21st Annual Investing in African Mining Indaba


As the annual Mining Indaba continues its 20 year tradition of bringing together global game-changers on economic policy, investment strategies, commodities research, and the world’s leading mining houses, it will also continue to be a critical catalyst for future of mining on the continent. Mining Indaba represents a benefit of what a country can do when it tears down its walls and allows the world to experience all the riches it has to its offer. In this spirit, the organisers are committed to giving back to the continent and country that has served as a gracious host.

Mining Indaba Bursary Programme 

The Mining Indaba Bursary programme provides four students pursuing a mining/engineering discipline in an accredited university financial support to cover tuition, books, accommodation, meals and other related academic expenses and fees like mine excursions for one academic year. The bursary is administered and managed by Eduloan, a leading education finance and bursary management specialist operating in Southern Africa. The Bursary programme was introduced in 2013 at an initial value of R192 000 distributed to two students. The 2015 burse is valued at R330 000 distributed to four students.

2015 Bursary Recipients Announced - See Release - Meet the Students

Mining Indaba Education Initiative for Underprivileged Students 

Started in 2014, in 2015 once again made an endowment of US$2,500 (R27,500) to REAP – Rural Education Access Programme – assisting underprivileged South African students to continue their tertiary educational studies. To learn more about REAP, click here.

Partnership with Els for Autism South Africa

Since 2014, Mining Indaba has collaborated with the Els for Autism foundation and Els Wines for its Annual Golf Tournament. Ernie Els is globally recognized for his golf talent but also for his personal struggle with a child with autism. Given his ties to South Africa and his noble cause, we found it a perfect match. A portion of the proceeds (R100,000) from the golf tournament was given to Els for Autism South Africa. This money will go to children who require additional assistance in completing an adequate educational curriculum as a result of their challenges.

See Thank You Letter from Ernie Ells to Mining Indaba 

To learn more about Mining Indaba's social initiatives, contact Maria Palombini, Group Marketing Director, at maria.palombini@miningindaba.com.