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Randgold Resources speaks about Africa's mining opportunities

04 Mar 2014
Randgold Resources CE, Mark Bristow has spoken out about the opportunities related to mining in Africa, saying that they outweigh the challenges.

The depletion of traditional gold mining regions is forcing miners to return to highly prospective emerging countries which were previously regarded as too risky.

He also cautioned prospective investors in Africa that securing their social licence to do business on the continent was as important as getting the technical and financial aspects of a project right.

He said that “mining should be seen as a force for good, which converts national assets into sustainable economic benefits, in close cooperation with governments and communities.”