It’s Mining Indaba time: the week where the mining industry – the well-heeled parts, at least – gather in Cape Town’s swanky convention centre to see and be seen. Everyone, from Susan Shabangu to Patrice Motsepe, is attending, and considering the shocker of a year just experienced by the sector, you might imagine there would be some interesting discussions taking place. There probably are – behind the scenes. Just don’t expect anyone to say anything controversial in public: everyone’s firmly on script. Nationalisation bad, government-corporate partnership good, no more Marikanas. Got it? By REBECCA DAVIS.