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Mining Indaba™ Invests in the Future of South Africa's Education

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In line with its agenda of aligning itself with the transformative policies of the South African government, and contributing to the advancement of the country's mining industry; Investing in African Mining Indaba™ ,, has offered bursaries to two deserving mining engineering students. The bursaries valued at US$10 000 each, have been offered to Lindiwe Nyalunga, a 3rd year student at Wits University and Hlulisani Mabege, also a 3rd year student pursuing the same academic discipline at the University of Pretoria.

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The bursary is for one academic year, 2013, and it will cover tuition, books, accommodation, meals and other related academic expenses like mine excursions. 

"The Mining Indaba™ is strongly committed to the advancement of the mining industry and our partnership with our host country of South Africa.  Through this bursary program, we are part of the enduring effort to develop a model for success focused on sustainable practices.  At the core of this bursary programme is the need for the development of the next generation of mining leaders. We are proud to have these students at the 2013 Mining Indaba and to help in the advancement of their career and our industry," explains Jonathan Moore, Managing Director of Mining Indaba, LLC.

As part of the award, Nyalunga and Mabege have been invited to the 2013 Mining Indaba on 4-7 February in Cape Town South Africa, where they will have an opportunity of interacting with financiers, investors and mining's most influential stakeholders, who are expected to be part of the more than 7000 delegates attending the Indaba.

About Investing in African Mining Mining Indaba™

This is where the world connects with African Mining. Undisputedly the world's largest mining investment event and Africa's largest mining event. Throughout its 19 year history, Mining Indaba™ in collaboration with its African partners has served as the pathway to channel billions of dollars of foreign investment to capitalise the African mining value chain. 2012 was the record breaking year for Mining Indaba as it attracted more than 7,000 delegates from 1,500 international representing 100 countries from seven continents.  The Mining Indaba is organized by Mining Indaba, LLC. For more information visit

SOURCE Mining Indaba, LLC


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