Top speaker to address Mining Indaba

Acclaimed author presenting at Indaba

Top speaker to address Mining Indaba
Dambisa Moyo

Dr Dambisa Moyo, the acclaimed author of New York Times bestsellers Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa has been confirmed as one of the speakers at the 19th edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba on 4-7 February 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Her address will focus on China’s race for resources and the global impact of that pursuit.

Dr Moyo was named by TIME Magazine as one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World' in 2009. She was also named as one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. Her writing is regularly featured in the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Moyo is also a CNBC contributing editor and a patron of Absolute Return for Kids, a hedge-fund supported children's charity. She holds a degree in chemistry, an MA from Harvard University, a PhD in Economics from Oxford University, and an MBA in finance from the American University, Washington D.C. Zambia-born and raised, Moyo is also the author of 'Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World'.

Moyo joins a stellar cast of speakers at the 2013 Indaba, including South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Susan Shabangu, who will deliver the official welcoming address, and keynote speakers Dr Mamphela Ramphele and world-renowned economist Dr Marc Faber.

Faber’s address will examine macro-economic issues affecting the mining industry. Faber is well-known for his contrarian investment approach and is a regular speaker at events around the world. He is a regular contributor to leading financial publications. His personal newsletter, The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, highlights unusual investment opportunities. Dr Faber has authored several books, including Amazon bestseller Tomorrow’s Gold – Asia’s Age of Discovery.

Goldfields chairman Dr Ramphele will deliver a keynote address on sustainable development and the mining industry. She is also a director of Anglo American, a former managing director of the World Bank and serves on the board of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which promotes good governance and good leadership in Africa. She is a medical doctor, social anthropologist, academic, businesswoman and author.

The African Mining Indaba conference has for the past 18 years been at the forefront of investing in African mining. It is the world’s largest gathering of mining's most influential stakeholders and decision-makers vested in African mining. In 2012 there was a record-breaking attendance of 7 000 delegates. 

“We are delighted to again welcome speakers of the calibre of Dr Dambisa Moyo, Marc Faber, Susan Shabangu and Mamphela Ramphele,” said Jonathan Moore, senior vice president and managing director of Mining Indaba LLC. “Over the years, Mining Indaba has become the sector’s largest gathering of decision-makers, investors, stakeholders, mining professionals and policy makers. We continue to deliver value to our delegates.”

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is organised by Mining Indaba LLC. For more than 18 years, the Investing in African Mining Indaba in collaboration with its partners in South Africa and the African continent, have channelled billions of dollars into the African mining value chain. The annual Mining Indaba is the world’s largest mining investment event and Africa’s largest mining event bringing more than a record number of 7 000 delegates from 100 countries in 2012. 

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