Base building credentials as a model miner

FROM security flashpoints to policy U-turns and sudden tax hikes, the risks of operating in sub-Saharan Africa are obvious to the vast majority of mining investors. But while the steady erosion of trust between miners and host governments over the past 30 years – as referenced by Mark Bristow at Mining Indaba this month – has created problems for newcomers, those companies with a proven track record – like mineral sands specialist Base Resources – are at a significant advantage.

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Seeding is underway on one of the depleted dunes at Base Resources Kwale mineral sands mine in Kenya

With just over six years' production in Kenya behind it, Base is hardly an African veteran.