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African mining can harness tech, automation to spur economic recovery

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The mining sector in Africa can help to grow economies during and after the Covid-19 pandemic, by harnessing technology and automation, as well as by capitalising on opportunities provided by the green transition, automation company Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa CEO Sabine Dall’Omo said on August 3. During the keynote address of the first day of the company’s Smart Mining Africa Forum,  she highlighted that mining is an essential economic driver in the continent, with 25 countries among those most reliant in the world on the economic contribution of mining activity.

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