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mining in south africa: the challenges and the opportunities

Sep 2, 2016 25 of exports 2 September 2016 Mining in South Africa: the challenges and the opportunities 20 PGM, 26 Iron ore, 20 Coal, 18 Diamonds, 3 Manganese, 6 Chrome, 2 Other , 8 Gold, 17 Sector contributions to mining minerals exports in SA (2014) Source: Chamber of Mines estimates; StatsSA

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Mining: winners and losers of 2015 Statistics South Africa

Mar 2, 2016 Annual mining production was up by 3,5 in 2015, following a drop of 1,4 in 20141 Mining1 The four most important minerals to the South African mining industry are coal, gold, platinum group metals (PGMs) and iron ore Together, the four contribute 80 to total mineral sales Mining2 Platinum

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Trends in productivity in the South African gold mining industry

EY (2014) emphasized that the mining industry needs to regain ground lost over the supercycle; innovate to recover/gain competitive advantage; and counteract rising wages, hence the need to boost productivity This paper discusses trends in productivity for South African gold mines and gold mining companies between

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South African mining industry drops in value, says PwC

Dec 7, 2017 After a relatively promising and optimistic 2016, the mining industry in South Africa has had another challenging year, almost returning to 2015 levels The report attributes this decline to a significant drop in the prices of precious metals across the country, particularly those of gold and platinum

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The South African Mining Sector: An Industry at - Oakbay Resources

Historically, South Africa's mining industry has been at the heart of the economy's development - given the and its concomitant issues are some of the major drivers leading up to the 2014 national elections and beyond to several other platinum, gold and iron ore mines within the country (Reuters 2012a) The nature of

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State of Mining in Africa In the spotlight - Deloitte

2 South Africa Copper 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 Gold 0 5-5 0 5-5 0 5-5 0 5-5 0 5-5 0 5-5 Coal 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 0 5-7 Iron Ore 0 5-7 legislated in 2015; and the ongoing discussion around implementing an export levy could impact the mining sector Zimbabwe Zimbabwe's mining industry

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Gold mining industry in south africa - Medallion Center

Jul 10, 2013 · As tense wage negotiations open in South Africa's gold mining sector, is the industry beset with soaring production costs heading for the dumps? Silicosis Claims In The South African Mining Industry - ,- south africa's gold mining industry ,24 Feb 2015 , Class action lawsuit involving 27,000 affected miners or

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Economies of Scale in Gold Mining - African Development Bank

No 222 April 2015 Economies of Scale in Gold Mining Ousman Gajigo and Mouna Ben Dhaou This paper focuses on the gold mining industry in Africa 7 African countries The 7 countries (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Niger and South Africa) account for 83 of Africa's total gold production over

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Mining in Africa - Open Knowledge Repository - World Bank Group

Mine Openings, 18702014 2 1 3 Human Development Index Scores in Selected African Countries, 2013 4 1 4 Channels through Which Natural Resource Abundance Affects Local Communities 5 1 5 How Market and Fiscal Mechanisms Affect Well-Being 7 1 6 Gold Production in Ghana, Mali, and Tanzania, 1980

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Withdrawn South Africa - mining sector - an update - GOV UK

Jan 29, 2015 A violent 5 month strike in the platinum sector in 2014 cost companies £1 2 billion in revenue, and workers £580 million in wages The strike contributed to a 0 6 SA's wide portfolio of minerals commodities, and the recent uptick in gold and platinum prices, provide some buffer Sibanye Gold, with assets

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The Mineral Industry of South Africa in 2013 - USGS Mineral

2003, gold mining accounted for 45 6 of the mineral industry's employment; PGMs, 29 3 ; coal, 10 8 ; diamond, 4 1 ; and chromite, iron ore, and manganese combined, a total of 3 3 (Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 2013, p 12; 2015, p 14; Martin Kohler, Deputy Director of Statistics, Department of Minerals and

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The centrality of labor time in South African gold mining since 1886

This article remedies this yawning gap by presenting primary and secondary evidence which demonstrates the centrality of labor time in South African gold mines since the discovery of gold in 1886 To this end, labor time is traced in two ways Part I tracks industrial working time by tracing the length of the working day and

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SA's mining industry continues to face tough times

These are some of the highlights from PwC's eighth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights trends in the South African mining industry, released by Gold's share of revenue increased significantly from 15 in 2015 to 20 in 2016, primarily on the back of stronger gold prices and the weakening rand

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Top 12 Gold Producing Countries - 2017 Economic Outlooks

According to The Australia Institute, 22,000 mining positions were axed between 2013 and 2015 and according to the Sidney Morning Herald, a further 2000 were cut in 2016 As is a theme with many commodity-driven economies, the low-commodity-price environment has hurt South Africa's gold mining industry of late

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South African gold production remained flat in 2016 - Mining Weekly

Feb 24, 2017 Despite generous mineral reserves and high-grade orebodies, South Africa's gold mining industry continues to see the sparkle it once held as the best gold producer in the world, dimming, having seen steadily declining production figures in recent years, positioning it in sixth place in 2015, where it is likely

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Getting to ground in South Africa's mining industry Miningreview com

Dec 14, 2015 Professional services firm KPMG's head of mining in South Africa Jacques Erasmus says South Africa's once mighty and economy dominating mining industry is, at present, in dire straits and is fraught with crisis and increased investor scrutiny It is an industry beset by a myriad of challenges that include,

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Patel: SA's mining industry 'in trouble' News National M&G

Aug 5, 2015 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa's mining sector is in trouble as it struggles to recover from 23 000 job losses since April and falling Harmony Gold is also considering retrenchments, while Kumba Iron Ore has closed one of its mines, with 1 160 workers losing their jobs

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Trends in productivity in the South African gold mining industry

EY (2014) emphasized that the mining industry needs to regain ground lost over the supercycle; innovate to recover/gain competitive advantage; and counteract rising wages, hence the need to boost productivity This paper discusses trends in productivity for South African gold mines and gold mining companies between

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June 30, 2014 Mine SA 2016 - Facts and figures pocketbook pdf

Our metals and minerals 6 Gold 8 Platinum 10 Diamonds 12 Coal 14 Chrome, iron ore and manganese 16 Mining in our lives 18 Safety and health 24 In 2015 the mining industry contributed R286 billion towards South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) representing 7 1 of overall GDP Mining directly

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Mining in SA: Then, now, and into the future - IRR - ARCHIVE

Feb 15, 2017 By that time diamonds, gold, and coal had become major industries and they accounted for three quarters of South African exports South Africa's third-largest gold mining company after AngloGold Ashanti and Sibanye, said in 2015 that although South Africa had the richest and most diverse mineral

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Mining and Natural Resources Chicago Consulate - South African

South Africa is the world's biggest producer of gold and platinum and one of the leading producers of base metals and coal The country's diamond industry is the fourth-largest in the world, with only Botswana, Canada and Russia producing more diamonds each year Although well over a century old, South Africa's mining

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The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines - Yale E360

Nov 12, 2015 Mining waste piles from the closed Blyvooruitzicht gold mine line a roadside in South Africa Blyvooruitzicht is but one of thousands of abandoned mines scattered across South Africa, many from the gold industry With recently shuttered mines adding to the massive impact of those left derelict years ago, the

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The stunning collapse of gold production in South Africa MINING com

Mar 12, 2015 The latest production numbers for gold production in South Africa further confirms the yellow metal's decline in South Africa Statistics South Africa newly released data says gold production during the last three months was down 5 9 From Nov 2014 to Jan 2015 the seasonally adjusted base was 74 4

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The Mineral Industry of South Africa in 2013 - USGS Mineral

2003, gold mining accounted for 45 6 of the mineral industry's employment; PGMs, 29 3 ; coal, 10 8 ; diamond, 4 1 ; and chromite, iron ore, and manganese combined, a total of 3 3 (Chamber of Mines of South Africa, 2013, p 12; 2015, p 14; Martin Kohler, Deputy Director of Statistics, Department of Minerals and

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Fact sheet: South African Gold, Today and - Gold Wage Negotiations

2 SA gold, today and tomorrow fact sheet 2015 MINING AND GOLD IN SOUTH AFRICA The resources sector remained under pressure in 2014 as a result of slowing global commodity demand, mainly due to reduced Chinese economic growth This resulted in lower or flat commodity prices Additionally, production costs

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Facts and figures 2016 - Chamber of Mines South Africa

Overview of the South African mining industry 4 Gold 16 Platinum group metals (PGMs) 19 Coal 23 Diamonds 25 Manganese 27 Iron Ore 29 Copper 31 Table 2: Key mineral industry statistics for South Africa Description Unit of measurement 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

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Mining: winners and losers of 2015 Statistics South Africa

Mar 2, 2016 Annual mining production was up by 3,5 in 2015, following a drop of 1,4 in 20141 Mining1 The four most important minerals to the South African mining industry are coal, gold, platinum group metals (PGMs) and iron ore Together, the four contribute 80 to total mineral sales Mining2 Platinum

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Weak performance for SA mining sector in 2015 says PwC

Oct 14, 2015 Although iron ore and coal prices were the most severely impacted, platinum and gold mining companies have not escaped the continuing downward slide in commodity prices SA's main revenue generating commodities haven't experienced real prices as low as those experienced in 2015 in ten years,

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Mineral Resources - South Africa

Mineral Resources South Africa Yearbook 2015/16 318 The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) assumes the custodianship of all mineral resources in South Africa on behalf of its citizens To this end, the DMR mining and minerals industry of South Africa to companies and mines operating in the gold, coal,

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Snapshot: The market for mining in South Africa - Mining Technology

Oct 30, 2011 The South African mining industry is undergoing a period of transition as it continues to expand its capacity explores the opportunities and entry strategies within a complex legislative environment for an expanding industry expected to produce more than 500 million tons of minerals by 2015 Previous

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mining in south africa: the challenges and the opportunities

Sep 2, 2016 25 of exports 2 September 2016 Mining in South Africa: the challenges and the opportunities 20 PGM, 26 Iron ore, 20 Coal, 18 Diamonds, 3 Manganese, 6 Chrome, 2 Other , 8 Gold, 17 Sector contributions to mining minerals exports in SA (2014) Source: Chamber of Mines estimates; StatsSA

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Dark clouds gather for South Africa's miners - Financial Times

Feb 7, 2016 Neal Froneman, chief executive of Sibanye Gold, a large South African miner, says: The big problem is that it is not an investor friendly climate there In fact, Mr Baxter says that in 2014, the most recent for which data are available, the South African mining sector posted an aggregate loss of more than

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South Africa's gold industry, like its economy, is crumbling - The

Mar 7, 2016 A dangerous second gold rush for South Africa's most desperate men There is no maintenance, no safety equipment, no access to oxygen and no oversight from professional mining companies In 2014, 21 illegal A third of the gold industry's 180,000 employees were fired between 2004 and 2015

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Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

The gold mining industry continued to grow throughout much of the early 20th century, significantly contributing to the tripling of the economic value of what was then known as the Union of South Africa In particular, revenue from gold exports provided sufficient capital to purchase much-needed machinery and petroleum

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South Africa's gold industry, like its economy, is crumbling - The

Mar 7, 2016 A dangerous second gold rush for South Africa's most desperate men There is no maintenance, no safety equipment, no access to oxygen and no oversight from professional mining companies In 2014, 21 illegal A third of the gold industry's 180,000 employees were fired between 2004 and 2015

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Department of Mineral Resouces

The Department of Mineral Resources aims to formulate and implement policy to ensure optimum use of the country's mineral resources With Citibank estimating in 2010 that South Africa had R2,5 trillion worth of mineral reserves, it is clear that the mining industry is crucial in the war against poverty and underdevelopment

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South African gold production remained flat in 2016 - Mining Weekly

Feb 24, 2017 Despite generous mineral reserves and high-grade orebodies, South Africa's gold mining industry continues to see the sparkle it once held as the best gold producer in the world, dimming, having seen steadily declining production figures in recent years, positioning it in sixth place in 2015, where it is likely

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June 30, 2014 Mine SA 2016 - Facts and figures pocketbook pdf

Our metals and minerals 6 Gold 8 Platinum 10 Diamonds 12 Coal 14 Chrome, iron ore and manganese 16 Mining in our lives 18 Safety and health 24 In 2015 the mining industry contributed R286 billion towards South African Gross Domestic Product (GDP) representing 7 1 of overall GDP Mining directly

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Fact sheet: South African Gold, Today and - Gold Wage Negotiations

2 SA gold, today and tomorrow fact sheet 2015 MINING AND GOLD IN SOUTH AFRICA The resources sector remained under pressure in 2014 as a result of slowing global commodity demand, mainly due to reduced Chinese economic growth This resulted in lower or flat commodity prices Additionally, production costs

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'Dying for gold': the effects of mineral mining on HIV, tuberculosis

Author manuscript; available in PMC 2015 Aug 4 Workers in South Africa's gold mining industry have among the highest incidences of tuberculosis in the world, of between 3000 and 7000 cases per 100,000 population per year, compared with 981 per 100,000 population in South Africa overall and a global incidence of

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