Presidents & Ministers

Hear from the largest number of senior government officials at Mining Indaba

Unmatched by any other Mining event in Africa, Mining Indaba hosts the largest number of senior government officials from across Africa and beyond. Ministers come to address the industry and provide updates on new policies and their plans for the future. Last year 38 Ministers and 2 Presidents took the stage.


His Excellency Julius Maada Wonie Bio
Republic of Sierra Leone

Hon. Mary Ng
Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade
Government of Canada

Hon. Francis Gatare
Rwanda Mining Petoleum and Gas Board

Hon. Gesler E. Murrary
Minister of Mines and Energy

Hon. Gwede Mantashe
Minister of Mineral Resources
South Africa

Hon. Jacob Jusu Saffa
Minister of Finance
Sierra Leone

Hon. Lelenta Hawa Baba Ba
Minister of Mines and Petroleum

Hon. Oumarou Idani
Minister of Mines and Quarries
Burkina Faso

H.E. Assefa Kumsa
State Minister - Ministry of Mines and Petroleum

Hon. Winston Chitando
Minister of Mines and Mining Development

Hon. Jean-Claude Kouassi
Minister of Mines and Geology
Cote d'Ivoire

Hon. Mohamed Abdel Vettah
Minister of Petroleum, Energy & Mines

Hon. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh
Minister of Lands and Natural Resources

Hon. Gabriel Dodo Ndoke
inister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development

Hon. Christian Magnagna
Minister of Equipment and Infrastructure and Mines
Republic of Gabon

Emma Wade-Smith
Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Africa
UK Department for International Trade


Hon. Aissatou Sophie Gladima
Minister of Mines and Geology

John Mosonik
Deputy Minister - Petroleum and Mining

Hon. Jackson Mphikwa Mthembu
Minister in the Presidency
Republic of South Africa

Hon. Thembi Siweya
Deputy Minister - Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, Presidency
South Africa

Hon. Lefoko Maxwell Moagi
Minister for Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security

H.E Eng. Khalid S. Almudaifer
Vice Minister of Industry & Mineral Resources
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

H.E. Albert M. Muchanga
Commissioner for Trade and Industry
African Union

Hon. Richard Musukwa
Minister of Mining

Hon. Leopold Mobil Fatran
Minister of Energy & Mines
Central African Republic

Hon. Mahamat Hamid Koua
Ministre du Pétrole, des Mines et de l'Energie

Hon. Temeki Ts'olo
Minister of Mines
Kingdom of Lesotho

H.E. Fatih Dönmez​
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources
Republic of Turkey


Angela MacDonald
First Assistant Secretary of the Middle East and Africa Division


Hon. Willy Kitobo Samsoni
Minister of Mines
Democratic Republic of the Congo 

Hon. Arc. Olamilekan Adegbite
Minister for Mines and Steel Development

Hon. Eustache Muhanzi Mubembe​
Minister for Energy and Hydrocarbons

Hon. Foday Rado Yokie
Minister of Mineral Resources
Sierra Leone

Hon. John Munyes
Minister of Petroleum and Mining

Hon. Stanslaus Haroun Nyongo
Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Minerals

Hon. Jama Mohamoud Egal
Minister of Energy and Minerals

Hon. Diamantino Azevedo
Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum