Event Details

Thank you for your support at The 2019 Harare Indaba.

2019 Speakers included:

Honourable Deputy Minister Polite

Honourable Deputy Minister Polite Kambamura,

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Zimbabwe


Batirai

Batirai Manhando,

President, Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe


Alex

Alex Mhembere,

Chief Executive Officer, Zimplats


Claude

Claude Baissac,

Chief Executive Officer, Eunomix


Sam

Sam Chikowore,

Chief Executive Officer, Exporien Mining


Alex

Alex Mushonhiwa,

General Manager, Mimosa


Sven

Sven Richter,

Fund Manager, Drakens Capital


Steven

Steven Curtis,

Chief Executive Officer, Caledonia Mining


Colin

Colin Chibafa,

Chief Financial Officer, Unki Mines


Sandra

Sandra du Toit,

Executive, Investment Banking Client Solutions, Standard Bank


Otsile

Otsile Matlou,

Chief Operating Officer, ENSafrica


Richard

Richard Tait,

Executive Director, Mangwana Capital


Giles

Giles Douglas,

Co-Head, Rothschild & Co


Bhekinkosi

Bhekinkosi Nkomo,

Chief Executive Officer, RioZim


Paul

Paul Chimbodza,

Executive Director, Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe


The Harare Indaba



The Joburg Indaba team hosted its 2nd annual Harare Indaba on investing in resources and mining in Zimbabwe on Wednesday 10th April 2019 in Johannesburg.



The Harare Indaba

Investing in Resources and Mining in Zimbabwe

 

www.harareindaba.com


Wednesday, 10th April 2019
The Country Club Johannesburg, Auckland Park


Chaired by Bernard Swanepoel, The Harare Indaba brought together mining and investment communities interested in Zimbabwe as a mining investment destination.

 

We were pleased to welcome the Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development of Zimbabwe, the Honourable Polite Kambamura.  The event also featured the President of the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe, CEOs of mining houses, both large and small, and a panel of investors, all of whom answered crucial and timely questions such as:

 

  • Is Zimbabwe really “open for business”?
  • What has changed in mining policy since 2018?
  • What are the current perceptions of Zimbabwe as an investment destination?
  • What are the challenges of operating in Zimbabwe?
  • What are the procedures for setting up new mining operations?
  • What is being offered to incentivize new operators and junior miners?
  • What opportunities exist for minerals beneficiation, smelters and refineries?

 

Delegates were able to engage with the Deputy Minister and other speakers on the current obstacles to doing business in the country and what is being done to overcome them.  A closed session in the afternoon also allowed investors to meet and pose questions to the Deputy Minister. 



Bernard Swanepoel 3x2
Chair: Bernard Swanepoel


 Programme at a Glance:

08h00     

Registration


09h00     

Chairman's Welcome
    Bernard Swanepoel


09h15      

Ministerial Keynote Address: A Vision for the Mining Industry in Zimbabwe

  • What has changed in mining policy since the 2018 election? What is being retained, discarded? What’s new?
  • What is the Government’s plan to attract investment?
  • What is being offered in terms of incentives for new mining operations?
  • What is Zimbabwe doing to attract junior miners?


    Honourable Deputy Minister Polite Kambamura, Deputy Minister,
    Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Zimbabwe


10h00    

Keynote Address: What is the current reality of doing business in Zimbabwe?

  • What are the challenges of operating in Zimbabwe? Red tape, repatriation of funds/retention of foreign earnings, work permits for foreign workers, security of tenure?
  • How do current certainties/uncertainties impact doing business?
  • Is doing business in Zimbabwe easier now?
  • What resources, facilities and skills are available locally for foreign companies?


    Batirai Manhando, President, Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe

Followed by Q&A


10h45    

Morning Refreshments


11h15

Session One
What are the views of the mining houses operating in Zimbabwe?

  • What are the perspectives of the different mining houses in doing business in Zimbabwe?
  • How have they found dealing with the new Government and Ministry of Mines? Are they committed to operating in Zimbabwe and further investment?
  • What does the pipeline of existing operators look like? What are the possibilities for them to expand their mining operations?
  • What assistance do the mining houses need in terms of funding, technical assistance, infrastructure development?
  • What are the views of junior miners operating in Zimbabwe?
  • What are the procedures for setting up new mining operations?
  • What challenges do the junior miners face in Zimbabwe and how are these different from those of the majors?


    Chair: Otsile Matlou, COO, Practice Integration, ENSafrica


11h15 - 
11h45

PGMs
    Panelists:
    Alexander Mhembere, CEO, Zimplats Holdings
    Alex Mushonhiwa, General Manager, Mimosa
    Colin Chibafa, CFO, Unki Mine, Anglo American


11h45 - 
12h15

Other minerals
    Panelists:
    Steve Curtis, CEO, Caledonia Mining
    Sam Chikowore, CEO, Exporien Mining
    Bhekinkosi Nkomo, CEO, RioZim
    Paul Chimbodza, Executive Director, Prospect Lithium Zimbabwe


12h15

Session Two
Investors Panel Discussion: What are the perceptions of Zimbabwe as an investment destination?

  • To what extent has there been an increase in investment in Zimbabwe in the last 12 months?
  • Who is currently investing in Zimbabwe and what are their impressions having done so? What is their perception of the new political regime?
  • What are the issues that are currently preventing new investment from taking place?
  • What are the banks’ perception of Zimbabwe? What are their terms and conditions for providing funding? What proportion of capital are they prepared to invest?
  • What funding is available in the country itself – loans, credit cards, etc.?


    Chair: Sandra du Toit, Executive, Investment Banking Client Solutions, Standard Bank
    Panelists: 
    Sven Richter, Fund Manager, Drakens Capital 
    Richard Tait, Executive Director, Mangwana Capital
    Giles Douglas, Co-Head, Rothschild & Co


13h00

Lunch and Networking


14h00

Session Three
What opportunities exist for minerals beneficiation, smelters and refineries in Zimbabwe?

  • What is the scope for minerals beneficiation in Zimbabwe? Which minerals are being prioritized for beneficiation?
  • Is it practical to focus on beneficiation when investment in mining would have a far greater and more immediate impact on the economy and job creation?
  • What resources and expertise are needed to make beneficiation in Zimbabwe viable?
  • What is the Government doing to encourage investment in beneficiation?
  • What examples of successful beneficiation projects are there?


    Claude Baissac, Chief Executive Officer, Eunomix


14h45

Afternoon Refreshments


15h15

Closed Session with Investors

A closed session will be held from 15h15 – 16h30 between investors and the Zimbabwe delegation.  All investors and fund managers are invited to attend.


16h30

Close of Indaba and Drinks Reception




Sponsors of the Harare Indaba:


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The Harare Indaba was brought to you by Resources 4 Africa, the organisers of the Joburg Indaba.
“By the industry for the industry”