Her Excellency, Minister Susan Shabangu to Welcome More Than 4,500 Delegates at the 2011 Investing In African Mining Indaba

By Mining Indaba Llc, PRNE
Monday, January 31, 2011

Her Excellency, Minister Susan Shabangu, Minister of Mineral Resources, of the Republic of South Africa to Officially Welcome a Global Audience to Mining Indaba XVII on 8 February 2011

NEW YORK, February 1, 2011 - Investing in African Mining Indaba is honoured to have Her Excellency,
Susan Shabangu, Minister of Mineral Resources, of the Republic of South
, to address more than 4,500 confirmed delegates for the upcoming 17th
Annual Investing in African Mining Indaba on 7 - 10 February 2011 in Cape
Town, South Africa
, www.MiningIndaba.com.

Minister Shabangu, will deliver welcome remarks to an
internationally-diversified audience of financiers, investors, government
delegations and other stakeholders vested in the African mining value chain
on Tuesday, 8 February 2011 at 07h55 at the Cape Town International
Convention Centre.

Investing in African Mining Indaba, the world's largest gathering of
mining's most influential stakeholders is honoured to host Minister Shabangu,
who will make her second consecutive appearance at the 2011 event.

The four-day conference will include 70+ plus educational sessions
focusing on 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 white paper
sessions from mining exploration and services companies, and securities
exchange sessions presented by internationally-renowned stock exchange
commissions. Conference highlights include eight (8) distinguished global
visionaries and experts presenting keynote addresses throughout the four
days, including:

    -- Niall Ferguson, Global Economic Historian and Author, Harvard
    -- Peter A. Seligmann, CEO and Founder, Conservation International
    -- 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

All participants must be registered and require a badge to access any of
Mining Indaba's event activities. Pre-registration is highly recommended for
all professionals interested in attending and have not yet confirmed.
Internet registration will close 30 January 2011. Please see
www.MiningIndaba.com for full conference and registration details.

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 delegation.

Maria Palombini, Mining Indaba, LLC, (t): +1-212-557-7485, (e): mpalombini at miningindaba.com. NOTE TO EDITORS: Press registrations for the 2011 Investing in African Mining Indaba is closed. Please refer to www.MiningIndaba.com/Press for full details on required press credentials and application and on-site registration availability.

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