Sunday, 2 February 2020

Arrived in Cape Town for Mining Indaba

Barbara and I arrived in hot and sunny Cape Town this afternoon, and called in at the Convention Centre to register for the Mining Indaba, which starts tomorrow. I will be tweeting during the 4 days of the conference and hope to publish a short report of happenings a week on Tuesday.
Indaba is not the only major event taking place in Cape Town this week. On the other side of the mountain, at Newlands, South Africa meet England on Tuesday in a one-day cricket international.
I will be sneaking away from the conference as we have tickets for the match, so it was a pleasure to chat with two ex-England stars at the immigration queue at the airport this morning. 
Those of you who follow cricket will recognise Robert Key and David Lloyd. Those of you who don't won't! Robert Key played for England from 2002-2005, and David Lloyd from 1973-75. They are now part of the Sky Sports team who will be commentating on the match on Tuesday. And the lucky pair will be staying close to the ground at the Vineyard Hotel, MEI's Cape Town conference venue.

After a short rest we stolled down to the Waterfront for a meal at the excellent Greek Fisherman restaurant with its stunning view of Table Mountain.

The Waterfront and Cape Town never fail to impress and we look forward to our next few days at Indaba, the first of the 'big five' mining conferences in this stunning city this year.

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  1. ALL the best, Barry and Team.
    India beat New Zealand in T-20 series.Good, you mentioned about Lloyd, a great legend--I had the fortune of seeing him while he was plying in Australia.

    1. Surely you are thinking of Clive Lloyd, TC?

  2. Absolutely right, Barry; I was thinking of Clive Lloyd--my generation (all time) greats.
    The Editor in you corrected--thanks

  3. Five conferences this year...and I think I will be at all of them. Then if you include Flotation19, that will be six in 12 months. All in Cape Town. Someone has to do it! It's hard being a mineral processor!

    1. I agree, very trying. But never mind, it will soon be 2021


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