Emerging juniors in the DRC: A new wave of investment needed
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to one of Africa’s most mature mining sectors, with multiple large-scale mines that have been operating for decades. But are there still opportunities to grow this industry further? Yes! The junior sector holds the key to unlocking long-term growth and sustainability across the country and there are ample opportunities for exploration, development and production in both explored and unexplored parts of the country.
One of the biggest challenges facing this sector however is the need to secure investment.
Fortunately, the DRC’s investment attraction rating has increased in recent years – driven by improved mining legislation and the country’s high grade and high value mineral wealth, particularly for gold and green technology minerals including tin, lithium and cobalt. But is this enough to actually secure the necessary finance/debt to build new projects?
Join DRC Mining Week, in collaboration with Mining Review Africa and Africa Mining Forum as we uncover the investment opportunities in the DRC and highlight the key junior mining projects shaping the industry for the next generation.
The discussion will cover:
- What does the investment climate look like for DRC-based junior miners?
- What investment limitations still exist for juniors in the country and how do they overcome these?
- Which commodities are attracting the most exploration and development funding?
- How has the new Mining Code affected investor confidence in the DRC?
- Spotlight on the hottest junior projects in the country.
Borris Kamstra, Director, Pangea, DRC
Andrew Bell, Chairman, Red Rock Resources, UK