Dryblower considers the future of Africa's mining industry

THE past has never been far away in South Africa, as Dryblower noted at last week’s Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town. The problem is whether the country will be able to manage its past as well as it is trying to manage its future.

For the world’s mining industry, which has been re-discovering Africa with gusto over the past decade, the South African “question” goes far beyond that country’s borders.