Programme Director, Minister of Mineral Resources, Mr Gwede Mantashe, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, Premier of the Northern Cape, Ms Sylvia Lucas, Chairman of Vedanta Resources, Mr Anil Agarwal, CEO of Vedanta Resources, Mr Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan (Venkat), CEO of Vedanta Zinc International, Ms Deshnee Naidoo, Members of the Board and Executive Management of Vedanta, Religious and traditional leaders, Community members, Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, it is a great honour to be present at the official opening of this mine, which is a milestone in the economic development of the Northern Cape and the country.