south african mining sector

  • Mining in SA - Minerals Council South Africa

    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 ...

  • South Africa's Mining Industry - South African Market Insights

    Feb 17, 2020 · 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.

  • Mining & Mineral Processing - InvestSA

    The mining sector contributed R356bn or 7.3% to South Africa’s GDP and accounted for 25% of the country’s total export earnings. Platinum, coal and gold are the three largest mining exports. In 2018, the mining industry contributed R93bn to fixed investment, which constituted 17% of private sector investment and 10.5% of total fixed ...

  • South Africa's mining industry expands 2.1% in October ...

    Dec 09, 2021 · A roundup of all the mining news in the precious metals sector with a variety of company news, mining sector analysis, newsletter writer insights and executive interviews. ... - According to the latest data by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the domestic mining production increased by 2.1% year-on-year in October 2021. ...

  • Mining & Mineral Processing - InvestSA

    The mining sector contributed R356bn or 7.3% to South Africa’s GDP and accounted for 25% of the country’s total export earnings. Platinum, coal and gold are the three largest mining exports. In 2018, the mining industry contributed R93bn to fixed investment, which constituted 17% of private sector investment and 10.5% of total fixed ...

  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    The South African mining industry is frequently criticized for its poor safety record and high number of fatalities but conditions are improving. Total fatalities were 533 in 1995 and had fallen to 199 in 2006. The overall fatality rate in 2006 was 0.43 per 1,000 per annum but this hides some important differences.

  • South Africa's mining industry expands 2.1% in October ...

    Dec 09, 2021 · A roundup of all the mining news in the precious metals sector with a variety of company news, mining sector analysis, newsletter writer insights and executive interviews. ... - According to the latest data by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), the domestic mining production increased by 2.1% year-on-year in October 2021. ...

  • SA's mining sector continues to show signs of improvement ...

    Dec 09, 2021 · The mining sector in South Africa continues to show signs of gradual improvement. Mining production increased by 2.1% in October when compared to the same time last year. Between September and October, mining production increased by 3.4%. The largest positive contributors to the annual increase were platinum group metals, chromium ore and iron ore.

  • What the PwC Mine 2021 report says about South Africa's...

    Oct 05, 2021 · Mine 2021 report: PwC crunches the numbers on South African mining sector’s banner year. In the face of a dysfunctional regulator, unreliable

  • A history of mining in South Africa (ZA)

    Today, the mining industry remains one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy with an estimated worth of R20.3 trillion (US$2.5 trillion). It is the world’s fifth largest mining sector in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), contributing eight percent to South Africa’s GDP.

  • SA Mine 2021 (13th edition) - PwC South Africa

    The growth in the mining industry confirms the resilient nature of the sector and the opportunities that exists in rebuilding the South African economy. In South Africa, we stand to benefit from the demand growth. Whether South Africa and other resource-rich countries will benefit to the full extent will depend on their ability to address ...

  • South Africa: mining industry fatalities 2020 | Statista

    Apr 27, 2021 · Fatalities in the South African mining industry 2007-2020. The number of fatal injuries in the South African mining industry has been decreasing consistently since 2007. The lowest number of fatalities within this period was recorded in 2019 at 51. There was a slight increase in 2020, at 58.

  • Mining: a brief history | Statistics South Africa

    Apr 03, 2017 · Mining’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 ...

  • Minerals | Statistics South Africa

    Sep 13, 2021 · Mining loses shine for the second year in a row. Exactly a week after delegates closed the 26th 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 mining industry contracts 3.4% in September ...

    Nov 11, 2021 · Stats SA added that seasonally adjusted mining production in South Africa decreased by 3.7% in September 2021 compared with August 2021. This followed month-on-month changes of -2.0% in August 2021 and 3.6% in July 2021. Seasonally adjusted mining production in South Africa decreased by 0.6% in the third quarter of 2021 compared with the second ...

  • South Africa: Mining Sector Critical to South African ...

    Sep 28, 2021 · South Africa: Mining Sector Critical to South African Economy Rebuild. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the mining industry is playing a

  • The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

    Conventional wisdom views the mining sector ofthe South African economy as its quintessence. As contributor to aggregate output, as foreign exchange earner for the economy, as employer, and as a generator of tax revenues mining has often been viewed as

  • Putting the shine back into South African mining

    Over the past decade, the South African mining sector has stagnated. In real terms, the sector’s value declined by 4 percent between 2007 and 2017. That decline is reflected in jobs numbers, too. Mining employment fell from a peak of 518,000 in 2008 to 464,000 in 2017.

  • Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

    The South African mining industry is frequently criticized for its poor safety record and high number of fatalities but conditions are improving. Total fatalities were 533 in 1995 and had fallen to 199 in 2006. The overall fatality rate in 2006 was 0.43 per 1,000 per

  • The Role of Mining in the South African Economy

    Conventional wisdom views the mining sector ofthe South African economy as its quintessence. As contributor to aggregate output, as foreign exchange earner for the economy, as employer, and as a generator of tax revenues mining has often been viewed as

  • Decarbonising South Africa’s Mining sector

    Nov 05, 2021 · Decarbonising the mining sector. South Africa’s mining sector is a key socio-economic contributor. To remain competitive globally, it will need to decarbonise, respond to shifting value pools, and adapt to local climate change impacts – while ensuring a Just Transition. This is the central finding of the “ Decarbonising South Africa’s ...

  • Violence adds to uncertainty for South African mining ...

    Aug 16, 2021 · Pressure is high for Ramaphosa’s administration to reassert the global competitiveness of the nation’s mining sector. In 2020, South Africa came 60th out of 77 jurisdictions in the Fraser Institute’s Annual Survey of Mining and Exploration Companies report, fourth bottom out of 13 African countries while Botswana topped Africa’s list ...

  • South Africa: mining industry fatalities 2020 | Statista

    Apr 27, 2021 · Fatalities in the South African mining industry 2007-2020. The number of fatal injuries in the South African mining industry has been decreasing consistently since 2007. The lowest number of fatalities within this period was recorded in 2019 at 51. There was a slight increase in 2020, at 58.

  • South Africa's declining mining sector in five key stat...

    Aug 06, 2020 · South Africa's mining sector is in a state of structural decline, as these five statistics show. But because of international commodity prices and the sector's own efforts at reform, it is also ...

  • South Africa's mining industry prepares for $20 million ...

    Jan 29, 2021 · South Africa's mining industry estimates it will cost around 300 million rand ($20 million) to help the government roll out COVID-19 vaccines to mineworkers and community members as

  • Labor Exploitation in the South African Mining Industry

    Jul 21, 2020 · South Africa is an interesting country to look at as a case study for trafficking in the extractive mining industry because of the country’s history of conflict both in its early years, and in ...

  • Trade Raw Materials South Africa Country Note

    The mining sector in South Africa In 2013, the mining sector accounted for 9% of GDP, 12% of total investment, 30% of merchandise exports and 8% of total non-agricultural employment (South Africa Chamber of Mines, 2014). The relative share of the mining sector has declined in the last 20 years for a number of reasons.

  • Africa's pandemic-hit mining sector faces exploration ...

    South Africa - a leading producer of platinum, palladium, chrome and gold - was the worst-hit African nation, with overall mining exploration budgets at a 17-year low. The Democratic Republic of ...

  • South African Mining Industry to Spend up to $2.7 Billion ...

    Sep 29, 2021 · South African Mining Industry to Spend up to $2.7 Billion on Renewable Energy. Matthew Goosen Posted September 29, 2021 4:00 pm Mining companies in South Africa are pushing to develop self-reliant power generation capacity due to the persistent unreliability of the country’s national power utility company, Eskom, by spending up to $2.7 ...

  • Future ownership trends in the South African coal mine sector

    Jun 29, 2021 · Future ownership trends in the South African coal mine sector. The departure of several major coal mining giants has resulted in a shift in the historic ownership trends of South Africa's coal mining operators, and is presenting opportunities for smaller operators to break into the market. Although a number of the more traditional and ...

  • SOUTH AFRICAN COAL SECTOR REPORT - Energy

    a significant role in supply to the South African chemicals industry and is an essential component of its steelmaking industry. Despite the country’s attempts at diversifying energy, coal is expected to play a major role in the foreseeable future and it is the leading mining commodity revenue generator in

  • Mining Health and Safety in South Africa | The African ...

    A paramount concern within the South African mining industry is the rising infection of Tuberculosis and other diseases. Continual exposure to silica dust in mine shafts has resulted in a high prevalence of silicosis. Similarly, continued cramped, hot and poorly ventilated working conditions coupled with the spread of HIV infection has also ...