Last year, in the desert of funding interest from both larger companies under cash flow pressures and investors worried about weak commodity prices and oversupply, one of the main topics of discussion at the Junior Indaba was whether we would see a new generation of junior miners emerge.
One year on, after a sharp recovery in prices and some hopes of more exciting global GDP growth, the debate is very different. Major miners are under pressure to show where their new incubator projects will come from, and junior miners are gaining interest and funding.
Yet, this is not a consistent picture.
Will funding favour one commodity over another and certain jurisdictions over others?
This is one of the burning questions that will be hotly debated at the 2017 Junior Indaba, taking place on the 7th & 8th June in Johannesburg. Reserve your place here