Distinguished Global Visionaries: Niall Ferguson and Peter A. Seligmann will Address the World's Largest Gathering of Investors, Financiers and Stakeholders in African Mining

By Mining Indaba Llc, PRNE
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NEW YORK, January 6, 2011 - The 17th Annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is expected to bring
4,500 financiers, investors and mining professionals from both established
and rapidly emerging corners of the globe. The event will take place on 7 -
10 February 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South

To register and review the full four-day agenda, please visit

Global economic historian and Harvard University professor, Niall
will headline this year's conference with his presentation titled,
"The Ascent of Africa and Her Minerals" as he unpacks the back story on the
new scramble for Africa's mineral wealth. Ferguson will highlight the risks
and opportunities for Africa, which remains one of the last and greatest
frontiers in mineral exploration and extraction.

Further to Mr. Ferguson, CEO and Chairman of Conservation International,
Peter A. Seligmann will present his address titled, "CSR as a Business
Imperative." Seligmann is one of today's most dynamic leaders in the global
conservation movement, where he has brought innovation and action to the
forefront of biodiversity protection for more than 25 years. Mr. Seligmann's
high-level participation in Corporate Social Responsibility Day, presented in
collaboration with the International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM),
affirms Mining Indaba's commitment to partnering with leaders in securing
world class social licensing standards for African mining.

Additional conference keynotes include:

    - Graham Birch, Director, Petropavlosk
    - David Hale, Founding Chairman, David Hale Global Economics
    - Frank E. Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer U.S.
      Global Investors, Inc.
    - James Turk, Founder and Chairman, GoldMoney
    - Kobus van der Wath, Chief Executive, Bateman Beijing Axis, Founder &
      Group Managing Director, THE BEIJING AXIS

The additional 50-plus conference sessions will feature market leading
supply and demand expertise on specific minerals (Commodity & Review
Outlook), more than 40 African government delegations providing public policy
intelligence (Ministerial Presentations), a handful of non-African government
presentations showcasing what foreign governments are doing to improve
Africa's investment climate, plus NEW technical sessions from mining
exploration and services companies, and NEW securities exchange sessions
presented by internationally-renowned stock exchange commissions.

The four-day event provides investment foresight for, and unparalleled
networking opportunities among an expected 4,500 stakeholders in the global
mining value chain and its connection with Africa.

To register or learn more about the annual Investing in African Mining
Indaba visit: www.miningindaba.com.

About Investing in African Mining Indaba

Mining Indaba, LLC (www.miningindaba.com) has hosted the annual
Investing in African Mining Indaba for 17 years, the world's largest
gathering of mining's most influential stakeholders and decision-makers
vested in African mining. Each year the event is attended by more than 4000
individuals representing more than 800 international companies and
approximately 40 government and quasi-government delegations.

Maria Palombini, Mining Indaba, LLC, +1-212-557-7485, mpalombini at miningindaba.com; NOTE TO EDITORS: Representatives of the media who are interested in being accredited to cover the 2011 Mining Indaba should visit the following web address: www.miningindaba.com/press/. We kindly inform all members of the press that only completed online applications will be reviewed and processed. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email. THE DEADLINE FOR PRESS APPLICATION IS 24 JANUARY 2011. Please forward all press enquiries to Maria Palombini at mpalombini at miningindaba.com or +1-212-557-7485.

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