The Final Word: Trends to forecast for the year ahead

What trends do you forecast for the year ahead within your sector?

 
Victor Nsana  
CSR Manager, Kansanshi Mining plc
“I see more collaboration between various stakeholders and ourselves for the benefit of our communities. There is a lot that could be achieved if social development players came together with a single goal and team up to achieve it.” 
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Anthony Mukutuma  
General Manager, Kansanshi Mining plc
“In the year ahead, we expect an increased focus on responsible resource exploitation, decarbonisation and stakeholder engagement.”
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McGerald Mvula  
Supply Chain Manager, Kansanshi Mining plc              
“There will still be a lot of volatility across the supply chain, dealing with the issues around COVID-19, trade wars and shifting manufacturing bases from China to other regions. The increasing demand has already resulted in pronounced shortages and the supply side is yet to catch up. Congestion at ports, airlines and cross border points will continue in the near term but our industry is built for resilience and a pragmatic approach.”  
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Kaashifah Beukes   
CEO, Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone Licencing Company 
“The reliance on and use of fossil fuels will continue for many years, but we need to start planning now for a world that will embrace decarbonisation, and an industry – maritime, energy, logistics and related engineering and services sectors – that will depend on and invest in those who have the foresight to adapt, grow and build a sustainable economy that is resilient and inclusive.”
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Mohib Pirbay  
Chairman, Blueline
“Madagascar has been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially due to the closure of borders and the fall in economic activity that followed. We hope for an exit from the crisis during the first quarter of 2022, which will allow the sector to return to growth, beginning in the second quarter. As far as Blueline is concerned, we anticipate sustained growth of more than 30 percent for the next two years.”