Investing in African Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is currently the world’s largest mining investment event.


In its 23rd year , the Investing in African Mining Indaba Conference will take place next week, from the 6th until the 9th of February in Cape Town.  More than 6,000 global delegates will attend, including global mining and exploration companies, international investors, African and non-African governments, and a wide range of service providers. This event is the world’s largest gathering of the most influential stakeholders. Also known as Mining Indaba, the event is dedicated to supporting education, career development, sustainable development, and other important causes in Africa.

The Polyglot Group’s International Projects Manager (Mining, Oil & Gas) Eric Ortolan & The Polyglot Group’s Managing Director for EMEA, Jacques Reynaud will be attending this conference for the 8th time to meet existing clients and explore collaboration opportunities with new partners. In addition, our Country Manager, Simon Miclet will be on the ground at our new office in South Africa. Simon is eager to respond to participant’s questions and discuss the ideas which this event is sure to generate.


Facts & Figures about the Mining Indaba

    • 20+ Years of establishment
    • 6,000 + professionals from mining companies, investment firms, governments, and providers of mining and professional services
    • 100 countries & territories across six continents
    • 45 African and Non-African Government delegations
    • 2,000 international companies
    • 300+ sponsors
    • Billions of US Dollars of foreign investment channelled into the African mining value chain
    • R675 Million+ contribution to Cape Town economy over past 10 years (hotels, tourism, shopping, golf and more)
    • 5,000+ jobs created
    • 20,000 hotel room nights
    • 100% commitment to partner with BEE Certified South African suppliers (current or in the process of certification)


By attending Investing in African Mining Indaba, you will join an international, powerful group of industry professionals that make Cape Town their preferred destination to conduct important business and make the vital relationships to sustain their investment interests.

Investors, analysts, and financiers from across the globe include multi-national institutional investment firms, individual investors, portfolio managers, private equity managers, hedge funds, sovereign funds, merchant banks, analysts, and more.

If you are looking for a proven platform for networking, deal-making, and discovery in African mining, then the Mining Indaba is the event for your investment interests.

Do you have a question about mining in South Africa?
Please contact our Manager for Africa, Ashton by email or phone +27 71 111 3629.

Interested in learning more about what The Polyglot Group can offer you?
Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Head of Operation – International, Simon Miclet by email or phone +33 7 62 12 77 28.

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