VEDANTA Resources would consider processing ore from its Gamsberg zinc mine in South Africa offshore if the country couldn’t provide a pathway to securing reliable power.

As SA’s second investment summit wrapped up this week, Vedanta Resources founder and chair Anil Agarwal urged the government to quickly implement reforms to attract capital to SA.

Vedanta Resources has urged the South African government to provide it with certainty on issues ranging from infrastructure development to fiscal stability or the second phase expansion of its Gamsberg zinc mine in the Northern Cape province might prove too risky to undertake.

In a night celebrating excellence in engineering hosted by Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsored by Aon South Africa, leaders in the built environment gathered at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand recently to honour 25 years of democracy and celebrate the winners of the 2019 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards.

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.