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  • the top 10 south african mining ... - mining review africa

    the top 10 south african mining ... - mining review africa

    Apr 18, 2016 · The top risks identified through the survey were risks that most mining executives in South Africa and, in many parts of Africa, have been struggling with over the past couple of years, Erasmus notes. The top 10 risks include: 1. Access to energy and water

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  • problems in the mining industry in south africa - ecdpm

    problems in the mining industry in south africa - ecdpm

    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

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  • challenges faced by the south ... - mining review africa

    challenges faced by the south ... - mining review africa

    Nov 17, 2014 · The various challenges being faced by the South African Exploration and Mining Industry are generally summarised into 8 key challenges, namely: the global financial crisis, and the impact that this has had on global demand, regulatory and legislative uncertainty, infrastructure, ports, rails, water, roads and electricity,

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  • explain four problems facing the mining of gold in south

    explain four problems facing the mining of gold in south

    Apr 17, 2019 · - Exhaustion of the mineral because gold is non re-newable and the old mines in the land are being depleted - The gold grade being worked now is of poorer quality that of some years back - The mines are becoming deeper hence mining costs have escalated and also required new technology which is …

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  • south africa's gold mine crisis - bbc news

    south africa's gold mine crisis - bbc news

    Jul 11, 2013 · The Chamber of Mines, which represents the mining houses, says a widespread strike in the gold mines would mean a loss of 349m rand ($34m; £23m) for each day of lost production

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  • (pdf) key challenges facing the mining and minerals sector

    (pdf) key challenges facing the mining and minerals sector

    South Africa has always led the world in deep level mining while facing serious challenges to safe and productive mine operation. As mining depth increases so too do the technical challenges

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  • investment challenges facing africa's mining industry

    investment challenges facing africa's mining industry

    Feb 08, 2013 · The biggest challenge for mining firms 'is infrastructure', says Tony Zoghby Deloitte's South Africa mining leader, Tony Zoghby, says: "Africa, in terms of infrastructure, is …

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  • the impact of gold mining in south africa

    the impact of gold mining in south africa

    Gold mining activities in the Witwatersrand have played a pivotal role in the development and existence of Johannesburg since 1886. Mining made Johannesburg ‘the city of gold’ and has since been the main driving force behind the history and the economic development of Johannesburg and South Africa as a whole (Gass, 2012)

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  • the top risks facing the south african mining industry

    the top risks facing the south african mining industry

    Nov 21, 2017 · According to to industry-focused assurance, advisory and tax services provider PwC South Africa’s Mine Report 2017, the industry has not seen a significant change in the risks identified by mining companies, being broadly: volatile commodity prices and foreign exchange fluctuations; the regulatory, political and legal environment;

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  • six challenges facing the gold sector gold fields - moneyweb

    six challenges facing the gold sector gold fields - moneyweb

    Mar 30, 2013 · The first issue Gold Fields lists, Industrial action in the South African mining sector, is the least important from a global point of view, as it only affects those gold miners with operations in

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  • gold - minerals council south africa

    gold - minerals council south africa

    For many years, South Africa was the world’s primary gold producer. The glory days of the gold sector started waning in the early 21 st century as mines went deeper to find the rich reef patches. At the same time, the gold price had dropped significantly from the previous highs, and the global economy hit headwinds, culminating in the global financial crisis in 2008

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  • gold mining continues to lose its shine

    gold mining continues to lose its shine

    Jun 14, 2019 · Statistics South Africa said mining production shrank 1.5percent on a yearly basis in April with declined output in iron ore, chromium ore, nickel and building materials joining gold as the main

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  • how mine dumps in south africa affect the health of

    how mine dumps in south africa affect the health of

    May 02, 2018 · In South Africa, mining of gold, coal and other natural resources has played a significant role in the country’s economy, with both positive and negative consequences. Mining companies are …

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  • mining problems: sa in crisis mode - iol

    mining problems: sa in crisis mode - iol

    Aug 06, 2015 · Mining is South Africa’s biggest foreign currency earner. It accounts for about 18 percent of gross domestic product and 60 percent of exports. It is employs about 500 000 people

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  • challenges of working in mining | anglo american

    challenges of working in mining | anglo american

    Dec 01, 2017 · Tailings management is becoming an ever-bigger challenge for the mining industry. Ore grades are generally declining – as the best known deposits are steadily being depleted – causing us to need more ore to yield the same amount of metals and minerals

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  • dealing with the south african surge in illegal mining

    dealing with the south african surge in illegal mining

    Aug 29, 2019 · In South Africa, this stems mainly from an increase in unemployment, poverty and the entry of large numbers of illegal immigrants into the country. In fact, in 2017 70% of all arrested illegal miners were undocumented foreign nationals and predominantly from Lesotho

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  • south africa: environmental issues, policies and clean

    south africa: environmental issues, policies and clean

    Other sources of environmental issues in South Africa include agricultural practices and a lack of inland water. Solid wastes are produced after gold is divided from its ore, and these materials are usually put into enormous dumpsites, while liquid waste is amassed in a pit

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  • hawks bust illegal gold refinery operating on the east rand

    hawks bust illegal gold refinery operating on the east rand

    Aug 29, 2020 · The Minerals Council South Africa estimates seven tonnes of gold – from total national production of about 135 tonnes – is lost each year in the country to illegal mining

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  • the decline of south african gold mining | e & mj

    the decline of south african gold mining | e & mj

    A recent GFMS gold survey puts South Africa at the highest end of the cost scale among gold producers, but the country’s gold mines remain important. In 2009, South Africa’s gold mining industry earned about $6.35 billion in foreign exchange making it the country’s second largest exporter behind platinum group-metals at about $7.6 billion

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  • south african mining is in crisis | the economist

    south african mining is in crisis | the economist

    Jul 08, 2017 · Most of the world’s deepest (and historically richest) gold mines are clustered some 70km (40 miles) south-west of Johannesburg. The deeper they …

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  • african mining opportunities and challenges

    african mining opportunities and challenges

    Dec 31, 2012 · Mining has often been associated with deforestation, land degradation, air pollution, and disruption of the ecosystem. For example, the recent strikes and deaths in major platinum and gold fields in South Africa have highlighted the social impacts and uncertainties surrounding the …

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  • south africa - gold mining | britannica

    south africa - gold mining | britannica

    South Africa - South Africa - Gold mining: Prospectors established in 1886 the existence of a belt of gold-bearing reefs 40 miles (60 km) wide centred on present-day Johannesburg. The rapid growth of the gold-mining industry intensified processes started by the diamond boom: immigration, urbanization, capital investment, and labour migrancy. By 1899 the gold industry attracted investment worth

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  • south africa: how mining damages communities and the

    south africa: how mining damages communities and the

    Aug 27, 2018 · The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a …

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