Mining of Gold and Uranium in South Africa 2017

  • ID: 4420030
  • Report
  • Region: Africa, South Africa
  • 110 Pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AngloGold Ashanti Ltd
  • Birrell Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Central Rand Gold Ltd
  • DRDGold Ltd
  • Gold Fields Ltd
  • Goliath Gold Mining Ltd
  • MORE
The Mining of Gold and Uranium : Although South Africa is no longer the world’s largest gold producer and is now ranked sixth in the world, the gold and uranium mining sector is one of the largest components of the domestic mining industry on the basis of employment and export earnings. During 2016, South Africa produced 165.6t of gold, exported 103.7t worth R60.6bn and employed 116,479 people. The country was the world’s eleventh-largest producer of uranium in 2016 and it has reasonably assured uranium resources of 237,600t or 6.9% of the world total.

Declining Production: The current decrease in production has reduced gold’s contribution to the country’s economy. According to Statistics South Africa, gold contributed 3.8% to GDP in 1993, dropping to 1.2% in 2015. The issues contributing to the continued fall in production include the increasing depth of operations, continued declines in productivity, ageing infrastructure and falling gold grades. With increased travelling times for workers to reach work areas, the actual amount of time spent on production has diminished. Research conducted by the Chamber of Mines showed that if there is no substantial change in the mining methods used, local gold mining could cease in 2033. As a result, a modernisation plan comprising three stages is to be implemented by role players.

Report Coverage:
The Mining of Gold and Uranium describes current conditions, including the uncertainty that still exists in the regulatory environment, and discusses factors influencing the success of the industry. The report profiles 16 companies including Pan African Resources, which began the construction of the R1.74bn Elikhulu gold tailings project in Mpumalanga in September 2017. Also profiled is Sibanye-Stillwater, whose operations were negatively affected by a strike concerning illegal mining in June 2017, and which announced the retrenchment of 2,000 workers at its Cooke operations at the end of October 2017.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AngloGold Ashanti Ltd
  • Birrell Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Central Rand Gold Ltd
  • DRDGold Ltd
  • Gold Fields Ltd
  • Goliath Gold Mining Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Uranium
4.1.2. Corporate Actions
4.1.3. Regulations
4.1.4. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.2.1. Gold
4.2.2. Uranium
4.3. International
4.3.1. Gold
4.3.2. Uranium

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Labour
5.3. Mine Safety
5.4. Illegal Mining
5.5. Government’S Proposed Nuclear Build Programme
5.6. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation
5.7. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
Company Profiles
Anglogold Ashanti Ltd
Birrell Mining (PTY) Ltd
Central Rand Gold Ltd
Drdgold Ltd
Gold Fields Ltd
Gold One International (PTY) Ltd
Goliath Gold Mining Ltd
Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd
Oakbay ResourceSAnd Energy Ltd
Orion Minerals Nl
Pan African Resources Plc
Peninsula Energy Ltd
Sibanye Gold Ltd
Stonewall Resources Ltd
Village Main Reef (PTY) Ltd
White Rivers Exploration (PTY) Ltd 106
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  • Gold One International (Pty) Ltd
  • AngloGold Ashanti Ltd
  • Gold Fields Ltd
  • Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd
  • Central Rand Gold Ltd
  • Goliath Gold Mining Ltd
  • Pan African Resources Plc
  • DRDGold Ltd
  • Sibanye Gold Ltd
  • Village Main Reef (Pty) Ltd
  • Oakbay Resources and Energy Ltd
  • Peninsula Energy Ltd
  • Stonewall Resources Ltd
  • White Rivers Exploration (Pty) Ltd
  • Birrell Mining (Pty) Ltd
  • Orion Minerals Ltd
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