Mining consultancy Core Consultants will be discussing its new service offerings, particularly focusing on the launch of fully customised subscription reports and the ability to undertake metallurgical testwork on behalf of clients, at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town, which will run from February 3 to 6, says Core Consultants MD Lara Smith.
The event enables the firm to understand the market in terms of prospective projects, to determine what kind of research and analysis would benefit clients the most and to set itself goals for the year, based on the findings, she adds.
Smith emphasises the importance of the Indaba, as it is a forum that brings the entire mining supply chain, traders, consultants, academics, financiers, engineers and miners together under one roof.
She explains that the international community regards Core Consultants as a consultancy that is a gateway to African projects and, therefore, the African Mining Indaba, which attracts an array of international industry participants, is one of the firm’s most important events.
In addition to the upcoming Indaba, Core Consultants has participated in the last four events, including the first Asian Mining Indaba hosted in Singapore in 2012.
“For 20 years, the African Mining Indaba has put African mining on the map and South Africa, as the host country has benefited from this event directly through investment and indirectly through tourism and business travel,” she says.
Author: Jonathan Rodin, Mining Weekly