Mint Industry Communiqué July 2020

Recent research undertaken by the MDC and member mints has confirmed that Covid-19 has accelerated the use of digital payments – and that the move to contactless transactions has thrown the spotlight on inequalities.

Mint Industry Communiqué June-2020

Like most sectors, the global Mint industry was not expecting the arrival of COVID-19 late last year. As an industry however we have been aware for some time of the shift in consumer behaviour to cashless transactions that has now been exacerbated and accelerated by the virus.

Mint Industry Communiqué May-2020

Regrettably, our showcase event for information sharing and collaboration, MDC2020, has been postponed to 31 October–3 November 2021. This decision was taken amid continuing concerns over the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Most of us are experiencing first-hand the widespread and profound impact the pandemic is having on our economies and our everyday lives. Social distancing and lockdowns have become the norm, and it looks as if they will be with us for some time to come.

Postponement of the 2020 Mint Directors Conference

The Mint Directors Conference (MDC) and the South African Mint would like to announce the postponement of the MDC2020 in Cape Town to 17 to 20 November 2020. This decision to prioritise the welfare of MDC members and attendees, was taken amid increasing concerns for global travel as the rate of infections from the coronavirus, now referred to as the COVID-19, are growing daily and spreading between countries.