Cape Town — At least nine Angolan mining companies are participating in the Mining Indaba conference, Africa’s largest mining investment event, which kicked off Monday in Cape Town, South Africa.
At the event attended by more than 6,000 delegates from around the world, Angolan companies are due to show on Monday the potential of its diamond lab, vocational technical training center and other investments that Endiama has made in recent years.
The diamond laboratory housed in a two-storey building, constructed in the eastern province of Lunda sul, aims to prepare, analyze and characterize samples of kimberlite and alluvial diamonds to support prospecting and research for diamonds.
ENDIAMA EP’s Head of Geology and Mining Development, Ana Feijó, said Angola will show a new legal and business environment in the country seeking to attract investment for the solid mineral resources sector.
She pointed out that Angola will present a panel on the theme “Angola: the destination of choice for mining investments, business opportunities and the country’s geological potential”.
Mining Indaba is an international mining conference, held annually in South Africa – there was a hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid19 – to capture investment for the mining sector of countries across the African continent.
In 2019, the meeting brought together around 6,000 delegates from all regions of the world.
Angola has adopted for the event the motto “The potential of the Angolan diamond”, a model of joint participation of national companies present at the fair.
The conference brings together the Presidents of the Republics of South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, respectively Cyril Ramaphosa, Mokgweetsi Masisi, Hakainde Hichilema and Emmerson Mnangagwa.