Now that the dust has settled on the African Mining conference in Indaba, there seems to be a renewed optimism in the small-cap mining fraternity, with reference to deal flow and pipelines for 2012.

GMP Securities also attended the Indaba event with 20 plus people; the event was well attended with more than 6,500 individuals representing more than 1000 international companies.

The event is held annually, every February for mining professionals, who enjoy escaping to the warm climate.