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Mick Davis, British politician and former SA businessman and mining executive.
Mick Davis, British politician and former SA businessman and mining executive.

Former South African businessman turned British politician, Sir Mick Davis, has an impressive history in the mining industry. At the Joburg Indaba, held in October, he recounted his career and shared his insights on the current mining landscape.

It’s not often that Mick Davis, knighted by the UK’s queen in 2015, has been called an asshole; at least, not to his face. Enter Bernard Swanepoel, the former CEO of Harmony Gold, who first bumped into Davis during the 1980s, early in their respective careers.

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