South Africa and Angola have committed to strengthen co-operation in the areas of mining and upstream petroleum.

This has been agreed at a meeting between Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and his Angolan counterpart, Francisco Queiroz, on the side-lines of the Investing in African Mining Indaba currently underway in Cape Town.

Minister Zwane said the two countries will collaborate on matters of mutual interest, including in the areas of policy, geological mapping, exploration and policy.

Teams from both countries will meet in the next two weeks to begin implementing the bilateral commitments.

– By Amina Accram