Victim of its own success? The platinum mining industry ...

Review of African Political Economy Vol. 39, No. 131, March 2012, 63-84 R Routledge Taylor & Francis Croup Victim of its own success? The platinum mining industry and the apartheid mineral property system in South Africa's political transition Gavin Capps* Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

South African mining industry at a crossroads: Webber ...

The South African mining industry, the backbone of the country's US$357 billion economy, is at a crossroads, says Johannesburg-based international legal powerhouse Webber Wentzel in …

A story of South Africa: Mining, Migration, Misery

Diamond mining had such a massive impact on the entire Southern African region that, as economic historian William Worger described it, "within …

South Africa - Diamonds, gold, and imperialist ...

Diamonds, gold, and imperialist intervention (1870–1902). South Africa experienced a transformation between 1870, when the diamond rush to Kimberley began, and 1902, when the South African War ended. Midway between these dates, in 1886, the world's largest goldfields were discovered on the Witwatersrand.As the predominantly agrarian societies of European South Africa began to …

Minerals policy holding back growth in the junior diamond ...

The report shows that diamond mining in South Africa declined by 55% between 2005 and 2019, in which production slipped from 15.96-million carats to 7.18-million carats, respectively.

Economic Impacts - Diamond mining in South africa

There is a large economic impact of diamond mining in South Africa as diamonds provide a lot of money to the economy, which provides better living conditions. Diamonds today are mined in about 25 different countries but around 49% of diamonds come from South Africa. South Africa is the fourth largest diamond producer in the world.

A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

M M ining in South Africa has been a contentious issue since 15-year-old Erasmus Stephanus Jacobs discovered South Africa's first diamond, the Eureka, in Hopetown in 1867. It kickstarted what historians call the Mineral Revolution, which made few European opportunists wealthy beyond measure, and saw hundreds of thousands of men leaving their homes to become fulltime mineworkers.

South Africa: growth of value added by mining 2014-2019 ...

In 2019, the South African mining sector's added value to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) experienced a decline of 1.9 percent from the previous year. …

The future of mining in South Africa - Mining Technology

The 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 2018, according to the country's Minerals Council.

Mining in South Africa: The Challenges and Opportunities

• In 2015, the South African mining industry contributed: • 7.7% to GDP • Around 15% to FDI • 20% of private investment • 1,4 million jobs • 25% of exports Mining in South Africa: the challenges and the opportunities 2 September 2016 20 PGM, 26 Iron ore, 20 Coal, 18 Diamonds, 3 Manganese, 6 Chrome, 2 Other, 8 Gold, 17

Why Mining Still Matters - South African Institute of Race ...

2 The changing place of mining in South Africa In 1980, mining was the second-largest contributor to South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) at 21%, only one percentage point behind the contribution of manufacturing (22%).5 According to Statis-tics South Africa, it ranked way ahead of trade (12%), fi nance (11%) and government (10%).

Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

Mining in South Africa was once the main driving force behind the history and development of Africa's most advanced and richest economy. Large-scale and profitable mining started with the discovery of a diamond on the banks of the Orange River in 1867 by Erasmus Jacobs and the subsequent discovery and exploitation of the Kimberley pipes a few years later.

The effects of policy on mining in South Africa

Between 2002 and 2018 mining in the GDP of South Africa has remained stagnant. In comparison it grew by over 25% in Canada, and by over in Australia. During the period, South Africa's economy grew less than that of these two countries. This highlights the extent of the stagnation of the sector in a low growth economy

The Impact Of The Phosphate Mining Industry On The South ...

impact of phosphate mining industry on the south african ... impact of phosphate mining industry on the south african economy. Jul 05, 2012 - Gulin supply Mining and construction equipment for mineral handling. ... » the impact of the gold mining industry on the south african economy » decline of south african diamond mining industry in 2012 ...

People of gold - Mining for schools

Although employment in South Africa's gold mining industry has continued to decline since the 1980s, the industry still employs some 101,000 people. Gold mining activities remain a mainstay of employment in many communities around the country, and it is estimated that every employee in the gold sector supports between five and 10 dependants.

Snapshot: The market for mining in South Africa

The South African mining industry is undergoing a period of transition as it continues to expand its capacity. Using detailed ICD Research data, mining-technology.com 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.

South Africa's Mining Industry - South African Market Insights

We take a look at a few highlights/low lights of South Africa's mining industry as published by Statistics South Africa Exactly a week after delegates closed the 26 th Investing in African Mining Indaba, Stats SA released data on the performance of the mining industry in 2019. The level of production was 1,3% lower in 2019 than 2018, which in turn was 2,1% lower than 2017.

South Africa's economy: key sectors | Brand South Africa

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 industry is far from fully tapped. The country is a treasure trove, with mineral deposits only matched by some countries of the former Soviet Union.

The South African Mining Sector: An Industry at a Crossroads

The South African Mining Sector: An Industry at a Crossroads Daniel Antin ... Information System 2012, p. 21) The world's largest diamond deposits had been already discovered in the 1860s around the area ... The decline of the mining houses in their old form was also partially the result of the isolation of

Decline in global mining development impacts on Africa

"The South African mining industry – which is, historically, a global mining power- house – has also suffered setbacks, with continued policy clarification and …

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

According to the official NDP adopted in September 2012, the South African mining industry shrunk between 2001 and 2008 by 1% a year, whereas the top 20 mining exporting countries averaged growth of 5% a year. The mining industry, said the NDP, was smaller now than in 1994.

Employment in the Mining and Quarrying Industry in South ...

Despite this, South Africa's mining sector has declined significantly in its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the past 20 years, as other sectors grew more rapidly. Nevertheless, South Africa's mining and quarrying sector remains one of the largest mining sectors in terms of GDP value in the world (Chamber of Mines, 2012).

(PDF) The role of mining in the South African economy

Despite the notable impacts of natural resource abundance in South Africa mentioned above, by 2016, the mining industry had begun to shrink, contributing only 8% to the GDP and employed 460 000 ...

Statistics show massive decline in mine employees in South ...

Interestingly, the data show that South Africa is producing less palladium and rhodium than it did in 2015, showing the extent to which prices have driven sales growth. Almost two-thirds of mining sales are from abroad. The industry generated R527,5 billion in total sales in 2019, with 61% (R323,8 billion) sourced from outside the country.

A Diamond Market No Longer ... - Mining News | KITCO

A Diamond Market No Longer Controlled By De Beers. Thursday June 06, 2013 10:44. Historically the diamond industry was structurally flawed -the De Beers monopoly controlled prices. But, with peak market share reaching almost 90% in the late 1980's, a series of events over the next 25 years led to the erosion of the De Beers monopoly. Today ...

SA Mine 2020 Essential and Resilient - PwC South Africa

Mining in South Africa Mining is the largest industry (based on GDP) in four of South Africa's provinces, namely, the North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape.1 The map below shows the most distinctive metals and minerals mined and locations for investment, according to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic ...

Book 3: Migration, Land and Minerals in the Making of ...

The diamond mining industry attracted men with money, and they became richer. ... By making capital in the mining industry, African labourers put South Africa on the world map. However, the reserves were deprived of a vital factor - men. The prolonged absence of males resulted in the break-up of family life and the decline of agriculture.

Diamonds - Minerals Council South Africa

In 2019 South Africa produced 7.2 million carats of diamonds (9.9 million carats in 2018) The total diamond sales in 2019 was R13.3 billion (R17.3 billion in 2018) The diamond mining industry employed 15,728 people in 2019 (16,361 in 2018)

A Perspective on the South African Mining Industry in the ...

For a community of 5 million South Africans, mining remains a principal ally against poverty The latest population census shows that one in seven African men with a formal sector job in 1996 was employed in the mining industry. Through this, the mining industry remains a conduit of money and opportunity to some of the poorest areas in South Africa.

The Impact Of The Iron Mining Industry On The South ...

The Impact Of The Mining Industry Of Ion On The South ... the impact of the mining industry of ion on the south african economy in How Much Crusher[], a blog by colin beavan aka no impact man about ...

State of Mining in Africa In the spotlight

mining community and media scrutiny. Over the past 12 months, we have seen mining companies seeking to restructure their African interests either through changes in investment intent or through seeking to ring-fence African assets into separate entities to realise more value in those assets of their broader portfolio.

SA's mining industry sees steep ... - PwC South Africa

SA's mining industry sees steep decline in financial performance impacted by a slump in commodity prices and increased cost pressures. The 2015 financial year has proved to be extremely challenging for South Africa's mining industry.

FACTS AND FIGURES POCKETBOOK2020 - Minerals Council …

South Africa Chamber of Mines ormally f enamedr Largest strike in the South African mining industry, with an estimated 340,000 people downing tools on the first day Khumbul'ekhaya health and safety initiative launched 13 2012 14 2014 15 2016 16 2017 17 2018 18 2019 First diamond discovered in South Africa, near Hopetown – called Eureka, it

SA gold miners face repeat of brutal 2014 ... - MINING.COM

The union that led 2014's bitter five-month strike in South Africa's platinum belt has brought the same demands – doubling of wages – to the gold sector. SA gold miners face repeat of brutal ...