Gwede Mantashe can make or break the outlook for SA’s mining industry this week. The world’s most influential mining executives and industry professionals have descended on Cape Town and the minister of mineral resources & energy will be in the spotlight as he takes to the podium at the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba later today.

In stark contrast to the optimism that was brimming over at the 2019 edition, when President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a standing-room-only gathering, the crisis at Eskom will cast a long shadow over any talk of significant investments in the sector...

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