Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe. Picture: WALDO SWIEGERS/BLOOMBERG
Mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe. Picture: WALDO SWIEGERS/BLOOMBERG

The annual two-day Joburg Indaba, which brought industry leaders together to discuss ways of attracting investment into the sector ended on Thursday.

The jury is still out on the new Mining Charter’s ability to lure investments, but low growth remains a challenge for SA, while miners battle commodity prices, high operating costs and slowing demand.

Joburg Indaba chair Bernard Swanepoel joined Business Day TV to discuss some of the ideas put forward during the indaba to lift the industry.

Joburg Indaba chair Bernard Swanepoel talks to Business Day TV about ways to lift SA’s mining industry out of the doldrums