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Friedland: I've got what you need

At an Indaba where the gossip was about how delegate numbers appeared sharply down on 2015, Robert Friedland showed he was still able to pull in a crowd. The main hall was packed to hear his message, delivered (as you would expect) with characteristic self-belief and a modicum of audacity, in which he said “you need our copper and platinum if you want to clean up the world”.

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Treasure hunting in the DRC

Not for Friedland a boring powerpoint presentation with barely comprehensible spreadsheets, delivered in slow, clunking style, one liable to induce sleep in those up too late the night before.