Exciting times for SADC
Namibia is among eight African countries in the Southern African region that have been recognised among the top 20 "most exciting African mineral jurisdictions". An investment guide released during the just ended 20th Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa, from February 3-6 recognises South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, Madagascar and Malawi. The guide titled "Mining in Africa Country Investment Guide" and specifically produced for the African Mining Indaba and compiled by Singapore-based Global Business Reports, in partnership with Mining Indaba, examines five regions on the continent – Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa – encompassing 53 countries in total. The guide splits the eight Southern Africa countries into two groups – those that offer a low-risk environment with proven geological potential and those that offer greater risk yet less exploited mineral resources. "In the former, fall South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Zimbabwe sits in the latter, with Mozambique and Malawi just crossing the line."