Big Read

‘Green minerals can catapult Africa into a brighter future’

Mining Indaba hears calls to rebalance the exploitive relationship between the continent and the Global North

11 February 2024 - 00:01

Amid a global scramble for renewable energy minerals, mining industry thought-leaders say the days of the one-sided relationship in which the developed world extracts lithium from Africa and sells it back as a battery are numbered...

There’s never been a more important time to support independent media.

From World War 1 to present-day cosmopolitan South Africa and beyond, the Sunday Times has been a pillar in covering the stories that matter to you.

For just R80 you can become a premium member (digital access) and support a publication that has played an important political and social role in South Africa for over a century of Sundays. You can cancel anytime.

Already subscribed? Sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.