SOUTH AFRICA, NIGER SIGN MOU ON CO-OPERATION IN MINING AND GEOLOGY

CAPE TOWN– South African Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Minister of Mines of the Republic of Niger, Hassane Baraze Moussa, for co-operation in geology and mining.

The MoU was signed here Monday on the sidelines of the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is underway in Cape Town this week.

The MoU focuses on the co-operation across the whole mining value chain, from exploration through to processing.

“The signing of this MoU is significant, as it kick-starts a process of greater collaboration between our two countries as we seek to advance our economies, and in the broader interests of the continent at large,” Zwane said at the signing ceremony.

“We have over the past year undertaken working visits across the continent to strengthen bilateral relations and in all instances, issues including investment, infrastructure and skills development have been paramount.”

Technical teams from the two countries will meet during the indaba to map a way forward on the implementation of the MoU. The indaba will end on Thursday.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK