German-French Symposium 8 Feb, 2023.

Africa and Europe – Strong Partners in Mining and Raw Materials

The German-French Symposium focusing on “The Future of Mining in Africa – Sustainability, Innovative Technology and the Energy Transition”, took place on 8 February 2023 in Cape Town.

The event covered the following topics:

  • The Role of Technology in Sustainable Mining
  • Supply Security of Energy Transition Metals
  • Mining and The Energy Transition

Welcome and Opening Statements:

  • Susanne Szech-Koundouros, Deputy Director General for Raw Materials Policy, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy - Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
  • Benjamin Gallezot, Interministerial Delegate for Critical Metals - French Prime Minister Services

Keynote Address:

  • H.E. Sandra Kramer, European Union Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa

Closing Remarks:

  • Martin Wedig, Managing Director - German Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB)
  • Arnaud Roux, First Counsellor - Embassy of France in South Africa

The event was organised by: Southern African German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, French-South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, German Mineral Resource Agency (DERA) and French Geological Survey (BRGM).