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The decreasing importance of gold mining in South Africa | Statistics ...

Mar 12, 2015 ... The decreasing importance of gold mining in South Africa. Monthly gold production reached a new monthly low in January, according to data...

Witwatersrand - Gold - Chamber of Mines South Africa

Key facts and figures. The Witwatersrand Basin remains the world''s largest gold resource; To date the Wits Basin has produced more than 2 billion ounces of...

SA gold miners face repeat of brutal 2014 platinum strike | MINING ...

May 13, 2015 ... While South Africa''s gold miners don''t play nearly as dominant a role in the global supply of the yellow metal as they did for most of the 20th...

Mining industry of South Africa - Wikipedia

South Africa accounted for 15% of the world''s gold production in 2002 and ... Despite declining production, South Africa''s gold exports were...

The Role of Mining in the South African Economy - ERSA

The mining sector in South Africa has traditionally occupied a principal role ... gregate South African mining sectors: Coal, Gold & Uranium and Diamond.

South Africa''s Gold Mines Face Uncertain Future - WSJ

Sep 1, 2015 ... South Africa''s gold mining industry must undergo radical change to cope with falling prices, intensifying labor disputes and the surging cost of...

The South African Mining Sector: An Industry at a Crossroads

Historically, South Africa''s mining industry has been at the heart of the ... to several other platinum, gold and iron ore mines within the country (Reuters 2012a). The nature of the Marikana tragedy demonstrates the important role that the mining...

South Africa''s mineral wealth

South Africa has numerous important mineral resources, notably gold, iron, and ... (to name only three!) are of major importance to the South African economy. 2.

Chapter 2 - Gold In South Africa

collected, to 2004, the South African gold mining sector has produced ..... The gold mining industry played a substantial role as a foundation industry in the.

A brief history of mining in South Africa - South African Tourism

While the history of gold mining is often presumed to postdate that of ... Given coal''s highly practical role in South Africa''s economy, much of the heritage of old...

The social and economic impacts of gold mining - World Gold Council

gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society. Based in the ... countries such as South Africa or Denmark. Executive summary ... growth in the value created by gold mining are Asia and Africa, which account for the...

All That Glitters - The glitter of gold by Emilia Potenza | South African ...

From 1886 {until 1940] the story of South Africa is the story of gold.- C.W. de Kiewiet, 1941 The ... African had mined gold hundreds of years earlier. More recently, gold had been ... The importance of the gold-mining industry. The South African...

Mining''s importance depends on how it is measured | IOL

Jun 4, 2013 ... But how dependent is the South African economy on the mining sector? ... When the gold price peaked in 1980, the share of mining in GVA in...

How important is mining to the SA Economy. It depends on how you ...

May 29, 2013 ... And the travails of SA mining, more particularly those of gold and .... A key to the role of any sector of the economy, with an improving or...

The Role of Mining in the South African Economy - KPMG South ...

Dec 23, 2013 ... The Role of Mining in the South African Economy ... It was the discovery of gold in the old Transvaal and, just a few years later, diamonds at...

Future of the South African mining industry and the roles of the ...

Future of the South African mining industry and the roles of the SAIMM and the ... The discovery of gold and diamonds and the subsequent related industries,...

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

Mar 7, 2016 ... Gold miner Andile Jeremiah illegally enters an abandoned — and deadly — mine in Roodepoort, South Africa. (Graeme Williams/For The...

Mining in South Africa | Projects IQ

Mining in South Africa plays an important role in the development and history of South Africa. Gold Mining accounts for over 10% of the World''s Gold Production.

South Africa gold miners to sue over lung disease - BBC News

May 13, 2016 ... Ex-gold miners in South Africa can go ahead with a class action against ... Gold mining has played a central role in South Africa''s history, with...

South African gold mining''s fall from grace - Mineweb

Mar 18, 2015 ... So with the waning importance of gold to South Africa, does the future ... South African gold mining production from its 1970 peak of around...