica is pleased to announce that the TMX Group and Haywood Securities are the new Premier Sponsors for its 5th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK on December 5, 2011.

Download our 2011 Presenter Opportunities brochure

February 24, 2011 - Promote your company at one of our upcoming Investing in African Mining seminars in Toronto and London, UK. Download the one-page brochure for details.

Advertisement in PDAC Investors Exchange Show Guide

February 24, 2011 - See our full-page advertisement in Resource Intellingence's show guide with all our upcoming programs. And don't forget to visit us in booths 436,437,438 and 439 in the PDAC trade show this March 6-9.

Toronto Stock Exchange to merge with London Stock Exchange

February 9, 2011 - The TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange) announced plans on February 8 to merge with the London Stock Exchange that will bring together the world's premier mining exchanges.

"Experts debate solutions surrounding CSR initiatives" reports CIM Magazine

January 25, 2011 - Virginia Heffernan of CIM Magazine covered the Chamber's 4th Annual Risk Mitigation and CSR in Africa and Emerging Markets seminar with Premier Sponsor Hatch held on October 27, 2010 in Toronto. Read the article as well as a second one titled "NGO's don't all bite say CSR experts."

"Africa Faces Increased Competition for Investment"

January 17, 2011 - Mining Review Africa editor Antonio Ruffini interviews Bruce Shapiro and Wayne Floreani in this January 2011 article.

"What the World Really Needs Now" - CSR approaches in various countries

January 10, 2011 - Read this interesting article in the December 2010 issue of Canadian Mining Journal on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approaches in various countries by CMJ Foreign Correspondent and CSR advisor Jaquelina Jimena.

"A Day With MineAfrica" - International Resource Journal covers London, UK seminar

December 21, 2010 - International Resource Journal provides detailed coverage of MineAfrica's 4th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar in its January 2011 issue. Read the article.

2011 Calendar of Events

December 20, 2010 - Download our one-page 2011 Calendar of Events for our African seminars by MineAfrica and our international seminars (including mineSouthAmerica, mineMexico and MASTERMINING) by On the Ground Group.

Forging the ties that bind: African Mining talks to Bruce Shapiro about Canada's role in Africa

December 17, 2010 - Edith Webster profiles Bruce Shapiro in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of African Mining; discussing the role of Canadian mining companies in Africa's mining development, the Toronto Stock Exchange as a source of financing, Africa versus South America as mining investment destinations and how the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business and MineAfrica facilitate mining investment into Africa. Read the article.

Download the presentations from our 4th Annual London, UK seminar

December 6, 2010 - Our 4th Annual London, UK seminar with Premier Sponsor Standard Bank featured 16 presenters and and a total audience of 140 participants. Read the full report with links to the presentations, photo gallery, program and profiles here.

R. Michael Jones, President of Platinum Group Metals, to deliver keynote address at 2011 Mining Breakfast

November 16, 2010 - "The Africa Market Discount: Does it Point to Risk or Opportunity?" is the title of Mr. Jones' presentation at the Chamber's 12th Annual Mining Breakfast on March 8, 2011 during PDAC.

Spidersat Communications Limited sponsors 2011 Mining Breakfast and Seminar

November 16, 2010 - African and Australian based Spidersat Communications has sponsored the Mining Breakfast and Seminar taking place on Tuesday March 8, 2011 during PDAC. Spidersat will also be an exhibitor in the MineAfrica booths during the PDAC trade show from March 6-9, 2011.

Chamber re-launches Ottawa Chapter

November 5, 2010 - The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business re-launched its Ottawa Chapter with an expanded focus on Southern African and beyond at a breakfast meeting on November 4. Sixty government, business and association representatives participated in the event which featured a keynote address by South Africa's Deputy Director General for the Americas, Ms. Nozipho Mxakato-Diesko, and sectoral opportunity presentations by Chamber members Richard Stern (agriculture), Wayne Floreani (mining), Christie Christelis (ICT), Firdosh Bulsara (tourism) and Mark Coetzee (human resources and skills development). See the photos. For more information on the Ottawa Chapter contact Tim Askew.

Download the presentations from our Oct. 29 Africa Investor Series seminar

November 1, 2010 - Seventy-five participants took in corporate presentations from African Barrick Gold, Auryx Gold, Helio Resources, MDN Inc., Midlands Minerals and Nevsun Resources. Read the report with links to the program and presentations.

Download the presentations from the 4th Annual Risk Mitigation and CSR in Africa and Emerging Markets seminar

November 1, 2010 - Eighteen presenters representing mining companies, CSR experts, NGO's and Canadian government officials covered a range of topics as varied as the issues surrounding CSR including financing requirements for mining companies, equator principles, China in Africa, working with NGO's to implement effective CSR programs and Bill C-300. Read the report with links to the program, presentations and photo gallery.

African delegates open trading at the TSX on Oct. 28

November 1, 2010 - Guests from our Africa Investor Series seminar and the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business opened trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday October 28. More mining companies are listed on the TSX than any other exchange in the world. View the photo gallery.

Chamber Indaba dinner a rousing success

November 1, 2010 - The Chamber's 9th Annual Indaba dinner featured a keynote address by Greg Hawkins, CEO, African Barrick Gold and the announcement of Laurel Keenan, Canadian Director, Wines of South Africa, as the recipient of the Chamber's Business Person of the Year Award sponsored by Hatch. Scott Delorme of SGS won the grand prize trip for two to South Africa. View the photo gallery.

Nevsun Resources Ltd. to present at Africa Investor Series Seminar

October 21, 2010 - Nevsun Vice President, Scott Trebilcock, will update the Toronto financial community on its exciting Bisha project in Eritrea on October 29, 2010. See the current program.

SGS renews 2011 Premier Sponsorship for 12th Annual Mining Breakfast and 9th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar in Toronto

October 18, 2010 - SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, SGS employs 59,000 people and operate a network of more than 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world. Our mining breakfast and seminar on March 8, 2011 during PDAC is the largest African focussed mining investment event in North America.

Helio Resource Corp. to present at Africa Investor Series Seminar

October 6, 2010 - Helio President, Richard Williams, will update the Toronto financial community on Helio's SMP Gold Project in Tanzania and its fully-owned Damara Gold Project in Namibia at MineAfrica's Africa Investor Series seminar on October 29, 2010 in Toronto.

MDN Inc. to present at Africa Investor Series Seminar

September 29, 2010 - MDN Vice President of Exploration, Marc Boisvert, will update the Toronto financial community on MDN's exploration activities in the vicinity of the Tulawaka mine in Tanzania at MineAfrica's next seminar on October 29, 2010 in Toronto.

South African Minster of Mineral Resources to deliver opening address at Mining Breakfast during PDAC

September 24,2010 - Susan Shabangu, South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources will deliver the opening address at the 12th Annual Canada-Southern African Chamber of Business Mining Breakfast on Tuesday March 8, 2011. The breakfast, along with MineAfrica's 9th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar, is the largest African focussed mining event in North America attracting 340 participants in 2010. Download the Participation Packages brochure for more information on presenting, sponsoring or attending.

Cost-effective travel packages from Canada to Cape Town for Mining Indaba 2011

September 22, 2010 - MineAfrica and the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business are pleased to offer you cost-effective travel packages from Canada to South Africa to participate in the 2011 Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Packages include flight (economy or business class) from Vancouver or Toronto, accommodation and ground transport in South Africa. In addition there are three optional, add-on mini vacations immediately following Mining Indaba for you to enjoy. The packages are arranged by leading travel expert Goway Travel. Download the brochure.

Global Integrated Solutions (GIS) Sponsors London Seminar

September 14, 2010 - GIS joins fellow sponsors Aviva Corporation, Independent Site Services, Macleod Dixon LLP, the TMX Group and Premier Sponsor Standard Bank at the Premier African mining investment seminar in London, UK. GIS, headquartered in Mauritius, with regional offices in South Africa and Australia, works exclusively with companies in the mining industry to implement business management / ERP systems utilizing the fully integrated PRONTO-Xi platform.

Eritrean Minister of Energy and Mines to present at London seminar

August 30, 2010 - Minister Ahmed Haj Ali will introduce a special section on Eritrea during our day-long London seminar on November 29 with a presentation on mining in Eritrea. Two TSX listed companies - Nevsun Resources and Sunridge Gold - will follow the Minister with updates on their Eritrean projects.

Canada as a Source of Mining Investment for Africa: Bruce Shapiro presentation at Africa Mining Congress 2010

July 26, 2010 - Download MineAfrica president Bruce Shapiro's white paper and presentation on Canada as a Source of Mining Investment for Africa. This comprehensive report covers: why should Africa's mines turn to Canada, how different jurisdictions can access Canadian finance, Africa's mining sector: competing against global leaders and how access to Canadian finance boosted South America's mining sector. Read the Mining Weekly article covering his presentation. Listen to his interview on CNBC Africa.

Aviva Corporation Ltd. sponsors London seminar

July 23, 2010 - Australian based Aviva Corporation Ltd. joins Independent Site Services, Macleod Dixon LLP and Premier Sponsor Standard Bank as sponsors of MineAfrica's Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK on November 29, 2010. Aviva is earning a 90% interest in the Mmamantswe project in Botswana where it has outlined a 1.3 billion tonne coal resource.

Seminar on Capital Projects Emerging Markets

July 21, 2010 - Participate in this one day seminar on capital project opportunities in the emerging markets of Africa and the Middle East to be held in Toronto on September 16. Download the one page brochure.

Lion's on the Move

July 13, 2010 - Read the McKinsey Global Institute report on the progress and potential of African economies.

Stakeholders declaration on a strategy for South Africa's mining industry

July 4, 2010 - South Africa has published a stakeholder's declaration on a strategy for the sustainable growth and meaningful transformation of its mining industry.

MineAfrica President Bruce Shapiro to deliver keynote address at Africa Mining Congress 2010 in Johannesburg - July 26-27

June 8, 2010 - "Canada as a source of investment" is the title of his presentation which will cover the following topics; Why should Africa's mines turn to Canada? How different jurisdictions can access Canadian finance, Africa's mining sector: competing against global leaders and How has access to Canadian finance boosted South America's mining sector? See the program.

Independent Site Services (ISS) sponsors London seminar

June 7, 2010 - South African based Independent Site Services has sponsored MineAfrica's Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK on November 29, 2010. ISS provides a full facilities management and logistics service for mining companies in remote locations on the African continent.

Greg Hawkins, CEO of African Barrick Gold, to deliver keynote address at MineAfrica's London, UK seminar

April 16, 2010 - Greg Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of newly created African Barrick Gold, will deliver the keynote address at MineAfrica's 4th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK on November 29, 2010. African Barrick Gold was spun off from Barrick Gold Corporation in February 2010 and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. It has four producing gold mines in Tanzania and a suite of exploration properties. Click here for more information on presenting at, sponsoring or attending the Nov. 29 seminar.

A great evening and a great cause - don't miss the Lend to End [poverty] Fundraiser at Alice Fazooli's on May 13

April 16, 2010 - This is a fun and fabulous fundraising party for The Townships Project taking place on Thursday May 13, 2010 from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Alice Fazooli's. Delicious food, upbeat entertainment and a visually stunning silent auction create an energetic and positive atmosphere. There is also an exceptional educational area, VIP lounge and gift bags. Money raised goes towards The Townships Project, a registered charity which supports microfinance institutions (MFIs) in South Africa. These MFIs make repayable, interest-bearing loans to entrepreneurs, primarily women, to start or expand small businesses, to become self-sustaining and to break the cycle of poverty. For more information and to purchase tickets ($40 general admission or $150 VIP tickets) visit Lend to End.

Botswana tops list of African countries in the Fraser Institute 2009/2010 Survey of Mining Companies

April 14, 2010 - After Botswana, Mali and Ghana were the most attractive mining investment destinations in Africa. The province of Quebec, Canada was the top ranked mining jurisdiction for the third straight year while Ontario, Canada fell from 10th spot last year to 22nd this year. The survey is based on responses from 670 mining executives and is available for download here. MineAfrica was pleased to assist the Fraser Institute in promoting the survey to its database of mining executives active in Africa.

Mineafrica sponsors TOPAC / Chamber charity golf tourney

March 20, 2010 - MineAfrica is pleased to be a sponsor of Tee off for Tiny Tots - a charity golf tournament that has raised $45,000 for South African pre-school children over the past five years. The tournament is a partnership between the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business and Tour Operators Promoting Africa in Canada. For more information contact Firdosh Bulsara.

"Nothing less than a sterling event..."

March 13, 2010 - PDAC 2010 drew a record 22,000 delegates and the trend continued with the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business 11th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 8th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar attracting 340 participants. In the words of Mark Coetzee, President, Drake International "Having worked on 5 continents in an array of business sectors, I have never attended such a well attended breakfast session in terms of level of individual, cross section of organizations servicing one sector and variety of countries not usually present at such events. The presentations were short and sharp, yet informative. Overall nothing less than a sterling event...." The breakfast featured welcoming remarks from Tony Andrews, Executive Director, PDAC, Christie Christelis, Chamber Chairman, and Jean Richardson, Global Marketing Director with Premier Sponsor SGS. Simon Village, Chairman, Banro Corporation delivered a well-received keynote address on The African Resource Development Cycle. MineAfrica's seminar featured a blend of presentations from African governments, mining companies active in Africa, and financial, legal and engineering experts on doing business in Africa. MineAfrica also had 4 booths at the PDAC which drew a steady flow of traffic throughout the 4 day event. Read the PDAC 2010 Report with links to the presentations, photos and seminar program.

SGS takes Premier Sponsorship for Chamber Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica Seminar during PDAC

February 11, 2010 - We are delighted to announce that SGS has taken the Premier Sponsorship for the largest African focussed mining event in North America - the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business 11th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 8th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar on Tuesday March 9, 2010 during the PDAC Convention in Toronto.

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity, they employ 59,000 people and operate a network of more than 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS' innovative technology, expertise, capabilities and experience help clients reduce risk and improve quality, safety and productivity.

Speakers announced for Chamber's 11th Annual Mining Breakfast

January 18, 2010 - Simon Village, Chairman, Banro Corporation, will deliver the keynote address at the Chamber's 11th Annual Mining breakfast on Tuesday March 9, 2010 during the PDAC. The breakfast, combined with MineAfrica's 8th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar, is the largest African focussed mining event in North America. For more information on presenting, sponsoring or attending the breakfast and seminar click here.

MineAfrica partners with Intierra Resource Intelligence

January 14, 2010 - MineAfrica appears in Intierra's January 2010 West Africa mining map which it will be distributing at its March 9 seminar in Toronto and from its booth at the PDAC trade show this March 7-10. Intierra is a world leader in providing business intelligence to the mineral resources industry. See all of Intierra's maps.

Season's Greetings & Best Wishes for 2010

December 21, 2009 - A big thank you to all our presenters, sponsors, media partners and delegates for making 2009 a success for us despite the economy. We ran 8 seminars in 2009 in Toronto, Vancouver and London, UK and have exciting plans to expand in 2010. Have a great holiday and best wishes for a successful 2010. Bruce and Wayne.

"The quality of the presentations has been excellent - interesting, relevant and topical...."

December 6, 2009 - Read the report on MineAfrica's Nov 30 Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK.

Competition and challenges reduce western investment in African mines

November 10, 2009 - MineAfrica vice president, Wayne Floreani, quoted in Nov. 6 article in Mining Weekly

MineAfrica website traffic hits record level in October

November 2, 2009 - 3,300 unique individuals visited MineAfrica's website in October marking the highest level of traffic to date and continuing a consistent upward trend. While the absolute numbers may not seem high the specific focus of the MineAfrica site means that each of these unique visitors are specifically interested in mining in Africa.

Association of Mining Analysts partners with MineAfrica for London seminar

October 30, 2009 - MineAfrica has partnered with the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) of the United Kingdom for its London seminar on November 30. Under the chairmanship of Tony Mahalski the AMA has 300 members from the broader mining community in the UK and hosts presentations by mining industry leaders and rising stars.

Download the presentations from October 22 Risk Mitigation & CSR in Africa seminar

October 23, 2009 - 60 participants benefitted from expert presentations and case studies covering a variety of approaches and angles towards mitigating risk and implementing successful CSR programs in Africa. Download the presentations.

Mark Bristow to deliver keynote address at London, UK seminar

October 16, 2009 - Mark Bristow, CEO, Randgold Resources will deliver the keynote address at MineAfrica's 3rd Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK on November 30. Now in its 3rd year the seminar features updates by companies on their African mining projects and technical presentations by service provides including banks, law and engineering firms on doing business in Africa's mining industry. For a complete list of presenters and to register click here.

Banro, La Mancha and MDN to present at London seminar

October 5, 2009 - Banro Corporation, La Mancha Resources Inc. and MDN Inc. will be presenting at MineAfrica's Investing in African Mining Seminar in London on November 30. The full day seminar takes place the day before Mines and Money and features updates by mining companies on their African projects as well as technical sessions on doing business in Africa's mining industry.

Mining Deal Exchange seminar Vancouver report

October 3, 2009 - 125 representatives from the financial and mining communities participated in the On the Ground Group's (a division of MineAfrica Inc.) October 1 seminar in Vancouver featuring 10 presentations, 3 panelists and an opening address by John McCoach, President of the TSX Venture Exchange. Read the one page report including links to the photo gallery, presentations and presenter and corporate profiles.

Fraser Insitute 2010 Survey of Mining Companies

October 2, 2009 - Participate in the 2010 survey of how miners and explorers rate the investment climate of jurisdictions around the world. You can complete the survey in less than 15 minutes. To thank you for your participation the Fraser Institute will send you a free copy of the survey when it is released and automatically enter you in a draw to win C$1,000.

MineAfrica website traffic hits record level

October 1, 2009 - 2,800 unique individuals visited MineAfrica's website in September marking the highest level of traffic since February 2009. While the absolute numbers may not seem high the narrow focus of the MineAfrica site means that each of these unique visitors are specifically interested in mining in Africa.

African mining highlighted in Toronto

September 20, 2009 - The glitterati descended on Toronto last week and not just for the Toronto International Film Festival. MineAfrica and the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business's African mining events showcased a glittering lineup of African focussed gold mining and exploration companies. Click here to read the report, download the presentations and see the pictures from MineAfrica's Africa Investor Series Seminar, the Chamber's 8th Annual Indaba Dinner and the African Mining Market Open at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Risk Mitigation and CSR in Africa: Striking a Balance Seminar set for Oct. 22 in Toronto

September 19, 2009 - MineAfrica is pleased to sponsor the Canada-SA Chamber of Business 3rd Annual Risk Mitigation and CSR Seminar on October 22 in Toronto. Canadian companies are world leaders in CSR and this one-day seminar features expert presenters, successful case studies and great networking opportunities. Register to attend.

On the Ground Group - a New Division for MineAfrica Inc.

August 18, 2009 - MineAfrica has developed a new corporate identity for its non-African focussed events and programs called "On the Group Group." The MineAfrica brand is very strong and well recognized but our expansion into other mining jurisdictions outside of Africa dictated a need for a broader approach for seminars such as our "Mining Deal Exchange: Mining Financing Opportunities through the TSX Venture CPC Program" and "Surviving the Global Financial Crisis in the Mining Industry."

Cost-Effective, 2010 Mining Indaba Travel Packages from Toronto to Cape Town

August 10, 2009 - Take advantage of this all-in package designed for the busy executive planning on attending Mining Indaba in Cape Town from Feb 1-4, 2010. The concept was designed by MineAfrica and the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business and put together by travel specialists Africa Experts and PaceSetter Travel. The combined package includes return travel from Toronto to Cape Town, 5 nights accommodation at either the Protea Victoria Hotel (4 star) or Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel (5 star), meet and greet airport service and daily breakfast. If you have business in Johanesburg there is also a free return flight to Johannesburg for bookings received before September 15. In addition there are four optional mini vacation add-ons including a safari experience and garden route tour to give you a chance to see a bit of South Africa before heading home. For more information download the Mining Indaba 2010 Travel Packages Brochure.

MineAfrica's 2009 - 2010 Schedule of Events

August 5, 2009 - Download a list of our upcoming events and seminars.

Follow MineAfrica on Twitter

August 4, 2009 - MineAfrica is now on the micro-blog twitter - a real time communications medium that lets recipients control the information they receive from MineAfrica. Check it out here.

Bruce Shapiro Speaks at the African Mining Congress

July 21, 2009 - MineAfrica president Bruce Shapiro (also the president of the Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business) was invited to speak and participate on a panel at the African Mining Congress in South Africa from July 14 to 16, 2009. Download his presentation. Read the media coverage in Business Day.

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