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Conferencelaylatest 7/15/09 1 54 PM Page 105 The global

impact on South Africa and the country's mining industry Roger Baxter Introduction The purpose of this briefing note is firstly to provide a brief overview of the impact of the global financial crisis on South Africa and the country's mining industry in particular Secondly the note will focus on measures thatGet price


The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South

The Impact of the 2014 Platinum Mining Strike in South Africa An Economy-Wide Analysis Bohlmann H R Dixon P B Rimmer M T and Van Heerden J H November 12 2014 Abstract In this paper we measure the economy-wide impact of the 2014 labour strike in South Africa's platinum industry The strike lasted ve months Get price



Given the high unemployment rate in South Africa which stands at 25% employing women in the South African mining industry assists in addressing such a high unemployment which facilitates women empowerment and will ultimately translate into poverty alleviation in the country Get price


Mining industry of South Africa

South Africa has the second-largest reserves of uranium in the world The Nuclear Fuels Corporation of South Africa (NUFCOR) started processing uranium as a by-product of gold mining in 1967 Most of the uranium produced as a by-product of gold mining is concentrated Get price


The truth about South Africa's illegal mining industry

27-3-2017The playing field is spread over 6 000 disused gold diamond chrome and platinum mines across South Africa With a workforce of up to 30 000 people - equivalent to the population of a small mining town such as Carletonville on the West Rand - the operations of illegal mining Get price


Problems in the mining industry in South africa

Mining in South Africa has always been an enclave industry albeit with substantial impact on the rest of the economy In the main minerals have been extracted from deep levels subjected to some basic processing and then exported as ores without a great deal of beneficiation or fabrication Get price


The effects of strikes in the South African gold mining

Reuters 2012) Within the mining sector the gold mining industry in South Africa not only holds historical value but has also contributed on average 21 1% per annum of the mining income to the GDP from 2002 to 2011 thus making it an important economic sector in South Africa (Chamber of Mines South Africa 2012) Get price


Outlook for South African Mining

Mining accounts for 5% of non-agricultural formal sector employment in South Africa with each direct job in the sector leading to two additional indirect jobs being created in the wider economy Furthermore the health of the mining industry in South Africa has a considerable impact on other countries across the continent where the extractive activities are an important component of the economy Get price


mining engineering companies in south africa

The 10 Best Mining Engineering Companies in South Africa Mining Engineering Consultants South Africa VBKOM was invited by the DTI to represent South African mining intensive companies at the 15th DRC Mining Week trade show VBKOM's Mining and Engineering services were contracted in to assist with a recent fatal mine incident live chatGet price


The Effects of Mining in Africa

Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local regional and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices Impacts can result in erosion sinkholes loss of biodiversity or the contamination of soil groundwater and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes Get price


Sustainable CSR and Mining in South Africa

Centuries into mining operations in South Africa there is a strong current need for mining houses to play an active role in discussions with communities employees NGOs and the relevant local authorities to collectively decide on what the community needs and what funds are going to Get price



the Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing Operations on Water Resources and Water Quality in the Zambezi Limpopo and Olifants Catchments in Southern Africa Contract Report to the Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development (SOUTHERN AFRICA) Project by CSIR-Environmentek Pretoria South Africa and Geology Department University ofGet price


The Impact of the Financial Crisis on South Africa

15-12-2008When the storm hit South Africa had been sitting on relatively strong fundamentals and emerging from a protracted period of economic expansion The meltdown allowed "not-so-well-hidden" vulnerabilities to surface Unemployment inequality poverty crime and HIV/AIDS still continue to plague the country Agriculture mining and Get price


Social and Economic Benefits of Coal Mining

Even more importantly however the impact that these jobs have is spread widely across communities at large In South Africa it has been estimated that the impact of one employees' salary in the mining industry on average feeds and clothes the equivalent of ten people including children and the elderly Get price


The Haunting Legacy of South Africa's Gold Mines

12-11-2015Mining operations are generating increased waste because South Africa's gold is running out and the remaining resource can only be found several miles below ground This produces more waste and leads to higher production costs more mining debris and increased acid mine drainage Get price


An input–output analysis of the impact of mining on the

A basic premise of the White Paper is that the South African mining industry "has the capacity to generate wealth and employment opportunities on a large scale" (p 4) Our estimated total and type II total GDP multipliers indicated that mining activity in South Africa had about the same impact on GDP as other economic activities Get price


The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa

To appreciate the impact of AMD on South Africa it is therefore necessary to briefly consider these other factors The river drainage network in South Africa is very asymmetrical (Figure 1) The Vaal and Orange rivers rise almost on the eastern escarpment and flow across the entire country to discharge into the Atlantic Ocean Get price



South Africa has an abundance of mineral resources which is a direct source of foreign investment We are said to have the world's fifth-largest mining sector employing 5% of the South African workforce The mining industry is currently regulated under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources DevelopmentGet price


Interview The Dangers of Opposing Mining in South

16-4-2019Fighting for a healthy environment in South Africa's coal mining communities can be perilous Birgit Schwarz talks to Robby Mokgalaka Coal Campaign manager at groundWork a South African environmental justice organization about the impact of mining on rural communities and the dangers of being an activist in South Africa Get price


Coal mining destroying arable land

14-7-2015BELFAST Mpumalanga – An expert has warned that mining in Mpumalanga is damaging land that is vital to food security Mpumalanga is at the heart of South Africa's coal production Mining coal acidifies the surrounding water and soil meaning plants can't grow even long after the mines haveGet price


Book 3 Migration Land and Minerals in the Making of

From the book Book 3 Migration Land and Minerals in the Making of South Africa commissioned by The Department of Education This chapter will examine the various causes of the mineral revolution and how it impacted on societies in southern Africa Get price


Mining impact on Mapungubwe probed

17-11-2010Peace Parks Foundation chief executive Werner Myburgh said he was concerned about the lack of vision in managing mining of coal in South Africa "A team of (Unesco) experts arrives at Mapungubwe this week to assess the impact that the Vele mine might have on the famous Mapungubwe World Heritage Site "Get price


(PDF) The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa

The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa Semi-structured personal interviews were conducted with key role players in the South African impact investment value chain During more than a century of gold mining in South Africa large amounts of tailings were produced Get price


Energy Mining South Africa

There are no plans to privatise Eskom but during the process of unbundling the power utility will start looking at partnerships to manage the coal-powered entity in a sustainable manner while the state retains full control over transmission and parts of generationGet price


Risky business Anglo American's South African struggle

27-11-2012Risky business Anglo American's South African struggle Share Production at South Africa's mines has suffered numerous setbacks including strikes and a decline in the operating environment causing a major headache for Anglo American one of the world's biggest producers Get price


The Impact of 'Brexit' on Africa

The trade terms with the UK will now need renegotiation and revision which could take up to two years and significantly impact investment in key industries such as mining and agriculture Moreover South Africa is a member of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) which is dominated by asymmetric trade with South Africa Get price


The Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining

Coal mining in South Africa It was mining that gave South Africa its current shape through processes from the 1880s to 1910 Gold mining took centre stage early both because of its importance for the British and thus global monetary system and the profits to be made CheapGet price


National Hearing on the Underlying Socio

Challenges of Mining-affected Communities in South Africa (January 2018) 42 DHS Response to the South African Human Rights Commission for the National Investigative Hearing on the Underlying Socio-Economic Challenges in Mining Affected Communities in South Africa (23 August 2016) 30 Get price


Electra Mining Africa 2020

Electra Mining 2018 Day 4 Safety Day 13-Sep-2018 Experts will be on-hand at Electra Mining Africa 2018 to help decipher legislation and regulatory changes that impact how you do business Check out systems geared toward simplifying streamlining and promoting safety Get price


Economic Impacts

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 Get price


Interview The Dangers of Opposing Mining in South

16-4-2019Fighting for a healthy environment in South Africa's coal mining communities can be perilous Birgit Schwarz talks to Robby Mokgalaka Coal Campaign manager at groundWork a South African environmental justice organization about the impact of mining on rural communities and the dangers of being an activist in South Africa Get price

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