Problems in the mining industry in South africa

The current turbulence in the mining industry in South Africa has its roots in several different factors. First, the fall in global demand for platinum and other minerals due to recession; second, the consequences of the Marikana disaster in destabilising labour relations; and third, the structural character of our mining industry. A great deal has been written about the first two factors, so

Important link between South Africa's mining industry and

2 Moreover, the exclusion of industrial minerals, such as silica and clay and dimension stone, leaves about 400 commercial- scale operating mines in South Africa, owned by about 100 mining groups

A competitive analysis of the South African mining industry

The research found that the mining industry is not competitive at present and will not be able to provide an environment conducive to beneficiation in South Africa. Investigation further revealed that, as a result of the importance placed on the elements of the model, the Diamond Model is viable in a

South Africa's Mining Industry Is About to Come to a

2020-03-23South Africa's iconic mines, from the ever-deepening gold shafts on which the economy was founded to massive iron ore pits and rich platinum seams, are about to go silent.

Mining: a brief history

2017-04-03Mining's contribution to total economic production climbed in the 1970s to peak at 21% in 1980 1. Contributing to the upward surge in 1980 was a relatively high gold price. In other words, for every R100 that the South African economy produced that year, R21 was due to mining. In 1987, employment in the industry peaked at just over 760 000

What is the contribution of the mining sector to Southern

2019-07-29The development of many Southern African countries is inextricably linked to the mining sector. For example, South Africa's Johannesburg-Pretoria metropolitan area, a regional economic and financial hub, developed because of the local gold supply in the late 1800s.

SA Mine 2020

SA's mining industry weathers COVID-19 storm but miners will need to focus on their strategies – PwC SA Mine 2020 report Despite an extremely challenging year, South Africa's mining companies remained resilient and performed on all fronts.

Sustainable Development in the South African Mining

Abstract. The South African mining industry is increasingly embracing cleaner production (CP), albeit at a slow pace. Environmental management accounting (EMA) is still poor, in spite of increased awareness of the concept of triple bottom-line accounting. This paper investigates how CP and EMA, by means of examples in the gold mining sector, can assist towards sustainable development.

"Repositioning the South African Mining Industry for

The South African mining industry is the world's fifth largest by GDP value Source: McKinsey RSA South Africa has most of the World's Top Mining Companies participating in the country 0 50 100 150 200 US$ billions The world's largest mining companies by market capitalisation (January 2011) 9

What is the contribution of the mining sector to Southern

2019-07-29The development of many Southern African countries is inextricably linked to the mining sector. For example, South Africa's Johannesburg-Pretoria metropolitan area, a regional economic and financial hub, developed because of the local gold supply in the late 1800s.

Key figures in the African mining industry

2017-09-10Exploring the key Figures in the Mining Industry of Africa. In this section you will have the opportunity to explore some of the key figures in the mining industry on the African continent – the people behind the most valuable, inspiring and innovative mining companies.

The future of mining in South Africa

Mar 06, 2019The South African mining industry has consistently increased the size of its workforce, from 406,994 in 2001 to 453,543 in 2018. This has led to a parallel increase in the tax paid by mining companies to the national government, from $1.21bn in 2010 to $1.56bn in

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Mining can be a positive influence, providing employment and infrastructure and supporting Skills for the mining industry 2017-02-01 The minerals industry in Southern Africa continuously raises the shortage of appropriately skilled staff as a constraint.

Mining Law 2021

2020-10-09South Africa: Mining Laws and Regulations 2021. ICLG - Mining Laws and Regulations - South Africa covers common issues in mining laws and regulations – including the acquisition of rights, ownership requirements and restrictions, processing, transfer and encumbrance, environmental aspects, native title and land rights – in 15 jurisdictions.

Key figures in the African mining industry

2017-09-10Exploring the key Figures in the Mining Industry of Africa. In this section you will have the opportunity to explore some of the key figures in the mining industry on the African continent – the people behind the most valuable, inspiring and innovative mining companies.

Outlook for the South African mining industry

Feb 07, 2018South Africa's mining industry remains a critical component of the economy; a potential flywheel for upstream manufacturing, downstream beneficiation, and horizontal spillovers. If we are to address the problems of youth unemployment, poverty and inequality, due attention must be paid to reviving the mining industry

South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights

2020-02-03News February 3, 2020 9:43 am South Africa: Mining gathering must confront human rights violations. Mining companies and their stakeholders, including investors, governments and politicians, must confront the human rights abuses that are rife in the industry, Amnesty International said today, as the world's biggest mining investment conference begins in Cape Town.

Corporate social responsibility in the South African

South African Mining Industry: Brief Profile Mining and its related industries are critical to South Africa's socio-economic development. This relates to significant contribution to economic activity, job creation and foreign exchange earnings. South Africa is famous for its abundance of mineral resources, accounting for

South African Mining

Coal mining in South Africa started in the 19th century in Witwatersrand around the same time as the start of gold mining. Around 70% of the coal mined in South Africa is used for local power generation and the rest, which is of higher quality, is exported. The coal mining industry represents around 19% of total employment in the South African

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Mining can be a positive influence, providing employment and infrastructure and supporting Skills for the mining industry 2017-02-01 The minerals industry in Southern Africa continuously raises the shortage of appropriately skilled staff as a constraint.

Health and safety

The South African mining industry is committed to the principle of zero harm with the goal that every mineworker should return home unharmed every day. The Minerals Council, in conjunction with mining companies, aims to achieve world-class safety performance by working in close collaboration with tripartite partners in government and organised labour.

Occupational lung disease in the South African mining

South African miners face an epidemic of occupational lung diseases. Despite a plethora of research on the mining industry, and the gold mining industry in particular, research impact (including disease surveillance) on policy implementation and occupational health systems performance lags.

(PDF) The south african mining industry towards 2055

The South African Mining Industry towards 2055: Alternative Scenarios Prof. C.M Adendorff Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Business School, PO Box 77000, Port Elizabeth, 6031. Phone: (+27) 41

Investment challenges facing Africa's mining industry

2013-02-08Deloitte's South Africa mining leader, Tony Zoghby, says: Africa, in terms of infrastructure, is relatively undeveloped. Although the resources are there, actually getting them out of the ground

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Mining can be a positive influence, providing employment and infrastructure and supporting Skills for the mining industry 2017-02-01 The minerals industry in Southern Africa continuously raises the shortage of appropriately skilled staff as a constraint.

Mining in SA

In many ways, South Africa's political, social and economic landscape has been dominated by mining, given that, for so many years, the sector has been the mainstay of the South African economy. Although gold, diamonds, platinum and coal are the most well-known among the minerals and metals mined, South Africa also hosts chrome, vanadium, titanium and a number of other lesser minerals.

The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

mining sectors to aggregate output in the South African economy, rather than with the aggregate volume of sales of the sector.4 Over the 1970-98 period, the proportional contribution of the mining sector to total value added in the South African economy has more than halved, declining from 21.3% in1970, to 9.9% of the private sector's GDPin 1998.

WOMEN IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN MINING INDUSTRY: AN

Women in Mining Conference1 held in 2008, acknowledged that there were significant hurdles to overcome in terms of commitments made during the Mining Charter process. However, a significant advance in the mining industry is the South African Mining Charter, adopted in 2004 which must be commended.

List Of Junior Mining Company In South Africa

Which mining industry is the best in South Africa? Top mining companies in South Africa. Anglo American. Based in Johannesburg, Anglo American plc is one of the largest producers of platinum in the world. BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa Proprietary Limited. Rio Tinto. Kumba Iron Ore Ltd. Sibanye-Stillwater. Which is the richest mine in

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enhancing the sustainability of mining in South Africa. Initiatives introduced by the South African mining industry to improve safety in the country's mines, have resulted in a more than 50% reduction in fatalities. The mining industry has adopted a zero harm policy and wellness of employees as a top priority.