At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Veracity CEO Jay Truesdale gave a main-stage speech on how global firms, namely mining companies, are incorporating an awareness of geopolitical risk and national interests as they develop corporate strategies. He cited two main drivers: the protracted war between Russia and Ukraine, and competition between China and the Global West. Jay contended that these developments have created an environment where mining companies are viewed as extensions of the countries where they are headquartered and, therefore, as players in the geopolitical space. Jay’s speech received media coverage from Voice of America and South Africa’s Daily Maverick.