21 February 2014 | Jolene Shaw | Opinion
Tshikululu’s CEO, Tracey Henry, along with three executives, recently attended the Mining Indaba held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 3-6 February.
The Indaba is among the world’s largest mining investment conferences, and is Africa’s largest mining event. In its 20th edition, the Mining Indaba attracted more than 7 800 of the most internationally diversified and influential professionals in African mining.
This was the first year that Tshikululu attended the conference as an exhibitor, which allowed for greater networking opportunities and improved means of marketing our services to companies in the African mining sector.
Leveraging on its extensive experience managing the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund and the De Beers Fund, Tshikululu played an important role at the Indaba as one of the few organisations uniquely positioned to offer developmentally sound solutions at the level of service and quality demanded by the mining industry.
The opportunity to not only showcase our services but also raise consciousness and awareness of strategic corporate social investment, generated interest from delegates visiting the Tshikululu stand. Developmental return was seen as an important objective of stakeholder engagement in mining communities.
With over 107 countries and territories across six continents represented at the 2014 Mining Indaba, it was a great way to find out first-hand what the most relevant issues and needs in the industry are.